Harris Ready To Take Over As Biden Declines

Vice President Kamala Harris, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal just days before Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report on President Biden’s handling of classified documents, asserted her readiness to serve, brushing aside concerns about Biden’s ability to continue leading the nation for another year.

“I am ready to serve. There’s no question about that,” Harris affirmed when asked about addressing doubts regarding Biden’s tenure. She emphasized that her track record speaks for itself, showcasing her leadership capacity.

With Biden, now 81, potentially becoming the oldest president ever elected, both Democrats and Republicans have raised questions about his mental sharpness and fitness to govern for another term.

Hur’s subsequent report, which cleared Biden of any wrongdoing in handling classified materials, raised further eyebrows. However, Hur’s commentary accompanying the report exacerbated concerns about Biden’s age and cognitive abilities.

One of Hur’s cited reasons for not pursuing charges was Biden’s portrayal as a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” hinting at significant memory limitations during interactions, including struggles to recall events and difficulties in comprehending his own notes.

Following the report’s release, Harris criticized it as “politically motivated,” aligning herself as a staunch supporter of the President. Despite her objections, the report’s impact was already felt across the nation.

An ABC News/IPSOS poll conducted post-report revealed that a staggering 86% of Americans believe Biden is too old for another term, with dissent growing even within his own party.

“There was always going to be a lot of scrutiny and pressure on her in the 2024 campaign, and that moment’s here now. I think that the special counsel’s report has sort of accelerated that moment,” commented Jennifer Palmieri, who served under the Obama and Clinton administrations.