Does the President suffer from early stage dementia? Has the stress of office aggravated a mental illness crippling impulse control? Has emotional disorder so impaired the President that he is unable to discharge his duties? Is the President mentally and emotionally stable?
On Friday, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced legislation suggesting that Vice President Mike Pence, as well as President Donald Trump’s Cabinet members, had a Constitutional responsibility to get a mental health exam for Trump.
The resolution’s text indicated that Trump showed symptoms suggestive of a mental disorder, and it calls on other members of the Trump administration to find out whether that is the case. It specifically cited the 25th Amendment, which allows a majority of the Cabinet, in addition to the vice president, to say the president is unable to continue in office.
“President Donald J. Trump has exhibited an alarming pattern of behavior and speech causing concern that a mental disorder may have rendered him unfit and unable to fulfill his Constitutional duties,” the resolution reads.
In a press release, as reported by The Hill, Lofgren’s office asked if the president was “mentally and emotionally stable”?
Friday’s resolution comes amid multiple calls for Trump’s impeachment. In July, for example, two Democratic representatives submitted articles of impeachment. Congressmen Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and Al Green (D-Texas) alleged that Trump obstructed justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey.
Others have questioned Trump’s mental health, and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) reportedly planned on proposing legislation that would require the White House to have a mental health professional present for Trump.