As Joe Biden closes in on the Democrat presidential nominations, speculation about his mental state continues to swirl. Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said during a television segment that there was no doubt in his mind that Biden, 77, was becoming “senile,” according to The Daily Wire.
Hume’s remarks came in response to Biden’s outburst on Tuesday when he snapped at a voter who pressed Biden on his extreme anti-Second Amendment agenda. Biden shouted told a voter he was “full of sh#t.”
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“I’ve known him a long time, and he can sometimes work himself up into a passion in speeches and so on when he was arguing about issues in a debate, but I don’t remember him exploding at voters like he did in this incident today and hurling profanity the way he did,” Hume said. “There’s a number of things that are new about Joe Biden. He’s always tended to make gaffes, and if you’ve known him long enough you kind of get used to that and you think they’re kind of funny and they’re just part of who he is and they’re kind of harmless.”
This is despite the fact that he personally likes Biden, Hume said.
“He’s a genuinely nice guy, I’ve always liked him on a personal basis very much,” he said. “More recently, however, he’s begun to forget things. He didn’t know what state he is in. He couldn’t remember exactly where he was when he met with the Parkland students when he said he was in the White House, it was long after he had been out of the White House and that sort of thing, suggesting that he, like so many his age, is losing his memory and is getting senile.”
Democrats are rallying behind Biden despite the concerns, Hume said.
“At the moment, they are so eager to deny Bernie Sanders the nomination and to press forward with someone more familiar that I think this step is lost on Democratic voters,” he said. “But over time under the pressures of a campaign, who knows what will happen?”
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice