The US presidential candidate from the Democratic party, 77-year-old Joe Biden, if he wins the election, may not live to see the inauguration for health reasons. This opinion was expressed by the Republican Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, Dan Forest, according to the Washington Post.
According to the newspaper, these statements by Forest were heard at his campaign meeting with voters in one of the settlements of North Carolina.
“We all know that Sleepy Joe (Biden – Ed.) Probably won’t make it until January 20 (inauguration day). Therefore, there is a good chance that (vice presidential candidate) Kamala Harris could be your president. It’s not funny, ”said the vice governor.
At the same time, Forest described Harris, which in recent years has represented California in the US Senate, as “the most leftist candidate.”
In the United States, in the event of the death, resignation, or removal from office of the head of state, his powers are transferred to the vice president. This procedure is fixed in the law on the succession of presidential power from 1947.
Earlier, on August 25, Biden and Harris promised to take tests for coronavirus infection on a regular basis.
On August 21, Biden officially agreed to run for the Democratic presidency. During his speech, he promised that if he wins, the United States will overcome the “era of darkness”, and also said that the country is ready to eradicate systemic racism .
The current President Donald Trump said that the Democrats will win only if the election results are rigged .
The next US presidential election will be held on November 3.