Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) on Tuesday introduced an act requiring presidential candidates to undergo a medical examination and make the results of it public prior to the election.
The Standardizing Testing and Accountability Before Large Elections Giving Electors Necessary Information for Unobstructed Selection (STABLE GENIUS) Act was introduced after President Donald Trump proclaimed on Twitter that he is a “very stable genius”:
....Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star.....
....to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!
“The President believes he is a ‘stable genius.’ I do not,” Boyle said in a press release. “President Trump’s reckless, erratic behavior has exposed a critical flaw in our existing election process. Before voting for the highest office in the land, Americans have a right to know whether an individual has the physical and mental fitness to serve as president of the United States.”
H.R. 4742 would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 by requiring the results of a “medical examination by the medical office under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy” to be reported to the Federal Election Commission no later than 21 days after the candidate won his or her party's nomination.
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