Alan Dershowitz: Impeachment ‘would be an utter abuse of the power of Congress’

Alan Dershowitz: Impeachment ‘would be an utter abuse of the power of Congress’. By Nate Madden. Alan Dershowitz is a Harvard Law professor emeritus and a Democrat.

[Impeachment] would be an utter abuse of the power of Congress. The Constitution sets out four criteria for impeaching a president: Treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Unless one of those criteria is met, Congress does not have the authority to impeach, and if they do, their impeachment would be void. Alexander Hamilton said any act of Congress that is inconsistent with the Constitution is void. …

Impeachment is not whatever Congress says it is. The constitution still matters.

“Congress may be able to get away with it, but this confuses what Congress can get away with with what Congress is sworn to uphold. Any member of Congress who votes to impeach President Trump without a finding that he is guilty of treason, bribery, other high crimes or misdemeanors is violating their oath of office. …

What they’re trying to do is what the KGB under Lavrentiy Beria said to Stalin, the dictator — I’m not comparing our country to the Soviet Union; I just want to make sure it never becomes anything like that. Beria said to Stalin, ‘Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.’ And that’s what some of the Democrats are doing. They have Trump in their sights, they want to figure out a way of impeaching him, and they’re searching for a crime.

Live by the sword … What will happen when the US eventually elects an identity-politics socialist president who rapidly becomes unpopular because they implement their platform?

In the meantime, Scott thanks the “Dumb-ocrats” for just re-electing Trump.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific