PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A congressman from the Philadelphia region is pulling from President Trump’s Twitter account, as he introduces legislation that would require a public examination of the mental and physical health of a presidential candidate.
Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle, represents Northeast Philadelphia and parts of Montgomery County, is introducing a bill called the “Stable Genius Act.”READ MORE: Sources: Man Confesses To Murdering Girlfriend, Dumping Body To Upper Darby Police
Boyle says the name, Stable Genius, is an acronym for Standardizing Testing and Accountability Before Large Elections Giving Electors Necessary Information for Unobstructed Selection.
He admits the name is tongue-in-cheek.READ MORE: Fight Outside Pat's Steaks In South Philadelphia Ends With 1 Person Dead, Victim's Father And Friend Hospitalized
“What we’re attempting to do is take yet another absurd tweet from President Trump and actually use that shine a light on a very serious issue,” he sad.
The legislation would require candidates for president to undergo a standardized medical exam both physical and mental by the Secretary of the Navy and make the findings public.
“The American people get absolutely no information about the mental and physical fitness of a future president,” he said. “That is a real hole in our system.”MORE NEWS: Taste With Tori: Sophie's BBQ Offering Smokey Favorites, Delicious Comfort Foods Any Time Of Year
Boyle is also a co-sponsor on legislation requiring the president to disclose his taxes.