President Joe Biden must undergo a cognitive test or withdraw from the 2024 presidential run, according to a letter being circulated in the House of Representatives by Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who worked as the White House physician for several presidents.
The congressman has previously led demands for the president to undergo a cognitive test; nevertheless, Fox News was the first to report on the newest letter, which was sent on the day that Biden finally announced he would be running for reelection.
“We urge you to resign immediately as well as renounce your reelection bid, or to consent to a clinically certified cognitive screening evaluation and make the results public,” Jackson said in the letter to Biden.
“Questions along with worries surrounding your cognitive abilities were raised when you initially declared your bid to run in the 2020 presidential election,” Jackson continued. “Those worries have only grown as it has become more obvious that you are mentally deteriorating and forgetting things since you were elected.”
In the letter, Biden’s age is acknowledged, along with the polls that show the majority of voters believe he is mentally unfit for the position as president and an overwhelming majority who believe all presidential contenders, regardless of their age, must pass a competency test. Biden is 80 years old and would be 86 at the completion of a second term.
The letter argues that “the American people should have complete confidence in their President and trust that he or she is capable of carrying out their responsibilities as Head of State and the Commander in Chief. The American people so demand thorough disclosure of the highest elected leader’s mental capability.”
The government has rejected requests that the president put himself through these tests.
When Republican presidential contender Nikki Haley asked for legislators past the age of 75 to take a mental fitness test, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre asserted that previous attacks on Biden’s mental wellness had failed.
“We’ve heard these kinds of insults or statements before, you know. And, you know, if you think back to 2020, they attacked the president there and claimed he was unable to accomplish it, but he defeated them,” Jean-Pierre stated in February.
Republicans have through Wednesday to endorse the letter, according to Fox News.
Using a video on social media, Biden declared his candidacy for reelection on Tuesday. Joel Pollak of Breitbart News highlighted that the president’s launch video did not mention any of his first-term accomplishments or his plans for a second term if he were to be reelected.
Instead, Biden’s video discussed abortion (also known as “personal freedom”) and “MAGA extremists,” who the president claimed must be fought in what he refers to as the “battle for the soul of our nation.”