Nikki Haley calls for a cognitive test for older politicians

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki haleyNikki Haley, who is brave enough to be Trump’s running mate in 2024? Obama seeks to give new impetus to McAuliffe US Rejoins the UN Human Rights Council, reversing Trump’s departure MORE suggested in an interview Thursday that government leaders who are elderly should take a “cognitive test.”

David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network asked Haley about her thoughts on the mental health of a 78-year-old woman. President BidenJoe Biden Democrats pressed panic button after Virginia Manchin collapse says he won’t vote to override Senate MP Carville blames ‘stupid awakening’ for Democratic losses MORE, the oldest man to occupy the office, asking if he had any concerns.

“Well, what I’m going to tell you is that instead of doing this about one person, we really need to have a conversation that if you’re going to have someone older than a certain age in a position of power, whether it’s the House, whether it’s the Senate. Either the vice president, if he’s the president, he should have some kind of cognitive test, “Haley said, comparing it to the way lawmakers disclose their tax returns.

“And right now, let’s face it, we have a lot of people in leadership positions who are old. And that’s not disrespectful. That’s a fact,” added Haley, 49. “And when it comes down to it, this shouldn’t be partisan. We should seriously look at the ages of the people who run our country and understand if that’s what we want.”

The former South Carolina governor pointed to cases that seemed to suggest that Biden was not fully aware of everything that was going on in his administration, such as the fallout with France as a result of the United States’ trilateral nuclear submarine deal with the United Kingdom and Australia. .

Biden’s Weather Envoy John kerryJohn Kerry Equilibrium / Sustainability – Presented by Delta – Louisiana Governor Visits Huge Firewood Plant Least Developed Countries Call on Big Emitters to Step Up Biden Raises Nations to Reduce Methane Emissions MORE He said in an interview in France last month that the president “literally had not been aware of what had happened.”

“He can’t act like he doesn’t know something,” Haley said. “Because every time he acts like he doesn’t know something about ‘OK, they tell me to call these reporters,’ you know, he keeps giving signs that he’s not with us. So it’s not people who hate Biden, it’s really Biden. showing the country that he is not fully in charge, and that makes everyone nervous. “

The old ages of Biden and ex President TrumpDonald Trump Democrats pressed panic button after Virginia collapse Department of Justice, Defense and Homeland Security seeks nearly four-year sentence for former MMA fighter who struck officer on January 6 MOREThe 75-year-old was mentioned frequently during the 2020 presidential election.

During the sole vice president’s debate, USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page asked both Senators. Kamala harrisKamala HarrisCruz, Menendez spar at the Senate Foreign Relations hearing on Egypt. Youngkin’s surprise shows that Trump is not necessary to win. PLUS (D-Calif.) And former Vice President Pence if they had talked to their running mates about any contingency plans in case they couldn’t serve, noting that they would both be serving alongside the oldest American presidents in history, regardless of Who will win.

Both vice presidential candidates failed to answer the question directly at the time.

A few months before the election, Trump claimed to have “passed” a cognitive test in an apparent effort to counter his critics.

“I took it at Walter Reed Medical Center in front of the doctors and they were very surprised. They said, ‘That’s an amazing thing, rarely does someone do what you just did,’ “Trump said.

In June, Trump’s former White House doctor, Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), demanded that Biden undergo a cognitive test and sent a letter to the president, his doctor, and the White House’s chief medical adviser. . Anthony FauciThe professionals at Anthony FauciHealth are quitting in droves, can we blame them? Poll: Most Voters Say Fauci Should Resign Here’s Why We Should End Pandemic Immigration Restrictions MORE.

“When I was President Trump’s doctor, the media relentlessly pushed a narrative that I needed a cognitive test. I administered the test and he stood out!” Jackson said at the time. “Given the established precedent and President Biden’s CLEAR mental struggles, I think it’s about time I took a cognitive test.”

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