On Wednesday, the impeachment inquiry hearings continued, with legal scholars weighing in on whether or not President Donald Trump committed any impeachable offenses.
One of the individuals that testified was George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley. According to Breitbart, he did not shy away from the big stage and fought back against a time of “agitated passions” that have led to an improper impeachment process.
“This would be the first impeachment in history where there would be considerable debate — and, in my view, not compelling evidence — of the commission of a crime.” Turley said. “We are living in the very period described by Alexander Hamilton, a period of agitated passions. I get it. You’re mad. The president’s mad. My Republican friends are mad. My Democratic friends are mad. My wife is mad. My kids are mad. Even my dog seems mad. And Luna’s a golden doodle, and they don’t get mad.”
“So we’re all mad. Where has that taken us? Will a slipshod impeachment make us less mad? Will it only invite an invitation for the madness to follow every future administration? That is why this is wrong,” he continued. “It’s not wrong because President Trump is right. His call is anything but perfect. It’s not wrong because the House has no legitimate reason to investigate the Ukrainian controversy. It’s not wrong because we’re in an election year. There is no good time for an impeachment.
“No — it’s wrong because this is not how you impeach an American president.” Turley stated.
Recently, polls in swing states have showed that impeachment is becoming less of a reasonable option by the day — and it’s not helped by the fact that some Democrats and many Independents/Republicans just don’t see the impeachable offense in Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president.
And the hearings aren’t helping the Democrats’ cause, with CNN’s John King saying that the latest round of hearings have “moved the dial none,” according to the Washington Examiner.
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