GOP Senator Reportedly Attended a Private Briefing About the 25th Amendment and Trump

Professor Dr. Bandy X. Lee, of Yale School of Medicine’s Law and Psychiatry Division, conducted a briefing in December 2017 to discuss President Trump's mental fitness and the 25th Amendment, according to Politico.


A GOP senator, who remains unnamed, is reported to be among the legislators who chose to attend the briefing.

“One senator said that it was the meeting he most looked forward to in 11 years,” Lee said. “Their level of concern about the president’s dangerousness was surprisingly high.”

The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows for the removal of the president by the Cabinet and the vice-president on the grounds of mental or physical inability to execute the duties of the office. The 25th Amendment and impeachment are the only legal options for removing a U.S. president involuntarily.

Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer during the administration of President George W. Bush, is calling for the removal of Trump.

He tweeted Tuesday about Trump's taunting tweet threatening nuclear action against North Korea, writing, "This tweet alone is grounds for removal from office under the 25th Amendment. This man should not have nukes.”

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