(Headline USA) President Joe Biden’s sister excused his embarrassing gaffes this week and claimed he is “totally capable” of being president.
Valerie Biden Owens, 76, told “Good Morning Britain” that her brother’s habit of misspeaking is not that big of a deal and dismissed criticisms of his mental state.
“His gaffes are truths,” she said. “He speaks the truth. And is he capable? I mean, watch him. Look at him. I mean, judge for yourself.”
I’ve always said Joe Biden’s “gaffes” aren’t gaffes at all but his actual thoughts & feelings especially on issues of race & national security.
His own sister said “his gaffes are truths…Sometimes it comes out in a different way & people call it a gaffe. He speaks the truth.’” pic.twitter.com/CsiCOEhunZ
— PARIS (@PARISDENNARD) May 10, 2022
“He speaks the truth,” she insisted. “Sometimes it comes out in a different way, and people call it a gaffe.”
Owens has defended her brother’s rhetorical blunders throughout his political career. Just last month, she tried to spin him out of an international crisis after he declared in a speech that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.”
“Well, first of all, when anybody says Joe’s ‘gaffe,’ a gaffe is, he speaks the truth,” Owens said at the time.
“Joe had just come from spending the afternoon with moms and their children that have been, families destroyed by what’s happening in Ukraine. That’s Joe. He knows what grief and that pain is.”
Plenty of Americans, however, see a pattern in the president’s behavior and have attributed it to mental decline:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 14, 2022