Dems Now Support Bill to Impeach Trump

Elias Hubbard
July 3, 2017

President #Donald Trump had used the term "nut job" or "nut case" to describe people he had disagreements with. His son Eric Trump picked up the term and used to describe Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez.

A bill to create a panel that would move to impeach President Donald Trump from office is picking up steam as 25 Democrats are now backing the plan, Yahoo News reports.

Raskin's bill calls for the creation of an "Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity".

Lee and Raskin were chiefly joined by Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) and Del. "If you look at the record of things that have happened since January, it is truly a weird litany of events and outbursts".

Raskin said he is concerned that "something is seriously wrong" with Trump, citing a "sustained pattern of behavior" and several "errant and seemingly deranged tweets".

Dems Now Support Bill to Impeach Trump
Dems Now Support Bill to Impeach Trump

A small but growing movement by Democrats to use a little-known constitutional amendment to remove President Trump from office has as many practical and political roadblocks before it as efforts by those steadily beating the drum of impeachment.

To evaluate the president's mental capacity, the Oversight Commission would have 11 members to include psychiatrists and doctors.

The 25th Amendment was adopted in the wake of JFK's assassination as a precautionary measure to handle situations where the president becomes incapable of performing the duties of the office. It included the heart attack of Dwight Eisenhower and the ailments of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

"Whenever the vice president and a majority of. bod [ies] such as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the president pro-tempore of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the vice president shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as acting president".

Based on the wording of the 25th Amendment, a sitting United States president can not legally be declared mentally unfit to serve without the agreement of the vice-president.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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