Chris Wallace Gushes Over Dems' 'Powerful' Argument for Impeaching Trump
'I thought his close was very strong.'
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace praised Democratic House impeachment managers for their argument to impeach Donald Trump, calling it "very strong."
“I thought it was a very powerful opening,” Wallace said.
“It had a lot of substance to it."
"It had a lot of technological slickness to it," Wallace added.
"The video of the events of January 6. The use of graphics to make the point about what’s in the Constitution. The historical precedent."
"I thought what was particularly in a legal, as opposed to the emotional side, in a very strict legal argument," he said.
"I thought Joe Neguse, the congressman from Colorado, made a particularly strong argument," Wallace continued.
"What he did, he took a conservative legal philosophy, originalism, textualism, read the Constitution exactly as it was written, and used that against the president.”
“I thought his close was very strong. ‘What happened on January 6,’ he said, ‘is the framers’ worst nightmare come to life,’ and that a president can’t enflame insurrection and run away."
"You are going to hear this over and over again — ‘January exception.’"
"The idea that a president commit crimes, allegedly, and then leave office, and somehow he’s thereby off the hook.”
“I will say one last thing as someone who’s covered a lot of trials."
"When you hear one side’s argument, it seems like that’s overwhelming — and how could there be any argument on the other side?"
"The defense is going to take two hours now to present the reasons why this trial shouldn’t be held, and I’m sure they will make a lot of good points, too. So let’s just wait and listen,” Wallace said.
Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) argued it was constitutional to impeach a former president.
Raskin, who promised to impeach President Donald Trump as soon he took office, while also objecting to the certification of 2017 election results, is now arguing the case for the impeachment of a private citizen.
Raskin argued that Democrats impeached Trump before he left office, implying that meant the process was legitimate for that reason.