In a recent special counsel report, President Joe Biden was cleared of wrongdoing regarding his handling of classified information. However, the report took an unexpected turn, focusing on the President’s age and memory. This has sparked a heated debate, with Democratic governors rushing to Biden’s defense.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a surrogate for President Joe Biden’s reelection, expressed his discontent with the report, stating, “It was extremely unfair for a Trump appointee, originally to the Department of Justice, to offer his own opinions about the mental acuity or age of the president of the United States.”
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul echoed Pritzker’s sentiments, suggesting that politics played a role in the report’s language. She questioned the motives of the Republican former employee of Donald Trump who included such comments in his report.
The report found that Biden was in possession of classified documents in his home but would not be charged due to his full cooperation and lack of willful intent. This drew praise from Democratic governors and other Biden allies.
However, the report also stated that the 85-year-old president wouldn’t be prosecuted because a jury would see him as an “elderly man with a poor memory.” This phrase was quickly seized upon by Republicans, who have long been pushing the narrative that Biden is too old to run for president again.
In response, Hochul emphasized that the report concluded that there was nothing that merited any charges against Biden. She contrasted this with Donald Trump, who faces federal criminal charges for mishandling and improper storage of classified documents.
Pritzker also referenced the Trump classified documents case, accusing the former president of committing what he described as treason.
In the midst of this debate, it’s important to remember that the focus should be on the actions of our leaders, not their age. As voters in a Constitutional Republic, we must strive to see beyond political propaganda and focus on the facts. For the full story, visit Politico.