Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced a resolution on Friday urging President Trump to get a medical and physical exam to determine if he is fit for the oval office.
Lofgren's resolution urged Vice President Mike Pence and Trump’s cabinet members to use the results of the examination to “assist in their deliberations” of removing President Trump from the Oval Office.
“President Donald J. Trump has exhibited an alarming pattern of behavior and speech causing concern that a mental disorder may have rendered him unfit and unable to fulfill his Constitutional duties,” Lofgren’s resolution states.
Under the 25th Amendment, Pence and a majority of cabinet members can declare that the president is unfit to serve.
In a press statement, Lofgren’s office questioned whether President Trump has “early stage dementia” or whether “the stress of office aggravated a mental illness crippling impulse control.”
“Many Americans, including many Republicans, have observed the President's increasingly disturbing pattern of actions and public statements that suggest he may be mentally unfit to execute the duties required of him,” Lofgren said in a statement. “The President has not released a serious medical evaluation. Just as would be the case if the President were physically unable to execute the office of the President,
Lofgren is among a small group of Democratic lawmakers who have publicly questioned Trump’s mental health.
In April, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced a measure that would enhance the 25th Amendment by empowering former presidents and vice presidents of both parties to determine if a president is fit for office.