Vice President Kamala Harris says she is “ready to serve” as issues over President Biden’s age and psychological health proceed to develop, notably amongst members of their very own occasion.
Harris made the assertion throughout a a latest interview final week earlier than the Thursday launch of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report on Biden’s mishandling of categorized paperwork, which described the president’s reminiscence as having “significant limitations.”
“I am ready to serve. There’s no question about that,” Harris advised The Wall Street Journal, including that everybody who observes her work “walks away fully aware of my capacity to lead.”
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Hur’s report advisable no fees in opposition to Biden over his actions pertaining to the mishandling of categorized paperwork, partly as a result of he would have a protection at trial as a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”
Republicans piled on Biden following the Hur report’s launch final week, however Democrats have additionally begun voicing — or at the least admitting — larger concern surrounding Biden’s age and whether or not that might damage his possibilities at successful re-election this 12 months.
Former President Bill Clinton’s lead strategist, James Carville, argued Saturday that the White House has little confidence in Biden after he turned down a Super Bowl Sunday interview.
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“It’s the biggest television audience, not even close, and you get a chance to do a 20-25-minute interview on that day,” Carville stated. “And you don’t do it? That’s a kind of sign that the staff, or yourself, doesn’t have much confidence in you. There’s no other way to read this.”
Another former Clinton strategist, Paul Begala, stated Hur’s indictment of Biden’s reminiscence and Biden’s subsequent response was “terrible for Democrats.”
“Oh yeah. Look, I’m a Biden supporter, and I slept like a baby last night: I woke up every two hours crying and wet the bed,” Begala quipped on CNN final Friday. “This is terrible for Democrats. And anybody with a functioning brain knows that,” he declared.
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Also forward of the Hur report’s launch, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton admitted Biden’s age was “a legitimate issue.”
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Fox News’ Sarah Rumpf-Whitten contributed to this report.