Alan Dershowitz: Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer 'Have to Go'
Lawyer calls for new leadership in Congress
President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team associate, Alan Dershowitz, said the Democrats need new leadership in Congress before declaring that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) "have to go.”
“I think they need new leadership.," Dershowitz declared.
"I think Schumer and Pelosi have to go. Schumer because of his history of lying," he added.
"You know, Pelosi actually called for me to be disbarred ... because I had persuaded some senators,” Dershowitz said on John Catsimatidis’s radio show Sunday.
“I think the Dems need new leaders if they have any chance of returning to power,” he continued.
Dershowitz’s comments come days after President Trump was acquitted on all charges following the Democrats' impeachment trial.
Dershowitz said it was a good week for the country and its laws.
But he also added that the impeachment trial reflects poorly on lawmakers in the lower chamber of Congress.
“This week was a good week for United States Constitution," Dershowitz stated.
"The Constitution won,” he added.
“I think the House of Representatives disgraced itself by its partisan vote. And I think the Senate did the right thing by protecting the Constitution. I’m proud of America. The system works.”
Dershowitz faced a backlash from Democrats after he gave his defense of the president during the trial.
“If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment,” he said on the Senate floor.
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Schumer blasted Dershowitz saying that if the lawyer believed his argument to defend President Trump, then it was questionable whether he believed former President Nixon committed an impeachable offense.
"By Professor Dershowitz's logic, President Nixon did nothing wrong in Watergate," Schumer said.
“Schumer just decided to lie about it. And it’s shocking to me that somebody of his standing ... would stoop so low as to just make up a story,” Dershowitz fired back.
Last month, Dershowitz, slammed Pelosi's recent statements claiming that the president is 'impeached forever.
Dershowitz stated that impeachment “is only a grand jury presentment” and “disappears” after acquittal, just like an indictment does if someone is acquitted at trial.
The law professor added that if impeachment were permanent, it would mean the House proceedings would require “full due process. You need an adversarial system.”
“Nancy Pelosi doesn’t understand what impeachment is," Dershowitz said.