Sowing the seeds of impeachment | Nutty professor: “It’s an emergency!”
(JESSICA CHIA, New York Daily News) A psychiatry professor at Yale who believes President Trump’s “unraveling” mental health is a mounting emergency made her case to more than a dozen members of Congress last month.
Dr. Bandy X. Lee gave a presentation on why Trump posed a “public health risk” to the group of Democrats — and one lone Republican — during the private meetings that lasted more than 16 hours during the course of two days, she said.
“From a medical perspective, when we see someone unraveling like this, it’s an emergency,” Lee said.
“We’ve never come so close in my career to this level of catastrophic violence that could be the end of humankind.”
She highlighted Trump’s posturing, threats, and attacks, saying if his “self image as the very best and the greatest and an expert in everything is challenged, he responds immediately.”
“He’s very attracted to means of violence as a way of burnishing power,” Lee added.
The response from the lawmakers, Lee said, was overwhelming. “What astonished us was how enthusiastic they were to speak with us,” she said.
Lee held a small conference for mental health professionals in April to discuss their “duty to warn” about a leader’s psychological instability.
While only about 20 people were in attendance, several lawmakers contacted Lee, who eventually gained the support of more than a thousand mental health professionals …
The 25th Amendment states if the president is unable to fulfill the duties of the office, the vice president, Cabinet and Congress have the ability to remove him from office.
On Wednesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders brushed off a reporter’s questions regarding Trump’s psychological state.
“The people of this country should be concerned about the mental fitness of the leader of North Korea,” she said. Read the full story at New York Daily News.