[guest post by Dana]
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., plans to introduce legislation Friday that would create a “Commission on Presidential Capacity,” which would be involved in presidential transfer of power procedures under the 25th Amendment.
The legislation would create the commission “to help ensure effective and uninterrupted leadership in the highest office in the Executive Branch of government,” Pelosi’s office said in a news release.
Asked whether she thought it was time to invoke the 25th Amendment because of President Donald Trump’s illness, Pelosi said she didn’t want to talk about it right then.
“If you want to talk about that, we’ll see you tomorrow,” said Pelosi, who then questioned why the White House has refused to reveal when the president had his last negative Covid-19 test.
In an interview immediately after her press conference, Pelosi suggested that the president may not be thinking clearly because of the drugs he has taken while being treated for the disease.
“The president is, shall we say, in an altered state right now,” Pelosi said on Bloomberg TV. “I don’t know how to answer for that behavior.”
She continued, “There are those who say when you are on steroids or have Covid-19, there may be some impairment of judgment.”
(Yes, but that doesn’t cover his pre-Covid ‘impairment of judgment’…)
Anyway, in response, Trump did all he could to convince everyone that he really isn’t
crazy in an altered state:
Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation. They don’t call her Crazy for nothing! https://t.co/7vE0Jvq0dM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2020
My God, if this crap doesn’t come to an end pretty soon, we’re all going to be clamoring to find our own altered states in which to cocoon.