The White House declined to comment on the GOP letter, but said in May that Biden would be going for a medical checkup this year and would be transparent about the results.
US President Joe Biden
A former White House physician has called on US President Joe Biden to undergo a cognitive test as the 78-year-old’s performance over the past months has raised qualms about his mental capabilities.
Ronny Jackson, who currently serves as a congressman but used to work as former US President Donald Trump’s doctor, led a group of 14 Republicans who sent Biden a letter on Thursday urging him to take a cognitive test to prove he is mentally fit to be commander in chief.
Jackson and his Republican colleagues expressed “concern” about Biden’s cognitive state and cited several examples of potential memory lapses, including apparently forgetting the name of his cabinet members and seemingly blanking on the often-quoted first line of the US Declaration of Independence.
“Unfortunately, your mental decline and forgetfulness have become more apparent over the past 18 months,” Jackson and the GOP reps wrote in…
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