The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168285   Message #4088840
Posted By: Steve Shaw
19-Jan-21 - 04:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Trump Actions and Effects
Subject: RE: BS: Trump Actions and Effects
Extract from the Guardian's latest weekly letter to its supporters (which include me):

...And hot on the heels of all this, we are likely to see the spectacle of Donald Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment trial. There is debate over whether the Senate can even hold a trial for an ex-president. Republican Sen. Tom Cotton, says: “The Founders designed the impeachment process as a way to remove officeholders from public office — not an inquest against private citizens.” Steve Vladeck, a University of Texas law professor, disagrees, saying the Constitution doesn’t just provide for removal but also for the Senate to bar that former president from ever holding federal office again. Watch this space …

Discuss, yanks, leaving your wishes to one side...