Fox News contributor and former Judge Andrew Napolitano wrote in an op-ed Thursday that the case for impeachment of President Donald Trump had “ample and uncontradicted” evidence to warrant his removal from office in a Senate trial.
Napolitano argued that when the founding fathers wrote about “high crimes and misdemeanors,” they weren’t talking about actual violations of the law, but about “behavior that is so destructive of the constitutional order that it is the moral equivalent of statutory crimes.”
Napolitano also said that Republican Senators who have promised acquittal for the President have “violated the oath of ‘impartial justice’ and fidelity to the Constitution and the law.”
The former federal judge is conveniently ignoring the fact that Democrats only have secondhand testimony about Trump’s actions and intentions regarding a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenky and that both Zelensky and Trump say that there was no pressure from the U.S. or Trump to do investigations in order to get aid money.
93% of Republican registered voters oppose Trump’s impeachment and removal from office, according to recent polls.
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