“Do you believe the president is able to discharge the duties of his office?” Stephanopoulos asked. Azar said the insurrection at the Capitol was an “assault on democracy,” but he sidestepped the core question with a call for a peaceful transfer of power.
Stephanopoulos stayed on the topic by noting that Trump faces impeachment if not removed through the 25th Amendment.
“I repeat the question: do you believe what the president did last week showed that he is able to discharge the duties of his office or not?” He asked. “George, the rhetoric last week was unacceptable,” Azar responded.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar says Trump’s rhetoric before the Capitol attack was ‘unacceptable.” But Azar won’t get into the details of whether he spoke to Mike Pence about using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump. pic.twitter.com/5N6npQsXX5
— The American Independent (@AmerIndependent) January 12, 2021