Even ABC News is now admitting Joe Biden’s refusal to hold a press conference or take any questions with reporters raises “accountability questions” and threatens to set a precedent for future presidents.
Writing in ABC News today, reporters Ben Gittleson states:
Even as the nation deals with multiple crises — a deadly pandemic and the devastating economic fallout — Biden has gone longer without facing extended questions from reporters than any of his 15 predecessors over the past 100 years.
The tough exchanges in such a setting can reveal much more to Americans about a president’s thinking and test his explanations, as opposed to what so far have been Biden’s brief answers — often one-liner quips — in the tightly-controlled and often-scripted events the White House has arranged to date.
Comments under the article are dominated by liberal voters claiming Biden has been “too busy” with issues such as the pandemic to take questions from reporters.
Biden, in fact, has had a number of lids called in the morning since taking office, and articles by CNN belie the claim that the Commander-in-Chief is “too busy.”
Joe Biden will be delivering his first primetime address to the nation since taking office tonight – a day that also marks fifty days without holding a formal press conference.
Donald Trump waited 28 days into his presidency before holding a press conference, while Obama waited 21 days, and Bush 34 days. Biden has gone the largest stretch without a press conference of any president in the past 100 years.
This comes despite Biden simultaneously setting records for use of executive power. Biden has issued more executive orders in this time period than any other president dating back to FDR. These executive orders have greatly weakened America’s immigration enforcement, rejoined the Paris climate agreement, re-engaged us with the WHO, launched a commission to advance racial equity and end the 1776 commission, preserve DACA, require masks on all federal properties, reverse the Trump travel ban, revoke the Keystone XL Pipeline permit, repeal the ban on transgender soldiers, lift certain restrictions on abortion funding, reopen Obamacare marketplaces, and much more.
And despite all those radical changes, he can’t be bothered to talk about it. Just this week after Biden visited a small business in Washington D.C., the press was quickly escorted out when they attempted to ask him questions.
A top Republican lawmaker is sounding the alarm on President Joe Biden’s mental capacity.
During an interview with Washington Examiner’s Larry O’Connor’s Examining Politics podcast, California Rep. Mike said Biden’s stumbling on comments during a ceremony where he nominated two female officers to the rank of four-star general has raised new concerns about his competence.
Garcia, a former Navy pilot who has won re-election twice, even suggested that Biden is the victim of “elderly abuse.”
“I’ve been concerned about this since day one,” he told the Washington Examiner’s Larry O’Connor’s Examining Politics podcast.
“This, to me, in my opinion, and I mean this as gracefully and tactfully as I can, I think we are seeing nationally one of the most grievous examples of elderly abuse in our nation,” Garcia told O’Connor.
“This president is not fit for office. I don’t really believe he understands what he’s doing, and he’s got a political machine behind him that’s propping him up, and it scares the hell out of people like me who value our national security,” he added.
Speaking to the two generals, Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost and Army Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the 78-year-old Biden said, “I want to thank you both. And I want to thank Sec- — the former general. I keep calling him ‘General.’ My — the guy who runs that outfit over there. I want to make sure we thank the secretary for all he’s done to try to implement what we’ve just talked about and for recommending these two women for promotion.”
Below is the clip of Biden’s disastrous stumble:
"I want to thank the former general. I keep calling him general, but my… the guy who runs that outfit over there."pic.twitter.com/yeOifCp8ct
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 8, 2021