Former Clinton Official Becomes Latest Dem To Turn On Biden Over ‘Dwindling Capacities’


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A former top official in Bill Clinton’s administration has become the latest Democrat to speak out against President Joe Biden.

Robert Reich, the 76-year-old former Labor secretary, referenced his own age to counsel the president not to run again in 2024, citing his “dwindling capacities.”

“It’s not death that’s the worrying thing about a second Biden term,” Reich wrote in an op-ed for The Guardian regarding Biden, who is 79. “It’s the dwindling capacities that go with aging.”


The op-ed itself ran under a curt headline: “As a 76-year-old let me say: Joe Biden is too old to run again.”

If he doesn’t heed Reich’s advice — or the advice of tens of millions of his voters who, in a recent poll, said they didn’t want him to run again — Biden will be 82 if he wins to begin a second term.

“I often can’t remember where I put my wallet and keys. Certain proper nouns have disappeared altogether. Even when rediscovered, they have a diabolical way of disappearing again,” Reich wrote.

“Biden’s secret service detail can worry about his wallet, and he’s got a teleprompter for wayward nouns, but I’m sure he’s experiencing some diminution in the memory department,” Reich continued as the far-left figure turned the issue political.

“I’m also noticing less patience, perhaps because of an unconscious ‘use by’ timer now clicking away. I’m less tolerant of long waiting lines, automated phone menus, and Republicans,’ he wrote, adding: “How the hell does Biden maintain tact or patience when he has to deal with Joe Manchin?”

After laying blame for the way things are today on various political leaders of his generation — Democrats and Republicans, including his hold boss, Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary — Reich wrapped up his piece with this request: “Joe, please don’t run.”

Reich is far from the only one who is concerned about Biden’s alleged senility and increasing frailty, the latter demonstrated by a fall from his bicycle near his Rehoboth Beach, Del., home last month.


Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), the former White House physician who served during the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations, has become the most vocal on the issue of Biden’s mental capacities.

In fact, Jackson just discussed the issue recently with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, who suggested that Biden’s mental decline was apparent on the campaign trail.

“There were signs that Joe Biden was declining during the 2020 campaign. I mean, let’s face it. He stayed in the basement the whole time during the campaign. So who knew what when?” she said.

“Are they hiding this and feeding him drugs to allow him to function? I know he goes home to Delaware a lot, more than any other president. So I guess my question is, what did Obama know? What did Jill Biden know? And who’s running the White House right now and are they covering up for these mental issues?” she asked.


“Well, that’s the big question everybody’s asking, who’s really pulling the strings, who’s running the country right now? We don’t know the answer to that. We don’t know if it’s Susan Rice or Ron Klain or if it’s Joe Biden or who it is, but somebody else is doing this. They’re doing exactly what you said, they’re rolling him out at specific times during the day, he’s got good days and bad days,” Jackson said.

“And whether or not they have him on drugs, I don’t know. There are drugs out that that can increase your alertness and your memory and things of that nature, you know, cover stuff like this up temporarily. So, I’m sure some of that is going on as well, but we don’t know because his physician hasn’t stood up and took the questions that I took when I was Trump’s physician and answered those questions,” the physician and Texas lawmaker continued.

With regards to the Obama Administration and who should’ve done something about it, they saw him every day and they stayed in close contact with him, I’m sure after the Obama-Biden Administration was over. Somebody should have done something,” Jackson went on.


“Maria, I think they were so blinded by the fact that if Joe Biden came into office, they were going to be able to populate the entire West Wing with Obama folks, and that actually happened. Initially, there were a ton of Obama folks in the West Wing and we have Susan Rice running domestic policy right now. So, I think that they thought that the risk was worth it to get their people back into the West Wing, and they just ignored the fact that this man had some serious cognitive issues. And now they’re going to have to answer why, because it’s getting worse, it’s unsustainable at this particular point,” he said.


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