Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), is a physician who just shook up Washington D.C. by calling for cognition tests for aging leaders in all three branches of our government.
While Cassidy did not name names, President Biden is 78. Speaker Pelosi is 81. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is 79.
Cassidy is a gastroenterologist and told the media outlet Axios that in your 80s you begin a “rapid decline.” Cassidy said: “It’s usually noticeable. So anybody in a position of responsibility who may potentially be on that slope, that is of concern.
“And I’m saying this as a doctor.
“I’m told that there have been senators in the past who, at the end of their Senate terms were senile.
“I’m told that was true of senators of both parties.
“We each have a sacred responsibility to the people of the United States,” Cassidy said calling for the tests.
“It is not about me. It is about my ability to serve the people.”
From The Washington Times:
Sen. Bill Cassidy says it might be time for aging leaders in all three branches of government to submit to cognitive tests to make sure they’re still sharp enough for the job.
Mr. Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican and gastroenterologist, told Axios that people start to see a “rapid decline” in their 80s.
He said he is not singling anyone out, but the top leaders in Washington are at least 70 — President Biden (78), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (81), Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (70) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (79).