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Lifelong Liberal Democrat Defends President Trump

Jeff Katz
January 28, 2020 - 2:11 pm

Alan Dershowitz made his first public remarks Monday in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump during the defense's presentation.

Dershowitz, a long-time Democrat, made the case that the president cannot be impeached without a crime, saying the requisite "high crimes and misdemeanors" the Constitution speaks of were not present in the two articles brought forth by the House.

Dershowitz took it a step futher, saying, "I would be making the very same constitutional argument had Hillary Clinton, for whom I voted, been elected, and had a Republican House voted to impeach her on these unconstitutional grounds. I am here today because I love my country and our Constitution."

He added, "I stood for the rights of Bill Clinton, who I admired, and whose impeachment I strongly opposed. I stand against the application and misapplication of the constitutional criteria in every case and against any president, without regard to whether I support his or her parties or policies."