Justice Ginsburg: Senators who can’t be ‘impartial’ in Trump trial should be disqualified

File; from an appearance in 2018.

[Ed. – In that case, there’s no hope of a trial, as the entire Senate would have to be disqualified.  An impeachment trial is a political process, and the name of the game in politics is bias.   It would be utterly laughable for any senator, Democrat or Republican, to claim he or she could be impartial in a trial of the president.  McConnell and Graham have merely been honest about that.  The people would see right through it if Schumer or any other Democrat claimed to be impartial. That’s why “high crimes and misdemeanors” have to be so egregious that they overcome partisan bias.  (Emphasis by Hot Air.)]

The clip below is short so it may be that her remarks are incomplete, but the point seems clear enough from the excerpt. “The House indicts, and the Senate tries. Should a trier be impartial? Of course, that’s the job of an impartial judge,” she says, adding that a judge who can’t be impartial in a matter should be disqualified.

Does that mean she thinks Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham should be disqualified from Trump’s impeachment trial?

“I’m not an impartial juror,” the Senate majority leader said Tuesday after a reporter asked him what his message is to Americans who might have concerns about his ability to be impartial during the anticipated Trump trial. …

Why the hell is Ginsburg commenting on a pending legal proceeding, particularly one as momentous as impeachment?

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