Dem to Unveil Bill Requiring a White House Psychiatrist
The Democrats are set to unveil a new bill that would require an in-house psychiatrist to be employed by the White House.
The Hill reports:
“I’m looking at it from the perspective of, if there are questions about the mental health of the president of the United States, what may be the best way to get the president treatment?” Lieu told the Huffington Post.
“We’re now in the 21st century. Mental health is just as important as physical health,” he added.
The Democratic lawmaker reportedly plans to introduce the bill as early as next week.
Lieu has previously raised concerns with President Trump’s mental health, suggesting that the commander in chief could use a mental health evaluation.
“Last 24 hrs on Twitter, Donald Trump went on rant about ‘death & destruction,’ ‘FAKE NEWS,’ & ‘evil.’ Should he get mental health exam?” Lieu tweeted over the weekend.
During his interview with the Huffington Post, the lawmaker said that “it is not normal” for the president to tweet about all of these topics within 24 hours. He also maintained that Trump is divorced from the facts of reality.
“His disconnection from the truth is incredibly disturbing. … When you add on top of that his stifling of dissent, his attacks on the free press and his attacks on the legitimacy of judiciary, that then takes us down the road toward authoritarianism. That’s why I’ve concluded he is a danger to the republic,” Lieu argued.
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