(ConservativeInsider.org) – President Joe Biden is the oldest US president, and if he runs and is elected for a second term, he would complete it at the age of 86. Few people would deny that human bodies slow down in a variety of ways as they age, and a leader’s is no exception. With this and the fact Biden often stumbles over his words, many lawmakers have asked POTUS to take a mental acuity test.
On Thursday, February 16, Biden went to Walter Reed for his annual checkup with his physician Kevin O’Connor. The memo detailing his health, released the same day, did not share any concerning issues about his condition. Instead, the doctor declared his patient is still “fit for duty, and fully executes all of his responsibilities without any exemptions or accommodations.”
This just in…
Biden's physician says that: "President Biden remains a healthy, vigorous, 80-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency." pic.twitter.com/iqoSxDngUO
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) February 16, 2023
However, former doctor to President Barack Obama, David Scheiner, told the Washington Examiner that the people writing these reports tend to “sugarcoat these things.” He personally expressed concerns about Biden’s age and health, especially if he should run for a second term.
White House hopeful Nikki Haley, who recently announced her 2024 bid for the White House, said that she believes any candidate over the age of 75 should take a test to ensure their mental acuity and competency. If put in place, both President Donald Trump and Biden would have to do this, as the former is 76 years old. This comes as Haley brands herself as the next generation of GOP leadership.
Haley’s call came after a February 8 letter written to President Biden and signed by 38 members of Congress expressing “concern with your current cognitive state.” The lawmakers emphasized that such an ask “is not an unprecedented request.” Trump took a Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) when asked and “excelled” at it. That test can reveal “early signs of mental impairment.” Biden has not responded to any requests for a mental health check.
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