Amid a series of bizarre – even disastrous – public appearances, the cognitive ability of President Joe Biden continues to be called into question, and former White House physician-turned congressman Ronny Jackson (R-TX) now says that the commander in chief’s apparent decline will either force him to resign or be removed via the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, as the Daily Wire reports.
During an appearance this week on Sean Hannity’s prime time Fox News program, Jackson explained his belief that “something’s going on here” in terms of Biden’s mental acuity, adding, “and I’ve been saying that it’s only going to get worse, and guess what? We’re watching that happen right before our eyes right now.”
Jackson continued his expression of alarm, saying, “And I’m at the point right now where, you know, I went from you, know, telling people, we should be concerned about what might potentially be going on, to now saying, hey, what is happening right now?”
Having served as the White House doctor under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, Jackson emphasized the severity of the situation as he sees it, declaring, “There’s something seriously going on with this man right now.
“And you know, I think that he’s either gonna, he’s either gonna resign, they’re going to convince him to resign from office at some point in the near future for medial issues, or they’re going to have to use the 25th Amendment to get rid of this man right now,” he added.
Jackson was referring to the constitutional amendment that permits the removal of a sitting president if the vice president and either a review body appointed by Congress or a majority of Cabinet members certify in writing their belief that the chief executive is unfit for office.
Concerns about Biden’s cognitive status came to the forefront once again this week following a CNN town hall with network personality Don Lemon in which the president gave a number of meandering, seemingly confused answers to questions posed by the host as well as members of the audience. Jackson posted a sampling of Biden’s performance to Twitter and added, “I am terrified for our country!”
WHAT IS WRONG with this guy!!!! The American people deserve to know. This is our Commander in Chief… I am terrified for our country! pic.twitter.com/F8mhLotuVs
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) July 22, 2021
This is not the first time Jackson has made his concerns about Biden’s mental state public, having previously joined with Rep. Jerry Carl (R-AL) and a group of other Republican lawmakers to demand that the president submit to cognitive testing of the sort for which Trump sat during his time in office.
Given the obvious difficulty Biden has answering straightforward questions unless aided by pre-written notes or receiving assistance from staff, Jackson’s concerns are well-taken, indeed, and many would agree with his assessment that, as friends and foes across the globe witness the president’s steady descent, this represents a national security issue requiring immediate attention.