On Monday, Sean Penn joined Piers Morgan for a conversation on his show. In discussing the Tea Party, Penn identified–correctly–a serious mental health problem in Congress. Penn has what seems to be a workable, albeit radical, solution to what he identifies as a “cry for help”:
I think for let’s, let’s go to the Tea Party influence on Congress on this thing. I think they have, there’s a mental health problem in Congress. This would be solved by committing them by executive order, I think, because these our American brothers and sisters. We shouldn’t be criticizing them, attacking them. We should take their — this is a cry for help.
Piers sought clarification, asking Penn, “You literally commit what…people like Ted Cruz?”
Penn replied that “Cruz is our American brother. We should take care of him. He’s in trouble.”
Frankly, this seems like a great idea. When a loved one is demonstrating severe delusions of grandeur and paranoid manic episodes, you at least want to get them checked out…right?
Watch the full clip below: