The coming argument over whether Trump can be tried

The coming argument over whether Trump can be tried
Dems walk the articles of impeachment to the Senate in an inane attempt at pomp. (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – A good primer on the subject.]

Today the House Democratic impeachment managers will deliver to the Senate a single, hastily-passed article of impeachment against former President Trump. A trial is set to begin two weeks later. …

Several Republicans are arguing that what Democrats are doing is unconstitutional, that a former president cannot be tried. After all, impeachment is the Constitution’s method for removing a president who has been found guilty of of [sic] serious misconduct. But Trump can’t be removed. He’s already gone. …

Democrats will argue that the Constitution does not specifically say you can’t impeach a former official. They will argue that when Article II of the Constitution says, “The president, vice president and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” it does not specifically prohibit the targeting of a former president.

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