Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said in an interview Tuesday the impeachment inquiry into President Trump is at the “point of no return,” alleging he “clearly” committed a crime – extortion and bribery – before claiming he has actively “threatened” some of those who have testified.
Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” former Harvard constitutional law professor Alan Dershowitz reacted to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s claim there were those inside the Department of Justice contemplating invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from the presidency. Dershowitz called that effort an “attempted coup d’état” and a “grievous offense against the Constitution.” “Well, if that’s true, it is clearly an attempted coup d’état,” Dershowitz said. “Now relating to what your last guest said, let’s take the worst case scenario. Let’s assume the president of the United States was in bed with the Russians, committed treason and obstruction of justice. The 25th Amendment simply is irrelevant to that. That’s why you have an impeachment provision. The 25th Amendment is about Woodrow Wilson having a stroke. It’s about a president being shot and not being able to perform his office. It’s not about the most fundamental disagreements. It’s not about impeachable offenses. Any Justice Department official who even mentioned the 25th Amendment in the context of President Trump has committed a grievous offense against the Constitution.” “The framers of the 25th Amendment had in mind something very specific and trying to use the 25th Amendment to circumvent
On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) stated that State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert is “clearly not qualified” to serve as ambassador to the United Nations. Murphy said, “[O]ur foreign policy is a mess, and the president was laughed at in his last speech before the U.N. I’m not sure anybody would advise him that the way to correct all his mistakes is to put a ‘Fox & Friends’ anchor as our top ambassador to the United Nations. Heather Nauert has been at the State Department. So, it’s not as if she has no experience, but she has no experience as a diplomat. She has no meaningful experience in the government. She is clearly not qualified for this job, but these days it seems that the most important qualification is that you show up on Donald Trump’s TV screen, and if you’re successful in that endeavor, then you seem to be a top candidate to get a whole bunch of top positions in the U.S. government.” (h/t Mediaite) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett