Prominent House GOP leaders have released a statement on the bombshell report from Special Counsel Robert Hur that suggested President Biden shouldn’t be tried for mishandling classified documents because he’s too old and forgetful.
House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., and conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., released a joint statement after special counsel Robert Hur report documented how Biden “willfully” retained highly classified documents while exonerating him as a “well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory.”
“The Special Counsel’s finding that President Biden ‘willfully retained and disclosed classified materials’ and engaged in practices that ‘present serious risks to national security’ is deeply disturbing,” the leaders wrote.
“Not only does it demonstrate the President’s recklessness, but exposes a two-tiered system of justice that is indicting one President with politically motivated charges while carrying water for another amid similar allegations.”
The leadership team said, “Among the most disturbing parts of this report is the Special Counsel’s justification for not recommending charges: namely that the President’s memory had such ‘significant limitations’ that he could not convince a jury that the President held a ‘mental state of willfulness’ that a serious felony requires,” they wrote.
“A man too incapable of being held accountable for mishandling classified information is certainly unfit for the Oval Office.”
Speaker Johnson echoed the statement on his X account.
The President’s press conference this evening further confirmed on live television what the Special Counsel report outlined.
He is not fit to be President.
— Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) February 9, 2024