'The Constitution's final answer': Why Dems say Trump must be removed

Impeachment managers laid out why the first article of impeachment — abuse of power — merited the president's ouster.

24.1.2020

House Democrats launched Phase Two of their impeachment case to the Senate today: the constitutional argument for why President Trump should be removed from office

Impeachment managers laid out why the first article of impeachment — abuse of power — merited the president's ouster.

“This conduct is not ‘America First,’” Nadler said, in reference to Trump’s campaign slogan. “This conduct is Donald Trump first.”

The arguments closely mirrored those laid out by the House Judiciary Committee last month, when constitutional law experts called by Democrats made the case that Trump’s conduct crossed the threshold into impeachable territory. The House impeachment managers’ arguments on Thursday were heavy on constitutional history and legalese. Democrats view this as a necessary burden to prove their case, especially because it was a prominent feature of previous impeachment trials.

“It wasn’t until Biden began beating him in the polls that he began calling for the investigation,” Garcia said, seeking to undercut Trump’s claims that he was seeking to root out foreign corruption.

“He couldn't even go to Jonathan Turley, their expert in the House, for an opinion. No, they had to go outside of these experts, outside of constitutional law, to a criminal defense lawyer and professor,” Schiff said. “And why? Because they can't contest the facts.”

Senate Republicans so far have appeared largely unmoved by Democrats’ case against Trump, and a vote to convict the president seems unlikely. But Trump were found guilty, a separate vote would be required to also bar Trump from again serving in federal office.

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How can House member that believe President Trump in a member of the KKK & is a White Supremacist Nazi be fair arbortor? Here’s an idea. Why doesn’t every American who understands that “right matters” walk up & pin a whitefeather on every gop member who refuses to see the truth & danger in the moment & chooses their party & jobs over their country. NOT ONE CAN DO RIGHT. RepAdamSchiff is a hero!

Trump should do everything in his power to get Biden the nomination. Poor How doesn't know where he is half the time, beating him would be a cake walk. TheRickWilson CBS News reports GOP Senators warned by Trump team: 'Vote against the president, and your head will be on a pike.' Even if WH says statement made ONLY figuratively or illustratively, how & why are such threats of violence acceptable?

So far a dud .RepJasonCrow! Proud of our Impeachment Manager back home in Colorado.

51 percent of Americans say the Senate should remove Trump from office: PollThis was the first national telephone poll conducted since House Democrats formally delivered the articles of impeachment to the Senate, according to CNN. Wow! Trump is in real big trouble. I think he should pray to God that the Senate don't remove him. Sure we do, Newsweek. 🙄

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POLITICO @politicoDems begin opening statements in Trump impeachment trial President Trump’s impeachment trial is cranking back up, with Democratic impeachment managers poised to deliver their opening arguments. Follow our real-time breakdown of today’s key moments 👇 swaggyblunt dah kenapa nama kau ni 💤💤💤

POLITICO @politicoDems begin opening statements in Trump impeachment trial Listen! Have we gotten to the crime yet Oh ya no crime was even in the papers Pelosi was so embarrassed to turn over Ridiculous circus. Disgusting to watch.

These Republican senators could vote to remove Donald Trump from officeOverall, 20 Republicans would need to join Democrats in order for Trump to be removed from the White House. BS Is Newsweek still on the go? 😂 And I’m Miss America

Sen. Klobuchar: Why would GOP senators attend trial 'if they're not gonna protect the Constitution'During a break in the Senate impeachment proceedings, Sen. Amy Klobuchar expressed frustration at the continued opposition to witnesses from Republicans and Trump's defense. Of senators who appeared to be sleeping or looking away during proceedings, Klobuchar said, 'I just don’t know why they would have this job and come here if they’re not gonna protect the Constitution.' Sen. Risch was asleep for the majority of Rep. Demings' presentation. When Jay Sekulow took the stand, speaking audibly louder, Risch was jolted awake. Well they will be sent packing. Soon enough. Avg age of US Senators: 61.8. Not enough Geritol to go around.



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