More than 50 House Republicans have signed on to a letter written by former White House doctor Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) asking President Joe Biden to take a cognitive test.
It’s the most co-signers Jackson has had on a letter calling for a review of Biden’s health. The latest letter includes House Republican leadership members like Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN), Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Conference Vice Chair Mike Johnson (R-LA).
“We again write to you to express concern with your current cognitive state and to urge you to submit to a cognitive test immediately. We believe that, regardless of gender, age, or political party, all Presidents should follow the example set by former President Trump to document and demonstrate sound mental abilities,” the letter says.
“While you have largely brushed aside these assertions as partisan political attacks, the left-leaning New York Times recently published an article outlining all of this in great detail,” the letter continues. “According to the New York Times, the increased scrutiny surrounding your cognitive state has been fueled by your recent public appearances.”
From Fox News:
The New York Times story referenced by Jackson’s letter cites a poll showing that most Democrats do not want Biden to be the party’s nominee in 2024. The most prominent reason for that, according to the poll: His age.
Meanwhile, Politico reported last month that Democrats are privately raising concerns about Biden’s age, as he approaches octogenarian status. And the New York Times reported that Biden’s age is a “deep concern” for Democrat officials.
“The American people should have absolute confidence in their President, knowing that he or she can perform their duties as Head of State and Commander in Chief,” the letter, which cites a cognitive test former President Donald Trump took while in office, says. “They deserve full transparency on the mental capabilities of their highest elected leader”
Jackson shared the story on Twitter, saying “Joe Biden’s cognitive decline has gotten SO bad, even Democrats and the mainstream media are starting to acknowledge it! Today, I’m renewing my call for Biden to take a cognitive test. We DESERVE to know what The White House is hiding from us!!”
Joe Biden’s cognitive decline has gotten SO bad, even Democrats and the mainstream media are starting to acknowledge it! Today, I’m renewing my call for Biden to take a cognitive test. We DESERVE to know what The White House is hiding from us!! https://t.co/IPMWRLiKiH
— Ronny Jackson (@RepRonnyJackson) July 27, 2022