Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says ‘it wouldn’t hurt’ for Biden to take cognitive test


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I agree with the governor, if Biden wants to clear up any doubt about his competency and wants to remain the democratic nominee, he should take a cognitive test and make the results public too?!!

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday “it wouldn’t hurt” for President Joe Biden to take a cognitive test, a move that could quell mounting concerns over his mental fitness following a poor debate performance in June.

“I don’t think that it would hurt,” the Democrat said after being pressed by CNN’s Abby Phillip on whether Biden should take a test and demand that former President Donald Trump do the same.

While Whitmer acknowledged on “NewsNight” that the debate was “not a great success” for Biden, she pushed back on calls for the president to step aside from his 2024 campaign.

“He shows up every day and fights for the American public. He cares about other people more than he cares about himself, and that’s precisely why I think this moment where we have Donald Trump, who’s been convicted of 34 felonies, who cares only about Donald Trump, we can’t lose sight of how high these stakes are,” the governor said. “We have a field, and unless one person, Joe Biden, makes an alternative decision, this is the field, and we’ve got to go.”

In a high stakes interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos last Friday, Biden said that his poor debate performance was not evidence of a serious condition. Being president, he said, means “I get a full neurological test every day.”

When asked on Friday whether he’s had cognitive tests and an exam by a neurologist, Biden said no.

“No one said I had to. … They said I’m good,” the president said.

Biden gave no indication he would be willing to have such tests conducted in the aftermath of his debate performance.