Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) just shut it down. Democrats are completely shocked — they never expected this to happen and they are scrambling now.
In a letter to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Graham said that “proceeding with the spectacle of the impeachment of a former President is as unwise as it is unconstitutional.” He is right.
Constitutionally, a former president cannot be convicted and “ousted” by the Senate. The process is meant for sitting presidents. Democrats will land themselves in court if they proceed with this destructive act.
Graham noted that “the plain text and the evident purpose of Congress’ constitutional impeachment power make manifestly clear that the Congress is without the constitutional power to impeach a president, once he has left office.”
So, here we are now. If the Democrats decide to move forward in the Senate for “vengeance and retaliation,” then a lawsuit will commence — one that will likely be brought by Trump himself all the way to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court, for their part, will almost assuredly rule that convicting a former president is well outside the Senate’s constitutional authority and throw it out. Democrats are playing with fire and are about to get burned.
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