The impeachment fiasco playing out in Washington is a total disgrace. I have now seen reports the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court may refuse to hold the trial. If so the Constitutional requirement of an impeachment trial cannot be met, thus ending this travesty fostered by the Democrat Party. This effort is so legally juvenile I cannot believe the Democrat Party has wasted resources, read tax payer money, pursuing such. The legal system requires the Plaintiff have a concrete injury to some Right. It also requires a causal connection between the injury and the Defendant’s conduct. Thirdly required is, re the conduct by Defendant, “it must be likely-not merely speculative- that the injury will be reduced by a favorable decision.” As is obvious the Senate at trial can only render a decision resulting in the Defendant’s removal from Office. This is the sole Constitutional remedy. Clearly the trial cannot render a favorable decision, i. e., removal from Office for the overt and obvious reason, the Defendant is not in Office.
There is another very basic requirement to be met if the trial is to proceed. The case must be dismissed if the Plaintiff “fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.” Here the Plaintiff prays the “Court” remove the Defendant from Office. As the most casual observer can discern, the Plaintiff cannot be granted the relief he seeks, ergo, he has failed to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.
Aside from the well founded legal concepts outlined here, the Democrat Party seeks only to castrate the present Republican Party so as to assist their aim to rule in perpetuity. This sham proceeding is without question political, not legal. This precedent, if allowed to continue, will insure any and all past Presidents will be impeached. The Democrat Party evidently think they will rule in perpetuity so no impeachment can occur without their acquiescence. Not going to happen. Your naïve and evil opinion of the American people will be radically altered in two years. I guarantee it.