- WORLD NET DAILY - Feb 10, 2021 -
'You don't have to listen to me. Listen to James Madison'
Famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz was on President Trump' defense team during the first impeachment trial one year ago. And while he's not a member of the team this time, he's offering a quick, two-minute argument he says should close the case.
"You don't have to listen to me. Listen to James Madison, who's the father of the Constitution," Dershowitz said on "The Charlie Kirk Show" podcast.
"He said that impeachment is only for somebody who's still sitting in office. He said it quite clearly in the Federalist Papers," Dershowitz said of Madison. "There's no way around that."
The Harvard professor insisted the text of the Constitution is clear as well.
"It says impeachment is for purposes of removing a president. Once a president is removed you can also vote to disqualify him but disqualification doesn't stand alone as a remedy," he said.