GOP presidential primary candidate Nikki Haley claimed Friday that Democrats are on the path to retiring President Biden as a candidate for reelection.
“I have long said the first party to retire its 80-year-old candidate will win the White House. Democrats appear on their way to doing just that,” Haley said in a statement on the recent release of a special counsel report on Biden’s retention of classified documents. “[Former President Trump] runs about even with the enfeebled Biden; he would get crushed by a Democrat with a pulse.”
The report from special counsel Robert Hur, released Thursday, concluded that no charges should be brought against the president, but it did note that Biden had problems with memory and recall.
“We have also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” Hur wrote.
“Based on our direct interactions with and observations of him, he is someone for whom many jurors will want to identify reasonable doubt. It would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him — by then a former president well into his eighties — of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness.”
Haley described the report on the documents “unbelievably disturbing” in an interview late Thursday.
“It is unbelievably disturbing that they are showing that they see Biden to not have a good memory, that they see him as diminished, that they see that it’s a problem, and they point-blank say that,” Haley said in the interview on Fox News’s “Hannity.”
“I mean, this is actually dangerous. … Look, people make fun of the fact that I say we need to have mental competency tests. There’s a reason 70 percent of Americans don’t wanna see a Biden-Trump rematch,” Haley said.