President Donald Trump had used the term “nut job” or “nut case” to describe people he had disagreements with. He used it on former FBI Director James Comey. His son Eric Trump picked up the term and used to describe Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez.

Some Democrats in the House support a bill that would judge President Trump’s Mental Fitness for public office. The legislation, backed by at least 25 congressmen, would create an Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity, The New York Post reported.

Radical alternative

The commission would have the power to declare the president incapacitated for the position under the 25Th Amendment to the U.S.

Constitution. In essence, given Trump’s unpresidential behavior, including his recent tweets against the “Morning Joe” hosts and a fake wrestling match with CNN, the Democrats wants to declare the president a “nut job.”

Yahoo News pointed out that the move is seen as a radical alternative to the impeachment of Trump, which would not succeed because of the GOP control of Congress. Behind the bill is Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin who emailed his colleagues in the House to solicit their support for the legislation.

Raskin pointed out that since January, Trump engaged in a “bizarre litany of events and outbursts.” He said every person is allowed “one or two errant tweet and seemingly deranged tweets,” however, in the case of the President, Trump had a “sustained pattern of behavior that indicates something is seriously wrong.”

Psychiatrists and doctors

After Trump’s Thursday tweets against “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, four Democrats agreed to support Raskin’s bill, the New York Post reported.

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

House Republicans, however, dismissed the idea as a partisan strategy. Rep. Daniel Donovan said, “Democrats need to accept that the people of the United States made their decision on who our President is.”

It was the assassination of President John F.

Kennedy and other medical crises involving the president that led to the adoption of the 25th Amendment in 1967. It included the heart attack of Dwight Eisenhower and the ailments of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Section 4 of the amendment gave the vice president, along with a majority of the cabinet, the power to determine if the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.

Raskin, who used to teach constitutional law, noted that Section 4 has a provision that allows another body, which Congress may provide by law, to declare the president incapacitated.

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