Rep. Jackson Renews Call for President Biden to Immediately Undergo a Cognitive Test
Washington, February 9, 2022
WASHINGTON — Representative Ronny Jackson, M.D. (TX-13) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, his Physician, and his Chief Medical Advisor yesterday renewing calls for President Biden to immediately undergo a cognitive test and share the results with the American people. His letter comes after a clear decline in Biden’s cognitive ability, the American peoples’ growing concern about our Commander-in-Chief’s fitness for office, and Biden’s decision to avoid a cognitive test during his recent medical examination.
Jackson told Houston Keene of Fox News: “My colleagues and I are again asking President Biden to immediately undergo a formal cognitive screening exam, such as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA). As a former physician to three Presidents of the United States, I know what it takes mentally and physically to execute the duties of Commander-in-Chief and Head of State. Joe Biden has continually proven to me and to the world that something isn’t right. The American people deserve to have absolute confidence in their President’s cognitive ability. Taking the cognitive test will be an important first step in either reassuring worried Americans, or in identifying and properly treating symptoms of impairment that are consistent with a variety of cognitive diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s, or multiple sclerosis.
“This is not a partisan issue. When I discussed taking a cognitive test with President Trump, he was eager to assure the American people and to put the fake news media’s stories to bed. Why won’t President Biden do the same? We can only assume the worst if he doesn’t submit to the same standard that his own party demanded of the last Administration. The precedent has been set.”
Co-signers include GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21), RSC Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03), GOP Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson (LA-04), and Representatives Jason Smith (MO-08), Joe Wilson (SC-02), Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Brian Babin (TX-36), Buddy Carter (GA-01), Andy Harris (MD-01), Diana Harshbarger (TN-01), Greg Murphy (NC-03), Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02), Randy Weber (TX-14), Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), Bob Gibbs (OH-07), Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Steven Palazzo (MS-04), David Rouzer (NC-07), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Jody Hice (GA-10), Ralph Norman (SC-05), Greg Steube (FL-17), Kevin Hern (OK-01), Lauren Boebert (CO-03), Madison Cawthorn (NC-11), Kat Cammack (FL-03), Jerry Carl (AL-01), Byron Donalds (FL-19), Pat Fallon (TX-04), Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14), Tracey Mann (KS-01), Mary Miller (IL-15), Barry Moore (AL-02), Troy Nehls (TX-22), Burgess Owens (UT-04), and Beth Van Duyne (TX-24).