'Impaired By a Seriously Sick Psyche': Former GOP Sen Calls on Dems to Oust Trump
A former Republican senator from New Hampshire called on Democrats to support a bill that would evaluate President Trump's psychological ability to hold office.
Gordon Humphrey sent letters to several Granite State Democrats to voice concerns over Trump's "repeated contempt for informed and wise counsel" regarding North Korea.
A New Hampshire reporter published Humphrey's letter to Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.), in which he called Trump "sick," "dangerous" and a man of "poor judgement, belligerence and reckless impetuosity."
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Humphrey, who served two terms in the U.S. Senate, strongly supported Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) but endorsed Hillary Clinton (D) in 2016.
He wrote letters to Kuster, Rep. Carol Shea Porter (D-N.H.) as well Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), urging them to support Rep. Jamie Raskin's (D-Md.) bill calling for Trump to undergo an evaluation.
Earlier this year, Raskin garnered praise from Reps. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) for announcing that Trump should have his mental capacity checked.
"If directed by Congress... the Commission shall 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," Raskin's bill reads.
Humphrey said Trump is "seriously sick" and that his expertise as a former member of the Armed Services Committee finds that Trump is "pouring gasoline on a fire."
"This is an emergency," Humphrey said.