Ten Reasons Impeachment Is Illegitimate

“The indiscriminate efforts to remove Trump over the past three years, when coupled with the latest impeachment gambit, have now set a precedent in which the out party can use impeachment as a tool to embarrass, threaten, leverage, or seek to remove a sitting president for political purposes to reverse an election.  At best, we have turned a uniquely constitutional republic into a European parliamentary system in which heads of states can be removed from power without national elections. At worst, we are now a rank banana republic in which coups are an accepted model of political opposition.  The next Democratic president should be prepared, in his first term, for the real chance of facing the same, and apparently now institutionalized, tactics used against Trump.  We are witnessing constitutional government dissipating before our very eyes.”  Victor Davis Hanson, “Ten Reasons Impeachment Is Illegitimate,” National Review, 11/12/2019.

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