GOP senator calls for Biden to release full neurological evaluation

 September 11, 2023

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said that he wants President Joe Biden to release a full neurological evaluation of his health to offer transparency to the American people.

Cassidy shared the remarks during a Sunday interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."

The remarks

“Shouldn’t there be transparency? Shouldn’t President Biden release a full neurological evaluation to his cognitive ability and whomever else? You picked a person," Cassidy said.

"I think if you want to be the president of the United States or Senator or House member, then there is a responsibility over and above that of just operating yourself. You have to show that you have clarity," he continued.

Other candidates too

Cassidy also said it would be nice to see candidates running for president to disclose their medical and tax return records to the public.

“I think that would be reasonable, too, because if the voter is going to make a decision, we have to give her as much information as we possibly can," Cassidy said.

Americans agree

"Trump is just three years younger than Biden but Americans are significantly less concerned about his age than Biden's. However, the majority of Americans believe that both men are too old to effectively serve another four-year term as president," the Washington Examiner reported.

"In a new poll, 77% said Biden couldn't effectively serve as president again, including 69% of Democrats. As for Trump, 51% agreed, but only 28% of Republicans," it added.

Biden's health continues to remain an issue as he pushes forward with a campaign for a second term. His ongoing gaffes appear to be leading to a lack of confidence among Democrats looking ahead to 2024.

Some Democrats continue to speculate that another candidate could still enter the presidential race if Biden's health remains an issue, including rumors of both Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) and even former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Cassidy's concerns are widely held by many Americans as Biden's age and health stands as a major voting issue for many in the year ahead.

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