On Sunday, allies of President Joe Biden defended the commander in chief and blasted him special prosecutor’s report It contains “gratuitous, unnecessary and inaccurate personal statements” that question the president’s age and mental fitness.
Biden’s top adviser, Mitch Landrieu, told NBC News’ “Meet the Press” that “this feeling that he’s not up for it is just a bucket of BS. It runs deep. [that] it will be under your boots.”
Landrieu added that as a longtime adviser to Biden, he can attest to his mental acuity.
“I have known him for 30 years. I met him personally. I met him with two people, five people, 10 people. I’ve been on trips with him, I’ve traveled the country, I’ve rebuilt America on this incredible infrastructure bill that was passed. I’m telling you, this guy is tough. He is smart. He’s on his game,” Landrieu said.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas offered a similar defense, calling Biden “sharp.”
“The most difficult part of meeting with President Biden is preparing for him because he is sharp, intensely researched, detail-oriented and focused,” Mayorkas told NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”
“Not at all,” Mayorkas said when asked if he or other Cabinet members were considering triggering the 25th Amendment, which would trigger the Cabinet’s impeachment and replacement process.
“I am not involved in politics. I am responsible for governance and following the president’s agenda, which I do seriously,” he said.
Mayorkas’ response was consistent with responses from the White House and the president this week Democrats destroyed special prosecutor Robert Hurray Because of comments in his report that included concerns that the president could potentially present himself to a jury as an “elderly man with failing memory.”
“How dare he bring that up?” the president himself told reporters at the White House on Thursday evening. in response to allegations in the report that Biden did not remember when his son died.