During a recent speech on healthcare policy, President Biden shared a personal story about a nurse who provided care to him during a hospital stay. While some saw the story as an example of the compassionate care that nurses provide, others in the Republican camp viewed it as a breach of personal privacy and a sign of the president’s mental decline.
Biden described the nurse, who he said was named Pearl Nelson, as going above and beyond to provide care to him. “She’d whisper in my ear, I couldn’t understand, but she’d whisper, and she’d lean down and actually breathe on me to make sure there was a human connection,” he said. However, some Republicans saw this as an overshare of personal medical details, and they were quick to attack the president for it.
Critics like radio host Jenna Ellis and conservative commentator Justin T. Haskins called for Biden’s removal from office, while others mocked him for his odd choice of words.
However, it should be noted that this is not the first time Biden has shared this particular anecdote, and it seems likely that he simply forgot that he had already told the story. Nonetheless, the incident highlights the ongoing attacks from Republicans against the Biden administration.