“It would do violence to the rule of Constitutional law that is supposed to serve all Americans.”
Harvard Law Prof.: Delaying Impeachment Trial Is highly Unconstitutional
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Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz called out Nancy Pelosi’s attempt to delay President Trump’s Senate trial on impeachment as “unconstitutional” Thursday, saying that it is ‘hard to imagine more of a denial of basic due process’.
in an op-ed for Newsmax, Dershowitz argued that it is unconstitutional to withhold the trial “until the Senate agreed to change its rules, or presumably until a new election put many more Democrats in the Senate.”
“It is difficult to imagine anything more unconstitutional, more violative of the intention of the Framers, more of a denial of basic due process and civil liberties, more unfair to the president and more likely to increase the current divisiveness among the American people,” he argued.
“Put bluntly, it is hard to imagine a worse idea put forward by good people” he added.
“An impeached president has a right to be tried and acquitted by the Senate,” Dershowitz, who identifies as a liberal democrat, further wrote.
“Denying him and the American people that fundamental right might serve the temporary interests of the Democratic party, and academics who support it, but would do violence to the rule of Constitutional law that is supposed to serve all Americans, regardless of party or ideology.” he asserted.
Nancy Pelosi: "We have legislation approved…that will enable to decide how we send over the articles of impeachment."
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 19, 2019