21 State AGs urge Senate to reject impeachment in stinging letter: ‘A dangerous historical precedent’
EXCLUSIVE: The attorneys general of 21 states have come forward with a blistering rebuke of the impeachment of President Trump, asserting that it “establishes a dangerous historical precedent.”
The Republican attorneys general, in a letter submitted to the Senate Wednesday morning and obtained by Fox News, urged the chamber conducting Trump’s trial to “reject” the impeachment articles.
“If not expressly repudiated by the Senate, the theories animating both Articles will set a precedent that is entirely contrary to the Framers’ design and ruinous to the most important governmental structure protections contained in our Constitution: the separation of powers,” they wrote.
The letter accuses House Democrats of impeaching Trump as a politically motivated response to the 2016 election and warned that it poses a threat to the 2020 election as well.
“Even an unsuccessful effort to impeach the President undermines the integrity of the 2020 presidential election because it weaponizes a process that should only be initiated in exceedingly rare circumstances and should never be used for partisan purposes,” the letter continued.
Attorneys General of: South Carolina, Louisiana, Utah, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida. Georgia, Indiana, Kansas,Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio,Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.
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