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New Book Reveals Top Democrat Opposed First ‘Impeachment’ Against Trump

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On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump placed his hand on Lincoln’s bible and his personal bible and proceeded to take the oath to become the 45th president of the United States. Possibly 5 minutes later, the Democrats were already thinking about the impeachment trial they conducted at the end of 2019. More than two years later, a new book reveals that a leading Democrat never agreed with the procedure and even labeled it “unconstitutional.”

Unchecked: The Untold Story Behind the Congress’s Botched Impeachments of Donald Trump“, written by Rachael Bade (POLITICO) and Karoun Demirjian (The Washington Post), will be released on October 18. As the name implies, the text contains the untold stories behind the two impeachments against the former president.

Trump’s impeachment is “unfair, unprecedented and unconstitutional”

Fox News detailed some revealing excerpts from the book, evidencing disagreements among Democrats during the early impeachment process. Specifically, it was Jerry Nadler (D-NY), New York’s historic representative and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who had many doubts about the case.

According to the book, Nadler argued with both Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) and reportedly told them that such impeachment of Trump “it’s unfair, and it’s unprecedented, and it’s unconstitutional.”

The veteran congressman was not comfortable with the idea of not being able to cross-examine witnesses and, therefore, that President Trump would not enjoy the due process. “If we’re going to impeach, we need to show the country that we gave the president ample opportunity to defend himself,” Nadler reportedly added.

“I don’t appreciate your tone. I worry you’re putting us in a box for our investigation. “I don’t really care about your resentment. Neither the Speaker nor I agree,” Schiff reportedly responded to Nadler’s objections.

Of course, Pelosi and Schiff got their way and Jerry Nadler had to settle for the cards he was dealt at that time. Finally, the first impeachment proceeding against Donald Trump fell in the Senate.

Joaquín Núñez es hincha de Racing Club de Avellaneda y licenciado en comunicación periodística por la Universidad Católica Argentina. Se especializa en el escenario internacional y en la política norteamericana // Joaquín Núñez is a fan of Avellaneda's Racing Club and has a degree in journalistic communication from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He specializes in the international scene and American politics.

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