Fifty-three U.S. lawmakers joined with former White House doctor Ronny Jackson by signing a letter demanding that President Joe Biden take a cognitive examination and immediately share the results with the public.
All the lawmakers are Republicans, and Dr. Jackson is the former White House physician for both former Presidents Obama and Trump.
“While you underwent your annual physical exam on November 19, 2021, you either did not face a cognitive test or those results were withheld from the public,” Jackson wrote in the signed letter.
“White House Physician Kevin O’Connor, D.O., attested to you being ‘fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency in a very superficial, and purely physical manner; however, we are worried about your mental abilities,” Jackson added.
The letter included several different ways that the confidence of the public is decreasing regarding Biden’s cognitive abilities.
For instance, 66% of voters believe that he should take a cognitive test. And 56% are not confident that Biden is physically and mentally able to fulfill his duties as president. That is a 39-point shift from October of 2020.
A total of 64% of voters believe that Biden has shown signs that he is too old to fulfill his duties. And only 33% of the voters approve of the job Biden is doing.
The letter focused on the fact that even the New York Times published an extensive report highlighting numerous concerns that exist about Biden’s mental ability.
“The increased scrutiny surrounding your cognitive state has been fueled by your recent public appearances, during which you shuffle your feet when you walk, often slur your words, lose your train of thought, have trouble summoning names, and appear momentarily confused,” the letter stated. “All of this was exemplified during your most recent trip to the Middle East, where you claimed that we must ‘keep alive the truth and honor of the Holocaust,’ among other things.”
I’ve NEVER seen a doctor who couldn’t answer simple questions about their patient – so why are we getting the SILENT treatment from Dr. O’Connor? The White House is afraid of a question about Biden’s cognitive decline. They can’t keep hiding it forever!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) July 26, 2022