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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:48 PM

Congress explores options for removing an unfit president as Trump's 'disturbing' behavior worries

Source: Raw Story

Several Democratic lawmakers, and a number of pundits, have openly questioned President Donald Trumps mental health but Republicans are literally laughing at the suggestion.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) called for a congressional review this week of the constitutional process for removing a president who is mentally or emotionally unfit for office, and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) told CNN that some of his GOP colleagues were worried about the presidents stability, reported The Hill.

Its not normal behavior, Blumenauer said. I dont know anybody in a position of responsibility that doesnt know if theyre being rained on, and nobody I work with serially offers up verifiably false statements on an ongoing basis.

Another Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), plans to introduce a bill that would require a psychiatrist or psychologist to work at the White House.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/congress-explores-options-for-removing-an-unfit-president-as-trumps-disturbing-behavior-worries-gop/

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Reply Congress explores options for removing an unfit president as Trump's 'disturbing' behavior worries (Original post)
Miles Archer Feb 17 OP
liberalmuse Feb 17 #1
still_one Feb 17 #2
Miles Archer Feb 17 #5
yurbud Feb 17 #23
yuiyoshida Feb 17 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 17 #11
yuiyoshida Feb 17 #18
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 17 #19
yuiyoshida Feb 17 #20
brooklynite Feb 17 #4
Mz Pip Feb 17 #7
CitizenZero Feb 17 #6
totodeinhere Feb 17 #10
cstanleytech Feb 17 #12
Sunlei Feb 17 #14
onenote Feb 17 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 17 #9
Sunlei Feb 17 #13
orangecrush Feb 17 #15
CitizenZero Feb 17 #16
geretogo Feb 17 #17
sarcasmo Feb 17 #21
Kimchijeon Feb 17 #22

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:49 PM

1. They'd better do it quickly, and get rid of Bannon, too!

This is fucking madness.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:51 PM

2. not going to happen unless there are republicans on board

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:56 PM

5. McConnell "likes what he's doing," and Ryan...well, Ryan said this:

Ryan: Trump Could Lead 'Most Productive Congress and Presidency in Lifetime'



http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/16/paul-ryan-donald-trump-most-productive-congress-presidency-lifetime

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:54 PM

23. Democrats can't pussyfoot around the next time they get power. They've got to go big or GOP

will put an end to democracy.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:51 PM

3. Republicans will fight this tooth and nail...

The President is a useful idiot, whose distractions allow them to secretly dismantle the government at their leisure.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:46 PM

11. Perhaps not. Pence is one of their own, and a bit stupid so therefore a bit bendable, malleable. .nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:12 PM

18. Pence has his own agenda...

He is part of the Christian Far-Right, and is way smarter than Trump, but also more dangerous as he might want to start Armageddon so his CHRIST can come back to save the world.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:15 PM

19. Very dangerous christian dominionist. Dunno if he's said anything about end times / Armageddon. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:20 PM

20. IF you remember the movie "JESUS CAMP"...?

I am sure he supported it. If you haven't watched it, you should. Its scary as fuck.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:53 PM

4. I stopped reading after "several Democratic Lawmakers"...

...if this position isn't shared by House Republicans, there's no point in discussing it.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:04 PM

7. Really

Won't happen without the Republicans. Wishful thinking.

The Republicans will prop Trump up as long as he signs their bills. And he will. He's smart enough to know that.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:59 PM

6. Democratic Minority

I do think that this is worth pursuing, even if the Dems do not have the numbers in Congress right now to do it. We must be the Resistance and make stands wherever we can. Removing Trump (25th Amendment) should be a focal point for 2018.

Trump's mental incapacity should be an explicit issue for the Democrats and the American People. Is it the Surgeon-General who looks after the health of the President?

Anyway, I think that this is worth pursuing and discussing. If Trump is mentally unstable, he needs to be removed or step down. This is one line of attack that could be combined with others, such as Impeachable Offenses like the Russia Scandal.

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Response to CitizenZero (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:46 PM

10. The Surgeon-General is not responsible for the health of the president.

That responsibility lies with the Chief White House Physician. At the present time that position is held by Ronny Jackson, MD. He is a holdover from the Obama Administration. I'm not sure if Trump plans on replacing him or not.

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Response to CitizenZero (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:01 PM

12. Unless the Repugnants are willing to remove him its a pointless waste of time to try

as the law is clear on how many votes you need to remove a sitting President according to the 25th amendment.
That doesnt mean the Dems cannot use this against the Repugnants though because if they play it carefully they can and should use it like a baseball bat against them for every election for the next 20+ years.

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Response to CitizenZero (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:09 PM

14. no we don't need to waste time on crap stories. Republicans backed him even though THEY KNEW he

was unfit. Republicans know their mans history and his health, He's a distraction, a clown show, a freak show for the American people. nothing more.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:26 PM

8. Misleading Raw Story Headline

Congress, the institution, is not exploring options for removing an unfit president, either in general or with specific reference to Trump. Some Democrats are talking about it, but that's a far cry from Congress as a whole exploring the matter.

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Response to onenote (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:45 PM

9. Yes, the internet media need to tighten up their standards in numerous ways.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:04 PM

13. Some, even a couple of Republicans have to STAND UP. But they're ALL spineless, fearful orCriminals.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:36 PM

15. Before much longer there will be a catastrophe

Resulting from Trumps incompetence.

Then the repubs will have to consider removing him.

It is sad that people will have to suffer, but when, not if it happens, the gop will own this clown.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:12 PM

16. Removing Trump

Even if Trump can not be removed, attacking him at every opportunity is a must for 2018 and beyond. We need a powerful and effective counter-propaganda operation. Just as the Tea Party did not relent against Obama, we must use every line of attack against Trump and his Regime.

This might not result in Removal or Impeachment, but could erode Trump and the Republican base for 2018 and 2020. The Tea Party did not manage to ouster Obama, but they helped lay the groundwork for a Republican take-over of the White House, Congress, and a lot of State Offices in 2016.

We as Democrats must use the same type of counter-operations, even if it does not result in Trump being removed before 2020. We need to apply pressure to the Administration, in the Media, in the Streets, everywhere we can, as much as we can. Our first major test will be the 2018 elections. We need to work on it now and use every political weapon that is available. Attacking Trump as mentally incompetent is just one element that we can use.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:38 PM

17. If he is planning to send his storm troops to Medford Oregon where I live they better wear

bullet proof vests because people here will not live under this Neo Nazi criminal . We will send them
back to Hell where Trump and his Nazi's come from .

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 08:59 PM

21. Removal yes, Treason charge first.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 09:54 PM

22. Please hurry!

ASAP please.... And remove the rest of them too!

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