GOP Rep Wants Amendment For Presidents To Prove Cognitive Competency

  • One House Republican wants to amend the Constitution so presidents and vice presidents have to prove their cognitive competency.
  • Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), a family medicine practitioner before he was elected to Congress in 2010, will introduce a bill Tuesday proposing the constitutional amendment amid polling underscoring Democratic concerns over President Joe Biden’s 80 years of age before a likely 2024 reelection campaign announcement.
  • “This should be a completely nonpartisan issue and all Americans deserve leaders that are mentally competent,” DesJarlais told the Washington Examiner. “How this is not already a requirement codified in law defies logic.”