Trump's 'deranged' behavior is boosting bill to create panel that could remove him from office



WASHINGTON — Describing President Trump’s recent behavior as “completely bizarre and deranged,” a House Democrat says he is picking up fresh support for legislation creating a congressionally appointed panel that could declare the president psychologically unfit and remove him from office under the 25th Amendment.
While the proposed measure remains a definite long shot, the events of the past few days have produced a “surge” of interest in the 25th Amendment bill, which now has 65 co-sponsors, said freshman Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who introduced the bill, in an interview for the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.”
“People around the president are saying that his behavior is completely unstable and erratic and unpredictable,” Raskin said. “And there are people who now are apparently boasting they are subverting the president‘s orders because they are so deranged. That strikes me as the kind of prima facie evidence that there is a very serious problem of capacity to successfully discharge the power and duties of office.”
The idea of invoking the 25th Amendment got new traction this week after an anonymous “senior official” in the Trump administration authored a New York Times op-ed asserting that in the early days of the administration there were “whispers within the Cabinet” about invoking the provision but that the potential rebels backed off for fear of precipitating “a constitutional crisis.”
Raskin first introduced his measure in April 2017 to address a little-noticed lapse by Congress in fully implementing the 25 Amendment. The amendment, ratified in 1967 to address questions of presidential succession, created new mechanisms to force the removal of a president on medical or psychiatric grounds. It is a completely separate process from impeachment of the president for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Under the 25th Amendment, if a majority of the Cabinet, along with the vice president, were to conclude in writing that the president is physically or mentally “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” he or she can be removed and replaced by the vice president. Were the president to challenge such a designation, Congress could still uphold the removal if two-thirds of both the House and Senate vote to do so.
But Raskin, a former constitutional law professor who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, noticed that, in additional to empowering a majority of the Cabinet to make the initial designation of incapacity, the 25th Amendment authorizes “such other body as Congress may by law provide” to do so. Yet in the 51 years since the 25th Amendment took effect, Congress has never set up such a body.
Raskin’s bill would fill the void by creating an “Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity.” It would be a nonpartisan panel appointed by congressional leaders composed of four physicians, four psychiatrists and three others, such as former presidents or vice presidents, or other former senior U.S. officials. If directed by Congress through a concurrent resolution, the commission would even be empowered to medically examine the president “to determine whether the president is incapacitated, either mentally or physically.”
Raskin told “Skullduggery” that recent revelations  — the New York Times op-ed, which also disclosed the existence of senior officials inside the administration thwarting the president’s initiatives because of concerns about his erratic behavior, and a new book by legendary reporter Bob Woodward detailing Trump’s seemingly irrational outbursts — have only underscored the need for Congress to act on his measure.
“When we first put this in, a lot of people were saying, ‘How dare you talk about the mental health [of the president] in public?’” Raskin said. “Which we weren’t actually doing. We were talking about incapacity, which is a different question. Now the whole country is saying, ‘Oh my God, what are we going to do?’”
He said that one of the more disturbing indications of presidential incapacity is Trump’s penchant for “picking fights with individual citizens; picking fights with leaders of foreign countries; name calling; the insulting, impetuous abuse of people; constant provocations leveled at other people. That strikes me as completely bizarre and deranged behavior.”

5 comments:

  1. How about instead we remove subversives and sedition mongers like Rep. Jamie Raskin and 90% of the rest of the Demo-saurs and RINOS of the Carny Congress.
    Then comes Clinton Inc. and the likes of Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Rosenstein and Co.

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  2. Politicians are polite, and spinless. I want a leader with balls, not afraid of putting a common POS arts degree holder in his proper place.

    "Our" main stream media (MSM) is generated north of the Mason Dixon line, and they have managed to brainwash the general public into believing things that only happen in cartoons. Many people resist through cognitive dissonance, not even realizing the truth is more than they are willing to grasp. It comes down to this basic statement:
    Aluminum in free space will NOT penetrate a larger piece of rigid structural grade building steel at subsonic speed (STP@SL).
    There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true. The other is to refuse to accept what is true.~ Soren Kierkegaard
    The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.~ W. Dyer
    Prof can be seen in history, as a B-25 Mitchell struck the Empire State building July 28th, 1945. The facade of the ESB is granite, and masonry has negligible tensile strength(<1Ksi). Tensile strength is what keeps a material from being pulled apart (penetrated, such as Kevlar vest) and structural building steel will withstand over 88Ksi (THE strongest tensile strength building material used in quantity, even today). The aircraft punched a 18ft x 20ft hole in the facade, yet the wing span is over 67 feet. Many publications try to avoid discussing the air frame, as it fell to a lower roof terrace and the street level. Victims inside stated “The building swung like a pendulum for thirty seconds... we had trouble keeping our feet under us, as we ran for cover.”
    To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.~ Ayn Rand
    The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.~ H. G. Wells
    Having shot a steel car rim with a handgun (44mag), this is a clear example of how penetration is not possible. The bullet is 10x the density of water and travels well above the speed of sound (about 1600ft/sec). But we are expected to believe an aluminum projectile that floats on water (Sully's airliner in the Hudson river, indicating .2 mass density compared to water) and can only travel about 500ft/sec, is able to perpetuate over 126 feet through steel without stopping. This is absurd, as it would only takes a constant force of 50G to stop any projectile moving 500ft/sec, in 63 feet. Formula 1 cars have recorded survived impacts from 85-140+G, crumpling the car body less than 2ft, in 200mph crashes.
    As the kinematic equation shows, 1/2 Mass(Velocity squared), the velocity is exponential compared to mass, a linear function. From the standpoint of metallurgy, the shear modulus of aluminum is 25 Gpa, where as basic steel is 70 Gpa. Even the construction technique of using sheet metal to fabricate planes, lends itself to the dissipation of energy through crumpling. Examples can be seen in uni-body construction of cars to meet impact safety requirements, a practice started before 1980.
    In conclusion, the carppetbagger's hoax that commercial airliners hit the WTC, can easily be disproved by observation of physics and metallurgy. Even basic math shows the energy needed would be one thousand times greater than a commercial airliner could generate, that's three orders of magnitude. NOT PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE!

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    1. It accomplished what is set out to do - more control over the masses...

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  3. That amendment pretty much applies to all in DC. Kind of self indicting eh....

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  4. These idiots REALLY want a "civil war". They'd love nothing better than for all of us to start killing each other, while they finish looting what's left of the treasury and steal anything else that isn't nailed down. The worst of it is, if they pull this crap off and there's some kind of theatrical "dragging of the POTUS" out of the West Wing or something equally insane, they will get their war.

    These alleged Democrats need to get a grip and understand that if they light the flame to the fuse, there's no going back. If your "representation" in Congress has a D after its name, call their office NOW and let them know in no uncertain terms what you think of this little weasel and his "renewed support" for deciding for all of us who the POTUS should be.

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