Saturday, March 7, 2020

Republicans Prepare Full Court Press On Joe Biden’s Mental Fitness

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Republicans are preparing a full court press on former Vice President Joe Biden’s mental fitness for office in the event that he wins the Democratic presidential nomination, GOP sources told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Biden’s formerly rival candidates made a handful of references to the issue over the course of the campaign: former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro made a veiled jab at Biden’s mental fitness before walking it back; New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker questioned Biden’s “ability to carry the ball across the end line without fumbling;” and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan said Biden is “declining” and lacks “clarity” when he speaks.
But by and large, Biden’s fellow Democrats have been hesitant to press the issue beyond making passing comments.
Republicans, meanwhile, are preparing to highlight questions about Biden’s fitness if he becomes the Democratic nominee.
A Trump campaign official told the DCNF that Biden’s “capacity” will be an issue in a potential general election matchup, echoing language used by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly taken shots at Biden, saying the former vice president is “not playing with a full deck” and “has lost his fastball.” Trump’s campaign has already churned out videos highlighting Biden’s struggles.
Before Joe Biden jumped in the race, Barack Obama told him “you really don’t have to do this.”

After months of watching Joe on the campaign trail, everyone can see why.

Cory Booker put it best: “You listen to Joe Biden and you just wonder.”
— Trump War Room – Text EMPOWER to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 4, 2020
Researchers at the Republican National Committee are keeping a running internal list of Biden’s verbal and mental miscues in preparation for the general election, an RNC source told the DCNF. 
Examples abound. --->
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