Alan Dershowitz, a top Harvard law professor and long-time Democrat, is going to bat for President Donald Trump once again.
According to CNS, Dershowitz slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her unprecedented stall of the articles of impeachment in a scathing Newsmax column.
“It is difficult to imagine anything more unconstitutional, more violative of the intention of the Framers, more of a denial of basic due process and civil liberties, more unfair to the president and more likely to increase the current divisiveness among the American people,” Dershowitz wrote.
The law professor continued, stating that Trump has the right to not be held hostage by Pelosi’s impeachment stall and to be acquitted.
“The proper response is not to distort, ignore and violate the explicit terms of the Constitution that view impeachment by the House as a first step toward a trial by the Senate. An impeached president has a right to be tried and acquitted by the Senate,” he added.
“Denying him and the American people that fundamental right might serve the temporary interests of the Democratic Party, and academics who support it, but would do violence to the rule of constitutional law that is supposed to serve all Americans, regardless of party or ideology,” Dershowitz wrote.
It is unclear as to how long Pelosi will stall articles of impeachment.
Sen. Lindsey Graham echoed Dershowitz late last week, tweeting, “Not allowing the Senate to act on approved Articles of Impeachment becomes Constitutional extortion and creates chaos for the presidency. It also sets in motion a tremendous threat to our Constitutional system of checks and balances.”
Not allowing the Senate to act on approved Articles of Impeachment becomes Constitutional extortion and creates chaos for the presidency.
It also sets in motion a tremendous threat to our Constitutional system of checks and balances.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 19, 2019
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