According to a new report from Fox News, nearly 40 members of congress are encouraging President Biden to take a cognitive test similar to the one taken by former President Donald Trump. Recent polls show the number of Americans concerned about Biden’s mental health is growing.
“Former physician to the president Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, led a letter with 37 of his GOP colleagues to Biden on Tuesday expressing their ‘concern’ with Biden’s ‘current cognitive state,’” Fox reports.
“My colleagues and I are again asking President Biden to immediately undergo a formal cognitive screening exam, such as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA),” Jackson says.
“As a former physician to three Presidents of the United States, I know what it takes mentally and physically to execute the duties of Commander-in-Chief and Head of State,” Jackson continued. “Joe Biden has continually proven to me and to the world that something isn’t right. The American people deserve to have absolute confidence in their President’s cognitive ability.”
“This is not a partisan issue. When I discussed taking a cognitive test with President Trump, he was eager to assure the American people and to put the fake news media’s stories to bed,” the former presidential doctor wrote. “Why won’t President Biden do the same?”
“We can only assume the worst if he doesn’t submit to the same standard that his own party demanded of the last Administration,” he added. “The precedent has been set.”
Jackson shared the story on Twitter:
“I was a White House physician to three U.S. Presidents, and I can tell you something isn’t right with Joe Biden’s cognitive state. My colleagues and I are AGAIN asking Biden to take a cognitive test!”
I was a White House physician to three U.S. Presidents, and I can tell you something isn’t right with Joe Biden's cognitive state. My colleagues and I are AGAIN asking Biden to take a cognitive test!
— Ronny Jackson (@RepRonnyJackson) February 9, 2022