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Former GOP Senator Says Trump's 'Sick', Needs To Be Replaced Immediately

Calls for the ouster of President Donald Trump seem to be happening all the time, but few that call for it to happen take the time to lay all of their cards on the table to point out exactly why. Gordon Humphrey, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, has done just that. As the Huffington Post shares, Humphrey has dropped an absolutely epic letter on his state’s elected officials encouraging them to take immediate action against Trump.

Humphrey is incredibly concerned about the commander-in-chief’s rhetoric over the frightening situation with North Korea. He feels Trump’s tough talk is making the situation even worse, and he’s calling for action as a result.

“President Trump’s threat to rain down 'fire and fury' on North Korea is like pouring gasoline on a fire. It’s crazy. Donald Trump is impaired by a seriously sick psyche. His sick mind and reckless conduct could consume the lives of millions. The threat of nuclear war is steeply on the rise,” he wrote. “You must not take comfort in the system of checks and balances. The president alone has the authority to launch nuclear weapons, the only restraint being the advice of senior advisers who might be present at the time of crisis, and Donald Trump has shown repeated contempt for informed and wise counsel. He is sick of mind, impetuous, arrogant, belligerent and dangerous.”

Humphrey's advice? He recommends taking a close look at the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and to also support HR 1987, the Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act, which would provide the authority to form a committee to examine the president’s mental fitness.

“Serious crises are bearing down on us. We cannot leave our national security and our families’ safety in the hands of a president whose poor judgment, belligerence, vindictiveness and reckless impetuosity constitute an indictment of his mental health,” the letter continued. “Donald Trump is seriously sick. He is dangerous. As a citizen, a former U.S. senator and 12-year member of the Armed Services Committee, I urge you to act once. This is an emergency."

Reaction to his letter has been mixed. A spokesperson for Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) offered up this reply.

“The congresswoman agrees with Senator Humphrey that the Trump presidency has veered far off the rails,” the spokesperson said. “However, she believes creating a commission to pass judgment on the President’s mental health sets a potentially anti-democratic precedent.”

Al Baldasaro, a Trump supporter who serves in the state House of Representatives, sees things differently.

“Well, I think the former senator is the one that’s mentally unfit,” Baldasaro said. “I think he needs to go back into retirement.”

Throwing out accusations of mental fitness from afar is a dangerous game to play. If there are legitimate concerns on the mental capacity front, we’ll have to trust that those that work the closest with the president will step up and do the right thing. Randomly putting together a commission because someone feels that he is unfit opens up a gigantic can of worms, and it’s a tactic that would be used from both sides of the aisle once it’s opened up.

Source: HuffPost
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