Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday came out swinging with a full-throated defence of President Joe Biden within the wake of an unflattering report on his conduct by a Republican special prosecutor.
Ms Harris was talking within the Indian Treaty Room on the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at an occasion hosted by the White House’s gun violence prevention workplace when she addressed the matter of Mr Hur’s report, which critics have assailed as together with gratuitous assaults on the president even as it introduced that he won’t face any felony costs stemming from the invention of categorised paperwork at his Delaware dwelling.
She stated she has been “privileged and proud to serve as vice president of the United States” beneath Mr Biden, and stated Mr Hur’s remarks on Mr Biden’s age and reminiscence had been “gratuitous, inaccurate, and inappropriate”.
Ms Harris additionally famous that the interview with Mr Biden which figured prominently in Mr Hur’s report befell simply after the 7 October Hamas assaults on Israel.
“It was an intense moment for the commander-in-chief of the United States of America. And I was in almost every meeting with the president in the hours and days that followed. Countless hours with the secretary of defense, the secretary of state, the heads of our intelligence community, and the president was in front of it and on top of it all, asking questions and requiring that America’s military and intelligence community and diplomatic community would figure out and know how many people were dead, how many are Americans, how many hostages,” she stated.
“He was in front of it all, coordinating and directing leaders in charge of America’s national security, not to mention our allies around the globe.”
Ms Harris added that “the way that the presidents demeanour” had been characterised by Mr Hur “could not be more wrong on the facts”.
“Clearly, it was politically motivated and gratuitous,” she stated. “I will say that when it comes to the role and responsibility of a prosecutor in a situation like that, we should expect there would be a higher level of integrity and than what we saw.”