Joe Lieberman: Founding Fathers would have wanted a Trump acquittal

Posted by on February 2, 2020 12:44 am
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Former Democratic Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman said that he does not believe there was evidence to impeach President Trump and believes he would have voted to acquit if he were still in the Senate.

“The call that President Trump made with President Zelensky of Ukraine was inappropriate, was wrong, it shouldn’t have been done,” Lieberman said to the Blaze’s Glenn Beck. “But did it reach the point where we can say nine months before an election … that, if we keep him in office, he represents a danger to the country? I don’t think so,” he added.

Lieberman did say that he would have voted to call witnesses in the trial.

“I’d probably vote for witnesses,” the retired senator said before commenting on how political discourse was more civil back in the “good ol’ days” of the Clinton impeachment.

He also added that the voters will have the opportunity to decide Trump’s fate in November and that it would be how the Founding Fathers wanted it. He believes that if the framers saw Trump’s acquittal, they would respond, “This is what we intended.”

Lieberman voted “not guilty” on both articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton during his Senate impeachment trial in 1999.

Lieberman, who was at one time referred to as the “conscience of the Senate,” criticized 2020 Democrats earlier this month for not supporting Trump’s strike against Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

“In their uniformly skeptical or negative reactions to Soleimani’s death, Democrats are falling well below Vandenberg’s standard and, I fear, creating the risk that the U.S. will be seen as acting and speaking with less authority abroad at this important time,” he said.

Read the whole story at Washington Examiner

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