Biden’s mental acuity, Trump’s courtroom drama, and Congress’ gridlock make DC a mess.

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In order to defend his client’s mental acuity, the attorney for the president appears on television. In the process of winning one extraordinary court challenge, the presumptive nominee for the Republican presidential nomination is on the verge of losing another. In the meantime, the speaker of the House is attempting to figure out how to convince his rowdy caucus to enact legislation that they are in favor of.

Washington, which has never been a neat place, has become a complete and utter mess.

A good place to begin is at the White House. Bob Bauer, the personal attorney for Vice President Joe Biden, defended the mental competence of the commander in chief on Sunday. He also accused the special prosecutor who questioned the commander’s mental fitness in his investigative report of having political motivations.

According to Bauer, who was speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” “You have to wonder” whether Robert Hur made derogatory comments about Biden’s memory in order to “placate” Republicans who would be furious with the decision not to charge the president for his handling of secret data.
In the meantime, during oral arguments on Thursday, Supreme Court judges in Washington, District of Columbia, indicated that they were likely to block petitions to prevent Donald Trump from being included on the ballot in Colorado and other states, which would be a victory for him. However, his contention that he ought to be granted presidential immunity from criminal prosecution was unanimously rejected by a panel of the appeals court two days earlier.

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This is a more significant loss, and it significantly raises the likelihood that he will be tried on criminal charges relating to the attack that occurred on January 6 before the day of the election.

All of this obscured the disaster that occurred on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, when House Speaker Mike Johnson, a Republican from Louisiana, lost back-to-back votes on Republican objectives that he had anticipated to pass. One of the votes was to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and the other vote was to give aid to Israel.

Of course, we have had presidents who were in trouble, Congresses that were unable to reach a consensus, and campaigns that were provocative in the past, but rarely all at the same time.
The breadth of dysfunction that occurred in the span of a week may signal a new peak in recent times, despite the fact that crisis is not something that official Washington is unfamiliar with. Or it is low.

Hello to the next nine months

Even though there are ongoing discussions over whether or not Biden’s age is a hindrance and whether or not Trump will be convicted of a felony, both candidates continue to be on the fast track to win the presidential nomination of their respective parties.

Over ninety-six percent of the votes were cast for Vice President Joe Biden in the first sanctioned Democratic primary that took place this month in South Carolina. His opponents, Marianne Williamson, an inspirational author, and Dean Phillips, a congressman from Minnesota, both received only around two percent of the vote.

Trump and Nikki Haley, a former ambassador to the United Nations, are the only candidates left in the Republican race, which formerly consisted of a large number of candidates. According to recent polls that were averaged by, he is now leading her by a margin of 2-1, 65%-32%, in the next Republican primary election, which will take place in her home state of South Carolina.
This is in spite of the results of a recent poll conducted by ABC News and Ipsos, which reveals that voters are extremely uneasy about both of the main candidates. In the online survey that was conducted on Friday and Saturday, 86 percent of respondents believed that Biden, who is 81 years old, was too elderly to serve another term, while 61 percent believed that Trump, who is 77 years old, was too old.

In spite of the fact that their nominations are very certain to be secured, the groundwork has been laid for the most protracted general election in the history of the United States, which appears to be among the most cruel elections. Biden is portrayed as weak by the Republican Party. The Democratic Party considers Trump to be dangerous.

The Republicans brought attention to the fact that the special counsel referred to Biden as “an elderly man with a poor memory,” an even more derogatory assessment. While appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Alabama Senator Tom Cotton referred to Biden as “a failed president, and the Democratic Party knows the only way to stop Donald Trump from being elected this fall is to convict him and imprison him.”

Democrats came together in support of Biden. “This kind of sense that he’s not ready for this job is just a bucket of BS that’s so deep, your boots will get stuck in it,” Mitch Landrieu, who is a co-chair of the campaign, said on the NBC program “Meet the Press.”

As a result of Trump’s remarks made during a rally in South Carolina on Saturday, there was a great deal of outrage. He stated that he had informed a European leader who wishes to remain nameless that if he were elected president, he would not defend nations that were members of the NATO alliance but had not paid all of their dues. “In fact, I would encourage (Russia) to do whatever they want,” said the politician. “You’ve got to pay.”

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Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware voiced his opposition to the idea that NATO is a protection racket on the program “This Week” on ABC. “It’s a security alliance.”

Republicans were unfazed by the results.

“I have zero concern” about what he said, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida stated in a dismissive manner on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Next, he continued by saying, “However, there must be a coalition.”

That ray of bipartisan light? No more

There was one glimmer of hope that was shared by all parties, but it was extinguished throughout the course of the past week as well.

On Wednesday, Republicans in the Senate worked to prevent the passage of a legislative package that was worth $118 billion and included provisions to strengthen the southern border with Mexico and to provide assistance to Ukraine. A conservative Republican from Oklahoma named James Lankford, a liberal Democrat from Connecticut named Chris Murphy, and an independent from Arizona named Kyrsten Sinema had been working together for several weeks to negotiate it.

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The prospects in the Senate had been favorable, but they were already challenging in the House until Trump criticized it, thereby ensuring that it would not achieve its goals.
“It was not a very productive week in Washington, D.C., whether it was for the Congress or for the president,” said Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, in an appearance on ABC. “It was not a very productive week.” “And I think that’s what frustrates people when you look around the country.”

Currently, the question that is being asked in Washington is not how things will improve in the future.

This is the question: can they get even worse?

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