President Joe Biden has faced plenty of criticism over his seeming — but unverified — cognitive decline, based mostly on the numerous times on the campaign trail where he struggled to form coherent sentences, remember names, and his display of general, overall confusion when he speaks.
According to Breitbart, Biden’s confusion was once again on full display during a recent trip to Texas on the heels of a powerful winter storm that devastated a majority of the state. As Biden took the podium to thank several members of Congress and other officials, he clearly struggled, even asking at one point, “What am I doing here?”
The president began his rambling by struggling to say the name of Rep. Shirley Jackson Lee (D-TX), saying, “Representatives, uh, Sheryl— Shirley Jackson Lee.” But it didn’t end there, as Biden appeared to be losing his train of thought quite rapidly as he attempted to speak the names of others, before finally asking the rhetorical question of the century.
“Al Green, Sylvia Garcia, Lizzie Pinneli— excuse me, Pinell, and, uh, what am I doing here?”
— holly wiley (@hollyjayewiley) February 27, 2021
A number of high-profile conservatives, including former President Donald Trump, have called into question Biden’s cognitive mental status on several occasions, but a recent poll indicated that millions of Americans are also concerned.
According to Business Insider, 33 percent of Americans claimed in a new insider poll that they’re “dissatisfied” with Biden’s mental acuity.
Howie Carr penned an op-ed for the Boston Herald in October in which he slammed the mainstream media for covering up Biden’s gaffes and overall cognitive status, calling it an “obvious mental decline” that wasn’t being addressed despite a large amount of video evidence from the campaign trail.