Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was on Fox News with Laura Ingraham Tuesday evening discussing the impeachment inquiry. During the discussion he made a totally baseless and absurd claim that abuse of power is not a crime.
The Founding Fathers disagree.
“A well-constituted court for the trial of impeachments is an object not more to be desired than difficult to be obtained in a government wholly elective. The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.”Excerpt regarding impeachment – Federalist papers No. 65 – Alexander Hamilton – 3/7/1788
Narrator: Abuse of Power was one of the Articles of Impeachment brought against Richard Nixon.— Infinite Content (@soulbrotha215) October 23, 2019
It doesn’t have to be a crime to be impeachable. And true abuse of power is one of the most egregious acts of malfeasance that a President can commit. Presidents are entrusted with great power, never for abuse, but for use for the good of the country.— Atticus Finch (@Atticus59914029) October 23, 2019
No but it is an impeachable offense.— Newshound (@NewsiesNeighbor) October 23, 2019
It's unconstitutional.— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) October 23, 2019
I'm still wondering why Whitaker isn't in jail.
💗🐮— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) October 23, 2019
Yes it is, Matthew. That is why it is called an ABUSE of power.— Who will be Bernie's VP? 🌹 (@RWCombsJr2) October 23, 2019
He may look like a light bulb, but he ain't that bright.— Paula (@Smokeytinker) October 23, 2019
Not this guy again. He was terrible in season two.— Beelzebub Boo (@tomservo10) October 23, 2019
He was contracted for a cameo appearance before the series finale.— Donald Drumpf (@Donald_JDrumpf) October 23, 2019
I love when Trump’s cronies go on the air and confess his crimes to the national audience. From Mulvaney’s “ quid, pro,quo.. we do it all the time“and now this. #ImpeachTheMotherfuckerNow— Big Louie (@hsobejon) October 23, 2019
If you are already at the “crime is not a crime” defense, you lost a long time ago, you just haven’t realized it yet.