Biden Under Neurological Assessment

On November 20th, 2022 President Biden turned 80. This birthday led to an increase in the number of people who have questioned whether Biden is capable of serving as President despite his advanced age.
Biden is now officially the oldest serving President as he has officially surpassed President Reagan.

Biden himself admitted in October during an interview with MSNBC that it was reasonable for voters to be concerned about his age. He added that before judgment was passed, voters would need to look at what he was doing despite his age.

Currently, while there is an age limit to who can become president, that limit concerns the lowest age for a potential president as the Founding Fathers had not been too worried about someone too old taking the presidency.

Article II of the U.S. Constitution sets the minimum age for serving as president of the United States at 35, but there is no maximum age limit currently.

Gary J. Schmitt, resident scholar in strategic studies at the American Enterprise Institute, has noted that his predominant concern is age-related dementia, which due to the strain caused by the job could be accelerated.

The President took a comprehensive neurologic exam last year which did not show any serious neurological disorders.

Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor, physician to the president, had written regarding the President that he was in a position to “successfully execute the duties of the presidency, to include those as chief executive, head of state and commander in chief.”

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