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Florida congresswoman backs Trump’s controversial demand after he expresses suspicion of Biden being ‘all jacked up’ during public appearances


Florida – As the 2024 presidential election approaches, the battle between the parties appears to be heating up, as both presidential candidates, particularly Trump, started their dirty political campaigns way too early by making controversial claims for their opponent. Trump warned President Joe Biden earlier this month that he could face several criminal prosecutions after leaving the White House, calling him “the most corrupt president in the history of the United States.” And now, the former president appears to be labeling Biden by other names, as he made a controversial proposal that was backed by a Florida congresswoman in just a few days.

A Call for Presidential Debate Drug Tests

Florida Rep. Anna Paulina Luna advocated for mandatory drug tests before presidential debates during an interview on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo. The Florida congresswoman expressed her concerns about Biden’s fitness for office, particularly highlighting the critical responsibilities associated with the presidency, such as handling nuclear weapons. “We’re talking about someone who has the ability to launch nukes,” Luna stated, emphasizing the gravity of ensuring a president’s mental sharpness.

Trump’s Concerns Over Biden’s Fitness

The issue gained traction after former President Donald Trump, who, at 77, is set to challenge 81-year-old Biden in the upcoming election, declared his intent to demand drug testing.

During his speech at the Minnesota Republican Party’s Lincoln Reagan Dinner last Friday, Trump expressed his concerns about Biden’s condition during public appearances, particularly referencing his demeanor at the State of the Union address. “I’m gonna demand a drug test too, by the way,” Trump declared. “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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This is not the first time Trump has accused Biden of being under the influence during significant public moments. In a prior radio interview, Trump described Biden as “all jacked up” and “higher than a kite” at the beginning of his address. His consistent narrative suggests a deep-seated mistrust in Biden’s ability to perform unaided during such critical national events.

The stakes are high as both former and current presidents have confirmed their participation in two debates scheduled for June and September, to be broadcast on CNN and ABC. With just over a month before they go head-to-head, Trump emphasized the importance of fairness in the debates. “They gotta be fair, I think they gotta be fair, and if they’re not, you know, you have to deal with it. Right? You have to deal with it,” he stated, indicating potential contention if the debates do not meet his standards of impartiality.

Political and Public Response

Rep. Greg Murphy (R-N.C.) also remarked on Biden’s condition during the State of the Union, suggesting that Biden appeared overly stimulated. “I was in the State of the Union address 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 happened,” Murphy asserted. According to him, Biden’s ability to endure the physical demands of such an event was questionable, casting further aspersions on the President’s fitness to perform under pressure.

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Republican skepticism about Biden’s mental fitness isn’t new. It has been fueled by what they describe as frequent gaffes and moments of confusion. Recent polls have reinforced these concerns, with a March report indicating that approximately 60% of Americans question Biden’s mental capacity to govern—a significant increase from 50% in January 2022.

Luna also highlighted the GOP’s push to access audio from special counsel Robert Hur’s interview with Biden, arguing that it is crucial to verify the President’s capability to make difficult decisions. “We need to ensure that this individual is essentially capable of not just leading this country, but he can make those tough decisions,” Luna explained.

The White House has responded to these inquiries by invoking executive privilege, effectively blocking access to the recordings, which has only amplified Republican calls for transparency.

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The debate over mental fitness and the use of stimulants has ensnared not only party affiliates but also independent figures. When Bartiromo posed a similar question to independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., he chose not to engage in the speculation, steering clear of taking a definitive stance on the matter.

As the election draws nearer, the call for drug tests before debates is shaping up to be a pivotal issue, reflecting broader concerns about transparency and capability in the highest office of the land.

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