“As a coworker, she (Pelosi) has the right to have him (Trump) submit to an involuntary examination, but she has not. Anyone can call 911 to report someone who seems dangerous … ” – Dr. Bandy Lee
House Democrats have heeded Yale professor Bandy Lee before; are they listening now?
As impeachment proceedings go sidewise, Pelosi given a fresh option for hamstringing Trump
Jan 4, 2020
Salon – A Yale psychiatrist who has warned of the dangers of President Donald Trump’s mental health for years urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to request a mental health hold of the president after he ordered a drone strike that killed a top Iranian general.
Bandy X. Lee, a professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, founded the World Mental Health Coalition after convening a conference at Yale on the president’s mental health.
She is the editor of the book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President” and more recently was joined by psychiatrists at universities around the U.S. in calling for the House of Representatives to convene a panel of mental health experts to weigh in on the president’s impeachment proceedings.
Lee recently told Salon that Pelosi has not done enough to respond to the president.
“As a co-worker, she has the right to have him submit to an involuntary evaluation, but she has not,” she said. “I am beginning to believe that a mental health hold, which we have tried to avoid, will become inevitable.” Trump’s Mind Is “Unraveling”: Yale Prof To Congress
Lee told Salon days ago that the president’s decision to order the drone killing of a top Iranian general was further evidence that Pelosi should do more to rein in Trump.
The Pentagon said on Thursday that Trump ordered a drone strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and widely considered the second-most powerful official in Iran.
Democrats quickly warned that the escalation threatens to plunge the U.S. into a full-blown war with Iran.
“This is exactly the kind of dangerous event we foresaw as Donald Trump’s response to the impeachment proceedings, just as his pulling troops from northern Syria was a direct response to the announcement of an impeachment inquiry,” Lee told Salon … Read more.
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