Levin: Dems' Impeachment Efforts Are an 'Outrageous Violation of the Constitution’
Conservative commentator blasts impeachment inquiry proceedings
Conservative commentator and author of “Unfreedom of the Press" Mark Levin, blasted the Democrats' so-called impeachment inquiry proceedings as “outrageous violation of the Constitution," during Fox News Channel’s “Hannity."
Levin said the impeachment efforts were devoid of due process and slammed the media for claiming President Donald Trump did something wrong for his tweet earlier in the day during the proceedings.
“You know, Sean, this is amazing,” Levin said.
“I hope the American people know what you are witnessing is tyranny. You can have tyranny of the legislature. You can have tyranny of the executive branch," he said.
"You can have tyranny of the judiciary. You are witnessing tyranny in the House of Representatives in the Intelligence Committee that doesn’t do intelligence work anymore," Levin continued.
"This is an outrageous violation of the Constitution," Levin stated.
"Here’s the constitution. How often is the Constitution read during these hearings? Never. Never. And it’s never going to be because they are destroying the Constitution of the United States. They are undermining the franchise. By they, I not only mean the Democrats on this committee, I mean the media.”
“To listen to the media analysis of what’s taking place in these hearings is absurd,” he continued.
“It’s disgraceful. They talk about Russia. They sound like the Russian media. The Democrat Party and the media are like this. That’s why I wrote the book. They are like this."
"So, the president is never going to get a break from the media. So, he tweets. So due process — even though it’s not a criminal case. Even though it’s not a civil case, due process. Western civilization believes in due process," Levin added.
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"Due process even before the Bill of Rights does not apply to the president because Congress can do whatever it wants. Is what the Constitution says? Is that what that says?" he asked.
"No, that’s not what that says. The president is not allowed to tweet to defend himself. Well, then he can’t defend himself. You name one newsroom, in this country that is calling it straight here? None of them. I’m not picking on anyone. I’m saying none of them.”
Last month, Levin noted how unfairly Trump was being treated by the House Democrats.
"So, Nixon and Clinton got treated fairly," Levin said.
"Trump gets treated worse than a terrorist or mass murder."
On Friday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) accused President Donald Trump of engaging in "witness intimidation in real-time."
Anti-Trump Rep. Schiff, who is leading the proceedings, claimed that the president was "intimidating" his witness, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, by "attacking" her on Twitter while she was testifying, even though Schiff was the one informing her she was being "attacked."