Now that Kavanaugh has been confirmed, the new kick for Democrats is impeachment. It is much harder to impeach a judge than it is the president in some cases. A very famous lawyer decided to weigh in on the matter and Democrats won’t like it one bit. Alan Dershowitz is a very famous defense attorney and is also a law professor at Harvard.
Dershowitz is an unusual liberal lawyer in that he has an extremely healthy respect for the constitution. He explains why impeachment won’t work against Kavanaugh.
Dershowitz points out that impeaching Kavanaugh would be stretching the constitution to the breaking point.
“The Constitution would not permit impeachment of a sitting justice for actions he took while a private citizen 35 years ago, nor would it permit using the laws of perjury, which are very tough.”
“Those who believe that Bill Clinton should never have been impeached for allegedly lying about his sex life are now going to lead the campaign to impeach Kavanaugh for allegedly lying about his sexual and drinking activities back when he was a 17-year-old? It’s hypocrisy run rampant.”
It should be also mentioned that impeachment for judges is very specific and enshrined in our constitution. It does not work in the Democrats favor. They can only remove him from office if they can prove he is not of good character today.
“They have to be about a material fact, it has to have been a deliberate lie, not forgetfulness, not a boast, not an exaggeration, but a willful deliberate lie about a material fact.”
“I think that Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot.”