Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said during an appearance on the Hugh Hewitt radio show that he thinks it would be best for President Joe Biden to stop making extemporaneous remarks for the rest of his presidency.
“[A]t this point, with just under three years to go in the Biden presidency, I genuinely think it would be best for all involved, to include Joe Biden, but especially for the American people, if the president would simply stop speaking publicly in an extemporaneous fashion,” he said. “He should not adlib in speeches when he’s reading from a teleprompter. And frankly, I don’t think he should continue to take questions or do press conferences.”
Cotton said that although Republicans have criticized Biden for not taking questions from the press, he thinks it may be safer and better for the country if Biden didn’t take them.
“There are plenty of grounds to criticize the President on the results and the outcomes of his policies and decisions,” Cotton added. “We don’t need to criticize him on the process point of his not answering enough questions if he’ll simply agree to stop answering questions, stop adlibbing and riffing off the cuff from a prepared speech on a teleprompter. If we could get three years of Joe Biden speaking in deliberate fashion on words that have been carefully reviewed and vetted, even if we disagree with those words, that would be safer than what happened over the last five days.”
Cotton makes a good point, although now that he has done so, it is highly unlikely any Democrats including Biden will agree to it.
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