Trump attorneys slam trial as 'dangerous perversion' of Constitution
Monday, January 20, 2020
OneNewsNow.com Staff (OneNewsNow.com)
A veteran conservative activist says it seems like a fair request: Democratic senators running for president should recuse themselves from the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
The legal defense team for President Trump, meanwhile, is calling the impeachment case “flimsy” and a “dangerous perversion” of the U.S. Constitution with the trial one day away.
As part of the trial set to start tomorow, senators took an oath last week pledging “impartial justice” as they act as jurors weighing the case against President Trump.
Yet numerous Democrats on Capitol Hill have been calling for Trump’s impeachment since he won election, and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) has publicly asked how it’s possible four Democrats seeking the White House can “sit in judgement” for the Republican president they are seeking to replace.
Blackburn has called for the senators to recuse themselves, which predictably went nowhere.
“There’s no way that these Democrat presidential candidates can be objective and fair,” Richard Viguerie, chairman of website Conservative HQ, tells OneNewsNow. “They’re all going to have to play to the hard core, liberal base.”
Viguerie, a known in political circles for pioneering direct-mail fundraising during the 1960s, says it would be smart for Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders to recuse themselves, which would allow them to remain on the campaign trail to compete against the front runner, Joe Biden.
Attorneys for President Trump, meanwhile, have filed a 110-page brief that says the accusations against him – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – are not impeachable offenses, The Associated Press reported.
Tom Zawistowski, an Ohio-based tea party leader, tells OneNewsNow that it was telling to hear House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggest President Trump must prove his innocence in front of senators by allowing new witnesses who didn’t testify during House hearings.
To oppose witnesses, she told reporters, is to admit guilt by hiding the truth.
“But one of the founding principles of the United States,” Zawistowski counters, “is that you’re innocent until they can prove you guilty.”
Pelosi is also being slammed for repeatedly citing the Founding Fathers and the U.S. Constitution in recent weeks, including last week, since the Far Left has denounced them as slave-owning racists who stole land from Native Americans, and whose monuments should be torn down.
“They’re hypocrites. They’re walking, talking hypocrites,” responds Dan Gainor of the Media Researcher Center. “They don’t really care about any belief as long as they can use it to own Trump and the ‘Cons.’”
Pelosi was also ridiculed for making meandering, “existential” remarks about time, poetry and impeachment in front of reporters late last week, when she announced the articles of impeachment were being transferred to the Senate.
“He has been impeached,” she said of Trump. “He’s been impeached forever.”
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