Recent Examples on the WebThe News & Observer did a fact check of a charge by Rep. Greg Murphy, R-N.C., who repeatedly accused the former vice president of mental deficiency.
Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, 19 July 2020 There doesn’t seem to be any negative neurological signs yet for physical or mental deficiencies.
Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 2 Dec. 2019 Look at the real-world results of Donald Trump's erratic behavior, whether through mental deficiency or moral deficiency or some combination thereof.
NBC News, 25 Aug. 2019 Then English gave his closing arguments, saying that McCoy was guilty, but only of second-degree murder, because of mental deficiencies.
Jon Schuppe, NBC News, 12 Jan. 2018
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