Beginning last Friday and ending on Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team made a powerful case for acquittal on the senate floor.
But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who delayed both articles of impeachment for a month, isn’t sure how ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, and the rest of Trump’s team can continue being lawyers.
“I don’t know how they can retain their lawyer status, in the comments that they’re making,” Pelosi told reporters Thursday, per to the Washington Examiner.
“I don’t think they made the case. I think they disgraced themselves terribly in terms of their violation of what our Constitution is about and what a president’s behavior should be,” she added.
Throughout the entirety of January, Democrats have been badgering Republicans over additional witnesses and evidence, which could prolong the impeachment proceedings by weeks, if not months.
And they are especially frustrated with Dershowitz, who has repeatedly made the case that Trump has not committed any impeachable offenses, even if he did all the things the left accused him of doing.
“Dershowitz gave a scarcely believable theory of impeachment,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted. “Then suggested if presidents believe re-election’s in the public interest—when they act to benefit re-election, it’s in the public interest. No! By this logic, Nixon did no wrong in Watergate. It would unleash a monarch.”
Dershowitz gave a scarcely believable theory of impeachment
Then suggested if presidents believe re-election's in the public interest—when they act to benefit re-election, it's in the public interest
No! By this logic, Nixon did no wrong in Watergate
It would unleash a monarch
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 30, 2020
Nevertheless, Republican senators see the end of the months-long impeachment battle on the horizon.
“The momentum is clearly in the direction of moving to final judgment on Friday,” Republican Sen. John Barrasso said. “That vote will be Friday. We still have a couple of members who said they want to listen to the answers to questions, but that’s where the momentum is.”