Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) pushed a conspiracy theory Friday that a Democratic “deep state” run by former President Obama is seeking to prevent President Biden from being the Democratic presidential nominee this fall.
Patrick alluded to the controversy Thursday when a special counsel — who had previously been appointed to a position by former President Trump — issued a report that said no criminal charges would be brought against Biden for his handling of classified documents outside a secure setting.
Karl Rove, the former strategist to President George W. Bush, just this week described the idea that Michelle Obama could run as a Democratic candidate for president as “pure lunacy,” though he did suggest it was possible Biden could bow out because of concerns about his age. Rove’s remarks came before the release of special counsel Robert Hur’s report.