President Joe Biden has long been ridiculed for his frequent mental lapses and seeming cognitive frailty, which continues to this day, as he’ll often freeze up or lose track of his thoughts during press conferences and other important functions.
According to the Daily Wire, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who served as a White House physician for former presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, has teamed with a dozen other GOP lawmakers in demanding that Biden submits to a cognitive test to prove to Americans that he’s able to perform his duties in a sound manner.
In the jointly-authored letter, the Republican lawmakers clearly express concerns that Biden isn’t able to represent the most powerful country in the world, adding that the American public should have nothing less than absolute confidence in their president.
“They deserve to know that he or she can perform the duties of Head of State and Commander in Chief. They deserve full transparency on the mental capabilities of their highest elected leader,” the lawmakers wrote. “To achieve this, we urge you to submit to a cognitive test immediately.”
They went on to add that once Biden completes such a test, he should make the results available to the public, “so the American people know the full mental and intellectual health of their President, and to set an example for all Presidents to follow going forward.”
The Republicans went on to point out that when Biden was pressed about his willingness to take a cognitive test while on the campaign trail, though he appeared offended by such a request, he ultimately conceded, saying at the time that he was “very willing to let the American public judge my physical, mental – my physical, as well as my mental fitness and to, you know, to make a judgment about who I am.”
Adding to their argument that Biden should submit to a cognitive test was their reminder that after public pressure, Trump took a similar test and passed with flying colors, letting the American people — and the world — know that he was more than ready to perform his duties as president.
Also within the lengthy letter, Jackson and his GOP colleagues highlighted a long list of especially concerning instances where Biden’s cognitive capacity was questionable, dialing in on some of the moments when Biden gets easy numbers and dates wrong, freezes up in mid-sentence, or forgets easy-to-remember events.
While it’s unlikely that Biden will submit to such a request from his political opponents, it’s definitely a fair demand, as we still have a long way to go in Biden’s presidency and his mental sharpness certainly does not appear to be improving, whatsoever.