Despite Democratic leadership’s request for its lawmakers to tone down talks of impeachment, 25 House members are crafting a bill that would create an “oversight” commission that has the power to declare the president incapacitated.
According to Maryland Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin — who first first introduced the bill in April
— they would then be able to effectively remove President Donald Trump from office under the 25th Amendment.
“In case of emergency, break glass,” Raskin told Yahoo News in an interview. “If you look at the record of things that have happened since January, it is truly a bizarre litany of events and outbursts.”
The 25th Amendment itself says nothing about the guidelines for making such a determination, much less what kinds of perceived mental illnesses would make a president unable to perform his duties, but Raskin says, “The question is, what are the escape routes we have, and the 25th Amendment is one of them.”
The Democratic calls for Trump’s impeachment were amplified after the president took aim at MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on Twitter — having alleged Brzezinski was “bleeding badly” from her face during a trip to Mar-a-Lago around New Year’s Eve and blasting their show a “poorly rated.”
“I assume every human being is allowed one or two errant and seemingly deranged tweets. The question is whether you have a sustained pattern of behavior that indicates something is seriously wrong,” Raskin continued.
A number of top Democrats have agreed to sign onto the measure, including House Committee on the Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers and former Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Here is the complete list of Democrats who wants to impeach Trump.
Raskin alleged Trump may suffer from some sort of mental health condition.
“The question is, where are we going to be six months, 12 months, 18 months from now?” he said. “The presidency is considered extremely stressful for people with the strongest mental health. We need to be prepared for all eventualities.”
Liberals are still having a very tough time accepting their defeat in the 2017 election. As recently as Sunday, thousands in LA marched in protest against Donald Trump’s presidency.
They don’t even seem tired of incessantly ranting and rioting for 8 months straight. It’s both annoying and laughable, but Congress’s efforts are a bit more concerning.
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H/T: The Daily Caller