Speaking to CNN's "OutFront with Erin Burnett" on Friday night, Garamendi said a whole range of Republicans in the Congress agreed with him in private talks that Trump’s mental health is worrisome. He said they have chosen to keep this to themselves since they have a legislative agenda to pass which needs presidential approval.
Garamendi went as far as drew parallels between Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, calling both of them "crazies":
"We've got a crazy leading the North Korea and we've got a crazy in the White House," Garamendi lamented. "We got a guy in the White House who's unstable and not fit for office."
Garamendi did not adduce the names, though saying the closed door meetings he mentioned involved high-profile Republican officials. He declined to detail if he meant the GOP elite.
"I think I've gone far enough. Let's just say these are people that are important in the Republican Congress."
The issue of Trump’s mental unfitness has increasingly popped up following the debate over reporter Michael Wolff’s biographical piece on Trump, dubbed "Fire and Fury," which was released Friday.
The discussion started with a number of lawmakers, and even involved Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee, who weighed in saying the concerns were centered around the "president’s dangerousness." The comments, however, ran counter to the formal principles of the psychiatric community banning one from diagnosing without formal medical tests.
In the wake of the Fire and Fury release, Trump received some support, though, from his Capitol Hill aides, with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders calling the book and insanity allegations "laughable" and "disgraceful."