Liberals and some establishment conservatives have been reviving the same empty statements about how they want to impeach Republican President Donald Trump, without actually thinking through the implications of doing so. Leading law professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University recently slammed them with the truth about what would happen if they actually tried to go through with it.
Said Turley during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, “I think people need to understand how dangerous this is. That’s dangerous because what people are really describing is what you have in Great Britain with a no confidence vote. That is you can remove a Prime Minister and his government with a simple vote of no confidence. People don’t have confidence in this president. That standard was rejected by the framers.”
Calling Obama and the Democrats hypocrites, Turley continued, “The Democrats spent almost eight years giving almost unilateral authority in creating this sort of uber-presidency, and now many of them want to create a type of temporary presidency that they can remove this president for what one article described as political disagreements.”
He went on, “Just imagine that. We are going to now impeach presidents because they don’t have the values that we want. That their thoughts are not in line with the thoughts of the majority. If you want a presidency like that, understand this is not going to be the last president. And that standard will be applied to the next one. Maybe there’ll be a Democratic president and the majority doesn’t think that that president doesn’t have the values that it takes to stay in office.”
Added the professor about people who want to remove Trump using the 25th Amendment, “That’s a lot of votes. In terms of the number you’re going to need 2/3. So the 25th amendment is not a really good option. People want this lifeline in the constitution. How can we sort of rid ourselves of this meddlesome president? The constitution’s designed not to really allow that because they don’t want impulse buy removals.” Are you glad he schooled them with the truth? Watch below: