Liberty Counsel chairman Mat Staver is continuing his use of the Constitution when discussing the present impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, who of course is no longer in office.
“Article II, sections 1 and 4 are clear: a private person cannot be impeached,” Staver wrote. “A former president cannot be impeached.
“Article I, section 3 is also clear: when THE president is on trial in the Senate, the Chief Justice SHALL preside.”
Chief Justice John Roberts is not presiding over the trial, however. Staver points out that Nancy Pelosi’s House Impeachment Managers did not present any witnesses and had no evidence against President Trump during House proceedings.
There hasn’t been any presented in the Senate trial either.
When asked last week why Pelosi decided to impeach someone who is not in office, she said:
“In the court of public opinion, they (House Impeachment Managers) will make their case. And for history and posterity, as our Founders said, ‘to ourselves and our posterity,’ they will make the case.”
Staver said this comment shows Pelosi doesn’t have any care or concern for the Constitution — just “public opinion.”
“The law, the Constitution and the Congress are not to be used to destroy people simply because of hatred,” Staver wrote. “The Democrats and a handful of Republicans are entitled to their opinion, but they are not entitled to violate the law.”
It is yet another case of Democrats abusing power. Staver highlighted the Obama Department of Justice and IRS targeting conservative groups. Pro-life sidewalk counselor Susan Pine was targeted by former AG Eric Holder.
“So, here they are again abusing power,” Staver said. “Some in Congress believe they, not the Constitution, are the only and final authority. They are wrong — and we must let them know that loud and clear.”
Liberty Counsel is asking individuals to send Senators messages immediately: