US congressmen urge Biden to take cognitive test after offending reporter: Letter
Washington [US], Feb. 9 (ANI/Sputnik): A group of US lawmakers led by Congressman Ronny Jackson sent a letter to President Joe Biden, his physician and chief medical adviser, on Wednesday urging them that Biden undergo a cognitive test immediately after a number of incidents, including publicly offending a journalist. “We are writing to you again to express our concern about your current cognitive state. We believe that regardless of gender, age or political party, all presidents should follow the example of the former president. [Donald] Trump to document and demonstrate strong mental capabilities,” the letter reads. “To achieve this, we urge you to undergo a cognitive test immediately. We implore you to then release the test results, so that the American people know of the full mental and intellectual health of their President, and to follow the example set before you.”
Lawmakers said they made the same request in June but were ignored and the public continued to lose faith in Biden’s ability to perform his duties as president effectively. “The Alzheimer’s Association lists ‘changes in mood and personality,’ including being more ‘easily upset,’ as one of ten signs of mental decline,” the letter reads. “You displayed this type of mood swing during a cabinet meeting on January 24, 2022, when you apparently were unaware that your microphone was on after you finished your opening remarks, and you addressed a reporter from the White House of “stupid son of a bitch” in response to a question asked about inflation.
The letter also noted that during a press conference on the COVID-19 pandemic on December 16, Biden was unable to read the numbers in front of him. “In trying to announce the total number of people who had a booster shot, you said, ’57… excuse me… 570… I don’t want to read it, I’m not sure he got the right number “before being corrected by Dr. Anthony Fauci with the correct statistic of 57 million,” the letter states. “This is not just a recent trend, as your mental decline and your forgetfulness have become more apparent over the past two years. .” Jackson went on to say that during the campaign, Biden often forgot the names of the states he traveled to for rallies.
“The Alzheimer’s Association points out that ‘confusion with time or place’ is another of ten signs and symptoms of mental decline,” the letter states. “In February 2021, you publicly forgot the purpose of your visit to investigate winter storm damage in Texas. In March 2021, you forgot the names of the Pentagon, the Department of Defense, and the Secretary of Defense. Finally, in May 2021, you shared a story from your time as vice president in which you said you regularly visited your sick mother via Amtrak in 2013, even though she died in 2010.” (ANI/Sputnik)
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