Breaking News: Former White House Physician Grills The “Concerning” Report On Biden’s Health; “The Cover Up Must End”
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Texas GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson, also a former White House physician, is calling to end the “cover up” of President Biden’s health. His call for this comes after the president’s physical last week that claimed that he was healthy and fit to serve as president.
“The majority of Americans can see that Biden’s mental health is in total decline, yet there is no transparency from the White House on what’s going on, if anything, to address this issue and his inability to do his job,” Jackson told Fox News Digital.
“Yesterday’s written physical exam report released by Biden’s physician, Kevin O’Connor, further confirms that this administration is still adamant about concealing the truth.”
Jackson also takes issue with the fact that the report from Biden’s latest physical made no mention of the president undergoing a cognitive test amid his “deteriorating mental health.”
“Nowhere in the report was there mention of Biden’s deteriorating mental health,” Jackson said.
“This is alarming, considering I have already sent three letters to the White House demanding that Biden receive a cognitive test and that the results be made public, all of which have been ignored. Everyone can see something is wrong — the cover-up needs to end.”
Jackson previously served as the White House physician to President Barack Obama and Donald Trump. He faced criticism from Obama for his comments on Biden’s cognitive health on the 2020 campaign trail.
Jackson wrote a memoir and in it, he details a “scathing” email he received from Obama about comments he made on Twitter about Biden’s mental state.
“I have made a point of not commenting on your service in my successor’s administration and have always spoken highly of you both in public and in private. You always served me and my family well, and I have considered you not only a fine doctor and service member but also a friend,” Obama wrote in the email to Jackson.
“That’s why I have to express my disappointment at the cheap shot you took at Joe Biden via Twitter. It was unprofessional and beneath the office that you once held. It was also disrespectful to me and the many friends you had in our administration.”
“You were the personal physician to the President of the United States as well as an admiral in the U.S. Navy. I expect better, and I hope upon reflection that you will expect more of yourself in the future,” Obama added in his message to Jackson.
In a memo released on Thursday, White House physician Kevin O’Connor wrote that “President Biden remains a healthy, vigorous 80-year-old male who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency.”
There was a lesion discovered on Biden’s chest and it was removed, and the president still experiences a stiff gait, but it hasn’t worsened since last year.
O’Connor noted that the main medical incident for Biden in the past year was his upper respiratory infection from COVID-19 last summer. Biden’s oxygen levels fell below 97%.