The Leftist media has been foaming at the mouth over the House voting to impeach Trump a second time.
And Democrats have been scavenging for Senate votes to kick Trump out of office with just hours remaining.
But a federal judge just poured cold water on Nancy Pelosi’s plan for impeaching Trump
The Democrats know they don’t want their end game to be a second impeachment trial in the Senate that fails just as miserably as the first.
But time has been running out to bring the trial to the Senate floor and for the Democrats to find the votes to actually convict Trump.
And recently, in a Washington Post op-ed, a former federal Judge, Michael Luttig, made the argument that the Constitution simply doesn’t allow the Senate to carry out an impeachment trial for a President that has left office.
“The plain text of the Constitution’s several Impeachment Clauses confirms this understanding of this limit on Congress’ impeachment power. For example, Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution reads, ‘The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.’ In the same constitutional vein, Article I, Section 3 provides in relevant part: “Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States,” Judge Luttig wrote.
The Democrats have also been hoping to convict Trump in the Senate after he leaves to prevent him from ever stepping foot in the White House again by running in 2024.
But Luttig noted that an “impeachment” after Trump has left office wouldn’t be constitutional and therefore wouldn’t apply to preventing Trump from ever running.
“This is incorrect because it is a constitutional impeachment of a president that authorizes his constitutional disqualification. If a president has not been constitutionally impeached, then the Senate is without the constitutional power to disqualify him from future office,” Luttig added.
As many conservatives have said, this impeachment process has simply been a joke – just like the first.
Not only is Trump innocent of any “insurrection” the Left thinks he tried to drum up on January 6.
But the second impeachment process has served no purpose other than to further divide our nation.
And it seems as though the Democrats won’t get a single thing they wanted out of either attempt to give Trump the boot.
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