In response to Democratic worries over the president’s age, more than fifty Republicans have demanded that Vice President Biden undergo a cognitive test.
As the president’s opponents, and even some supporters, doubt his fitness for the post at his advanced age of 79, more than fifty Republicans in the House of Representatives have called for Vice President Joe Biden to undergo a cognitive test on Wednesday.
The letter, sent to President Biden and organized by Representative Ronny Jackson of Texas, received the signatures of fifty-four Republicans. This is an increase from 13 co-signers on a letter that Jackson led in June 2021 that was identical to this one and from 37 co-signers on a note similar to this one in February.
Key members of the House Republican leadership, such as Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-Ind), Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), and Republican Conference Vice Chair Mike Johnson (R-La. ), are also signatories to the most recent letter.
“We are writing to you again to convey our worry about your present state of cognition and to strongly encourage you to undergo a cognitive test as soon as possible. The letter says, “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.” “We believe that all Presidents should follow the example set by former President Trump to document and demonstrate sound mental abilities.”
The letter continues by stating, “While you have mostly dismissed these accusations as partisan political assaults, the left-leaning New York Times just published a piece documenting all of this in great detail.” “Recent public appearances of yours have, in the opinion of The New York Times, been a major contributing factor to the heightened attention surrounding your mental health.”
But it seems that this is a game we cannot win. If the evidence demonstrates that Joe is not where he claims to be, then we get Kamala Harris. If it establishes that both of them are off their rockers, then we get Nancy Pelosi. It’s a loss, lose, lose scenario.