Despite being a long-time liberal, attorney Alan Dershowitz served as a member of President Trump’s impeachment defense team.
Dershowitz believed that Democrats were abusing the impeachment process, and he just delivered the devastating news that time’s up for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
“Dems need new leadership”
“I’m a liberal Democrat. I want to see the Democrats win, but the Democrats aren’t helping themselves,” he said on Sunday. Dershowitz was speaking to John Catsimatidis, radio host of “The Cats Roundtable.”
Dershowitz went on to say, “I think the Dems need new leaders if they have any chance of returning to power in the two-party system.”
“I think they need new leadership. I think Schumer and Pelosi have to go,” the Harvard Law professor continued. “Schumer, because of his history of lying.”
Pelosi, Schumer exposed
“You know, Pelosi actually called for me to be disbarred as a result of my argument in front of the Senate because I had persuaded some senators.”
“She wanted me to be disbarred, and then tearing up that speech and bringing forward impeachment an unconstitutional grounds,” Dershowitz complained.
He was referring to remarks that Pelosi made on January 30 in which she accused the president’s lawyers of having “disgraced themselves terribly in terms of their violation of what our Constitution is about and what a president’s behavior should be.”
“I don’t know how they can retain their lawyer status, in the comments that they’re making,” the House speaker added. However, those words seemed to have little effect on Dershowitz. Despite Pelosi’s ire and condemnation, he remained defiant.
“This week was a good week for the United States Constitution,” Dershowitz said regarding the Senate’s vote to acquit. “The Constitution won, the people who tried to abuse the Constitution on the Democratic side of the House and Senate lost, and all Americans are the victors.”
“Senator Schumer lied when he described or misdescribed what I said on the Senate floor. Basically he said I think a president can do anything he wants, commit crimes, kill his opponents, tamper with the election as long as he thinks it’s in his electoral interest and the public interest. He thinks I would have opposed the impeachment of Richard Nixon.
“He was there,” Dershowitz insisted. “He heard me say the opposite of all those things.”