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Impeachment skeptic calls on Harris to remove Biden via 25th Amendment

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Rep. Ken Buck introduced a measure Monday that called on Vice President Kamala Harris to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Joe Biden from office, a surprising move from a Republican who has been publicly skeptical about impeachment.

Buck’s (R-Colo.) resolution urges Harris to convene the Cabinet to “declare what is obvious to a horrified Nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties and powers of his office.”

The retiring conservative has questioned both of House Republicans’ impeachment efforts. He was one of three GOP lawmakers to vote against a recommendation to boot Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that passed the House earlier this month and has faulted his colleagues for failing to provide a credible link to date that would support impeaching the president.

“I want to make sure we don’t ruin this institution over a tit-for-tat impeachment,” he told CNN in September. “If the evidence is there … I will absolutely vote for impeachment. I don’t see the evidence at this point.”

The 25th Amendment allows the vice president, along with a majority of the Cabinet, to declare that the president is no longer capable of fulfilling the duties of the office. No vice president has invoked those powers.

Buck’s office did not immediately return a request for comment.