Elder Patriot -Harvard law professor and Constitutional law expert, Alan Dershowitz visited with Fox News’ America’s Newsroom to discuss Democrats’ treatment of the newest Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh. He wasn’t kind.
Dershowitz discussed the aftermath of Kavanaugh’s confirmation process and Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s threat of opening a new investigation into Kavanaugh should Democrats be given control of the House by the voters in November.
As one of America’s preeminent Civil Libertarians, Dershowitz has been a darling of the left for many decades. But this ain’t your father’s Democratic Party and Dershowitz cannot defend what he sees.
Professor emeritus Dershowitz first responded to Jerrold Nadler’s threat to reopen an investigation into Kavanaugh:
“That would be absolutely foolish, inconsistent, and hypocritical.”
“Those who believe that Bill Clinton should never have been impeached for allegedly lying about his sex life are now going to lead the campaign to impeach Kavanaugh for allegedly lying about his sexual and drinking activities back when he was a 17-year-old? It’s hypocrisy run rampant.”
“The Constitution would not permit impeachment of a sitting Justice for actions that he took while a private citizen thirty-five years ago.
“Nor, I think, would it permit using the laws of perjury which are very tough. They have to be about a material fact, it has to have been a deliberate lie, not forgetfulness, not a boast, not an exaggeration, but a willful deliberate lie about a material fact.
Dershowitz then moved from making a Constitutional argument against Nadler’s plan to making a political observation about the current strategy of his party:
“I think that the Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot.”
The Harvard Professor compared this to a dark era in American history when mere accusations were enough to destroy someone’s life:
“I’m particularly outraged by my colleagues and students at Harvard Law School, those of them who have made it impossible for Kavanaugh to continue to teach there.
“It’s rampant McCarthyism at its worst reminiscent of what I experienced when I was a student at Brooklyn College in the fifties where professors were fired because it was suspected that when they were seventeen or twenty years old they might’ve been or were suspected members, or fellow travelers with the Communist Party.”
When asked how to end this madness Dershowitz answered:
“I think the leadership of the Democratic Party has to take control over their rogue members.”
The hosts never bothered to ask Dershowitz exactly who those leaders might be? Hillary Clinton – their most recent presidential candidate? Barack Obama – the street organizer and most recent president? Tom Perez – the far-left radical who has risen to chairman of the DNC?
This is the current state of affairs with the modern Democratic Party and allowing the party to drape itself in past successes while it advocates anarchy in the march towards Socialism/Communism doesn’t serve America well.
Professor Dershowitz advised the Democrats to walk away from their nonsensical and un-Constitutional plan when he said:
“Let’s judge Justice Kavanaugh on his performance as a Justice of the Supreme Court.”
Here’s a better plan – Just #WalkAway completely.