Kellyanne Conway says Martin Luther King Jr. would not approve of Trump impeachment

Kellyanne Conway says Martin Luther King Jr. would not approve of Trump impeachment

While speaking to press on MLK Day, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would not approve of the impeachment process against President Trump. Watch her remarks.

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  1. Sorry Kellyanne: "In Federalist No. 65, a seminal essay in the 1788 Federalist Papers. Alexander Hamilton made it clear that political impeachment proceedings are necessarily treated unlike crimes in court, substantively and procedurally.

    The essay explains the framers’ thinking on impeachment, as their reasoning had evolved over weeks of debate at the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. It shows that political and criminal prosecutions are neither inextricably intertwined nor mutually exclusive. A president can be impeached for abuse of power in office, followed by a criminal prosecution or not. What offends the Constitution isn’t identical to a statutory crime. Hamilton noted of impeachment:

    The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust. They are of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.

    The emphasis on “political” exists for a reason. Hamilton and his fellows had engaged in long and heated arguments about this particular prosecution process. Initial resistance to impeachment by some attendees—for fear it would be used to cow public officials—was eventually overcome when Constitutional Convention representatives explicitly agreed there had to be a distinct way to censure abuses of office and remove offending public servants, separate from criminal prosecutions and elections." Quartz, 2020-01-20

  2. “I know of no instance when a president subject to a serious impeachment effort, whether Andrew Johnson or Richard Nixon or Bill Clinton, has essentially tried to lower the curtain entirely — treating the whole impeachment process as illegitimate, deriding it as a ‘lynching’ and calling it a ‘kangaroo court.’

    “It’s not simply getting in the way of an inquiry, it’s basically saying one process that the Constitution put in place, thanks to people like James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, for dealing with an out-of-control president, is a process he is trying to subvert, undermine and delegitimate. That, to me, is clearly a high crime and misdemeanor.”

    Laurence Tribe

    Tribe is a constitutional law scholar and co-founder of the American Constitution Society. He is the author of American Constitutional Law (1978), a major treatise in that field, and has argued before the United States Supreme Court 36 times.

  3. Its funny how suddenly white people know what MLK would have wanted and thought after he died and those goals as stated by white Americans tend to fall contrary to the needs and goals of the minority community and living black civil rights leaders.

  4. What a joke.. Reading some of Dr King's lesser known passages ?? Then to say "I'm happy to share a birthday with the guy".. She should've took the time to learn his birthday was Jan 15th, his holiday was celebrated Monday, before spent the last minute spitting "Alternative Facts"

  5. Kellyanne is completely shameless. Attempting to use the most influential civil rights leader in American history’s day of remembrance to push her anti impeachment rhetoric. So disgusting..

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