‘He’ s Not Fit For The Job’: Dem Lawmaker Calls On Congress To Keep ‘Unhinged’ Trump ‘In Check’
A Democratic lawmaker is calling on Congress to keep the executive branch “in check,” because President Trump’s mental health is a threat to national security.
Talk of Trump’s mental stability has been front and center in recent days following the release of Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” which paints a picture of White House aides who are fearful of the president’s state of mind.
Over the weekend, Trump denounced the book and defended his mental health by declaring himself a “stable genius.”
Trump has been mocked mercilessly for making the outrageous claim. But Arizona Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego said the president’s mental health is not a laughing matter.
“I do believe that we have to watch the president, we have to make sure that we do our constitutional duty to keep the executive in check because I do think the president is, not fit for the job,” Gallegos told The Hill Tuesday.
Asked if the president is a “stable genius,” Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) said, “I think he’s having fun saying that, alright?”
Wolff’s book release coincided with reports of an unofficial Yale psychiatrist’s diagnosis of the president, adding to the talk of Trump’s mental health.
The lawmakers’ comments come hours after Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Penn.) announced in a press release that he plans to introduce the “Stable Genius Act” in the House on Tuesday. The legislation would require presidential candidates to undergo a mental health examination.