NBC News star Chuck Todd was stunned by a bombshell Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on his final Sunday “Meet the Press” show when Cassidy suggested that President Joe Biden’s cognitive abilities should go under “full neurological evaluation.”
Todd asked if that is a test that should be enshrined in the U.S. Constitution — and Cassidy gave an emphatic yes.
“Shouldn’t there be transparency?” Cassidy asked during the segment. “Shouldn’t President Biden release a full neurological evaluation to his cognitive ability and whomever else?”
“It’s one thing if it’s something voters should demand, but is it something that should be in the Constitution?” a stunned Todd asked.
“I don’t know if it should be the Constitution, but it certainly should be the House rule,” Cassidy replied.
“Well… House rules get violated all of the time,” Todd replied.
“I get that. I would be OK with that. I think if you want to be the president of the United States or senator or House member, then there is a responsibility over and above that of just operating yourself,” Cassidy shot back. “You have to show that you have clarity.”
“Wouldn’t it be nice to say, show us your tax returns and medical records?” Todd asked the Louisiana senator. “Almost standardized with those things?”
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“I think that would be reasonable, too,” Cassidy said. “Because if the voter is going to make a decision, we have to give her as much information as we possibly can.”
Cassidy later revealed that he would consider running as a third-party candidate as the presidential nominee for the No Labels party.
“If they came… if they came and spoke to me, I would certainly speak to them back,” Cassidy said about No Labels.
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