While it would take 67 votes in the Senate to “remove” former President Donald Trump, Senate precedent requires just 50 votes to block Trump from running again in 2024, but it will not work, according to constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz on Newsmax TV.
“This is an attempt to simply control the electoral process in 2024,” Dershowitz told “Saturday Report,” adding he is not involved in this impeachment trial team for this “political theater” because he is “neither a politician nor an actor.”
“It’s illegal,” Dershowitz told host Carl Higbie. “The Constitution provides for impeachment as an extraordinary remedy only to remove somebody from office. One they’re removed from office, you can then disqualify them.
“But you can’t impeachment somebody simply to disqualify them, because if you could, the party in power could simply impeach any potential candidate in the future and determine who they are running against. That’s not what the framers intended.”
As an example of the partisan nature of this latest impeachment against Trump, Dershowitz said, Supreme Court Justice John Roberts is constitutionally required to preside over only the impeachment of the sitting president, so Vice President Kamala Harris might ultimately be the presiding officer over the disqualification of h… (Read more)