Constitutional scholar Noah Feldman: “If we cannot impeach a president who abuses his office for personal advantage, we no longer live in a democracy—we live in a monarchy, or we live under a dictatorship.” https://t.co/T7ONhXv599 #ImpeachmentHearings pic.twitter.com/bu9dGqsuvp
— ABC News (@ABC) December 4, 2019
Need further proof today’s farce was a disgrace? The expert witnesses ranged from leftists Noah Feldman and Pamela Karlan to the liberal-leaning, albeit principled Jonathan Turley (who was called on by Republicans).
Today’s hearing served one purpose: to attempt to shift public opinion on the implacable issue of impeachment.
For his part, Turley’s opening statement excoriated House Democrats over their purported case with the “thinnest evidentiary record” and “the narrowest grounds ever used to impeach a president.”
Turley’s constitutional lesson came in stark contrast to Feldman and Karlan’s low blows that obliterated what should be a quasi-objective inquiry.
No matter what Noah Feldman feels about @realDonaldTrump (we know he can’t stand him) his lecture to lawmakers about the framers and impeachment lacks one very true real issue: evidence and facts. Once again, he’s going by feelings. There was nothing in the phone call with https://t.co/K1LoursJp7
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) December 4, 2019
A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 4, 2019