On Thursday evening, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland expressing her concerns that President Joe Biden was not mentally fit for office after special counsel Robert Hur issued his final report on Biden's mishandling of classified documents.
As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, Hur concluded that the Department of Justice would bring no charges against Biden or members of his staff. Still, the report noted multiple cognitive failures of the sitting president during a lengthy two-day interview, including that Biden forgot when he was vice president, when his son Beau died, and other essential facts. The report also found that Biden "willfully" kept classified documents illegally. Despite this, Hur refused to bring charges because the president would portray himself to a jury as a "sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory."
In response to the report, Tenney wrote to Garland to demand that it is unethical for the DoJ to bring charges against 45th President Donald Trump for allegedly mishandling classified documents because he has "mental acuity and a forceful personality" while Biden is in cognitive decline.
"After concluding that President Biden knowingly and willfully removed, mishandled, and disclosed classified documents repeatedly over a period of decades, Mr. Hur nevertheless recommended that charges not be brought against him. Special Counsel's reasoning was alarming," Tenney wrote, per Fox News. "He recited numerous instances in which President Biden exhibited dramatically compromised mental faculties and concluded that a jury would be likely to perceive President Biden as a sympathetic and forgetful old man."
"We don't prosecute or decline to prosecute people based on their personalities or on the public's anticipated perception of them. If Special Counsel finds that the evidence forms a reasonable basis to bring charges, he must do so," she explained, adding that the DoJ must bring charges unless, as the report makes clear, Biden is mentally unfit to stand trial. "Being unable to remember what position he held, and when, is exceptionally concerning. Being unable to remember when one's child died – even within a time frame of several years – is perhaps more a more damning reflection of his mental impairment."
Given Robert Hur's findings, Tenney insisted that Attorney General Garland explore the possibility of utilizing the 25th Amendment to remove Biden from office. The 25th Amendment allows the president's cabinet to hold a vote to remove the president if they deem him to be mentally or physically unable to perform his duties as Commander-in-Chief. The Senate and House of Representatives would then have to vote on whether the president would be removed, requiring two-thirds of each chamber to remove the president.
While President Biden attempted to defend his record on Thursday with a surprise national address and press conference, he seemingly failed to convince the American public that his memory is what it used to be. Biden said that his memory was "fine" and that he is a "well-meaning" elderly man who is the most qualified Democrat to challenge Trump in November. While Biden attempted to save face, he made a major blunder when he confused the president of Egypt with the president of Mexico, leading to endless mockery in the press and on social media.
The 81-year-old President Biden is clearly having issues with his mental sharpness. It is simply unarguable that the aging Democrat isn't at the same cognitive level that he was when he was Obama's vice president. The most demanding job in the world has taken its toll on Biden, and the fact that he is running for a second term, where he would be 86 at its conclusion, should frighten every American.
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