Vice President Kamala Harris faced voters’ concerns about President Joe Biden’s age and told the Wall Street Journal she is “ready to serve”.
His comments came in an interview with the outlet aboard Air Force Two last Tuesday — days before special counsel Robert Hur released his damning report on the investigation into Biden’s classified documents, noted the Wall Street Journal Tarini Parti, national political journalist:
vice-president Kamala Harris was detailing his campaign priorities during a flight on Air Force Two early last week when asked a tricky question that weighed on the Democratic ticket: voters‘ concerns Does President Biden’s age mean she has to convince them she’s ready to serve?
“I am ready to serve. There’s no doubt about that,” Harris responded bluntly. Everyone who sees her at work, Harris said, “comes away fully aware of my ability to lead.”
On Thursday, Hur released his report, in which he cited Biden’s memory as a factor in the decision not to pursue criminal charges:
We also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to the jury, as he did during our interview, as an elderly, friendly, well-meaning man with a poor memory. Based on our direct interactions with him and our observations, this is a person that many jurors will want to find reasonable doubt about.
After the release of the explosive report, Biden delivered a special address to the nation aimed at pushing back on the narrative, but instead took a closer look at his age and mental acuity.
While answering questions from reporters following his brief remarks, Biden was pressed about his memory. In one instance, he lashed out at a reporter who asked him about voters’ concerns about his age, as Breitbart News noted:
“Mr. President, for months when you were asked your age, you responded with the words, ‘Look at me.’ Many Americans looked and expressed concerns about your age,” she said. declared before Biden intervened.
“It’s your judgment!” It’s your judgment,” the president argued sternly, pointing his finger. “It’s not the judgment of the press.”
“They express concerns about your mental acuity. They say you’re too old. Mr. President, in December you told me there were plenty of other Democrats who could defeat Donald Trump, so why does it have to be you now? she followed.
“Because I am the most qualified person in this country to be president of the United States and finish the job I started,” he responded.
A poll conducted before the release of the explosive and disastrous press report showed that a majority of Americans are concerned about Biden’s mental and physical health heading into a second term.
An NBC News article, published on February 6, found that 89% of registered voters fear, to varying degrees, that Biden will not be physically and mentally healthy for a second term. That includes 62 percent of registered voters who have “major concerns.”
Additionally, 63 percent of voters had “doubts about his fitness for office,” while in another Harvard-Harris poll released in January, nearly 70 percent said he was “showing he was too old” for the presidency.