A Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday he is introducing the” Stable Genius Act ,” which would require presidential candidates to take a mental health examination.
The bill, introduced by Rep. Brendan Boyle( D-Penn .), comes just days after President Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that he was a” very stable genius” in response to questions about his fitness is still in office.
” The President conceives he is a” stable genius .” I do not. Today, I introduced the Standardizing Testing and Accountability Before Large Elections Giving Electors Necessary Information for Unobstructed Selection Act to ensure that Presidential campaigners are fit to lead ,” Boyle wrote on Twitter.
The President concludes he is a “stable genius.” I do not. Today, I introduced the
Act to ensure that Presidential nominees are fit to precede. pic.twitter.com/ ZalCqySlo8
— Rep. Brendan Boyle (@ CongBoyle) January 9, 2018
Boyle’s bill would require presidential candidates to file a report with the Federal Election Commission that shows” that he or she has undergone health check by the medical place under sovereignty of the Secretary of the Navy ,” the Hill reports.
” Before voting for the highest department in the shore, Americans have a right to know whether a person has the physical and psychological fitness to serve as President ,” Boyle said, according to the story outlet.
The bill comes on the ends of a Washington Post report that says the president “resents” discussion of his mental health.
Trump privately resents the now-regular chatter on cable television news shows about his mental health issues and thoughts the issue as “an devised fact” and “a joke, ” often like the Russia probe, is in accordance with one person who recently discussed it with him.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted that two of his” greatest resources” in life have been his” mental stability and being, like, really smart .” During the tweetstorm, Trump also said that he would prepare not only as “smart,” but rather a” highly stable genius .”
The tweetstorm appeared to be in reference to the newly-released notebook Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House , in which aide-de-camps to the president are said to question Trump’s fitness to serve in office.