Rep. Brian Mast said on Sunday that because no member of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet will support removing him via the 2th Amendment, that means impeachment has to be “something that should be considered.”
The Florida Republican made his comments on “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News, adding that the president committed “no less than 10,000 counts of reckless endangerment” against Americans in Afghanistan.
“No member of the Cabinet is going to push for the 25th Amendment so I would say that one is out,” Mast said, referring a the constitutional amendment that allows for the removal of a president deemed unfit to serve by a majority of his Cabinet.
“Impeachment is absolutely something that should be considered,” he said.
“We absolutely need to look at what is the truth about the phone call with [Afghanistan[ President [Ashraf] Ghani,” Mast added.
The Florida Republican was referring to a report from Reuters in recent days indicating that the former Afghan president was not aware that his military wouldn’t withstand an onslaught by Taliban forces.
“We know the Taliban is a sworn enemy of America and I would consider the manipulation of intelligence giving aid and comfort to the enemy, all …of those things are part of what meets the constitutional definition of treason and then you go beyond that and talk about impeachment,” Mast added.
“I think we all know prior to any changes in the majorities of House and Senate you would not see anything move on impeachment,” he said.
“They would not allow such a thing to come to committee to have any of those questions. That’s the reality of what’s going on on the ground,” Mast, a former U.S. Army explosives ordnance technician who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan in 2010.
“[Biden is] hollow, his decisions are empty and void of wisdom and across the board, we see aggressors that he’s dealing with, maybe there’s an element of dementia that we might hear for years to come,” Mast continued.
“But at a minimum, the man appears schizophrenic with the statements in one camera and directly changing in front of the camera on different day or day after that or what members of the Cabinet are saying, there definitely has to be schizophrenia there,” he charged.
Republicans and some Democrats have increasingly questioned Biden’s mental status amid stumbles and stutters during public appearances and speeches.
However, Mast says he knows that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is more interested in getting multi-trillion-dollar legislation passed rather than do what is right for the country.
“Speaker Pelosi had members of Congress back about a week ago to not touch anything related to Afghanistan and not say a word about it and not even to thereafter allow to read the names of those that were killed in Afghanistan a few days after she called all members back,” he complained.
“None of that occurred. It was simply to pass a $3-4 trillion spending bill and take the rights away to conduct their election laws… That’s where their head is at,” he said.