Trump Lawyer's impeachment movement in opposition to the Senate is dismissed as the highest Democrat admits it's not insane to argue that he's unconstitutional
On the eve of Donald Trump's impeachment trial, lawyers for the former president are calling for a dismissal, while a top Democrat admits the trial could reasonably be viewed as unconstitutional.
A memorandum filed by Trump's legal team on Monday calls for an "immediate dismissal" of what they define as democratic "political theater".
"The impeachment article presented by Parliament is unconstitutional for a number of reasons, each of which alone would constitute grounds for immediate dismissal," they write.
"Taken together, they conclusively show that the House Democrats' hunger for this political theater is a threat to our republic (a) democracy and the rights that are important to us."
Former Pres. Trump's lawyers condemned the impeachment process of the democratically run house in a new file the day before his trial.
They accuse the Democrats of trying to "silence a political opponent" and urge the Senators to reject the https://t.co/OaKcBYZcvw article
– CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February 8, 2021
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The removal of a former president from office is unconstitutional
Meanwhile, during an interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) admitted that it wasn't "ridiculous" for his GOP colleagues to argue that impeachment was unconstitutional.
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“I admit this is of course a matter of first impression. So I don't think the case Senator Paul is doing here is ridiculous, ”Murphy said.
Senator Rand Paul enforced a trial two weeks ago that resulted in 45 Republicans voting for the unconstitutional impeachment process.
In a column, Paul (R-KY) called the impeachment proceedings against the former president a "farce" and said it should be dismissed.
"The Constitution says two things about impeachment – it is a tool to remove the public official and it must be directed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court," he wrote.
None of these criteria were met by the House's impeachment efforts.
Powerful. I can't wait for the full trial version! pic.twitter.com/JgbdcwdejX
– Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) January 26, 2021
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While arguing that Republicans could make a viable case, Senator Murphy disagrees that impeachment is unconstitutional.
"I come to a different conclusion … I think we have that responsibility," he countered. "But I – listen, I'll admit that Senator Paul's case wasn't from space."
However, Paul claims that even the Supreme Court Justice John Roberts identified the impeachment process as problematic.
"Justice Roberts said the hell no, I can't cross the street for not indicting the President," Paul said.
"This sent a strong signal to all of us that this would be a partisan hearing with a Democrat in the presidency who has already voted for impeachment."
"Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Described the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump as a "partisan farce" and said that Democratic Senate Chairman Chuck Schumer should face impeachment as well. "https://t.co/YuNv0ko97p
– Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) February 7, 2021
Paul reiterated the views of Trump's attorneys regarding the impeachment process, calling it a "partisan farce".