- THE BLAZE - Feb 14, 2021 -
'If you use this model, I don't know how Kamala Harris doesn't get impeached...'
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham warned Sunday that Democrats may have opened "pandora's box" by pursuing a second impeachment against former President Donald Trump.
Although Trump was impeached for the second time prior to leaving office, one of the biggest questions looming over his Senate trial last week was the constitutionality of conducting an impeachment trial against someone who is now a private citizen.
Indeed, Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution seemingly limits impeachment to the "president, vice president, and all civil officers of the United States."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) claimed Trump is "practically and morally responsible for provoking the events" that happened on Jan. 6. But he explained after the Senate trial that he voted to acquit Trump precisely because he did not think the Senate had constitutional jurisdiction to conduct an impeachment trial against a former president. In fact, McConnell called Trump "not eligible for conviction."