By now you may have heard about the Democratic congressman pushing for legislation to evaluate the President’s fitness for office.
Congressman Jamie Raskin wants to set up an Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity, citing the 25th amendment, to “determine whether the President is mentally or physically unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office.”
Raskin spoke with MSNBC’s Katy Tur this afternoon, and she asked if this has a “snowball’s chance in you know what” of getting passed.
After all, it’s just Democrats proposing this, so she asked, “Without any Republican support, do you think that this is a good use of time right now?”
He said Congress should be prepared and fulfill this obligation on the question of presidential incapacity, but Tur again asked him if this is helpful to his party at large:
“Democrats are losing governorships, they’re losing state legislatures, they’ve lost all the special elections––at least four of the five special elections thus far. They don’t control the House, they don’t control the Senate, they don’t control the presidency. Is this basically giving the sense that this is an anti-Trump, anti-this president bill and not something where the Democrats are saying ‘Here is what we believe in, here is what we are gonna do for the American people.’ Are you risking just giving more fodder those who say that, you know, the deep state or Congress is doing anything they can to make sure that President Trump doesn’t succeed?”
Raskin said he hasn’t heard that “except on the media,” saying the Democrats are focused on the issues and that “this is part of a broad picture.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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