Vice President Kamala Harris says the report is "politically motivated"
The White House has reproached special counsel Robert Hur for the "gratuitous and inappropriate" criticism leveled at US President Joe Biden in his report on the retention of classified documents, where he states that his memory is "significantly limited."
"When the inevitable conclusion is that the facts and evidence do not support any accusation, one wonders why this report spends time making gratuitous and inappropriate criticism of the president," said White House spokesman for oversight and investigations, Ian Sams.
In this sense, he has stated that "suggesting that he could not remember when his son died" is "out of line." "I think the population is intelligent. I think they can see what is happening," she said, also alluding to the fact that Biden went through a very complicated moment during his press conference the day before.
For her part, Vice President Kamala Harris has assured in statements to the press that the report is "politically motivated." "When it comes to the role and responsibility of a prosecutor in a situation like that, we should expect there to be a higher level of integrity than what we saw," she said.
In this sense, he has stressed that "the way in which" Biden was characterized "could not be more factually erroneous." "As a former prosecutor, the comments that prosecutor made were gratuitous, inaccurate and inappropriate," he concluded, according to The Hill.
After the publication of the report, numerous Republicans, such as Mike Collins, representative of Georgia, or former Florida senator Rick Scott, have alluded to the Twenty-fifth Amendment. Likewise, Republican Claudia Tenney has sent a letter to the Attorney General of the United States, Merrick Garland, for this same purpose.
Specifically, article 4 of this measure provides that in the event that the president cannot perform his duties due to incompetence, it will be the vice president or a review body that will present a writing to Congress, which will approve the replacement of the president by the vice president. , although the only time it was activated was when former President Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981.
Article 1 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment also highlights that in the event that the president dies, is removed by impeachment, or resigns, the vice president will assume office. Likewise, the vice president may occupy the Presidency on an interim basis in the event that the president is temporarily limited, under article 3.