September 17, 2021

GOP Senator: Is Biden Actually Calling the Shots?

  • Executive

By: Konrad Holden

In Brief: 
On Tuesday, Republican Senator James Risch of Idaho voiced concerns that someone other than the President has been running the Biden administration. He referred to a press conference from the day before when Biden began to ask a reporter a question and the camera feed unexpectedly cut off. Risch referred to the current administration as a “puppeteer act.” 

The Background: 
Many questions have been raised since Biden ran for president in 2020 about his mental state. His babble during speeches, blank stares, and angry outbursts at reporters have made many concerned that our commander-in-chief is not cognitively fit for office. 

Some have even speculated that someone else entirely is running the Biden administration. Earlier this week, that speculation made its way into the Senate chambers. 

Sen. James Risch of Idaho made comments to Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a hearing that he believes Biden is be controlled like a puppet: “[Biden] can’t even speak without someone in the White House censoring it or signing off on it...This is a puppeteer act, if you would, and we need to know who’s in charge and who is making the decisions.”

Risch was responding to an incident where the President was being briefed about wildfires in Idaho. The President said he wanted to ask someone a question and the feed was immediately cut. 

According to Risch, this adds to the pile of suspicious events indicating that someone else is making decisions at least about what Joe Biden says publicly. 

Notable Quotes: 

“There is not enough lipstick in the world to put on this pig to make it look any differently than what it actually is. The American people want to know who is responsible for this.” - Sen. James Risch (R-ID), referring to Afghanistan

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