A former Republican senator is calling on lawmakers to use the 25th Amendment to kick President Donald Trump out of office.
“He is sick of mind, impetuous, arrogant, belligerent and dangerous,” Gordon Humphrey, who represented New Hampshire from 1979 to 1990, said in a letter to his state’s members of Congress obtained by Manchester ABC station WMUR.
Humphrey, who vehemently opposed Trump in last year’s election, said the president’s comments threatening North Korea with “fire and fury” show that he is “impaired by a seriously sick psyche” and could lead the nation into nuclear war.
In the letter, reprinted in the Concord Monitor, Humphrey wrote: “The president alone has the authority to launch nuclear weapons, the only restraint being the advice of senior advisors who might be present at the time of crisis, and Donald Trump has shown repeated contempt for informed and wise counsel.”
• "... sick and reckless conduct could consume the lives of millions ...”
• He should be relieved of his duties “at the earliest possible date”
• Called on House lawmakers to support HR 1987, which creates commission to invoke 25th Amendment and “carry out a medical examination of the President to determine whether the President is mentally or physically unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office.”
Post by nadinbrzezinski on Aug 11, 2017 14:33:43 GMT -5
I just wrote a piece exactly on this, explaining that Trump is not a rational actor
The President and the 25th Amendment
August 11, 2017 (San Diego) over the last 70 years the world has lived under the cloud of nuclear war. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the kinds of devices not seen before. However, to be fair, they were not the most damaging bombing raids of World War Two. Both Tokyo and Dresden produced far more immediate casualties. What made both weapons so horrifying in the eyes of the world were not the raw numbers, but the after effects of the bomb. This is what made nuclear bombs so feared, and why a nuclear exchange became something that any rational actor would not even consider.
This brings us to what is a rational actor. While the North Korean leadership has been presented many a times in press accounts as crazy, Kim Jun Un is actually a rational actor. The end game of North Korea has always been one goal, regime survival. Secondarily, the North Koreans want some form of recognition and that they can openly join the rest of the world. The North Korean regime became a client state of both the Soviet Union and China during the Cold War. The end of the first Cold War brought the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the Russian Federation did let go of North Korea. The only window to the world at that moment was China.