Former Democrat Congressman: It’s Time To Talk About Replacing Biden

Harold Ford Jr. believes Special Counsel Robert Hur’s damning report outlining the President's mishandling of classified documents and his current struggles with cognitive thinking means his party needs to start having uncomfortable conversations about replacing Biden.
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Harold Ford Jr. believes Special Counsel Robert Hur’s damning report outlining the President’s struggles with cognitive thinking means his party needs to start having uncomfortable conversations about replacing Joe Biden.

Ford, a former Democrat congressman from Tennessee and current Fox News contributor, believes the report is evidence that Biden has “lost his fastball.”

Hur’s report indicated the President won’t be charged in the matter because he’s a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” and it would be difficult to get a jury to convict somebody that feeble.

According to the report, Biden “did not remember when he was vice president” or “when his son Beau died,” and exhibited “diminished faculties” and “significant limitations” during his interview with the special counsel.

“I think these questions now are going to come more to the fore,” Ford told Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. “This was a tough night for the president, and I think many in the Democratic Party, which is my party, are going to have serious questions going forward about what this means.”

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Ford Thinks His Party Needs To Talk About Replacing Biden

A couple of things come to mind regarding Ford’s comments that Democrats need to consider replacing President Biden on the Democrat ticket.

One, he didn’t just “lose his fastball” with this report: his fastball has been gone for quite a while. Good of you to catch up.

Two, has Ford been in a haze himself for the past three years? These questions have been “to the fore” for his entire term in the White House.

Ford stated the obvious in that clips of Biden’s press conference angrily declaring that he “knows what the hell he’s doing” and the special counsel report is destined to become campaign fodder against an already deeply unpopular President.

“This last night will be the closing ad in a campaign against President Biden as we get to November,” he said.

“The question is, are Democrats willing to go forward between now and November with a candidate that many in the country may not think is up to the job for four more [years]?” he added.

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25th Amendment?

Ford went on to suggest that President Biden’s disaster of a press conference – in which he referred to Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi as the “president of Mexico” and forgot the name of the church where a rosary that he wears “every day” in his son’s honor came from – was evidence of what the special counsel report had discovered.

“President Biden last night, I think even in that interview, even in the press conference there, demonstrated to a lot of Americans what Mr. Hur wrote,” he said.

Ford added that he would have thought it extremely unlikely that Biden would be forced to halt his re-election campaign prior to yesterday’s events.

“But as of right now, I think Democrats are going to have to grapple with this over the next several weeks and few months,” he added. “And there are a few elders in the party that can perhaps have this conversation, and we’ll see if they do.”

Republicans have escalated calls for Biden’s cabinet to invoke the 25th amendment.

Contrary to Ford’s suggestion that Democrats grapple with the problem, they seem content with defending Biden despite the obvious signs he is not physically or mentally capable of carrying out the duties of President of the United States.

Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA) vociferously defended Biden after a closed-door meeting with Democrats.

“He did so well in this discussion with members,” Wild told NBC News. “He’s very sharp, no memory issues, and his only stumbling is when he trips over words consistent with his lifelong speech impediment.”

Apparently, a stutter caused Biden to, at the meeting Wild is referencing, declare he is a leader of both red and “green states.”

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