During a conversation on The Stephen A. Smith Show, Sen. Cory “Spartacus” Booker (D-NJ) defended President Biden’s advanced age and questionable mental fitness, claiming he does not see “any deterioration” mentally.
“I’ve said this publicly. I think that the Democratic Party — and I’ve used these words, so I’m not aiming it to anybody specifically — but I said the Democratic Party should be ashamed of itself because you pride yourself on being progressives, but you’re relying on an 82-year-old at the time of election to win re-election,” Smith said, asking, “How in God’s name are we in that kind of predicament in the year 2023, where you’re relying on an 82-year-old man to come to the rescue to defeat a former president that’s got like 91 counts of federal charges against them? For crying out loud, how the hell did that happen?”
Booker argued that age is just a number: “There is a spread, and everybody’s obsessed with a number and that doesn’t tell the whole story. This is what I know about Joe Biden, because I’m a human being, when I’m hanging out with him I’m looking close. That’s right, does he have it? Is he listening to me? Can he hear me? Is he gonna doze off on me?” Booker said.
“I’ve sat up in the Oval Office, and he’s known more about facts than people on his staff does. He physically — look, I’ll play one-on-one with him. He wants to challenge me to a push-up contest, I’ll take you on, Joe Biden — but his intellectual rigor is 100 percent there,” Booker said.
“All I’m saying is this I know a couple things. I have no disrespect to the legacy of Ronald Reagan, but the stories I’ve heard about the state of his mental conditioning and his second term, I think it’s right to question that,” Booker said. “But what I do see [in Biden] is a proven record. The biggest infrastructure act in this country’s history.”
“I have seen no intellectual diminution,” Booker added. “I haven’t seen anything that makes me say I can’t support this guy.”
Booker is simply trying to gaslight Americans, who can all see that Biden is barely functioning both physically and mentally. No one, including Booker, believes that Biden is capable of leading this country now, much less through another term.