Since the start of Joe Biden’s tenure in the White House, Republicans have claimed that he’s not 100% in charge. They’ve also said the new President isn’t mentally fit to lead.
Other politicos have wondered if there are powerful influences working behind the scenes. And if so, are they always steering Biden in a certain direction?
Finally, one Senator is demanding answers.
The Afghanistan fiasco caused many irate citizens to condemn the Biden administration for making poor decisions. And several GOP leaders have called for the President’s resignation.
But perhaps above all else, they want to know who’s “really in charge” in Washington.
Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho) claimed this week that someone besides President Biden is “calling the shots,” and he wants to know who it is. Risch says it just doesn’t seem like POTUS is 100% in control.
Risch asked these questions during Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
This involved the much-debated U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan, which many claim was a botched operation. And Sen. Risch is tired of the White House covering for Biden.
As he said (via Fox News):
One of the things we need to get to the bottom to is who is responsible for this? Who made the decisions?
[Biden] can’t even speak without someone in the White House censoring it or signing off on it.
This is a puppeteer act, if you would, and we need to know who’s in charge and who is making the decisions.
As an example, the Senator mentioned the White House cutting off the feed of Biden’s briefing on wildfires.
The President was interrupted in mid-sentence during a question to National Association of State foresters member George Geissler. This prompted widespread speculation and confusion.
Risch responded to this by saying that someone in the White House “has the authority to press the button and stop the President.”
Then he asked simply, “Who is that person?”
Blinken replied by saying “there is no such person” and Biden “speaks very clearly and very deliberately for himself.”
However, based on certain evidence, many Americans are starting to think Biden is getting a lot of help. And questions linger over his cognitive ability and mental stability.
We’ve also seen examples of Biden abruptly ending press conferences, and people behind the scenes giving him instructions during speeches. Sometimes, the cameras just can’t hide everything.
Other times, the President admitted that he wasn’t “instructed” to take questions. And they gave him a list of reporters he was supposed to address.
With all this, it’s easy to understand why Republicans and millions of Americans question Biden’s capacity. And they deserve to know if their Commander-in-Chief is firing on all cylinders.
Sen. Risch is just one of many who wants answers right now, that’s for sure.
Source: Fox News