At the daily press briefing, a reporter asked her if she will “commit to releasing a comprehensive health report in the near future” and if the president will make a trip to Walter Reed Medical Center for a physical sometime soon. The reporter also noted that the last such report for Biden was released in 2019 during the presidential campaign.
“Absolutely,” Psaki replied. “I don’t have a timeline, but absolutely we will do that. And I’ll check and see when he’s due to go back to the doctor.”
Questions surrounding the 78-year-old Biden’s age and health have resurfaced recently after he tripped twice and fell while trying to climb up the Air Force One stairs two weeks ago. He is the oldest person to ever serve as U.S. president.
While Psaki said last Monday that Biden was “100% fine”, she could not say whether he saw a doctor after the tumble.
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In a turn of events, the House of Representatives made history on Friday with a vote to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), marking the first such expulsion in over two decades. A moment fraught with gravity unfolded as Speaker Mike Johnson wielded his gavel to formalize Santos’ removal, setting a precedent in congressional annals.
Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.
Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.
Within the GOP, conflicting opinions emerged, with Rep. Darrell Issa arguing against expulsion, citing the presumption of innocence. The tight-lipped stance of the House Ethics Committee played a pivotal role in the deliberations.
Conversely, members of the New York Republican delegation, led by Rep. Marc Molinaro, asserted Santos’ commission of crimes, justifying expulsion based on a comprehensive investigation.
Santos himself predicted the outcome in an exclusive morning interview on “FOX & Friends.” This vote not only underlines the House’s rare use of expulsion powers but also sets a critical precedent in handling members facing severe legal challenges.
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