Alan Dershowitz is no stranger to the national stage — and when he took the floor as part of President Donald Trump’s legal team, his experience showed.
The Harvard law professor explained Monday that a constitutional grounds for impeachment requires “criminal-like conduct akin to treason and bribery.”
Dershowitz then lowered the boom. “This is the key point in this impeachment case,” he said. “Purely non-criminal conduct including ‘abuse of power’ and ‘obstruction of Congress’ [the charges against Trump] are outside the range of impeachable offenses.”
Although radical leftist politicians such as California Rep. Maxine Waters have claimed the House can do as it pleases, Dershowitz says they are flat-out wrong.
“It would place Congress above the law,” Dershowitz argued. “It would place Congress above the Constitution… [It] would be for Congress to do what it is accusing the president of doing. And no one is above the law.”
"You cannot turn conduct that is not impeachable into impeachable conduct simply by using words like 'quid pro quo' and 'personal benefit.'"—Alan Dershowitz pic.twitter.com/g5A7uuu8av
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) January 28, 2020
Then, in a devastating blow to the left’s case, Dershowitz cut the legs out from under one of the Democrats’ primary arguments. “You cannot turn conduct that is not impeachable into impeachable conduct simply by using words like ‘quid pro quo’ and ‘personal benefit,'” Dershowitz explained.
It should matter to the Democrats that a leading constitutional authority just called their entire argument utter hogwash, but it won’t. However, it will matter to the American people when they vote in November. The Democrats just haven’t realized it yet.