Speaker Claims Biden ‘Not Fit’ for Office

(FeaturedHeadlines.com) – US President Joe Biden is under more fire than usual for his declining cognitive capabilities after the release of a special counsel report that questioned the aging president’s competency. Following the release of the report, Biden attempted to hold a press conference to combat the claims about his declining memory, but only worsened the situation by making more gaffes.

Special Counsel Robert Hur, who was tasked with investigating Biden’s mishandling of classified information, did not recommend any criminal charges in connection with the case — despite finding that Biden willfully retained and disclosed sensitive materials. Hur’s report concluded that a jury would likely view Biden as a well-meaning old man with a poor memory.

Biden held a press conference to respond to Hur’s assessment, where he claimed that his memory is fine. However, during the event, Biden mistakenly referred to Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as the president of Mexico. The press conference gaffe further confirms Hur’s assessment, US House Speaker Mike Johnson said in a statement. Biden is “not fit” to serve as president, Johnson said.

Former US President Donald Trump also commented on Hur’s report amid his own legal case involving the handling of classified documents. Trump questioned why prosecutors are charging him — but not Biden — for allegedly mishandling sensitive materials, despite Trump maintaining protections under the Presidential Records Act.

Trump and Biden are on a trajectory to face off again in the 2024 presidential race. However, a significant majority of voters are concerned about Biden’s mental and physical health heading into his reelection bid.

Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters have major concerns about Biden’s health, 14% have moderate concerns, and 13% have minor concerns, according to a February 6 NBC News poll. In comparison, just 34% of voters have major concerns about Trump’s health.

Biden is currently the oldest US President in the nation’s history at 81 years old and would be 86 years old at the end of a second term; Trump is 77 years old. Although the two candidates are relatively close in age, it appears as though time has taken more of a toll on Biden’s faculties than Trump’s.

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