Harvard law professor and Democrat Alan Dershowitz slammed his fellow liberals over the weekend for trying to “undo democracy” by claiming President Trump should be removed from office because he’s mentally unstable.
Speaking on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday, Dershowitz pointed out that this tactic of calling Trump “crazy” is “very dangerous,” because it’s the work of communists and dictators.
“There’s only one thing worse than trying to criminalize political differences, and that’s trying to psychiatrize them,” he said, referring to arm-chair shrinks like Yale psychiatry professor Bandy Lee, who went against industry rules about publicly diagnosing a patient without his consent or an in-person examination to claim that she is “obligated to break them in times of emergency.” In fact, she wrote a book about how “unstable” she thinks Trump is.
“These psychiatrists now who are trying to diagnose without ever having met the man, that’s what they did in Russia. I represented dissidents who they locked up in mental hospitals,” Dershowitz pointed out. “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?”
Democrats and their allies in the press have been calling on the 25th Amendment, which was designed for use when a president is incapacitated, to attempt to remove Trump from office. Dershowitz is not the first to suggest that using it to end political disputes is a bad idea.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 8, 2018