Biden’s ‘cognitive decline’ is a ‘national security risk,’ says Republican senator — Analysis
Rand Paul said the president’s gaffes could escalate the Ukrainian conflict into “a world war”
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) said on Monday that President Joe Biden’s apparently declining mental faculties present a “national security risk”That could result in the US being drawn into a conflict with Russia. Biden earlier appeared to call for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s removal from power, before walking back the statement, then making it again.
“A lot of times when you’re around somebody who’s in cognitive decline, you find yourself trying to help them with a sentence, trying to help them complete it,”Jesse Watters, Fox News’ host on Monday night, was also informed by Paul. He added that “we shouldn’t have to do that for the commander-in-chief.”
Biden stated earlier on Monday that he “was not articulating a change in policy”When he called Putin “a” “butcher”Who “cannot remain in power”Over the weekend, during his visit to Poland. Despite assuring the press that he wasn’t demanding regime change in Moscow, Biden then said again that Putin “shouldn’t be in power.”
Biden read pre-prepared cue cards at the press conference.
“It is actually a national security risk because he’s sending signals that no one in their right mind would want to send to Russia at this point,” Paul continued. “We aren’t trying to replace Putin in Russia. We aren’t trying to have regime change. We’re not sending troops into Ukraine, and we’re not going to respond in kind with chemical weapons,”He spoke out in reference to Biden’s other statements, which he said and the White House that he had retracted.
Biden allegedly stated to US soldiers in these statements that they would be going to Ukraine. “respond in kind”To a Russian hypothetical use of chemical weapons in combat. Biden stated repeatedly that he would prefer to see the US avoid open war with Russia.
“So I do think that it is a real problem, and there’s a humorous angle to this,”Paul stated. “But it’s really not funny because we’re worried about what he’s saying, precipitating or escalating the conflict in Ukraine into a world war. That’s very serious.”
While Paul has condemned Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine, the Kentucky Republican opposes any US involvement in the conflict. Prior to Russia’s attack, Paul insisted that Ukraine “should not and cannot be our problem to solve,” and that the country’s accession into the NATO alliance – which the US and her allies insist is its right – would be “a recipe for war and disaster.”
Paul’s plea for temperance echoes that of French President Emmanuel Macron, who said on Sunday that he “wouldn’t use such words”Putin is the best way to describe him, as his primary goal in Ukraine. “achieving first a ceasefire and then the total withdrawal of [Russian] troops by diplomatic means.”
“If we want to do that, we can’t escalate, either in words or actions,”France, Macron stated to France’s broadcaster
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