Rand Paul: Proof the impeachment trial against Trump is unconstitutional

Rand Paul: Proof the impeachment trial against Trump is unconstitutional
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[Ed. – Besides, when you get down to cases, the entire enterprise is nothing more than a manifestation of TDS. Every argument the Democrats make for proceeding with the sham trial is smoke and mirrors.]

“Constitutional scholars have said you impeach and disqualify. If the person isn’t there to impeach, you can’t do either one of them,” he said.

“I think he has suffered under public opinion. His numbers are greatly reduced and so I think there’s all kinds of punishment,” the senator explained. “We’ve had a country for 250 years and every other Congress thought it was unwise to keep going after an ex-president.”

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Chris Wallace asked whether the 1877 impeachment of former War Secretary William Belknap could be pointed to as precedent. Paul, however, said that wasn’t the case because Belknap was not president at the time.

“When you look at impeaching the president, the Constitution has some very specific requirements. It says when the president is impeached the Chief Justice shall preside,” he said.

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