House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been threatening to invoke the 25th Amendment, a constitutional provision that allows for removal of the president if “he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” and this week proposed creating a Congressional panel to review a president’s mental and physical fitness for office.
Fox News host Mark Levin had a different takeaway. “It’s Nancy Pelosi who is insane,” he declared. “It’s Nancy Pelosi who is mentally ill.”
Speaking with Levin, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) suggested that Pelosi is the one who would have trouble passing such a review, and added that House Republicans are actively looking for ways to make that happen.
Pelosi questions Trump’s fitness for office
The House speaker discussed the issue at a press conference on Thursday, stating, “Mr. President, when was the last time you had a negative test before you tested positive? Why is the White House not telling the country that important fact about how this made a hot spot of the White House?”
That was likely in reference to those individuals who tested positive after gathering at the White House to hear the president announce that Judge Amy Coney Barrett would be his Supreme Court nominee.
McCarthy responded with incredulity to Pelosi’s remarks and went on to question the San Francisco Democrat’s cognitive abilities.
McCarthy: Republicans will try to “craft something”
“To even bring this up when you’re talking 27 days before an election,” Breitbart quoted McCarthy as telling conservative radio host Mark Levin.
“You know she’s second in line right after the vice president,” he continued. “It really brings into question her own mental capacity to be Speaker of the House.”
Levin suggested that “the same commission take a look at her mental capacity,” asking, “Does she have to submit any kind of records about her health? Mental health?”
McCarthy agreed, stating, “If she’s now saying they should have a commission to do that with the president? Shouldn’t you do that with all three people who are in line for the presidency? Shouldn’t she have to submit to the same test that she’s trying to claim?”
“I am getting together with a number of members — and can tell you there are people on the other side that have raised this question as well,” McCarthy went on. “We’re going to get together; find out ways that we can craft something.”
He concluded by insisting that Pelosi “knows this will not be a reality” and dismissed her efforts as being “just another attempt to attack our democracy.”