Biden Can No Longer Avoid Questions About His Fitness for a Second Term

Source: The Nation
by John Nichols

“Joe Biden is furious at special counsel Robert Hur, and rightly so. In a gratuitous swipe at the president, Hur made an issue of the president’s age on Thursday when he issued a long-awaited report that, while it concluded that Biden should not face criminal charges for mishandling classified documents, still cast the president’s cognitive state in a brutal light. Biden let that fury show in a combative nighttime press conference where, in a riff on the report’s most instantly notorious phrase, he declared, ‘I’m well-meaning and I’m an elderly man, and I know what the hell I’m doing.’ Feisty and pugnacious, Biden sparred with reporters …. When Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, who often gives the president a hard time, asked, ‘How bad is your memory?’ Biden shot back, ‘My memory is so bad I let you speak.'” (02/09/24)