Watch: Alan Dershowitz Calls Out ‘Stupid’ GOP For Trying To Impeach Rosenstein
Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz appeared on Fox News on Thursday and publicly shamed Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) for filing articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“It is the most shortsighted — and I have to say stupid — thing I have heard in a long time,” Dershowitz claimed. “Here we have a present to the Democrats who are trying to impeach.”
“If they gained the House of Representatives, they will almost certainly do so and the big issue will be, ‘can you impeach a president — or anyone else — when you don’t charge him with specific crimes, just because you disagree with what he has done’ And now, you have the Republicans making the case for the Democrats who want to impeach the president by offering bills of impeachment and not charging crimes.”
“I’m going to have to write a new book called The Case Against Impeaching Rod Rosenstein because the same arguments apply,” he continued.
“This is so shortsighted,” Dershowitz repeated.
“If you don’t like the way Rod Rosenstein is responding to your subpoena, charge him with contempt of court, bring him to court, but do not use impeachment,” he lectured. “That just helps the Democrats who are trying to impeach President Trump.”
“It’s a dumb, dumb decision,” he added.
“To use impeachment is to empower the Democrats,” Dershowitz argued. “It really will backfire.”
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