Wednesday, former Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Sessions (R) said that “There has never been such an unjustified impeachment.” Sessions made the comments in an afternoon meeting with reporters at Alabama Republican Party Headquarters in Hoover. The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump (R) on two Articles of Impeachment came just five hours later.
“The Democratic House is abusing the awesome impeachment power in our Constitution,” Sessions said in a statement. “In our long Constitutional history, there has never been such an unjustified impeachment. These charges are vague and utterly lacking in merit and entirely political.”
“Obstruction of Congress? Really? What do these vague words even mean?” Sessions said. “The Congress obstructs President Trump every single day. The courts obstruct the Congress and the Executive Branch on a regular basis. It is built into our system. Abuse of Power? Really? What a joke. For the Democrats, ‘abuse of power’ simply means anything that they do not agree with — anything that makes them angry.”
“This action is certain to produce lasting consequences,” Sessions warned. “Some things in this life can’t be undone. This will be a stain on the House of Representatives forever.”
Sessions is running for the seat he previously held for twenty years and is vowing to support President Trump and his policies if elected next November.
“This country is booming under President Trump’s policies — it has never been stronger,” Sessions said. “His policies are common sense, are working, and are what the American people want. President Trump stands up for the average American every single day, and the elitist Democrats respond with personal attacks. They will rue the day that they did this.”
“They are not hurting President Trump; they are hurting America and themselves,” Sessions concluded. “The Democratic leader in the Senate, Senator Chuck Schumer, will try all his antics. He is all politics, all the time. He will try to send the Senate on a fishing expedition for evidence. Why? Because he knows there exists no evidence that comes close to justifying impeachment or removal.”
Sessions said that, “When this is all over, the Democrats will owe an apology to President Trump, and more importantly, they will owe an apology to the American people. This is true because it is the people’s will, and the public interest, that is being obstructed.”
The Alabama Political Reporter asked: Pres. Trump has refused to provide hundreds of documents, allow his cabinet people to testify, or testify himself to Congress’s inquiry. Does that set a dangerous precedent damaging Congress’s power of oversight over this and future administrations?
“This situation is somewhat different,” Sessions said. Citing the previous investigations by the Special Counsel and the Department of Justice Inspector General, “There is a limit that the president can set. He is a leader of a co-equal branch of government. I do not believe his failure to respond with his top officials and other requirements Congress has placed on him, amounts to an impeachable offense.”
Sessions was asked why was this different than the impeachment of President William J. “Bill” Clinton (D), who Sessions voted to convict.
Sessions said that Pres. Clinton had three specific violations of the law; while the charges against Pres. Trump are very vague.
Impeachment now moves to the Senate, where it takes a super majority to convict and remove a President.