Multiple doubts about the overall health of Hillary Clinton have surfaced. The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides for the situation when a president may become unable to perform her or his duties. But why wait until Hillary Clinton is possibly in the White House before we demand to know the overall state of her health?
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “Hillary Needs Some Help”, published to YouTube on August 10, 2016. The clip, which clocks in at 7 minutes and 41 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
It is true that former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) needed help to stand erect. FDR had suffered from polio and had great difficulty walking. However his mental abilities were not impaired, at least not until the end of his life. By the time of the Yalta Conference of February 1945, FDR appeared frail. Some say that Roosevelt’s declining health at that time caused him to make poor negotiations with Josef Stalin at the Yalta Conference.
Latest news is of a photo showing Hillary Clinton needing assistance in standing. Some might say this is just like FDR, who also needed such assistance. However FDR had suffered from polio, and in the case of Hillary Clinton we are looking at something different: concussion, blood thinner medicine, and seeming impairment of cognitive function. This is a different situation from that of FDR, whose mental capacity had not been especially harmed by polio.
The 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides for the situation where a president who has become impaired may be removed from office. But why wait for that possible Constitutional crisis in the case of Hillary Clinton? Why not head things off at the pass by demanding the public disclosure of the medical records of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?