Republicans are demanding that Joe Biden takes a cognitive test after the Democrat president started calling out for a dead congresswoman mid-speech earlier this week.
As Slay News reported, Biden was mumbling and slurring his words during an address at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
He then asked the crowd to point out Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) and started to call out her name.
However, Walorski has been dead for nearly two months after she was killed in a car crash in Indiana.
Biden even called her family when she died and issued a public statement at the time.
Walorski had played a key role in the initiative to end hunger in the United States and Biden was thanking lawmakers from both sides of the aisle for their help with the plan.
he called out for the deceased Indiana congresswoman.
“Jackie, are you here?” he said, slurring his words.
“Where’s Jackie?” he asked before mumbling.
“She must not be here.”
"Jackie, where's Jackie?," Joe Biden says about Rep. Jackie Walorski who died in a car accident a few months ago. pic.twitter.com/khdiesmEsx
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 28, 2022
The incident has led to widespread concerns about the president’s mental health.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said: “Joe Biden’s diminished capacity is so blatantly obvious that even the White House Press corps couldn’t hide their concern.
“That’s how you know it’s bad.”
Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, who served as former President Barack Obama’s White House physician, said: “In yet another pathetic display of incompetence, Joe Biden not only thought my departed colleague was alive, but he also had his puppet-master, Karine Jean-Pierre, deny he was confused.
“It doesn’t take a neurologist to realize he’s in serious cognitive decline.
“The American people know what’s going on here, and they don’t think the Commander-in-Chief is capable of doing his job.
“It’s past time for White House staff and the liberal media to stop shielding him from questions about his mental acuity and demand he answer my call for a cognitive test.”
Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC), a practicing surgeon, said:
“The American people can see that Mr. Biden’s mental acuity is certainly in question.
“What’s more disturbing to me, however, is the way in which this White House continues to deceive and misdirect the American people on a daily basis.
“It appears there is nothing the White House won’t do to cover up for a failed president and a failed administration,” the North Carolina Republican said.
“The American people clearly deserve better.”
Kyle Hupfer, the Indiana Republican Party chairman, said:
“No amount of spin from the White House can justify President Joe Biden forgetting the tragic passing of Jackie Walorski — the latest gaffe that calls so much into question.
“The American people deserve a straight answer, not a political talking point, as to how the President of the United States could forget that a congresswoman he was purportedly trying to honor had passed away just last month.
“White House Spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre’s explanation is a disrespectful lie to Jackie’s constituents and the American people.
“We deserve a real answer,” he said.
Whoopi on Biden looking for Rep. Jackie Walorski at an event: “She passed last month, not like a hundred years ago.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 29, 2022