Yale School of Medicine’s Law and Psychiatry Division professor Dr. Bandy Lee was summoned to Capitol Hill in November to brief lawmakers on the 25th Amendment and President Donald Trump’s mental state, Politico reports.
On Dec. 5 and 6, Dr. Lee warned lawmakers, “he’s going to unravel, and we are seeing the signs.”
The private briefings included a Republican senator who Dr. Lee declined to identify.
Dr. Lee edited the bestselling book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, featuring the work of 27 psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts to assess President Trump’s mental health.
“One senator said that it was the meeting he most looked forward to in 11 years,” Lee recalled. “Their level of concern about the president’s dangerousness was surprisingly high.”
The 25th Amendment, along with impeachment, are the two legal mechanisms to remove Trump from office prior to the end of his term in January 2021.
Mental health professionals have hosted nationwide town hall meetings to warn about Trump’s mental state, citing a “duty to warn” of violent threats.
Following President Donald Trump’s Twitter threats against North Korea, Lee’s group demanded Twitter take “immediate action” and suspend Trump’s Twitter account.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!# p #9_14 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018# p #10_14 # ad skipped = true #
We are American Mental Health Professionals who have been WARNING that Trump is mentally UNSTABLE & DANGEROUS.
We ask @Twitter CEO @jack to delete the threatening tweet & suspend the account posing unprecedented GLOBAL DISASTER.#NuclearButton#DutyToWarnhttps://t.co/tfueAXPNz0# p #11_14 # ad skipped = true #
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) January 3, 2018# p #12_14 # ad skipped = true #
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