A top Republican lawmaker is sounding the alarm on President Joe Biden’s mental capacity.
During an interview with Washington Examiner’s Larry O’Connor’s Examining Politics podcast, California Rep. Mike said Biden’s stumbling on comments during a ceremony where he nominated two female officers to the rank of four-star general has raised new concerns about his competence.
Garcia, a former Navy pilot who has won re-election twice, even suggested that Biden is the victim of “elderly abuse.”
“I’ve been concerned about this since day one,” he told the Washington Examiner’s Larry O’Connor’s Examining Politics podcast.
“This, to me, in my opinion, and I mean this as gracefully and tactfully as I can, I think we are seeing nationally one of the most grievous examples of elderly abuse in our nation,” Garcia told O’Connor.
“This president is not fit for office. I don’t really believe he understands what he’s doing, and he’s got a political machine behind him that’s propping him up, and it scares the hell out of people like me who value our national security,” he added.
Speaking to the two generals, Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost and Army Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the 78-year-old Biden said, “I want to thank you both. And I want to thank Sec- — the former general. I keep calling him ‘General.’ My — the guy who runs that outfit over there. I want to make sure we thank the secretary for all he’s done to try to implement what we’ve just talked about and for recommending these two women for promotion.”
Below is the clip of Biden’s disastrous stumble:
"I want to thank the former general. I keep calling him general, but my… the guy who runs that outfit over there."pic.twitter.com/yeOifCp8ct
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 8, 2021
O’Connor seemed surprised by Garcia’s bluntness, saying: “Garcia is hardly a flame-thrower. And I haven’t heard a congressman lay it out so explicitly like that. It makes you wonder what’s being said when the microphones aren’t on.”
Garcia was reacting to Biden’s apparent failure to recall the name of his defense secretary and the Pentagon at the end of his nominating ceremony organized to show his recognition of International Women’s Day.
Biden made a rare appearance at a joint announcement with vaccine makers on Wednesday.
And after hyping the event up for days, he only took one question.
As Biden turned to leave the joint announcement, reporters began shouting questions at the president, desperate to get answers on many issues facing the American people.
Biden turned to select one of the questions, ignoring one on when he will do a press conference. It dealt with what he planned to do with surplus vaccines.
Biden finished addressing the reporter’s one question at the end of his joint announcement on Wednesday.
“So, we are going to start off making sure Americans are taken care of first,” Biden continued. “But we are then going to try to help the rest of the world.”
“Is there a crisis at the border?” another reporter yelled as Biden turned to walk away.