Vice President Kamala Harris has strongly contested the findings of the special counsel report regarding her boss’s handling of classified documents and raised concerns about the assessment of his mental competence.
Harris criticized the report authored by special counsel Robert Hur, labeling it as “politically motivated” and asserting that it inaccurately portrayed the facts. Referring to her background as a former prosecutor, she deemed the comments made by Hur as “gratuitous, inaccurate, and inappropriate,” emphasizing the need for a higher level of integrity in such matters.
In the report, Hur suggested that a jury might perceive President Biden as an “elderly man with a poor memory,” citing instances where Biden struggled to recall certain details, such as the year of his son’s death. The portrayal in the report has led some Republicans to call for Biden’s removal through the 25th Amendment, while Democrats have criticized both the report and its author, given Hur’s appointment by former President Donald Trump.
Harris, however, offered a nuanced response, acknowledging Biden’s active involvement and leadership during the period covered by the investigation. She highlighted Biden’s role in coordinating with national security leaders and allies following the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks in Israel, asserting that the characterization of Biden’s demeanor in the report was fundamentally flawed.
“He was in front of it all,” Harris stated, emphasizing Biden’s direct engagement in managing national security matters both domestically and internationally.
She expressed disagreement with the portrayal of the president’s conduct in the report, suggesting that it did not accurately reflect Biden’s leadership during the period under scrutiny.