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As pointed out by Senator Tom Cotton, impeachment and conviction of a former President is not allowed by the impeachment provisions of the Constitution which provide in so many words that upon a conviction in the Senate the President shall be removed from office.
That is pretty obvious, which of course means that the Democrats and the DemMedia will either ignore the point or ridicule the argument.
Here is a constitutional issue that is all pertinent to the travesty foisted upon the country by Pelosi et al: the trial and conviction of a former President Trump would be in violation of the constitutional prohibition of a Bill of Attainder.
For ease of reference, I will draw upon the definition of a Bill of Attainder from Wikipedia, “A bill of attainder (also known as an act of attainder or writ of attainder or bill of penalties) is an act of a legislature declaring a person, or a group of persons, guilty of some crime, and punishing them, often without a trial. As with attainder resulting from the normal judicial process, the effect of such a bill is to nullify the targeted person’s civil rights…”
Pelosi has alleged incitement to riot. She aims to have Trump barred from holding office. The Supreme Court has already ruled in the term limit case that there is a constitutional right for a person to run for political office.
That sure adds up to an attainder in my book.Published in