- Democrats insist Joe Biden’s thoughts is okay following Robert Hur’s particular counsel report.
- Hur declined to file costs however questioned Biden’s reminiscence in his report.
- At 81, Biden is not shy about his age, and neither are these defending him.
Democrats spent their Sunday morning on the cable information circuit defending President Joe Biden, who was livid after a particular counsel report final week advised his reminiscence wasn’t as much as par.
The report by particular counsel Robert Hur was launched following his investigation into Biden’s dealing with of categorised paperwork. Hur didn’t suggest that the president be charged. However, he described Biden’s reminiscence as “poor” at occasions, even mentioning particulars relating to the May 2015 loss of life of his son, Beau Biden.
Days after Biden’s fiery response to the report, his colleagues and supporters got here to his help on the Sunday reveals.
On CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California mentioned he is seen Biden twice in the previous couple of weeks and that the president was “completely mentally sharp” throughout discussions concerning the Middle East.
“I do think the special counsel’s gratuitous mention of Beau Biden, whatever you think of the rest, but to talk about someone’s dead son and to put that in … what is this country coming to that we’re politicizing that?” Khanna mentioned. “People deal with [grief] differently. Some people remember the exact date. Some people block it out, and that was totally uncalled for.”
At 81, Biden has acknowledged his age as a consideration for voters and inspired these involved to let the democratic course of play out, Khanna mentioned on CNN.
On “Inside with Jen Psaki” on MSNBC, Biden’s former White House press secretary had phrases for Hur as nicely.
“I wasn’t aware that he was also a doctor, but he included this line, basically questioning the cognitive abilities of Joe Biden. And that has been the major focus of coverage about the Hur report,” Psaki mentioned, arguing that, whereas it isn’t optimum, no one is shocked when Biden makes gaffes at his age.
On NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas mentioned he hasn’t seen any motive to query Biden’s psychological colleges. Mayorkas, a member of Biden’s cupboard, referenced his personal historical past as a federal prosecutor in his feedback.
“The responsibility of a federal prosecutor is to investigate and learn the facts and apply the law to those facts,” Mayorkas mentioned. “The Special Counsel did this in the case, made a conclusion that there is no case — case closed — then made gratuitous, unnecessary, and inaccurate personal remarks, and those are improper. The most difficult part about a meeting with President Biden is preparing for it, because he is sharp, intensely probing and detail oriented and focused.”
Biden’s age has been a relentless focus for his Republican opponents, significantly these campaigning for former President Donald Trump, who, at 77, has additionally made a sequence of public gaffes.