(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) After watching in horror and concern as President Joe Biden stumbled, mumbled and blundered his way through a cloud of incoherence during several recent public appearances, Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, and 37 of his GOP colleagues have called for Biden to take a cognitive test.
Jackson, a former White House doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, urged Biden to “immediately undergo a formal cognitive screening exam, such as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment,” according to Fox News.
“Joe Biden has continually proven to me and to the world that something isn’t right,” Jackson said. “The American people deserve to have absolute confidence in their president’s cognitive ability.”
Biden IS NOT cognitively fit to be President. He’s destroying our country at every level. BAD things will happen if he stays in power for another 3 years. Something needs to be done FAST. There’s too much on the line. pic.twitter.com/FJ5pEgzfaf
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) February 10, 2022
In addition to restoring public confidence, Jackson said that a cognitive test is needed for “identifying and properly treating symptoms of impairment that are consistent with a variety of cognitive diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s, or multiple sclerosis.”
“This is not a partisan issue,” Jackson said. “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.
”Why won’t President Biden do the same?” Jackson asked.
The letter, which helpfully cc’ed Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci as well as Biden’s personal physician, was signed by 37 of Jackson’s Congressional colleagues, including Elise Stefanik, Andy Biggs, Lauren Boebert, Madison Cawthorn, and Marjorie Taylor Greene.
The letter cited a Politico poll that found 48% of Americans believe the president is not “mentally fit.”
“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,” they wrote in the letter, and listed several disturbing instances that sparked disconcertion.
“The Alzheimer’s Association lists ‘changes in mood and personality,’ including being more ‘easily upset’ as one of ten signs of mental decline,” the letter stated.
“You displayed this type of mood change during a cabinet meeting on January 24, 2022, when you apparently did not know your microphone was on after finishing your opening remarks, and you called a White House reporter a “stupid son of a b****” in response to a question asked on inflation.”
The letter also cited a press conference last December when Biden appeared unable to read or comprehend the numbers in front of him.
“When attempting to announce the total number of the population who had received a booster shot, you said, ’57… excuse me… 570… I don’t want to read it , I’m not sure I got the right number…’ before being corrected by Dr. Anthony Fauci with the right statistic of 57 million.”
The lawmakers were being kind in not piling on Biden’s recent blunders, like his eruption in Pennsylvania and a string of other slurs, invectives and dangerous delusion.
The letter also noted that Biden’s confusion, forgetfulness and mental decline have been an ongoing issue.
“On the campaign trail, you often forgot the names of states that you were in for campaign rallies,” the letter stated. “The Alzheimer’s Association points out ‘confusion with time or place’ as another of the ten signs and symptoms of mental decline.”
As further evidence, the letter referenced Biden last February forgetting the purpose of his visit to survey the winter storm damage in Texas.
“Lastly, in May 2021, you told a story from your tenure as Vice President in which you stated that you regularly visited your sick mother via Amtrak in 2013, even though she passed away in 2010.”
“The American people should have absolute confidence in their President,” the lawmakers wrote. “They deserve full transparency on the mental capabilities of their highest elected leader. To achieve this, we urge you to submit to a cognitive test immediately.
“We implore you to then publish the test results, so the American people know the full mental and intellectual health of their President, and to follow the example set before you.”
Headline USA’s Mark Pellin contributed to this report.