Now a Texan congressman, Dr. Ronny Jackson said the president’s mental decline endangers national security.
By Batya Jerenberg, World Israel News
The White House doctor during the Obama-Biden administration said Saturday that it is obvious to him that President Joe Biden has declined mentally since his years as vice president and that he is not fit to serve as the country’s leader.
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“I watched the man every day, you know, in and around the West Wing for eight years when he was vice president. There’s a drastic, drastic difference between then and now,” Dr. Ronny Jackson, who is now a Texan Republican congressman, told Fox News Digital.
Americans don’t need a medical degree to see the change, according to Jackson.
“Go back and look at the videos from whenever he was first vice president and compare them to now. It’s not even the same person,” he stated. “He’s got some serious issues.”
The congressman said that last week’s report by the special counsel investigating Biden’s allegedly improper possession of top-secret documents which described the president as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” was backed by “all kinds of gaffes” Biden has made since then, as well as for the last three years.
Last Tuesday, Biden seemingly blanked on the name “Hamas” when talking to reporters about a possible hostage deal in Israel’s months-long war on the terror group, calling it “the opposition.” He also called Egypt’s president the leader of Mexico at the same press conference.
After the report came out, Biden defended his memory skills and insisted that he was still the “best man” in the country to be president.
Jackson, who is a former admiral in the U.S. Navy, thinks differently, saying there is a real danger now to America’s national security.
“He’s cognitively unfit to be our commander in chief, and it’s going to be a problem for us,” he said. “It’s a real national security issue. I mean, it’s always been a national security issue, but it’s a national security issue that just gets worse by the day.”
“We have lots of stuff going on overseas,” the GOP lawmaker continued. “Our adversaries absolutely, positively have no respect for us. They have no fear of us and our allies. I mean, they don’t trust us, and they don’t really know if we’re going to be there if something bad happens.”
Last February, after the president received his annual physical that made no mention of a psychological exam, Jackson told Fox that he had sent the White House three letters already “demanding that Biden receive a cognitive test and that the results be made public, all of which have been ignored. Everyone can see something is wrong — the cover-up needs to end.”
While many Democrats attempted to deflect the concerns raised in the report by attacking Republicans for “pouncing” on Biden, former presidential candidate and secretary of state Hillary Clinton acknowledged to MSNBC that his age was “a legitimate issue.”
She then added immediately that it’s “a legitimate issue” for Republican front-runner Donald Trump as well, since he is “only three years younger, right?”
The Democratic powerhouse suggested that a good elections tactic would be for Biden to “kid more” about his age, and “lean into the fact that he’s experienced, and that experience is not just in the political arena, it’s like, the stuff of, you know, human experience, character, wisdom.”