Impeachment Day 3 – The Constitution

Impeachment Day 3 - The Constitution

( – The third day of the impeachment trial just ended. It consisted of Democratic House managers focusing on the first article of impeachment and the supposed constitutional case for removing President Trump from office.

Abuse of Power

The first article of impeachment against President Trump covers his alleged abuse of power. Democrats claim that Trump withheld almost $400 million in aid from Ukraine until members of the government agreed to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), opened up arguments by giving Senators a little history lesson. Nadler claimed that “Since President George Washington took office in 1789, no president has abused his power in this way,” adding that Trump was the first president to try and get “a foreign nation to help him cheat in our elections.”

Nadler then touched on an argument that has been debated on and off the floor the past few days — whether or not a president can be impeached for things that aren’t an actual crime. During this part of his speech, he played a video of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) taken 21 years ago during the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton.

In the video, Graham can be heard saying that an abuse of power can qualify as a high crime because, “When you start using your office and you’re acting in a way that hurts people, you’ve committed a high crime.”

If the Dems are trying to use comments made over 20 years ago during an impeachment trial that was vastly different from the witch hunt they’ve made up, they must realize how desperate and pathetic their position is right now.

School’s in Session

House manager Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) followed Nadler’s testimony with a lesson on the constitution, acting like she was talking to a classroom of children as opposed to educated and experienced politicians.

This type of presentation seemed to be the theme of the day. Things got so boring that Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) started passing out fidget spinners to some of his fellow Republican senators during lunch. Burr and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) were both seen using the spinners while Nadler was talking about the constitutional basis for impeachment.

Day Four

The Democratic House managers have one more day to present their case before Trump’s lawyers finally get their turn.

Towards the end of the day on Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham spoke to reporters about rumors of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Joe and Hunter Biden and the whistleblower being subpoenaed to testify. It has been speculated that the president’s lawyers might make this request after Trump made comments that he wanted to hear from them.

Graham made it very clear that he’s not going to allow those subpoenas to be issued, saying, “I am not going to give in to that pressure, because I don’t think it will serve the Senate and the country well.”

Look out for our next update at the conclusion of day four to see how the Dems continue to set themselves up for failure.

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