Of all the bizarre and delusional arguments against impeaching Trump, the single most mind-boggling has to be the claim that doing so is unconstitutional. How a process explicitly laid out in the constitution could be unconstitutional is beyond my ability to comprehend, but White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham somehow makes it with a straight face.
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Grisham accused House Democrats of violating the Constitution by impeaching Trump, despite the fact that impeachment is a process outlined in the Constitution.
“Undermining the president is dangerous and it does go against the Constitution,” Grisham said. “It does go against the American people, which is something that is happening in Congress right now.”In reality, Article I, Section 2, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution gives the House of Representatives “the sole Power of Impeachment,” which can be used if the president commits “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
But since this was on Fox and Friends, she was not challenged on such a ludicrous argument.
Stephanie Grisham says the impeachment inquiry is "undermining a president" and that to do so "go[es] against the Constitution and it does go against the American people." She says it is "dangerous." Reality: An impeachment inquiry is well within the confines of the Constitution. pic.twitter.com/UAInrfO7bb
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 11, 2019