The Libertarian Party filed for conservatorships over Joe Biden and Senator Mitch McConnell due to their “mental acuity” and “overall health.”
Wikipedia defines a Conservatorship as:
Under U.S. law, a conservatorship results from the appointment of a guardian or a protector by a judge to manage the personal or financial affairs of another person who is incapable of fully managing their own affairs due to age or physical or mental limitations. A person under conservatorship is a “conservatee”, a term that can refer to an adult. A person under guardianship is a “ward”, a term that can also refer to a minor child. Conservatorship may also apply to corporations and organizations.
“Now, before you dismiss this as political theater, hear us out. The mental acuity and overall health of our nation’s leaders are not matters to be taken lightly. When signs of cognitive decline become evident, it’s not just a personal issue; it’s a national security concern,” the Libertarian Party stated.
“We’re all aware of the gaffes, the lapses in memory, the freezes, and the incoherent statements made by these two powerful men. These aren’t mere quirks; they’re red flags. The decisions made in the Oval Office and on the Senate floor have far-reaching implications, affecting both domestic policy and international relations. If the individuals making these decisions aren’t at their cognitive best, the consequences could be dire,” the statement read.
“President Biden’s frequent verbal missteps and moments of confusion aren’t merely embarrassing; they’re alarming. From forgetting names to stumbling over words to saying straight up gibberish or shaking hands with the air, the President’s behavior raises legitimate questions about his mental fitness for the highest office in the land. This isn’t about partisanship; it’s about the well-being of our nation,” the statement continued.
“Similarly, Mitch McConnell has exhibited behavior that should give us all pause. His public appearances have been marked by contradictory statements, a lack of focus, and he has literally froze during press conferences multiple times. As the Minority Leader of the Senate, McConnell wields significant influence. If he’s not mentally up to the task, it’s not just his problem—it’s America’s problem,” the statement continued.
The statement continues:
Conservatorship is a legal mechanism designed to protect individuals who cannot take care of themselves. While it’s an extreme measure, we believe the situation calls for it. The Libertarian Party is taking this step to send a clear message: the mental health of our leaders is a priority that should transcend political affiliations.
This action is about more than just two individuals. It’s a wake-up call for voters and politicians alike to prioritize mental fitness in our leaders. Cognitive ability should be a non-negotiable qualification for public office.
We, the voters, have the ultimate power to hold our leaders accountable. It’s our responsibility to ensure that those in office are mentally capable of the tasks they’ve been elected to perform. This conservatorship action is a step in that direction, but it’s not the end. We must continue to scrutinize, question, and, when necessary, replace those who are not fit to lead.
We are seeking legal representation in these matters in Washington DC so that we can move forward with the proceedings as quickly as possible. If you are a DC probate attorney and you are interested in assisting us with this action, please reach out. We also encourage other aggrieved parties to file for conservatorship of as many incompetent geriatric members of the federal government as possible
We invite you to join us in this critical endeavor. The future of our nation depends on the mental fitness of those at its helm. Let’s act before it’s too late.
We intend to file for Conservatorship Over Biden and McConnell. Here's why:
Now, before you dismiss this as political theater, hear us out. The mental acuity and overall health of our nation's leaders are not matters to be taken lightly. When signs of cognitive decline become… pic.twitter.com/LfXV3VPlnv
— Libertarian Party (@LPNational) September 12, 2023
The Libertarian Party has filed for conservatorships for President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, referring to them as "geriatric elites" mentally unfit to properly serve the American populace.
— The Free State 🦔 (@FreeStateNH) September 13, 2023
Libertarian National Committee Chair Angela McArdle, who oversees the nation’s third-largest political party, told Newsweek on Tuesday that to her knowledge this is the first instance of such filings against sitting politicians.
She said the party has conferred with several attorneys, including three who drafted the paperwork, who said that, legally, an organization can have a conservatorship over an individual in Washington, D.C.Advertisement
“Is it going to be a fight in the courts? Obviously. But we’re committed to filing this thing and we wanted to send a really strong statement that we’re serious about getting someone in the White House who has the mental capacity to run the country because we don’t have that right now,” McArdle said.
The petitions shared with Newsweek convey purported concerns about the age, health and general well-being of both Biden and McConnell.
The petition for Biden states the following as to why he is incapacitated: “The subject exhibits obvious signs of mental confusion and cognitive decline in public. He wanders around confused, stumbles over his words, and has incurred over $4.8 trillion in debt since taking office in 2021. The subject has also involved us in an unwinnable war [in Ukraine].”
The petition for McConnell is mostly similar: “The subject exhibits obvious signs of mental confusion and cognitive decline in public. He had a stroke during an interview and advocates for sending taxpayer money overseas. The subject has also involved us in an unwinnable war [in Ukraine]. He cannot manage finances.”
“We absolutely mean it. Paperwork drafted. Consulted with three attorneys. Actively seeking the best representation in DC. These people are not fit to stay home alone for a day. How are they well enough to lead the country?” Angela McArdle wrote.
We absolutely mean it. Paperwork drafted. Consulted with three attorneys. Actively seeking the best representation in DC. These people are not fit to stay home alone for a day. How are they well enough to lead the country? https://t.co/yJ91fTvPYg
— Angela McArdle (@angela4LNCChair) September 12, 2023
McArdle also cited Senators Dianne Feinstein and John Fetterman as “too mentally impaired” and “lack the capacity” to make decisions in their positions.
In regard to Biden and McConnell, McArdle said they have “squatted in public office for decades, amassing massive wealth from lobbyists, Super PACs and tax dollars.”