(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Nikki Haley took aim at her competitors in the presidential race, humorously suggesting that former President Trump might benefit from employing President Biden’s legal counsel. This came after a federal special counsel decided not to press charges against Biden for possessing classified documents, while Trump is facing legal action for a similar issue.
Haley pointed out on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter, the apparent inconsistency in how the two cases were handled. She highlighted that both Biden and Trump had mishandled classified information, and if Biden’s age and memory issues were considered a valid defense, then Trump could arguably use the same defense.
The special counsel investigating Biden referred to him as an “elderly man with a poor memory” to justify the decision not to charge him, despite Biden occasionally forgetting significant details like his tenure as vice president and the year his son passed away.
Trump has also faced scrutiny regarding his age and its impact on his cognitive abilities. Both Biden, who is 81, and Trump, who is 79, would set records for being the oldest president in U.S. history by the end of a second term.
Haley has been vocal about the need for younger leadership within the Republican Party, often criticizing Trump for not being the same leader she endorsed in 2016. Despite lagging behind Trump in national polls, Haley is focusing on a strong showing in the South Carolina primary, hoping a victory in her home state could shift the momentum in her favor.
In addition to her comments about Trump, Haley reiterated her call for Biden to undergo a mental competency test, a stance she has maintained since launching her presidential campaign. She expressed concern about Biden’s ability to recall significant life events and stressed the importance of having a mentally capable individual in the presidency. Haley’s campaign issued a statement emphasizing the need for transparency regarding the president’s cognitive health.
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