Dennis Kucinich, the former Democratic congressman and presidential candidate, blasted his party colleagues on Tuesday over a push to examine President Trump’s mental and physical fitness for office – and potentially use the findings to seek his removal.
The campaign is being led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., who has tried to rally support for his bill in the wake of Trump’s controversial attacks on various media outlets and personalities.
But Kucinich told “Fox & Friends” that Democrats aren’t doing the party any favors with proposals like this.
“It’s a political statement, not a medical statement,” said Kucinich, a Fox News contributor. “I think it’s destroying the party as an effective opposition.”
He continued, “People want political parties to be focused on America’s economic needs, jobs, wages, heath care, education, retirement security and peace — and they want American politicians to be constructive, not destructive.”
Kucinich speculated that some in his party are having a tough time trying to “reconcile” the results of the November election with their own politics but called for lawmakers to find common ground.
“What’s happening here is not good for the country,” Kucinich said.
The bill in question would establish an “Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity,” tasked with carrying 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.” Under the bill, this determination could be made if the “Commission finds that the President is temporarily or permanently impaired by physical illness or disability, mental illness, mental deficiency, or alcohol or drug use to the extent that the person lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to execute the powers and duties of the office of President.”
The bill cites the 25th Amendment, which states the vice president shall assume the powers of the presidency when the president is declared “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
The same section, though, makes clear that the vice president and others would need to sign off on such a decision – which could speak to why Kucinich and other critics view this as a purely symbolic effort.
Raskin introduced the bill in April, but revived the push amid the controversy over Trump’s attacks on the media, including CNN and the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“The President should take a break from watching TV and read the #25thAmendment to the Constitution. There are ways out of this,” Raskin tweeted on Friday.
— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) June 30, 2017
The bill has nearly two-dozen cosponsors, including former Democratic Party leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Life is full of celebration, laughs, and yummy food (wings, pizza, hot dogs, and lots of beer are my favorite). Not something most health advocates would brag about but I follow a different set of rules. I believe that you should celebrate those things worth celebrating because WHATS LIFE IF YOU DON’T LIVE IT!!!! RIGHT? Doing fun workouts before and after a party can help you stay on track with your fitness goals. What matters most is your ability to bounce back from occasional gluttony. Usually, the days following heavy celebration leaves me feeling a bit yucky and in need of a total body cleanse. The following are few things I do to get my body feeling back to its healthy hydrated state. Drink 2 eight ounce glasses of pure coconut water – one in the morning and one at night Drink ____ oz (your body weight divided by two) of water each day. Go completely vegetarian/vegan for 2-3 days post party week. complete 4-5 toning workouts Get plenty of sleep Below is a workout that I use to challenge myself the week following a long night of partying. CLICK HERE to get the printable pdf version of this workout. Challenge yourself to get this workout done in its entirety 4-5 days this week. Fun Workouts To Try How do you usually cleanse your body after a night of celebrating? emailJoin In On The Facebook Convos…
I am fairly predictable when it comes to styling my hair for the gym. My go-to gym hairstyles, include your typical ponytail, braided ponytail, or in a braid. I am tired of wearing those same gym hairstyles so I decided to search Pintest for some new ideas. As I was browsing the Pinterest, I thought that I couldn’t be the only who had this same problem so I decided to share my new gym hairstyles for long hair with you.
I have added a ton of pins that feature over 100+ gym hairstyles for long hair that you can try next time you are headed to the gym or workout. Even though dressing up for the gym isn’t required, I do like my hair out of my face and way so that I can concentrate on my activities. I don’t need my hair getting caught in the machines.
I also use my go-to gym hairstyles when I go to physical therapy. My hair tends to get caught in the special weight machines that are designed for people who have neck and back injuries. I usually have to push my hair out of the way so that I don’t pull my hair every time I do a repetition. Ouch! Click on the pin to see additional hairstyles too.
Try these 100+ gym hairstyles for long hair!
Are you bored with your go-to gym hairstyles for long hair like me? I know that I am not the only one who gets bored wearing their hair the same exact way every time they go to the gym. Since my hair is down to my back, I have to find the perfect gym hairstyles to keep my hair from getting in my face or keep it out of the way when I use weight machines.