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Republican Sounds Alarm On Joe Biden’s Mental Status After Hur Report

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A Republican state senator in Ohio who is running for the U.S. Senate is sounding the alarm anew about President Joe Biden’s declining mental acuity after special counsel Robert Hur’s report raised questions about Biden’s memory.

State Sen. Matt Dolan told Fox News Digital that he’s “very concerned” about President Biden’s seemingly declining mental health, especially when considering the prospect of another four-year term, which most Americans, according to recent polling, don’t believe he can effectively serve.

I’m very concerned. I don’t know that President Biden is capable of being president of the United States,” Dolan said.

“That is a huge concern for us. Now, obviously, I’m running in a Republican primary. I’m talking to a lot of Republicans, so it’s just a matter of course it’s scary for us,” Dolan said. “That was a very telling report about who’s running the show in Washington and that should make us scared.”

“We don’t want a president who we don’t know who’s truly making the decisions in the White House,” he added.

Dolan is currently engaged in a closely contested GOP primary with two other Republican contenders to determine who will challenge Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in November.

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In an interview with Fox News Digital, the state senator expressed confidence that he is the candidate best positioned to argue that Brown is “out of touch” with Ohio voters.

I think people are very frustrated that they have a government that is not working to do what’s best for the individual, for the businesses, and for the individual to thrive,” Dolan said.

“Instead, they see Sherrod Brown and Joe Biden trying to expand the size of government and saying, don’t worry, government will solve these problems and people are sick of it and they don’t feel secure. We got to change,” he noted further.

The Ohio Senate primary is on March 19.

Hur’s documentation of Biden’s substantial loss of mental capacity comes as recent surveys show many Americans do not believe President Biden can serve another four-year term.

Just the news notes:

Hur’s 388-page report released Thursday may have spared Biden the spectacle of a criminal prosecution similar to that his Justice Department imposed on Donald Trump, but it delivered a devastating blow to the 46th president’s re-election hopes by going out of its way to explain criminal charges weren’t levied in part because jurors might see Biden as a dottering, forgetful old man incapable of criminal intent.

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“Mr. Biden will likely present himself to the jury, as he did during his interview with our office, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” Hur wrote in explaining his rationale for refusing prosecution. “…It would be difficult to convince a jury they should convict him – by then a former president who will be at least well into his eighties – of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness.”

“Our investigation uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen,” the report concluded.

Hur added for good measure he believed Biden suffered from “diminished faculties in advancing age.”

After Hur’s report was released, Fox News host Laura Ingraham discussed his findings with contributor and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, noting at one point during the segment that Democrats were already refuting Hur’s characterizations of Biden’s mental capacity.

“I mean, Newt, come on,” Ingraham said, before adding a stunning detail:

I have it on good authority…a friend of mine was in the White House a couple of weeks ago, and she is not a Trump fan, let me just say this… She was up close and personal with the president, and was shocked — her words were ‘shocked’ about his state.

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