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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Keith E. Whittington, Wall Street Journal: One of the first questions the Senate will face in Donald Trump's impeachment trial is whether the chamber has jurisdiction to hear a case against a former official. The correct answer is yes. For the Founders, it would have been obvious that the "power to impeach" included the ability to hold former officials to account.

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The Senate shouldn't depart from centuries of practice and understanding. Declining to try Mr. Trump would set a dangerous new precedent, denying future presidents and other officials the opportunity to clear their names if they leave office, and allowing them to escape accountability by resigning--or saving their worst acts for the end of their term.

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Tried him, didn't like him.

#1 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-01-23 10:22 PM | Reply

Moscow Mitch will make sure he is convicted. Otherwise Donald Trump is the leader of the Republican Party.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-24 02:20 AM | Reply

If Trump is convicted, who IS the new leader of a fractured Republican Party?

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-01-24 03:21 AM | Reply

Satan.

#4 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-24 04:43 AM | Reply

MADSCIENTIST

Thank you for your input with which I agree. But I was asking on a non-paraphysical level. ~~ LOL

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-01-24 07:18 AM | Reply

My local Republican Representative, Jodey Arringtomn, complains that Trump wasn't given a fair trial in the House. Can anyone identify the locus of Mr. Arrington's ignorance here?

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2021-01-24 08:52 AM | Reply

ZED

I expect that to be the "Hallmark" claim on their fundraising letters.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-01-24 10:08 AM | Reply

As you well know Zed, but not necessarily the Republican idiots, there was not trial in the House. The Senate has the trial, the House just brings the indictment. When you have to educate those on the other side all the time it does become tiresome. Apparently, most of them, know virtually nothing about our system of government.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-24 10:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Why won't the constitution let us control the narrative?

-Right Wingerz

#9 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-01-24 12:48 PM | Reply

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