Liberal Law Professor Explains Why Dems Don't Have A Case For Impeachment
Liberal Law Professor Jonathan Turley was the one legal expert that told Dems they didn't have enough evidence to impeach Trump last time they tried. He warned Dems that they would fail if they moved forward with the impeachment but they did anyway and of course failed to impeach Trump. But it seems we are all about to see history repeat itself as Turley has come forward again to explain to Dems that they don't have a case here and worse if they succeed it could be detrimental for any future presidency.
Turley explained in a recent op-ed.
"Democrats are seeking to remove Trump on the basis of his remarks to supporters before the rioting at the Capitol. Like others, I condemned those remarks as he gave them, calling them reckless and wrong. I also opposed the challenges to electoral votes in Congress. But his address does not meet the definition for incitement under the criminal code. It would be viewed as protected speech by the Supreme Court.
When I testified in the impeachment hearings of Trump and Bill Clinton, I noted that an article of impeachment does not have to be based on any clear crime but that Congress has looked to the criminal code to weigh impeachment offenses. For this controversy now, any such comparison would dispel claims of criminal incitement. Despite broad and justified condemnation of his words, Trump never actually called for violence or riots. But he urged his supporters to march on the Capitol to raise their opposition to the certification of electoral votes and to back the recent challenges made by a few members of Congress. Trump told the crowd “to peacefully and patriotically make your voices be heard.”
"There was no call for lawless action by Trump. Instead, there was a call for a protest at the Capitol. Moreover, violence was not imminent, as the vast majority of the tens of thousands of protesters were not violent before the march, and most did not riot inside the Capitol. Like many violent protests in the last four years, criminal conduct was carried out by a smaller group of instigators. Capitol Police knew of the march but declined an offer from the National Guard since they did not view violence as likely.
So Congress is now seeking an impeachment for remarks covered by the First Amendment. It would create precedent for the impeachment of any president blamed for violent acts of others after using reckless language."
But Dems don't seem to care about the law. They have their sight set on Trump and can't be reasoned with. Dems should just let it go. Biden will be in office in less than two weeks. Trump did not incite violence, as much as they wish it were true, and Dems need to wake up and realize this. As Senator Rick Scott said Dems need to get back to serving Americans instead of this senseless vendetta against Trump.