As President Donald Trump awaits the outcome of a Senate impeachment trial in which House Managers have spoken for several days presenting arguments as to why they believe he should be removed from the White House, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano seemingly agrees.
According to The Hill, Napolitano grabbed headlines on Friday after penning an op-end in which he wrote that Democrats have enough “ample and uncontradicted” evidence against the president to support his removal from office.
“What is required for removal of the president? A demonstration of presidential commission of high crimes and misdemeanors, of which in Trump’s case the evidence is ample and uncontradicted,” the former New York superior court judge wrote.
Napolitano joined Democrats in the argument that “high crimes” doesn’t necessarily mean actual violations of federal law, again explaining that the two articles of impeachment facing Trump fall within Constitutional guidelines for impeachment and removal.
“However, this use of the word ‘crimes’ does not refer to violations of federal criminal statutes. It refers to behavior that is so destructive of the constitutional order that it is the moral equivalent of statutory crimes,” the judge wrote.
Napolitano then sent a subtle warning to the president himself, saying that there are “valid, lawful, constitutional arguments for Trump’s impeachment that he ought to take seriously.”
Doubling down on his position, the Fox News analyst then slammed Republicans for their lack of impartiality, referring to several GOP senators predicting before the trial started that the president would quickly be acquitted.
“Whoever may have whispered that into his ear is unworthy of sitting as a juror and has violated the oath of ‘impartial justice’ and fidelity to the Constitution and the law,” Napolitano wrote.
Fox News fans, who overwhelmingly support the president and presumably do not want him removed from office, expressed their disappointment and anger with the judge on social media.