President Joe Biden is too old and incompetent to stand trial for mishandling classified documents, according to a report from the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to oversee the case. Biden presented himself during interviews as a "sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory" who repeatedly forgot key details about his own life, Special Counsel Robert Hur wrote in the bombshell report.
Democrats and their allies in the media were outraged that Hur noticed something plainly obvious to anyone who has ever watched Biden speak in public. Liberal journalists covered the news the way they always do when something bad happens to a Democrat—they accused Republicans of "pouncing" and "seizing."
It would have been more accurate to say that Biden and his defenders "pounced" on the special counsel for his blunt description of the president's cognitive decline. Biden held an emergency press conference Thursday evening to insist that he was, in fact, competent to stand trial for mishandling classified information.
Biden scolded critics for questioning his memory, then proceeded to mix up Egypt and Mexico while discussing Hamas, the terrorist group whose name he couldn't remember earlier this week. One Democratic lawmaker told Axios the White House should not have scheduled the press conference "that late at night." (It was 7:45 p.m.)
America really is in deep trouble.