Aug 9, 2017 12:21 PM
Ex-GOP U.S. senator from NH says President Trump has 'sick mind' after North Korea threat
CONCORD — Former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey has written a letter to the state's congressional delegation, calling President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" threat to North Korea "crazy" and questioning his fitness as president.
On Wednesday, Humphrey, a staunch Trump opponent since the primaries, requested that the delegation support the Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act, which would set up a commission to determine whether the president is mentally fit to serve.
He said the president's threat to North Korea was "like pouring gasoline on a fire." Humphrey also said that Trump is "impaired by a seriously sick psyche," and that "his sick mind and reckless conduct could consume the lives of millions."
Humphrey wrote that national security and our families' safety cannot be left in the hands of a president "whose poor judgment, belligerence, vindictiveness and reckless impetuosity constitute an indictment of his mental health."
He said that delegates shouldn't take comfort in the system of checks and balances because the president alone has the authority to launch nuclear weapons.
He urged the delegation to support HR 1987, the Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act, writing that "serious crises are bearing down on us."
Humphrey said that Donald Trump should be relieved of the powers of the Presidency as soon as possible.
Humphrey served two terms in the U.S. Senate as a Republican from 1979-1990. He endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.