Representative Ronny Jackson (R-TX) said on Thursday that he called on President Joe Biden to submit to a cognitive test. This test can help prove the president’s mental capability. It will show that he remains competent as commander-in-chief of the United States.
Signature Campaign For Biden
Jackson said that he circulated a letter among House GOP members demanding that Biden take a cognitive test. This can help determine his capability and prove that he remains capable of leading the country.
Jackson began collecting signatures for his letter this week during GOP meetings and House votes. At least thirteen House Republicans signed the letter.
Jackson then went to Twitter to share that he sent the letter to Biden, to Biden personal physician Kevin O’Connor, and to Dr. Anthony Fauci. “Given the precedent set and President Biden’s CLEAR mental struggles, I believe it’s past time he takes a cognitive test,” he tweeted, which also included his letter to the President.
Trump Established A Precedent
Jackson also pointed out that former President Donald Trump established a precedent during his administration. As Democrats criticized Trump and questioned his mental capability to lead the nation, Trump took a cognitive test at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
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Afterward, Trump announced he aced the test. In addition, Jackson declared that Trump, despite a junk food diet, possessed excellent cardiac health. He also scored a perfect 30 out of 30 on a cognitive test. Finally, Trump weighed exactly one pound below obese levels.
Jackson, a retired Navy admiral and former physician for Presidents Trump and Barack Obama want Biden to follow. “So my point is that President Trump had to submit to that, even when I was his physician.
I mean, the precedent’s already been set. We did it and President Trump did it. And Biden, in his position, and his medical team, need to follow the lead now.”
Biden’s Campaign Gaffes
Despite his White House experience, Jackson never treated nor evaluatedBiden in his capacity as a physician. However, it didn’t stop him from attacking Biden’s cognitive abilities since the 2020 presidential campaign.
Last October, Jackson said he was convinced that Biden “does not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability to serve as our commander in chief and head of state”. He based his declaration on a series of gaffes Biden committed during his campaign.
Meanwhile, ABC News reported last year that Trump’s Homeland Security Department withheld an intelligence bulletin about Biden’s mental condition. It warned that Russia engaged in a misinformation campaign that promoted “allegations about the poor mental health” of then-candidate Biden.
Biden is the Oldest President
The current President is now 78 years old. He made history by becoming the US’s oldest president. Despite his old age, Biden maintained a breakneck schedule as he tries to manage the day-to-day affairs of being President.
Last month, White House officials said the president will take an annual physical exam later this year. The administration promised to make the results publicly available.
Watch Sky News Australia’s video reporting that Trump and Obama’s former physician writes to President Biden urging him to submit a ‘cognitive test’:
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