Biden Suffers ‘Awkward’ Dementia Scare in Meeting With Democratic Lawmaker

President Joe Biden, 78, appeared to exhibit symptoms commonly associated with dementia during a recent meeting with a Democratic congressman.

Rep. Mondaire Jones (D., N.Y.) told the Associated Press he was perplexed by Biden’s response to his suggestion that the president become more involved in the party’s effort to pass so-called voting rights legislation.

Jones said he approached Biden last week at the White House while attending a signing ceremony for the Republican-backed proclamation making Juneteenth a federal holiday. The president “just sort of stared at me,” Jones said, noting the “awkward silence” that followed.

The Mayo Clinic website lists “difficulty communicating or finding words” among the common signs of dementia, along with “confusion and disorientation.” An elderly person suffering from cognitive decline may also experience “difficulty handling complex tasks,” such as rallying a political party to support so-called voting rights legislation.

The bizarre encounter, in Jones’s view, was an example of why Democratic activists have become increasingly frustrated with the Biden administration when it comes to so-called voting rights, an issue White House press secretary Jen Psaki has described as the “fight of [Biden’s] presidency.”

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