Phillips going to bat for Biden doesn’t win him any goodwill from Democrats

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) claimed he wanted “to really defend” President Joe Biden after special counsel Robert Hur‘s scathing report cast serious doubt on the president’s mental faculties.

Phillips made a round of television interviews after Biden’s competence was called into question by Hur, who referred to the president as “an elderly man” with “poor memory.”

Hur’s office interviewed Biden last year but found he did not have a “mental state of willfulness” and therefore was not worth indicting over his handling of classified documents because “it would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him.”

Most recently, Phillips appeared on Jesse Watters Primetime Friday to lament the president’s press conference following the report’s release. Biden blasted Hur, telling reporters “how in the hell dare he” question whether Biden
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