First girl Jill Biden supplied an evidence Satruday for why President Biden forgot the 12 months of his son Beau’s dying in an interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur.
The first girl lashed out at Hur in a marketing campaign electronic mail to donors, arguing that the Justice Department official solely included the element to attain “political points.” She mentioned that the grief of shedding a son shouldn’t be measured “in years.”
“We should give everyone grace, and I can’t imagine someone would try to use our son’s death to score political points,” she wrote within the electronic mail.
“If you’ve experienced a loss like that, you know that you don’t measure it in years — you measure it in grief,” she added. “Believe me, like anyone who has lost a child, Beau and his death never leave him.”
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Biden’s son Beau died of a mind tumor in 2015, and his dying was a significant motive Biden cited for selecting to not run for president the next 12 months.
“May 30th is a day forever etched on our hearts,” Jill mentioned of Beau’s dying. “It shattered me, it shattered our family. … What helped me, and what helped Joe, was to find purpose. That’s what keeps Joe going, serving you and the country we love.”
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Hur cited Biden’s failure to recollect the timing of his son’s dying amongst a number of examples of the president’s “hazy” reminiscence. The particular counsel’s report on Biden’s mishandling of labeled paperwork mentioned Biden got here throughout as a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” after he forgot key particulars in an interview.
“In his interview with our office, Mr. Biden’s memory was worse,” the report states. “He did not remember when he was vice president, forgetting on the first day of the interview when his term ended (‘if it was 2013 — when did I stop being Vice President?’), and forgetting on the second day of the interview when his term began (‘in 2009, am I still Vice President?’).”
“He did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died,” the report continued. “And his memory appeared hazy when describing the Afghanistan debate that was once so important to him. Among other things, he mistakenly said he ‘had a real difference’ of opinion with General Karl Eikenberry, when, in fact, Eikenberry was an ally whom Mr. Biden cited approvingly in his Thanksgiving memo to President Obama.”
Biden was outraged with the report in a press convention final week, when reporters requested him whether or not he’s nonetheless able to operating the White House.
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“I am well-meaning. And I’m an elderly man. And I know what the hell I’m doing. I’ve been president – I put this country back on its feet. I don’t need his recommendation,” Biden mentioned of Hur.
Moments later, he misidentified Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as “the president of Mexico.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report