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Three wobbly leaders compete for Washington's worst week

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2024
From The Left
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President Biden is an "elderly man with a poor memory." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doesn't have a firm grip on his conference. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) can't stop making rookie mistakes.

Why it matters: Washington's top leaders are stumbling and fumbling in public, giving their detractors fresh material — and free shots — to question their competence.

Driving the news: A week defined by GOP dysfunction took a sharp turn Thursday after special counsel Robert Hur released a scathing report alleging that Biden "willfully retained" classified materials after his vice presidency.

Hur concluded no criminal charges were warranted,...

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