Attorneys General of 21 states drafted a letter Wednesday in defense of President Donald Trump and the “integrity” of the 2016 election. The letter condemns the process saying it sets a “dangerous historical precedent.”
“This impeachment proceeding threatens all future elections and establishes a dangerous historical precedent. That new precedent will erode the separation of powers shared by the executive and legislative branches by subjugating future Presidents to the whims of the majority opposition party in the House of Representatives,” the Republican AGs wrote.
“Thus, our duty to current and future generations commands us to urge the Senate to not only reject the two articles of impeachment contained in H. Res. 755—“abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress”—as lacking in any plausible or reasonable evidentiary basis, but also as being fundamentally flawed as a matter of constitutional law.”
….OF THE 2020 ELECTION BECSUSE IT WEAPONIZES A PROCESS THAT SHOULD ONLY BE INITIATED IN EXCEEDINGLY RARE CIRCUMSTANCES, AND SHOULD NEVER BE USED FOR PARTISAN PURPOSES.” @HeatherChilders @FoxNews The Democrats are trying hard to damage Republicans prior to the Election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2020
The President wrote of the letter on Twitter Thursday. “Attorney Generals from 21 States are urging the Senate to reject impeachment. They say the Articles have legal & factual problems, and the Democrats case sets a dangerous historical precedent,” Trump wrote.
“‘EVEN AN UNSUCCESSFUL EFFORT TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT UNDERMINES THE INTEGRITY OF THE 2020 ELECTION BECAUSE IT WEAPONIZES A PROCESS THAT SHOULD ONLY BE INITIATED IN EXCEEDINGLY RARE CIRCUMSTANCES AND SHOULD NEVER BE USED FOR PARTISAN PURPOSES.’ -Heather Childers… The Democrats are trying hard to damage Republicans prior to the Election!”
Read the full letter below: