When the special counsel report regarding Joe Biden’s handling of classified information was published, it was a PR nightmare for the White House.
The report portrayed Biden as an elderly man with a very bad memory, ultimately deciding that putting Bideon on trial would not work due to the expected empathy for a man in his condition.
So, naturally, there have been calls to remove him from office via the 25th Amendment, which Jill Biden is trying to cut off at the pass.
Just an Old Man
Robert Hur has been crucified by Democrats after that report was published, with many Democrats, including Jill Biden, accusing him of using the report to attack Biden politically.
Hur did not exonerate Biden, but decided not to prosecute because he would be seen as a “well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory.”
To support his conclusion, Hur noted that Biden struggled to recall the day that Beau Biden had died as well as being unsure when he was vice president.
Jill Biden responded, “I hope you can imagine how it felt to read that attack — not just as Joe’s wife, but as Beau’s mother.
“I don’t know what this Special Counsel was trying to achieve. We should give everyone grace, and I can’t imagine someone would try to use our son’s death to score political points.”
I find that rather rich coming from the wife of a man who regularly uses his son’s death to score empathy during campaign and presidential events.
In fact, Beau Biden’s death was at the center of Joe Biden’s book, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose,” which made Joe Biden millions.
If you invoke his name on the political trail, one would have to assume you remember every detail of the young man’s death, so it was not unreasonable for Hur to ask about Beau and his death while talking to Biden.
It was a reference point to show how mentally aware he was, and Joe failed.