Dems’ latest act of desperation: Let Obama and Biden decide if Trump is fit to remain in office

Dems’ latest act of desperation: Let Obama and Biden decide if Trump is fit to remain in office
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Image: YouTube screen grab via CNN)

The implication in the title is a slight simplification of a bill filed during the House’s two-week April recess to by Rep. Earl Blumenauer  (D-Ore.) that would give former presidents and vice presidents of both parties the authority to assess whether a sitting president is fit to remain in office.

In a statement quoted by The Hill, Blumenauer said:

It is hard to imagine a better group to work with the vice president to examine whether the president is able to discharge the duties of the office. When there are questions about the president’s ability to fulfill his or her constitutional responsibilities, it is in the country’s best interest to have a mechanism in place that works effectively.

The proposal, which is borne of the concern that 25th Amendment of the Constitution, aka the “crazy man clause,” is not sufficient to remove Donald Trump from office, is the latest manifestation of Trump Derangement Syndrome to emanate from the minority party in Congress. In February, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) floated legislation that would mandate the addition of a psychiatrist to the White House staff. Said Lieu at the time, “the president — any president — should have access to a mental health professional” given the enormous pressures of the job.

In the current political climate where Democrats will do anything to overcome the feelings of impotent rage that have gripped the party since last November, it is unlikely that the Republican majority in Congress will entertain a serious proposal to unseat the president, much less idiotic fantasies like Blumenauer’s or Lieu’s.


Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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