Thursday, January 21, 2021

No, You Can’t Try an Impeached Former President - WSJ

Now that Donald Trump is a private citizen, the Senate should dismiss the article of impeachment against him for lack of jurisdiction. The Constitution is clear: “The president . . . shall be removed from office on impeachment . . . and conviction”—not by the expiration of his term before the impeachment process is complete. It also mandates that “judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal and disqualification“—not or disqualification.


Not just unconstitutional, but obviously, patently, ridiculously unconstitutional. Head slappingly unconstitutional. Just STFU unconstitutional. Get out of town unconstitutional. But who cares. It's not about the constitution. Even CJ Roberts reportedly wants nothing to do with it, which says something.

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