Garland must release audio tapes of Biden’s Special Counsel interview

July 10, 2024, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement demanding that Attorney General Merrick Garland release the audio tapes of President Joe Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur:

“The Democrats are roiled in controversy over President Joe Biden’s fitness to continue to be their nominee and in truth to continue to serve out his current term.  While much is couched in political terms, the glaring question is whether the President is able to perform his duties. While Biden has repeatedly refused to take a cognitive test and release the results saying that he has one every day, Democrats should take him at his word. On October 6 & 7 of 2023 more than nine months ago, Special Counsel Robert Hur interviewed Biden related to the classified documents case. Hur described an enfeebled Biden in his report. While the report has been released, the Biden administration has attacked Hur for his characterization. If Democrats are actually concerned about our country and not just their November election chances, they will join House GOP members in publicly demanding that Attorney General Merrick Garland release the audio files of the Hur/Biden interview.

“If Biden is correct and he demonstrates his cognitive capacity to the public’s satisfaction in the Hur interview and the special counsel was wrong in his judgment, the rightful concern caused by his glitch debate performance can be set aside. However, the Biden administration’s insistence that the interview audio file not be publicly released even as they continue to attack Hur’s assessment leads any reasonable person to believe that the Biden America saw in the debate is exactly who is sitting in the Oval Office.

“The bottom line is that if Democrats are truly concerned by Biden’s apparent mental deterioration, they should demand Garland release the tape.  If it is all just political maneuvering because Biden is going to get his clock cleaned by Donald Trump, then they should continue their silence on the tape issue.  The sad fact is that none of these pearl clutchers were at all surprised that the President is not functioning on all cylinders. What they are upset about is that the American public now knows it.

“It is time that the Attorney General release the audio file, and if Biden is the confused old man described by Hur, he should resign from office without any shame. In this increasingly dangerous world, it is time for the truth about the mental competency of this president.”

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