Top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff said on Sunday that he and his colleagues are becoming increasingly concerned about President Donald Trump and his mental stability.
On CNN’s “State of The Union,” Schiff said,“There are some serious issues.” He also added, “the pressures of the job may only get worse.”
Schiff’s comments came after he was asked to respond to Democratic Representative Jackie Speier’s efforts on Tuesday to invoke the 25th amendment.
The 25th amendment gives the vice president and Cabinet the power to remove a president who is incapable of serving.
Schiff explained that the 25th amendment was primarily envisioned for a president who has “some kind of physical incapacitation or serious mental illness, a breakdown.”
Schiff went on to say, “We’re still far from concluding that that’s the case, even though we find, many of us, his conduct anathema. I don’t think we’re at a point of thinking about the 25th Amendment.”
The last time the 25th amendment was enacted was in 1967, just a few years after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
In the case that Kennedy would have survived, yet suffered brain damage, for example, there would be a replacement for his position.
Schiff went on to emphasize that there are both Republican and Democrat colleagues of his that question Trump’s mental state.
For example, Senator Bob Corker (Representative-Tennessee.) said that Trump “has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful.”
Schiff concluded, “I certainly think that there’s an issue with the president’s capability,” and that “some aspect of his character” is “incapable of introspection.” “I think it’s a question people are asking.”
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