Bill allowing creation of panel to assess Trump’s fitness as president gains support

President Trump's Thursday Twitter attack on MSNBC's hosts has, for some, raised concerns about his ability to serve the country.

A group of Democratic Representatives has been worried about that for some time.

Over 20 House Democrats are backing a bill that would create a congressional 'oversight' commission that could declare the president incapacitated, which could result in his removal from office by way of the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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U.S. President Donald Trump (R) greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in prior to delivering a joint statement from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) arrives for a joint news conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump (R) deliver a joint statement from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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U.S. President Donald Trump (L) welcomes South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) welcomes South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in deliver joint statements in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Moon is on a three-day visit in Washington. He had an Oval Office meeting with President Trump prior to joint statements. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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According to the Cornell University Law School website, "The 25th Amendment, proposed by Congress and ratified by the states in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, provides the procedures for replacing the president or vice president in the event of death, removal, resignation, or incapacitation."

Employing that option is entirely uncharted territory.

Nonetheless, Representative Jamie Raskin, the bill's chief sponsor, believes it's an avenue worth exploring.

He told Yahoo News, "If you look at the record of things that have happened since January, it is truly a bizarre litany of events and outbursts. I assume every human being is allowed one or two errant and seemingly deranged tweets. The question is whether you have a sustained pattern of behavior that indicates something is seriously wrong."

Though President Trump has made many comments on Twitter that some have found questionable, his Thursday statements have received widespread and bipartisan condemnation.

The tweets read, "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"

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