Posted by | February 17, 2017 09:28 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

Press conferences that become an airing of grievances have consequences:

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) in a floor speech this week called for a review of the Constitution’s procedures for removing a president. He warned the 25th Amendment of the Constitution falls short when it comes to mental or emotional fitness for office.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a weekend interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” said that “a few” Republican colleagues have expressed concern to him about Trump’s mental health.

And Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) plans to introduce legislation that would require the presence of a psychiatrist or psychologist in the White House.

The Democrats justify their questions by pointing to Trump’s habit of making demonstrably false claims. At a press conference Thursday, he said he’d had the biggest Electoral College win since President Ronald Reagan, for example, when his margin was lower than either of President Obama’s wins.

Blumenauer told The Hill he started taking another look at the 25th Amendment because Trump had casually repeated easily disproven claims, such as stating that it wasn’t raining during his speech on Inauguration Day when it was.

“It’s not normal behavior. I don’t know anybody in a position of responsibility that doesn’t know if they’re being rained on. And nobody I work with serially offers up verifiably false statements on an ongoing basis,” he said in an interview steps from the House chamber.


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  • dewired4u

    some days he talks in a monotone voice some days he is very animated with a shrill voice. he is mentally ill.

  • Snick1946

    One of these days, hopefully soon, he’s going to have a major meltdown, hopefully on live TV. The Market will go South and Republicans will overlook some differences and work with Democrats to get his sorry ass out.

    That is the best case scenario. There are worse ones such as him sending ground forces into Syria the when we get hammered, he will want to start tossing nukes.