Renowned constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz on Sunday criticized efforts by Democrats and some mainstream psychologists trying to cast President Donald Trump as being mentally unfit to be president.
During an interview with Fox News‘ “Fox & Friends”, Dershowitz lashed out at their desperate attempts to paint Trump as unstable as they try and lay the groundwork for a future impeachment.
As reported by The Gateway Pundit, “Democrat members of Congress are plotting with a group of psychiatrists led by Dr. Bandy X. Lee to conduct a medical coup to remove…Trump from office, according to interviews given this week by Lee.”
The site noted further:
Lee, who claims Trump’s presidency could be “the end of humankind”, has already decided Trump should be removed from office. A ‘go team’ of medical professionals is being assembled to swoop in and forcibly remove Trump to evaluate his fitness for office, according to Lee.
In meetings with Democrats and one Republican last month, Lee argued, “He’s going to unravel, and we are seeing the signs.”
Lee’s and Democrats’ efforts are dangerous in and of themselves, argued Dershowitz, who said their tactic smacks of authoritarian regimes, the National Sentinel reports.
“It’s very dangerous… That’s what they did in Russia,” he said. “That’s what they did in China. That’s what they did in apartheid South Africa.
“How dare liberals, people on the Left, try to undo democracy by accusing a president of being mentally ill without any basis. The 25th amendment doesn’t apply,” he continued.
“Everybody knew who Donald Trump was when they elected him… he hasn’t changed in office and this idea of diagnosing him instead of opposing him politically poses an enormous danger to our democracy,” he said.
Critics of the Democrat-led effort claim it is just the latest attempt to negate the November 2016 election results after failing to do so with allegations of Russian collusion and election fraud.
Professor Alan M. Dershowitz is widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful criminal defense lawyers, having won 13 out of 15 high-profile murder cases in inimitable and provocative style. But Dershowitz also is one of the foremost experts in U.S. constitutional law. A native of Brooklyn, Dershowitz, first joined the Harvard law faculty in 1964 and quickly became the youngest full-time professor in the school’s history.