Napolitano Says He Would ‘Certainly’ Impeach Trump, Gives Detailed Explanation As To Why: Watch
Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, who has surprisingly been one of the honest few at Fox News standing up to Donald Trump, said this week that he would “certainly” vote to impeach the president if he was a member of Congress.
During an appearance on “America’s Newsroom,” Napolitano asserted his belief that “the Democrats have credibly argued that [Trump] committed impeachable offenses” in the Ukraine scandal.
“The easiest one — because this existed in Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton — is obstruction of Congress,” he said. “So — by directing his subordinates to refuse to comply with lawfully issued subpoenas, whether it’s for testimony or for documents — that’s an impeachable offense.”
Napolitano continued, “We know that from history, every time the House of Representatives has looked at that with respect to a president. It has found it to be impeachable. On that, reasonable minds cannot disagree without rejecting history and without rejecting constitutional norms.”
On Wednesday, Fox News host Bill Hemmer asked Napolitano, “If you were in the House, would you vote for impeachment?”
“I certainly would. I’m never going to be in the House,” Napolitano said with a laugh, before adding, “I would on that count.”
“What was the president’s intent when he held up this aid?” Napolitano asked. “Was it truly to eradicate corruption in Ukraine? Was he truly concerned that American taxpayer dollars would go into the hands of crooks? Or was he looking to use the instruments of a foreign government to help his political campaign?”
Napolitano then raised concerns about Republicans who have allowed Trump to get away with multiple crimes. He claimed that “letting Trump be Trump is not good enough under the Constitution.”
“We don’t lower the bar because the president has unorthodox ways,” the former judge added. “The bar is intentionally broad and even ambiguous as to what high crimes and misdemeanors are. We learned today that the Democrats apparently intend to include in there things we didn’t know they were going to include, like bribery, like the obstruction of justice allegations which were made by (former special counsel) Bob Mueller long before the Ukraine case came to the public’s attention.”
Take a look at the video clip below: