The Democrats made an unprecedented move by attempting to impeach and convict an office holder after that person leaves office.
However, that plan may have unintended consequences.
“Hillary Clinton could face impeachment as a private citizen and prohibition from running for office ever again under the precedent set during the trial of former President Donald Trump, his lawyer said Friday,” according to a report from Breitbart News.
“This could happen to … the former secretary of state,” said lawyer Michael van der Veen. “It could happen to a lot of people. That’s not the way this is supposed to work.”
Senator Marco Rubio argued Clinton might be a target with this kind of logic.
“Is it not true that under this new precedent, facing calls to ‘lock her up,’ a future House could impeach a former Secretary of State and potentially disqualify her from any future office?” asked Rubio.
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