Democrats’ Move to Manipulate Senate Impeachment Trial Breaks Norms

December 19, 2019

"...'If Democrats are willing to delay the trial, why did they rush impeachment through the Senate?' asked Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, a conservative political group. 'The political cost would seem to be for Democrats if they needlessly delay this.'

 

That said, Levey suggested, it’s entirely a political matter and no one could force the House to transmit the two articles of impeachment in a timely manner. 

 

'It is hard to imagine a court getting involved,' said Levey, a constitutional lawyer, adding:

 

'It’s a political question. ... Democrats are fond of saying that Trump violates democratic norms. But, impeaching a president over disagreements with the legislative branch and playing games with the Senate over impeachment also violates norms.'..."

 

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