More Calls Grow For Biden’s Immediate Removal

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Speaker Mike Johnson and leading House Republicans have raised concerns about President Biden’s fitness for office following a report by special counsel Robert Hur which highlighted the president’s memory issues.

In a collective statement, Johnson alongside Majority Leader Steve Scalise, Majority Whip Tom Emmer, and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik criticized the special counsel for not pursuing charges against Biden for his management of classified documents. They argued that this decision reflects a biased justice system that favors certain political figures, implicitly comparing Biden’s case to that of former President Trump, who faces charges for similar issues.

The GOP leaders were particularly alarmed by the part of the report that suggested Biden’s significant memory limitations could hinder the ability to prove a willful intent to commit a felony, a key requirement for such charges. They stated that someone who cannot be held responsible for mishandling sensitive information is not suitable for the presidency.

This stance from the House Republicans underscores the political implications of the report, especially as Biden, who is 81, seeks reelection amid concerns about his age.

Hur’s investigation concluded that Biden did retain classified documents without authorization, but there wasn’t enough evidence to definitively prove guilt. The report noted that Biden, portrayed as an elderly man with memory challenges, might elicit sympathy from a jury, which influenced the decision against pressing charges.

The report also detailed Biden’s struggles with recalling specific dates related to his vice presidency and the death of his son, Beau, painting a picture of his memory issues.

The White House legal team, including Richard Sauber and Bob Bauer, responded to the report, defending Biden and arguing that the focus on his memory was both inaccurate and inappropriate. They criticized the report’s language and pointed out that Biden’s interview occurred a day after significant terror attacks in Israel, suggesting that the context of the interview should be considered when evaluating Biden’s memory recall. The defense highlighted the unfair treatment and biased language used when discussing Biden’s memory, compared to other witnesses.

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