HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – President Biden will not be mentally “competent” and shouldn’t be the commander in chief, Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry advised Fox News Digital following the discharge of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report.
“He could have never been, and he should never have been and he should never be [president],” Perry advised Fox News Digital on Friday night in an interview in Harrisburg when requested about issues surrounding Biden serving as commander in chief after the Hur report described the president as “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”
“It’s abusive… what’s being done, using him to be the president. And I don’t know that he’s making many decisions. There’s a lot of people around him that I fear are making the decisions,” Perry continued.
Perry, who’s up for re-election in Pennsylvania’s tenth District, attended the NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show on Friday when former President Donald Trump delivered the keynote tackle through the occasion’s Presidential Forum.
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The Pennsylvania Republican was reacting to the particular counsel’s report launched Thursday, which adopted a months-long investigation into Biden’s possession of categorized paperwork. Hur in the end determined towards criminally charging the president following the investigation, whereas describing Biden as an “elderly man with a poor memory.”
“We conclude that no criminal charges are warranted in this matter,” the report states. “We would reach the same conclusion even if the Department of Justice policy did not foreclose criminal charges against a sitting president.”
Perry, an Army veteran who served in Iraq, stated point-blank that Biden is “not competent,” “not capable” of serving as president and commander of America’s armed forces.
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“He should not be there. He should never have been there. And let me just say this, for the allegations that are against him, we need to pursue those because America needs to know whether their president is a criminal or not,” Perry stated. “And you would think that the person that most wants his name to be cleared, and remove any doubt whatsoever would be Joe Biden. If they continue to stonewall, refuse to give us information, the agencies refuse to give us information, we can’t finish and conclude our work of oversight in Congress unless they’ll cooperate.”
Biden held a press convention Thursday night the place he fielded questions from the media relating to his psychological readability, reminiscence and age following Hur’s report. Amid Biden defending his psychological state, he confused Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi because the “president of Mexico,” sparking concern stateside in addition to overseas. Critics lampooned the president for the gaffe, as some referred to as for the invocation of the twenty fifth Amendment, which stipulates the presidential order of succession if a commander in chief is unable to satisfy their duties, dies, resigns or turns into incapacitated.
Biden defended his psychological state through the press convention, saying his “memory is fine,” after the report described the president’s reminiscence as “hazy,” “fuzzy,” “faulty,” “poor,” and advised Biden didn’t keep in mind when his son Beau Biden died.
The White House launched a memo Saturday, titled “We don’t blame Republican officials for their desperation to forget the Biden presidency,” which detailed Biden’s successes as president, together with serving to “secure the release of over 100 of the hostages taken by Hamas,” and the way Republicans and Democrats have beforehand lauded Biden for his psychological sharpness.
“President Biden’s experience, character, and drive have made him the most successful president in modern history, getting the country back on its feet after inheriting a nation in crisis and going on to achieve goals that eluded his predecessors for decades,” the memo reads.
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Perry stated that following three years of the Biden administration and subsequent “persecution of people based on their political beliefs,” Republicans ought to “not only talk about” the erosion of rights witnessed since 2021, but additionally “do something about it.”
“Especially as legislators, we’re not the police. We’re not investigators. We’re not prosecutors. We’re not judges. But we do have the power of the purse. That’s Congress’s duty, not only the duty of oversight, but to make sure that policies that are going awry aren’t funded. And that’s what we should be doing, because it’s right in front of us. That’s our primary role, and unfortunately, too many Republicans are willing to continue to fund a government that is weaponized against the American people,” he continued.
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When requested if there seems to be an absence of cohesion throughout the Republican Party, Perry stated the matter boils all the way down to an absence of “fortitude” and “courage” from the GOP – not cohesion.
“They all run on the same things. You can go to a campaign rally for any Republican, you’re going to hear, generally speaking, the same things. But yet, when given the opportunity to actually implement [and] say, ‘We’re actually not going to give you money for a DOJ that is weaponized against the American people. We’re not going to give you more money for a military that is being hollowed out by cultural Marxism. We’re not going to pay for that anymore.’ When given that opportunity, they refuse to do it. That’s a problem,” he stated.
Conservative voters are bored with listening to “lip service” from Republican lawmakers and candidates, and are effectively conscious that what they hear on marketing campaign path usually doesn’t end in motion on Capitol Hill, Perry stated.
“We need a Republican Party that doesn’t just talk the talk, but actually walks the walk. And the American people understand the urgency of the circumstances. They don’t want to wait because we can’t wait. Something has to be done now,” he stated.
Perry has lengthy been an ally of Trump, and has personally been caught within the crosshairs of the DOJ, together with the FBI seizing his telephone in 2022, someday after the FBI raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago throughout an investigation into whether or not Trump took categorized information from the White House when he was president.
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Perry first assumed workplace as a U.S. congressman for Pennsylvania in 2013, and serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, in addition to the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Throughout his political profession and earlier than, Perry has been a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, together with serving as a member of the House Second Amendment Caucus.
“We believe in the Constitution in Pennsylvania,” Perry stated when requested about his help of the Second Amendment. “The foundation of much of what was done during the Revolutionary War happened in Pennsylvania. So the Constitution, but more importantly what’s in it, is really important to us. And of course, our rights, ordained by God, but enumerated in the Constitution. And all of those are protected by the Second Amendment. So if you love the First Amendment, God bless you. The Fourth Amendment, God bless you. Any one of them. If you love the document and what it says and the freedoms you have, back to the Second Amendment, because that’s what preserves it. That’s what it means to us,” he stated.
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Perry is up for re-election this 12 months within the tenth District, which encompasses cities such because the state’s capital of Harrisburg in addition to York, and stated his constituents are targeted on “two-fold” points heading into election 12 months: financial vitality and immigration underneath the Biden administration.
“They see this random crime, drug cartels, fentanyl rampaging across their communities. They want it to end. And also, they can’t afford to live their life under this Biden regime. So it’s kind of twofold… It’s the border security, and it’s their economic vitality. All of that has been taken away from them in three quick years. They would like to have that back,” he stated.
Trump gave Perry a shout-out throughout his speech in Harrisburg on Friday night within the packed venue, calling him a “brave man” and “fantastic,” after the forty fifth president vowed to the viewers that if re-elected, “no one will lay a finger on your firearms.” Perry stated he anticipates Trump to make many returns to the Keystone State this 12 months, arguing if Trump wins Pennsylvania, he’ll “win the rest of the country.”
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“The president, I think, is going to spend a lot of time in Pennsylvania. It’s a battleground state. He needs to win Pennsylvania to win the rest of the country. He can win it. He’s won in the past, and we’re going to welcome him… There’s a lot of gun owners in Pennsylvania, we understand where our rights come from and what protects them. So it’s important to us,” he stated.