Meacham: If I Were In Congress, I’d Want To Hold Trump Impeachment Hearings | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

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Meacham: If I Were In Congress, I’d Want To Hold Trump Impeachment Hearings | The 11th Hour | MSNBC
Meacham: If I Were In Congress, I’d Want To Hold Trump Impeachment Hearings | The 11th Hour | MSNBC
Welcome back President Trump’s frustration with the growing number of congressional investigations on full display today declared on Twitter quote. You can’t investigate and legislate simultaneously USA. Today, reporter Gregory cord was quick to respond. Even during the Watergate hearings, the 93rd Congress passed and Nixon signed federal-aid Highway. Gelactiv, 7400 and by the way, the War Powers Resolution over the president’s veto. All these laws still exist in some form today, we’re so fortunate to be joined by the Pulitzer Prize historian, Jon Meacham, notably he is the co-author of a recent book, called impeachment. An American history tonight with a quote from 1 George Mason and who else would bring this to you but of a Wednesday, and I know that’s exciting for for you and everybody else: George Mason Justice and the first, the last person on Earth who can be above Justice is the person who has the capacity to do the most expensive Injustice. It was a triumvirate debate about impeachment in the between James Madison and Edmund Randolph and George Mason, really trying to figure out what wood in the Republican system of checks and balances. What would the impeachment function be and it’s inherently political? As we’ve discussed, it’s been used for political purposes through the years, but one of the things that came to a head today. I think it’s particularly with the case where he was the president. Knighted states walks out of a meeting with those who are empowered and the Constitution article one and says I’m not going to work with you at some point. You have to begin to seriously consider if you are those Article 1 folks, to what extent is the political situation Mission such that you have a constitutional duty to fulfill what was debated and decided upon between those Founders the so long ago, and it strikes me and It’S easy for me to say: I don’t have to face the voters, but it strikes me that if I were a member of the House of Representatives right now, I would be inclined to proceed at least to have hearings on impeachment. Given that the president, we have evidence of attempted obstruction and we also have the political box checked, which is he’s not in fact he’s he’s saying: he’s not going to do his job, because people are investigating him and that’s of the fundamental to prima facie violation of The rule of law so put another way. We Americans, who will not be the recipients of improved interstate highway systems and new tunnels and bridges and airports we are being is not fulfilling his role as president is the Vue and that’s what congressional Democrats could operate on like that thing to Mika Brzezinski. This week said he’s not obeying his oath of office. That to me was a very important political moment because the speakers been fairly careful about not wanting to proceed on impeachment because of a political understanding which we can argue about. But there is this oath of argument out of office argument that he’s not protecting defending the Constitution and, in fact, is not YouTube, execute his duties here. This reminds me nothing less. Obviously, the Nixon is is top-of-mind for for everybody, but this is really Andrew Johnson. This is really a hunter 1 years ago. Hundred fifty-one years ago, Andrew Johnson gave speeches where he attacks Congress. He lashed out about conspiracy theories. He really did attack many of the Articles of impeachment against Andrew Johnson was Congress enlisting the attacks he made on them. That weren’t entirely dissimilar from the ones we seen today, so I think a lot of folks. If they can stand it should should do a little bit of reading on what happened to Andrew Johnson was Nixon because I suspect we’re pretty close here watching MSNBC on YouTube. If you want to keep up-to-date with the videos were putting out you, can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list, as he lots of other great videos?
Presidential historian and the co-author of the book ‘Impeachment: An American History’ joins to discuss the debate Democrats are having over Trump and impeachment.
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