Democrats have shown throughout Trump’s second impeachment fiasco that the impeachment process is no longer a constitutional one, but a political one.
Top GOP Senator Lindsey Graham observed on Sunday that by the standards set by Democrats this month, Republicans are likely to pursue impeachment of Vice Presiden Kamala Harris if they take control of the House in 2022.
“I thought the impeachment trial was not only unconstitutional, I condemn what happened on January 6, but the process they used to impeach this president was an affront to rule of law,” Graham said in a Sunday appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” adding that a GOP-controlled House is liable to go after Harris the way Democrats have attacked Trump.
Trump lawyer Michael van der Veen also recently warned that impeachment could become commonplace based on the precedent set by Democrats, telling Senators that ” This could happen to … the former secretary of state, it could happen to a lot of people. That’s not the way this is supposed to work.”
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) asked van der Veen “Is it not true that under this new precedent, facing calls to ‘lock her up,’ a future House could impeach a former Secretary of State and potentially disqualify her from any future office?”
“If you see it their way, yes,” replied the Trump team lawyer.
Still, Democrats insist that impeachment a private citizen that no longer holds office was and is constitutional and necessary. Lead impeachment manager, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), harrumphed on Sunday that their second failed impeachment of Trump was a “dramatic success in historical terms.”
“It was the largest impeachment conviction vote in U.S. history. It was by far the most bipartisan majority that’s ever assembled in the Senate to convict a president, which has traditionally been a kind of partisan thing in American history,” Raskin added.