Months ago, Joe Biden claimed he took and passed multiple mental fitness tests only to later admit that he didn’t.
Now, President Obama’s White House Physician has dropped an October bombshell, lending his expert voice to what many Americans already feared.
Dr. Ronny Jackson, White House Physician to President Obama, told reporters Tuesday that Joe Biden “does not have the mental capacity” to be President.
“I’ve watched Joe Biden on the campaign trail and I’m concerned that he does not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability, to serve as our commander-in-chief. He routinely gets lost in the middle of a thought and can’t recalibrate.”
In response, the best the Biden campaign could come up with was a weak dismissal from spokesman Andrew Bates who said, “I refer you to the first debate.” Seriously.
This couldn’t come at a worse time for the Former VP as his campaign reels from the developing Hunter Biden email scandal. Dr. Jackson’s estimate of his mental capacity brings his ability to recall past events (or defend them) let alone, lead the nation into question.
The White House Physician is a coveted post held by the most respected Doctors; most of them high-ranking military officers like Dr. Jackson, a retired Rear Admiral. They also have an important advisory role when the 25th Amendment is invoked to determine if a President is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office”.
According to the 25th Amendment, only “the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide” can make that decision.
Congress has never provided for another body though, leaving the decision to the Vice President and Cabinet who would turn to the White House Physician for a medical determination
Dr. Jackson continued:
We can all see. … something’s going on here. He is having some extremely bad days. This is serious. We’re picking a commander-in-chief [who] has to be at the top of their game cognitively. And he’s really not.
K.T. McFarland, Former Trump National Security Advisor summed the danger up nicely: “Don’t expect our adversaries to be nice to him,” she said. “They’re going to take advantage of that and exploit that at every single step.” Adding that Biden “just is not the guy to do it anymore.”
This is the guidance America needs right now, from a Doctor who has been held in the highest level of national trust, a Doctor who made house calls.
- Dr. Ronny Jackson, Former White House Physician is concerned that Biden “does not have the mental capacity” to be President.
- The White House Physician’s opinion would weigh heavily in a 25th Amendment decision on a President’s capacity.
- Fmr. National Security Advisor K.T. McFarland agreed that Biden “just is not the guy to do it anymore.”
Source: Washington Times