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Brooks says that impeachment case should be dismissed

Congressman Mo Brooks

Thursday, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) appeared on the Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.” show to discuss the pending impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump (R). Brooks slammed what he called “Socialist Democrats’ sham impeachment” of President Trump and outlined what he expects from the Senate impeachment trial. Brooks told Stuart Varney that the case against the President should be dismissed.

“Good morning, Stuart. Well, basically it’s this: the Socialist Democrats hypocrisy and deceit knows no limits in their craving for political power,” Brooks said on the cable news show. “They have been lusting over the impeachment of Donald Trump since before he was even sworn into office. It was election theft, then it was Russian collusion. Those theories fell apart, and now they’ve got this Ukraine hoax that certainly does not meet the Constitutional requirement of treason, bribery, high crimes, or misdemeanors. Yet, they’re foisting it on the American people with their allies CNN, MSNBC, and other left-wing outlets in the mainstream news media.”

“I hope in the Senate that we will have justice and a fair trial, whatever that might be,” Brooks said. “Let me be real clear about something involving the United States Constitution. The Constitution does not allow Congress to lightly trash the votes of the people who have elected a president of the United States. So, the framers of the Constitution set a high bar. It has to be treason. It has to be bribery, and it can’t just be any crime or misdemeanor. It has to be what’s called a high crime or misdemeanor, and what does the word high mean under these circumstances? It means the betrayal of the United States of America in favor of a foreign power.”

Brooks said that the case should be dismissed.

“If you look at the Articles of Impeachment, they have failed to make out a case for that Constitutional requirement, and as such, it ought to be dismissed. But, maybe they’ll go past the dismissal stage and have an actual trial with witnesses. I’ll defer to the good judgement of my Senate colleagues, but quite clearly what the Democrats are doing is a sham and is an effort to trash over 60 million votes. That’s wrong.”

Brooks said that every American who believes in the Constitution should be angry about the impeachment effort.

“Every American who believes in the United States Constitution, who believes in our republic, should be angry about this effort to defraud the American people and to trash the lawful votes of over 60 million Americans,” Brooks told Varney. “Yet, the Socialist Democrats seem to believe that they can do this with impunity. I hope that the voters will take them to task in 2020. Time will tell.”

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On Wednesday, the Democratic majority in the House referred to articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate. House Democrats claim that President Trump abused his office for personal political gain and then obstructed Congress’s effort to investigation the allegations.

Congressman Mo Brooks is in his fifth term representing Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District. Brooks is a former prosecutor, Madison County Commissioner, and State Representative.


Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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