WATCH: 'Surreal': U.S. senator urges drug test before Trump-Biden debate

 May 19, 2024

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Should there be a drug test before the presidential debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump?

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., says "Why not?"

The senator, whom Trump is considering as a potential running mate, was asked the question on Sunday about drug tests by Maria Bartiromo, and said: "I find it a little humorous, but the truth of the matter is, why not? The truth of the matter is that you saw the State of the Union, and you watched that performance. It was surreal. There was something going on."

Bartiromo interjected: "Wow."

Scott continued: "And if we can find the truth of what it was, we're all better off. Because if it takes artificial stimulation to make the president of the United States perform, how often can he do that?"

"And I will simply say watching Donald Trump for four years and, frankly, watching Donald Trump in new Jersey talk to 107,000 people, he doesn't need a teleprompter, he doesn't need notes. He is just strong as can be because he's fighting for the American people. And they know it. They can smell it and we can see it."

Earlier in her broadcast, Bartiromo played a clip with House GOP Doctors Caucus Co-Chair Greg Murphy of North Carolina, who said Biden "must have been jacked up on something" during the State of the Union.

"I'll just be very plain and simple," Murphy began. "I was in the State of the Union address can, and Joe Biden must have been jacked up on something that day. I absolutely believe that from a medical viewpoint and actually have a little bit of good knowledge that that happened."

"He can't stand it. He can't stand under the lights for that long, and I don't think he can keep a concept in his brain welcome back that long."

Bartiromo asked Murphy specifically: "What do you mean when you say he was jacked up at the State of the Union?"

The congressman responded: "I believe they gave him something to help him sustain the lights and sustain the vigore that he a had. That was not Joe Biden. I was in there. He screamed for two hours. He screamed for two hours. And, you know, maybe we can talk about offline, and I'll show you something I think that proves that. I think I can have some evidence that shows that he was given something before then."

Former President Trump himself this week commented directly on the matter of the upcoming debates on June 27 and Sept. 10, noting: "I'm gonna demand a drug test too, by the way. I am. No, I really am. I don't want him coming in like the State of the Union. He was high as a kite."



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