Pelosi’s Pyrrhic victory

www.floppingaces.net | 1/15/2020 | DrJohn
idkwatitisidkwatitis (Posted by) Level 3
Today, at what was supposed to be an allegedly solemn moment, Nancy Pelosi gloated while signing the House articles of impeachment. Souvenirs were handed out. It was so obnoxious that even CNN noticed. But this is a Pyrrhic victory.

Housed dems are f**ked and they know it. Now the whining is in full force.

House - President - Trump - Grounds - Constitution

If the House votes to impeach President Trump on grounds not authorized by the Constitution, its action, in the words of Hamilton, is void. As he put it in the Federalist Papers, “no legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.” If this is indeed the case, then the Senate will be confronted with a constitutional dilemma, if and when it will receive a void and invalid impeachment. It will have to decide whether to proceed with a trial of charges that are unconstitutional and therefore are void.

An analogy to consider from ordinary criminal cases may be imperfect but informative. If a grand jury were to indict a citizen on an unconstitutional “crime,” like marrying a person of a different race, the trial judge would immediately dismiss the indictment and refuse to subject the defendant to a trial. Indeed, the House plays a role similar to that of a grand jury in the impeachment context,...
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