Concerns Over Biden’s Mental Fitness for Office Grow: Should Congress Intervene?


President Biden’s recent performances have sparked fresh concerns about his mental fitness for office. Since the first presidential debate, several lawmakers have called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked, citing the President’s apparent cognitive decline. However, Congress can play a crucial role in assessing Biden’s condition by demanding access to his medical records.

The White House has so far been tight-lipped about the President’s medical history, leaving the public with more questions than answers. Despite this, Biden’s recent interview with George Stephanopoulos offered some glimmers of insight into his mental state. While he appeared more coherent than in the debate, his memory still faltered on several occasions. He struggled to recall specific events, names, and even the polls that have him trailing Donald Trump.

Medical experts have also weighed in, calling for Biden to undergo cognitive tests to address growing concerns about his brain health. Some physicians have observed Biden’s confused rambling, sudden loss of concentration, and flat expression, which they believe may indicate a neurological disorder. While they did not make a diagnosis, they urged the President to undergo testing to determine the extent of any cognitive impairment.

Congress has the power to subpoena Biden’s existing medical records, which could shed light on any private concerns his physician may have raised. The White House has been secretive about the President’s medical history, but reports suggest that his physician met with a neurologist earlier this year. An investigation could also examine how Biden’s closest staffers have managed his condition, potentially creating a “Potemkin presidency” by hiding his mental decline from the public.

Conservative critics may argue that Congress should not investigate Biden’s medical records, citing potential precedent for future Democratic administrations. However, this argument holds little water when the safety of the country is at stake. Congress has a duty to ensure that the President is fit for office and capable of making informed decisions. In this case, the potential risks to national security outweigh any petty political concerns.

Christopher Jacobs
Christopher Jacobs
Chris Jacobs is founder and CEO of Juniper Research Group, and author of the book The Case Against Single Payer.

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