Jan. 30, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address from the House chamber of the United States Capitol. Mandatory Credit: Jasper Colt-USA TODAY

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Mo. Senator Wants Congress to Pass Law Requiring Presidential Candidates Have Mental Health Screened

Maria Chappelle-Nadal is calling on Congress to pass a law requiring all presidential candidates undergo mental health screening.

September 13, 2018 - 6:03 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A Missouri state senator is calling on Congress to pass a law to screen the mental health of presidential candidates.

Maria Chappelle-Nadal says she's concerned about President Donald Trump.
"It is absolutely necessary that we conduct mental health screenings of our presidential candidates," she says. "It is very clear to most Americans that there is something different about the mannerisms of our president."
Nadal was investigated by the Secret Service last year, after she wrote a social media post saying she "hoped" someone would assassinate Trump. She has since apologized, but says she still worries about the president's mental stability as the Commander in Chief in possession of the nuclear codes.

"I am not a doctor; I cannot do the screening myself," she says, "but in the resolution, I ask for the fine people at the Walter Reed Center to come up with a program with experts to better screen presidential candidates."