House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) again called for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to skip his first debate with President Donald Trump, scheduled for next week.
"I just think that the president has no fidelity to fact or truth and actually in his comments the last few days," Pelosi said on CBS News Friday. "No fidelity to the Constitution of the United States. He and his henchmen are a danger ... to our democracy." She added: "Why bother?"
The Trump campaign didn't respond to a request for comment.
There has been rampant speculation about Biden's health in recent months, with some observers noticing the 78-year-old former vice president has slowed down in recent days. President Trump, meanwhile, has focused on Biden's lack of public appearances, his relatively light schedule, and lack of questions from legacy news outlets.
"Supposing he never campaigns and he wins, you know how badly I'm going to feel? I'm working hard, and you've got to work hard," Trump said of Biden in Jacksonville on Thursday evening.
Biden's campaign also called a lid, or a memorandum for reporters covering his campaign meaning there will be no further availability for public statements, at 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Biden and Trump will face off on Sept. 29 in a debate moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace.
“Don’t tell anybody I told you this. Especially don’t tell Joe Biden. I don’t think that there should be any debates,” Pelosi said in a news conference in late August. “I do not think that the president of the United States has comported himself in a way … that has any association with truth, evidence, data and facts.”
"The president is constantly prepping," said Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, in comments to reporters this month. "We obviously will be well prepared for the debates. We’re not taking it for granted."