Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor, said that there is no chance of impeaching Donald Trump before his term comes to an end.
“The case cannot come to trial in the Senate. Because the Senate has rules, and the rules would not allow the case to come to trial until, according to the majority leader, until 1 p.m. on January 20th, an hour after President Trump leaves office,” Dershowitz said to Fox Business.
He said that the “Constitution does not allow for impeaching a former president.”
“And the Constitution specifically says, ‘The President shall be removed from office upon impeachment.’ It doesn’t say the former president. Congress has no power to impeach or try a private citizen, whether it be a private citizen named Donald Trump or named Barack Obama or anyone else,” he said.
Democrat Lawmakers have filed for impeachment on Monday morning, hoping to remove the president from office, days before his term is coming to an end anyway.
This comes after the events of Wednesday the 6th of January where Donald Trump addressed a massive crowd, gathered in his support.
“the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country” and “let us walk down Pennsylvania Avenue.” The Epoch Times noted that “The president did not tell the protesters to breach the Capitol or commit acts of violence and later condemned them.”
Trump told the protesters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices be heard.”
Jonathan Turley, law professor, explained that “impeaching Trump over his speech would set a dangerous precedent.”
“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,” he said in an opinion piece. “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.”
Ben Carson added his support for the President:
“As a Nation, we need to heal. I have not talked to anyone about invoking the 25th Amendment, and I am focused on finishing what I started in uplifting the forgotten women and men of America. It’s time to move toward peace. We are not each other’s enemies!” he wrote.