President Joe Biden is in the hot seat again following another episode of bizarre behavior at an event last week.
During remarks at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health on Wednesday, Biden appeared to call out for a Republican congresswoman who was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident in late August.
“I want to thank all of you here, including bipartisan elected officials like … Senator Braun, Senator Booker, Representative … Jackie, Jackie are you here?” Biden said, searching for Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana. “I think she was going to be here to help make this a reality.”
Fox News reported that a video tribute to Walorski was planned for the event but it was not shown while Biden and the White House press pool attended.
The incident led Republican lawmakers to once again call on Biden to have a mental fitness exam, as it appears that he is developing a severe case of dementia.
“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,” Cruz Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told Fox News.
Texas Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, who served as physician to the president for both Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump and has been one of the most vocal GOP lawmakers calling for the exam, again called on the president to take “a cognitive test.”
“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,” Jackson said in a statement.
“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,” he continued. “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-N.C., a practicing surgeon and vice chair of the GOP Doctors Caucus, told Fox News Digital that these “kinds of senseless gaffes have become par for the course for this president” while ripping the White House for their “cover-up” of the latest gaffe.
“The American people can see that Mr. Biden’s mental acuity is certainly in question,” he said. “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,” Murphy noted further. “The American people clearly deserve better.”
“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,” Kyle Hupfer, the Indiana Republican Party chairman, said in a statement.
“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,” he noted further. “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.”