Even before taking office, President Joe Biden drew speculation that he lacked the cognitive awareness needed for the job and would not be calling the shots in his own administration.
According to Fox News, network host Sean Hannity built on that narrative during a portion of his show on Tuesday evening, posing the question of who is truly in charge of the White House. For his part, the Fox star made it clear that he does not think it is the president.
“He is not in charge”
Hannity expressed mounting concern that Biden’s mental state could present a national security risk.
Pointing to a recent poll that showed a majority of respondents do not believe the president is fully executing his duties, Hannity insisted that it is time to tackle some tough topics.
“This isn’t a joke,” he declared, according to Fox. “Who is in charge of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? A majoirty of the American people believe that it is definitely not Joseph Biden… In other words, Joe is not making the decisions; he is not in charge.”
Acknowledging that he has previously joked on the air about Biden’s perceived cognitive decline, Hannity vowed that those days are over.
“I know at times on this program I have joked about this, but honestly starting tonight, this stops, that stops,” he said. “This is not a joking matter.”
“They won’t dare ask questions”
The host went on to highlight the mainstream media’s penchant for claiming that former President Donald Trump was not mentally fit for the job, including calls to invoke the 25th Amendment to oust him from office.
“Now despite Biden’s obvious everyday cognitive struggles, the media mob is suddenly unconcerned with the mental capabilities of the President of the United States,” Hannity observed, as Fox reported.
Although it might seem clear to many Americans that the 78-year-old commander in chief has experienced at least some level of cognitive decline, Hannity accused the media of attempting to cover for him.
“No one in the media mob is going to hold Biden accountable, ever ask the tough question, just like no one on fake news CNN, three broadcast channels, MSDNC, New York Times, Washington Post, they won’t dare ask questions about the mental capabilities or lack thereof of their dear leader,” Hannity noted.
For his part, U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), a former White House physician, is renewing his calls for Biden to undergo the same cognitive testing that both Trump and former President Barack Obama took while in office.