Dr. Ronny Jackson, the Republican U.S. representative for TX-13 and former White House physician, took to Twitter this week to accuse President Joe Biden of cognitive function “comparable to a child.”
At this point, Biden’s cognitive function is comparable to a child’s. He has NO IDEA where he is, what he’s doing, or what he’s saying. HE CAN’T EVEN READ OFF A TELEPROMPTER! This is tragic. Biden needs to resign or the cabinet needs to step in. This has gone TOO FAR!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) July 13, 2022
The tweet comes in light of Biden’s long list of gaffes and questionable behaviors.
Recently, the president appeared to read stage instructions from his teleprompter (“End of quote, repeat the line”) and was seen carrying a cue card of simple instructions for an event, such as walking into the room, saying hello to guests, and taking his seat.
One Twitter user wrote, “Joe Biden isn’t senile, guys. His handlers just have to give him step by step directions for every single thing that he does.”
Biden’s numerous gaffes have led to many citizens’ concern of whether the president is mentally fit to lead the nation.
In fact, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, 54 percent of Americans believe Biden does not have the “mental sharpness it takes to serve effectively as president.”
A Politico/Morning Consult poll found that when asked whether Biden is mentally fit, “voters are almost evenly split, with 46 percent saying he is and 48 percent disagreeing.”
In January 2022, a Newsmax reporter asked Biden if he knew why “such large segments of the American electorate” held this concern. “I have no idea,” the president replied.
Questions about Biden’s mental capacity have been raised for years now. During a Democrat 2020 presidential debate, candidate Julian Castro asked Biden, “Are you already forgetting what you said two minutes ago?”
Despite such concerns, Biden has yet to take a cognitive test. U.S. Rep. Jackson, who was a White House physician for three different presidents and administered Trump’s cognitive exam, offered to perform the exam on Biden and created a petition website to call for the evaluation.
“Biden needs to resign or the cabinet needs to step in,” Jackson tweeted. “This has gone TOO FAR!”