OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author's opinion
Conservative pundit, author, and podcaster Dan Bongino, who is also a former Secret Service agent, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday evening that his sources inside the agency are telling him Joe Biden’s mental state is deteriorating to the point it is becoming more than just a little problematic.
Bongino began the segment by noting his shock over a report this week that House Democrats are pushing Biden to relinquish full control over the nuclear launch codes and instead approve a sort of ‘launch by committee’ process that would ostensibly involve Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi, though at age 80, the Speaker herself is also showing signs of, shall we say, ‘mental wear and tear.’
“When the producer sent this to me I had to read it twice…I thought, is this ‘The Babylon Bee,’ ‘The Onion,'” Bongino said, referencing two of the Internet’s top satire news sites. “I’m not kidding, I thought, is he trying to be funny about this?”
Bongino noted that Hannity was spot-on when he mentioned something about Biden’s mental status and the Democratic House lawmakers’ request and asked, “Is there something Democrats aren’t telling us?”
The former Secret Service agent and NYPD officer went on to recall how, before the November election, he had been told by agency sources that Biden’s mental acuity was rapidly deteriorating.
“Not a joke and not hyperbole – I’m hearing from people close to the situation that Biden’s cognitive decline is rapidly worsening and is becoming increasingly difficult to mask. The Democrats are going to have to make a decision soon,” Bongino tweeted (his account is no longer live).
Continuing with his interview, Bongino said it gave him “no joy in saying this and I mean that: [Biden] is in real significant trouble. And listen to me — everyone around him, everyone knows it. Everyone knows it. This is the scandal — that they’re not telling you how bad his condition is.
For months before the Nov. 3 election, political observers frequently commented that Biden’s mental acuity had declined significantly since he left office as vice president in January 2017. Even his former stenographer noticed.
“It is a complete difference from what he was in 2017,” Mike McCormick, who worked in the White House for 15 years and with Biden specifically from 2011 to 2017, told the Washington Free Beacon. “He’s lost a step and he doesn’t seem to have the same mental acuity as he did four years ago.”
Frankly, Biden’s mental status decline is the big, clumsy elephant in the room who keeps bumping into guests and knocking over the punchbowl, but no one (the media) says anything because the owner of the mansion (the Democratic Party) likes the elephant (Biden).
Bongino went on to say that even sources he has outside of the Secret Service but who are still in Biden’s orbit know that he’s not just ‘lost a step’ but he’s lost the ability to function adequately (ever wonder why we don’t see him but every couple of days and only then for a little bit at a time versus Trump who was large and in charge 24/7).
“It’s not a mystery. It’s the worst-kept secret in the White House,” Bongino said, adding that Biden’s only in his second month in office.
25th Amendment time can’t be far off if Bongino’s sources are accurate.