Dershowitz Says Democrats Must Stop Holding ‘Revenge Inquisitions’: For Sake of Country, ‘Move Forward’
On Fox and Friends Sunday, Harvard law professor and author Alan Dershowitz appeared this morning to discuss the idea, floated already by Democrats, of impeaching newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and he had strong words for the idea.
Host Pete Hegseth asked Dershowitz about comments from Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), who would be House Judiciary Committee chair if Democrats retake the House in November, that if in the majority they would reopen the investigation with an eye toward Kavanaugh’s removal. “Should they?” asked Hegseth.
“They can’t. It would be unconstitutional to initiate impeachment proceedings against a sitting Justice for something that they accuse him of doing when he was a 17-year-old private citizen, it would violate the core concepts of the Constitution,” said Dershowitz. “What they would do is try to make up an argument that, no, they’re impeaching because he lied about what he did 35 years ago, and of course that’s what they tried to do with Bill Clinton and the same Democrats complained about that.”
“Look, for the sake of the American people, we have to move forward,” he continued. “Democrats have to stop trying to have these revenge inquisitions. Let Brett Kavanaugh sit, let him serve as a Justice, let’s evaluate him as a Justice.”
Hegseth and Dershowitz discussed the idea of being a lifelong Democrat who wants Democrats to take control of congress but also opposes impeachment.
“Well I want to see checks and balances,” said Dershowitz. “I think having the Democrats control the House is a good thing for America, but I will fight tooth and nail–”
“But you wrote about not impeaching the president, and that’s what they’re going to try to do,” interrupted Hegseth.
“They shouldn’t do it, and I will fight them on that,” Dershowitze replied. “I am a Democrat but I will fight for Democrats, there are Republicans who will fight for Republicans, if they try to abuse their authority.”
Hegseth, essentially a lockstep Trumpist, continued to push Dershowitz, suggesting that there is “cognitive dissonance” in supporting Democrats as a party while disagreeing with them on impeachment, while Dershowitz argued that you can actually have internal disputes in a party.
Watch the clip above, courtesy of Fox News.
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