In an interview last week, Vice President Harris stated that she is prepared for the presidency, amidst concerns regarding the age of President Biden.
“I am ready to serve. There’s no question about that,” said in a conversation with the Wall Street Journal.
Harris stated in the interview that all who observe her work are cognizant of her leadership prowess, a statement made mere days prior to a special counsel report reigniting doubts regarding Biden’s mental capacity and age.
Robert Hur, the president’s special counsel, declined to file charges against him for the improper handling of classified documents.
Biden responded in a fraught press conference on Thursday, defending his mental fitness and memory to assume the presidency.
However, the remarks included in the report further fueled ongoing doubts regarding whether Biden, who is 81 years old, ought to be vying for re-election to a second term in the White House.
The age of former President Trump, Biden’s leading Republican opponent in the presidential campaign, is 77.
A staggering 86% of Americans, according to a survey conducted by ABC News/Ipsos following the publication of the special counsel’s report, believe Biden is too old to serve in office.
Concurrently, over half of respondents (59 percent) believe that both Biden and Trump are too elderly.
Harris, 59, has previously stated that she is prepared to assume the presidency if required to do so, but she dismissed doubts regarding Biden’s suitability to serve as commander in chief.