Professor Alan Dershowitz called Democrats looking to impeach newly confirmed Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh “foolish,” since he believes the Constitution would “not permit” that action.
“[Impeaching Kavanaugh] would be absolutely foolish, inconsistent, and hypocritical,” Dershowitz said while appearing on Fox News today.
The constitutional law scholar explained that it’s “hypocrisy run rampant,” since some of the same Democratic lawmakers defended Bill Clinton amid his impeachment related perjury scandal, but are now calling to remove Kavanaugh in the same way.
“The Constitution would not permit impeachment of a sitting justice for actions he took while a private citizen 35 years ago,” Dershowitz added. “Nor, I think, would it permit using the laws of perjury, which are very tough — they have to be about a material fact, it has to have been a deliberate lie, not forgetfulness, not a boast, not an exaggeration, but a willful, deliberate lie about a material fact.”
The legal defender, who is one of Donald Trump’s top defenders and published a book against impeaching the president, said “Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot” by seeking to remove Kavanaugh.
“We ought to be moving forward,” he concluded. “Let’s judge Justice Kavanaugh on his performance as a justice of the Supreme Court.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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