House Oversight Chair Seeks Answers From Biden’s Physician Over Health Concerns

James Comer (R-KY), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is pressing for an interview with President Joe Biden’s personal doctor, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, following increasing concerns about the president’s health after a recent debate.

In a letter to O’Connor, Comer questioned the physician’s February assessment that labeled Biden as a “healthy, active, robust 81-year-old-male, who remains fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.” The letter, obtained by the Washington Examiner, comes in the wake of Biden’s debate performance against former President Donald Trump on June 27, which many viewed as troubling.

Comer’s letter also addressed allegations of O’Connor’s involvement with Americore, a bankrupt healthcare company linked to Biden’s brother, James Biden. According to Comer, James Biden was paid $600,000 by Americore to use the Biden name for securing funding from the Middle East. This relationship has led Comer to question whether O’Connor’s medical assessments might be influenced by his business connections to the Biden family.

To further investigate these issues, Comer has requested all documents and communications related to Americore and James Biden. The committee is also seeking a transcribed interview with O’Connor by July 14 to explore these concerns.

The White House recently confirmed that Biden had a medical checkup after his debate performance, addressing public worries about his health. The Biden campaign previously explained that the president had been dealing with a cold during the debate.

Adding to the controversy, White House visitor logs show that Dr. Kevin Cannard, a Parkinson’s disease specialist from Walter Reed Medical Center, met with O’Connor and others at the White House residence clinic multiple times since November 2022. These visits have raised additional questions about Biden’s health.

Comer’s investigation into O’Connor’s medical evaluations and his connections to the Biden family forms part of a broader scrutiny of the president’s fitness for office. The findings from this investigation could have significant implications as the 2024 election approaches.