When asked on Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher if senate Republicans will admit to other senators that President Donald Trump may actually have mental problems, Sen. Al Franken (D, Minnesota) responded, “Well, there’s a range.” Then, he added, “Some say he’s not right mentally.”
David Ferguson of Raw Story reported on the Real Time video:
“And then, some are harsher,” he said. “I haven’t heard a lot of good things and I’ve heard great concern about his temperament.”
“I saw this today,” Maher said. “Fifty-one percent of Trump voters believe he should be able to personally overturn decisions by judges.”
“That didn’t surprise me,” Franken replied, then pointed out that half of Trump voters is fewer than a quarter of the people in the country and, “I guess that 48 or 49 percent of Trump voters understood [the federal judiciary is independent] and that’s good.”
“Washington has really made you an optimist, Al,” Maher said.
“They have the majority and we can’t stop them from having hearings and we’re going to have hearings,” Franken explained. “Now, what I’m saying is that the Roberts court has been a pro-activist, pro-corporate, pro-pollution, pro-big money in campaigns and in elections and I’m not going to okay another 5-4 Roberts court.”
Maher noted that Time magazine is calling for Trump’s impeachment over violations of the emoluments clause as well as the president’s “mental problem.”
“Al, when will the impeachment hearings start?” Maher asked.
“Let me remind you again that the Republicans are in the majority,” Franken said, “so it’s months and months away.”
“I know everybody wants a quick fix on this,” he said, “but this is going to be a bit of a marathon.”
Franken said the last week has been amazing with a great increase of involvement around the country.
“People are showing up for town halls” by the hundreds, he said. “There’s a tremendous amount of energy around the country.”
“It works, we got hundreds of thousands of calls about Betsy DeVos at the Senate and that makes a difference,” he said. “She is on notice, now, and she’s not going to be able to do a lot of the things that I think she wanted to do because of that. What you people do makes a huge difference.”
If you want to see change in the leadership of this country, then get involved. Find out more about the town hall meetings in you town or nearby areas. Look into joining groups that want a positive change for the U.S. before it is too late.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)