State AGs Rile Against Impeachment: House Dems Turned Senate into 'Kangaroo Court'
Impeachment is 'tearing at the threads of our democracy'
Four of the Republican state attorneys generals who scolded the impeachment of President Donald Trump in a letter to the Senate said the trial is "tearing at the threads of our democracy" and turning into a "kangaroo court."
The statement was made on Thursday by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who said the letter was telling the Senate “that this is a constitutionally legally flawed argument.”
In the letter submitted to the Senate, the attorneys general of 21 states stated that Trump’s impeachment "establishes a dangerous historical precedent."
“To the Democrats out there that are cheering this impeachment and cheering for witnesses and everything, you are creating a very dangerous precedent that I promise will come back to haunt you,” Wilson told Fox News host Brian Kilmeade.
“This is a precedent that will basically subjugate the presidency of the United States to the whims of the opposition party for every future Congress for here and evermore.”
“As a prosecutor, I never went to trial without a complete and full investigation,” he added.
“The Democrats had an opportunity to interview all the witnesses, the president invoked executive privilege, which nowhere in the articles of impeachment did they mention, they omit that completely and if they thought that the president had violated the law and they didn’t want to use executive privilege, they could have taken him to court and sued him on that, they didn’t do that, but they wanted to rush this to get him into the Senate and then go on a witch hunt at that point.”
The Republican attorney's generals urged in the letter that chamber "reject" the impeachment articles while picking apart the articles themselves.
The letter says impeaching Trump is a politically motivated response to the 2016 election by House Democrats.
“From day one, this was about Democrats being upset about the president's victory, and this has been an impeachment march where the engine has been gassed up, and a vehicle has been searched for to fill in the gap,” Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said.
“[The] problem is, [it is] difficult to find the crime, and so they continue to use these theories like corrupt motive suggesting that the president can do things legitimately legally, but if he has a corrupt motive as determined by Congress, well then we can go after him from an impeachment standpoint.”
According to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, House Democrats have “turned the Senate into like a kangaroo court.”
“What we did yesterday in the letter that we sent to the Senate was basically explain to both the Senate and the American people that in any other court of law around this country, these articles could not be had,” Landry said.
“You could not take this case in front of any judge and convict anyone based upon evidence that the House Democrats have presented to the Senate.”