Saturday, July 1, 2017

"Democrats get behind bill to lay foundation for removing Trump"

"for being mentally 'incapacitated' (but they'd need Mike Pence to agree)"
A Democratic congressman has proposed convening a special committee of psychiatrists and other doctors whose job would be to determine if President Donald Trump is fit to serve in the Oval Office.

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, who also teaches constitutional law at American University, has predictably failed to attract any Republicans to his banner.

But the U.S. Constitution's 25th Amendment does allow for a majority of the president's cabinet, or 'such other body as Congress may by law provide,' to decide if an Oval Office occupant is unable to carry out his duties – and then to put it to a full congressional vote.

Vice President Mike Pence would also have to agree, which could slow down the process – or speed it up if he wanted the levers of power for himself.

The 25th Amendment has been around since shortly after the John F. Kennedy assassination, but Congress has never formed its own committee in case it's needed to judge a president's mental health.
The New Yorker magazine is pushing it.



11 comments:

ken in tx said...

Democrats have been trying to claim that Republicans are insane since, at least, Barry Goldwater ran for president. A bunch of psychiatrists, who had never met him, signed an ad in the NYT, claiming that he was psychologically unfit to be president. The magazine Psychology Today, ran article after article discussing the Authoritarian Personality Disorder, through out the 60s, which was thinly disguised Democrat campaign propaganda.

edutcher said...

Denial.

Not just a river in Egypt.

AllenS said...

How embarrassing.

chickelit said...

AllenS said...How embarrassing.

My first thought too. How embarrassing.

Leland said...

What Ken said, plus what these people say. Any psychiatrists supporting Raskin should face an ethics inquiry.

ricpic said...

Textbook Soviet method of removing an "enemy."

Rene Saunce said...
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Rene Saunce said...

Desperado.... why don't you stop all your butthurt, you've been out riding depression, and the five stages of grief are not enough.

Trooper York said...

That's crazy talk.

William said...

Blowjobs in the Oval Office are just about sex. Tweets from the Oval Office are psychotic lesions. Only a madman wouldn't love and admire Mika and Joe.

virgil xenophon said...

Typical Stalinist leftist tripe; Throw all of those who don't agree with us in the psych ward and zork 'em with thorazine..