Congressman Ronny Jackson – the former physician to both Barack Obama and Donald Trump – has written to Joe Biden urging the president to submit a cognitive test to “document and demonstrate sound mental abilities”.
“The American people should have absolute confidence in their president,” he writes. “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.” The letter details examples of President Biden’s “mental decline” and “forgetfulness” which range from forgetting the name of the Pentagon to mixing up a phrase in the Declaration of Independence.
Congressman Jackson points out that President Biden did agree to do a cognitive test while campaigning last year and that Donald Trump “excelled” in his test after politicians and the media “clamoured” for him to sit one.
The letter encourages Joe Biden to follow in Donald Trump’s footsteps. “We encourage you to follow the example set by President Trump, by undergoing a cognitive test as soon as possible and immediately making the results available for the American people.”
The letter was signed by 13 other members of Congress.