Ex-White House doctor, Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Tx.), is demanding that President Joe Biden take a cognitive test or drop out of his newly announced 2024 race altogether.
Jackson, who has repeatedly questioned whether the 80-year-old president has the cognitive ability to be commander-in-chief, renewed calls for a mental evaluation as Biden announced Tuesday he was seeking re-election.
The Republican made the demands in a letter, obtained by The Post, which is currently being circulated among House Republicans in a bid to garner support before it is sent to Biden.
“We call on you to either resign immediately and renounce your bid for reelection or submit to a clinically validated cognitive screening assessment and make those results available to the public,” the letter, which is addressed to Biden, says.
In the letter, Jackson insisted a cognitive test was required given Biden’s age, his various public gaffes and recent polls that show Americans are concerned about his mental function.
“When you first announced your bid to run in the 2020 presidential election, questions and concerns were raised surrounding your cognitive abilities,” the letter says.
“Those concerns have only increased because your mental decline and forgetfulness have become more apparent since you were elected.”
“Over the past two years, public appearances where you shuffle your feet, trip when you walk, slur your words, forget names, lose your train of thought, and appear momentarily confused have become more of a common occurrence,” the letter continues.