Speaker Pelosi Introduces Legislation Creating Commission on President's 'Physical and Mental Capacity'

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Posted: Oct 09, 2020 11:00 AM
Speaker Pelosi Introduces Legislation Creating Commission on President's 'Physical and Mental Capacity'

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Speaker Pelosi hinted on Thursday that she will be discussing the 25th Amendment. Along with Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin, the speaker will introduce legislation establishing a congressional commission to evaluate the president’s mental fitness and physical health.

In introducing the legislation on Friday, Speaker Pelosi said that "a president's fitness for office must be determined by science and facts."

Speaker Pelosi insisted that her legislation is unrelated to the general election, which is now less than one month away:

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy called the legislation an "obvious political stunt" ahead of the general election. Speaker Pelosi does not have the ability to invoke the 25th Amendment herself.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that Speaker Pelosi should look at invoking the 25th Amendment for herself, not for President Trump.

Speaker Pelosi pulls this obvious political stunt less than a month before election day, with no tangible evidence that President Trump's health poses a risk to his ability to carry out the duties of the presidency.