Congress Republicans sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Wednesday asking him to take a cognitive test due to severe doubts among allies and opponents about his ability to hold office.
The letter, led by Texas Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, was signed by 54 GOP members of Congress, including key members of leadership such as Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (IN), conference chair Elise Stefanik (NY), and conference vice chair Mike Johnson (LA).
“We again write to you to express concern with your current cognitive state and to urge you to submit to a cognitive test immediately,” the letter reads. “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.”
In the missive, the representatives cite a New York Times (NYT) article detailing why Democrats do not want Biden to run for re-election in 2024. “According to The New York Times, the increased scrutiny surrounding your cognitive state has been fueled by your recent public appearances,” the congressmen write.
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Rep. Jackson has been one of the GOP voices most emphatic about President Biden’s mental unfitness to continue in office.
“I have long said there would come a time when I was not the only one discussing Joe Biden’s cognitive decline. That time is now,” Jackson, who served as White House physician during the Obama administration, told Fox News Digital.
“This is not a political issue, it’s common sense. If Joe Biden is confident in his ability to excel at a cognitive test the way President Trump did, he can easily put his fellow Democrats’ fears to rest with this one simple test.”
Tomás Lugo, journalist and writer. Born in Venezuela and graduated in Social Communication. Has written for international media outlets. Currently living in Colombia // Tomás Lugo, periodista y articulista. Nacido en Venezuela y graduado en Comunicación Social. Ha escrito para medios internacionales. Actualmente reside en Colombia.