Booker: It Would Be ‘Constitutionally Dangerous’ Not To Conduct Full Trump Impeachment Trial


Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Sunday that the Senate has an “obligation” to conduct President Trump’s second impeachment trial even after he leaves office.

Asked to respond to Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-Ark.) claim that a post-presidency trial is unconstitutional, Booker responded, “I believe it is constitutionally dangerous not to proceed.” (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO)

“We just had a president of the United States try to undermine the peaceful transition of power. Try to challenge a fair and free election, and him and his agents, in the moments before from his son to his lawyer, whipping up a crowd to go attack the Capitol,” he added. “So, I believe fundamentally the Senate has an obligation to act.”

Asked about a specific timeline for the trial, Booker responded said that “there’s some frustrations about getting timelines set” within the Senate.

“You need the Republican leader to cooperate in terms of time agreements. But I fully expect it to happen as quickly as possible. And I think what else is going to happen is that … (Read more)

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