U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio maintains that Americans can no longer “ignore reality” about President Joe Biden’s cognitive decline.
The Florida Republican appeared with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday. Hannity asked, based on recent examples of Biden’s behavior, if the 79-year-old Democratic president has the “strength, stamina, mental acumen” to do his job.
Rubio replied that reality speaks for itself.
“I don’t think we can ignore reality or what we’re seeing with our own eyes,” he said.
Rubio added that Biden is far different than when Rubio dealt with him as former President Barack Obama’s No. 2
“This is not the same person. I mean, clearly not the same person. And everyone changes over time. But clearly he’s not the same person,” Rubio observed.
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“I can’t tell you from an intellectual, cognitive perspective how well he understands things. I don’t work in the White House,” Rubio added. But, he said, “I can tell you what my eyes see. And I can tell you what our adversaries see. And I can tell you what our allies around the world see. And I can tell you what the American people see. I think they see a person who’s operating in a diminished way, right?”
“I mean, some of the things you’re starting to see manifest themselves,” he continued.
“I’m not a medical expert. I can’t tell you what they mean. I can only tell you what common sense tells you what they mean, and I think what really matters, as much as anything else, is if you’re China, if you’re Iran, if you’re Vladimir Putin, if you’re Venezuela, whoever it is that wishes ill to the United States, do you look at the White House, do you look at these videos, and do you have a sense of fear about what might happen to you if you overstep or cross some lines?”
“I think the answer to that question, unfortunately, is no,” Rubio said. “And I don’t think that gets any better if Kamala Harris becomes president, which puts our nation in a very vulnerable position.”
“We can’t ignore what we are seeing with our own eyes, and the impact it’s having on our country and its national security, and how vulnerable it makes us. That’s just a fact of life.”