One judge just gave the Democrats a major wakeup call about impeaching Donald Trump
Democrats think they are riding high after impeaching Donald Trump for a second time.
Many on the left – as well as Never-Trump traitors – think this is the final defeat that will finally rid them of the orange man.
And this judge just gave the Democrats a major wakeup call about impeaching Donald Trump.
Now that Democrats and RINO double crossers impeached President Trump for a second time, the focus turns to the Senate and the expected trial.
But one former federal judge is throwing a penalty flag on the Democrats efforts.
Michael Luttig served as a federal judge from 1991 to 2006 and is one of the biggest names in conservative legal circles.
In a Washington Post op-ed, Luttig argued that the “plain text” of the Constitution prevented the Senate from holding an impeachment trial after President Trump leaves office.
“The plain text of the Constitution’s several Impeachment Clauses confirms this understanding of this limit on Congress’ impeachment power. For example, Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution reads, ‘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.’ In the same constitutional vein, Article I, Section 3 provides in relevant part: “Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States,” Judge Luttig wrote.
Luttig also shot down the idea that the Senate could hold a trial for the purposes of convicting President Trump so Senators can hand down a sentence of barring President Trump from ever running again.
“This is incorrect because it is a constitutional impeachment of a president that authorizes his constitutional disqualification. If a president has not been constitutionally impeached, then the Senate is without the constitutional power to disqualify him from future office,” Luttig added.
There is little to no point to this impeachment process.
The chances are very low that the Senate would vote to convict.
And even if Chuck Schumer found 17 Senate Republicans to light their careers on fire, Donald Trump has a strong argument to make in court that the sentence handed down by the Senate was unconstitutional.