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Pennsylvania Dem Rep. Boyle Introduces 'Stable Genius' Act

Pennsylvania Dem Rep. Boyle Introduces 'Stable Genius' Act
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By    |   Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:41 PM

Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., has introduced a bill that would require U.S. presidential nominees to be given health examinations, Boyle said Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Boyle named the bill after a Saturday tweet in which Trump called himself a "very stable genius."

"President (Donald) Trump has forced us as the American people to recognize there are some gaping holes in the presidential election system. We thought that it was, frankly, always a norm that presidential candidates would release their medical records. President Trump — with the exception of one letter from a crackpot doctor declaring himself the most physically fit human being to ever run for president — that aside, we have no medical, physical, cognitive information on someone who is now sitting in the Oval Office, and to be candid, at an advanced age," Boyle said.

The congressman's bill would require presidential nominees to be examined by Navy doctors at the Navy medical center in Bethesda, Maryland, he said.

"If we don't do it now, even when we get beyond the Trump presidency, this is an issue we face again, unless we put a system in place to prevent it," the congressman added.

"The reality is that, in today's day and age, we have many viable presidential candidates in their mid- and late 70s," Boyle said. The bill would help voters make an informed choice by informing them of the "physical and cognitive" health of nominees.

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Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., has introduced a bill that would require U.S. presidential nominees to be given health examinations, Boyle said Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
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