WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier on Friday, Lofgren introduced a resolution urging Pence to have Trump examined by medical and psychiatric professionals to help determine "whether the President is unfit and unable to fulfill his Constitutional duties."
"Does the President suffer from early stage dementia?" Lofgren asked. "Has the stress of office aggravated a mental illness crippling impulse control? Has emotional disorder so impaired the President that he is unable to discharge his duties?"
The furor over Trump’s response to a violent, racially charged rally last Saturday has prompted increased speculation in the US media and by some Democrats in Congress that mental illness could be used as a pretext to remove the president from office.