Biden surrogates call special counsel’s questioning of president’s mental capacity ‘gratuitous’

Top surrogates for President Joe Biden repeated the same talking points for the special counsel report on the president’s mishandling of classified documents, saying Hur’s comments about Biden’s declining mental state were “gratuitous.”

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Biden campaign national co-chair Mitch Landrieu joined Meet the Press on Sunday, defending the president’s mental capacity and attempting to undermine Special Counsel Robert Hur’s determination that the 81-year-old’s memory is “significantly limited.”

“The responsibility of the federal prosecutor is to investigate and learn the facts and apply the law to those facts,” Mayorkas said after a section side-stepping questions about a second upcoming impeachment vote in the House against him. “The special counsel did this in the case, made a conclusion that there is no case — case closed — and then made gratuitous, unnecessary and inaccurate personal remarks and those are improper.”

The embattled Homeland Security secretary explained that
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