During an MSNBC panel discussion this afternoon centering on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the stay on President Donald Trump’s travel ban, constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz took issue with political pundits who supposedly chided him for his opinions at the time the executive order was signed.
Asked by host Kate Snow on due process and how it applies in this particular case, Dershowitz first took the opportunity to take shots at the pundit class.
“Before we get to that, it’s important to note how quickly this moved,” the famed lawyer said.
He continued, “On minute one, I said that the president should rescind the order or rewrite the order and virtually every pundit poo-pooed and laughed at me saying it’s never gonna happen. It will never happen. That’s not what the president’s going to do.”
Dershowitz then highlighted how there are now reports that the White House is possibly looking at reissuing a new executive order, explaining that a new order would need to have due process safeguards.
Last night on MSNBC, Dershowitz told Chris Matthews that Trump needs to withdraw the ban and issue a new one that passes legal muster in the wake of the court’s decision (one that he wasn’t exactly thrilled with).
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.
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