During a segment this Monday, Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano called into question President Trump’s fitness for office, saying that he’s in violation of his oath “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”
“In nearly three years in office, President Donald Trump has spent federal dollars not authorized by Congress; separated families and incarcerated children at the Texas-Mexico border in defiance of a federal court order; pulled 1,000 American troops out of Syria ignoring a commitment to allies and facilitated war against civilians there; and sent 2,000 American troops to Saudi Arabia without a congressional authorization or declaration of war,” Napolitano said on Fox Nation.
“He has also criminally obstructed a Department of Justice investigation of himself, but escaped prosecution because of the intercession of an attorney general more loyal to him than to the Constitution. The Constitution!” he exclaimed.
Napolitano pointed out that at the outset of his presidency, Trump took the presidential oath of office, promising that he would “Faithfully execute” his obligation to protect and defend the Constitution. James Madison, Napolitano said, insisted that the word “Faithfully” be in the presidential oath “and that the oath itself be in the Constitution to remind presidents to enforce laws and comply with constitutional Provisions whether they agree with them or not and to immunize the oath from congressional alteration.”
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“Recently, Trump referred to a clause in the Constitution as ‘phony’ and he thereby implied that he need not abide it nor enforce it, notwithstanding his oath,” the Fox News contributor continued.
Napolitano went on to say that Trump’s lack of deference to the Constitution is “most unusual and potentially dangerous in a president,” raising the question: “Can the president of the United States lawfully enforce only the clauses of the Constitution with which he agrees and ignores those with which he disagrees?”
“No,” he declared.
Closing out the segment, Napolitano said that “Trump has become known for forceful and often tasteless banter.”
“He publicly calls people crude names, uses foul language, and send sends dog whistles of lawless behavior to many of his supporters. All of that is a question of free speech, personal taste and political risk. But threats to ignore parts of the Constitution are not matters of speech, taste or risk. They reveal character traits but question the president’s fitness for office.”
Attorney George Conway reveals two ‘great’ questions — that Trump can’t answer
Prominent Republican attorney and Lincoln Project member George Conway on Monday offered his analysis of how reporters should question President Donald Trump.
Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, made his comments after watching video of Trump refusing to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Who do you think poisoned Alexei Navalny in Russia?”
“Uh,” Trump replied. “We’ll talk about that at another time.”
Jaime Harrison says ‘I am living rent free in Lindsey Graham’s head’ — and he might be right
Jaime Harrison, the Democrat challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham, on Monday said that his upstart campaign is panicking the incumbent.
Harrison was interviewed on MSNBC by "The Last Word" anchor Lawrence O'Donnell, who noted the most recent polling shows a tied race.
"Have you experienced any extra fund-raising surge over the weekend?" O'Donnell asked.
"Well, Lawrence, we have gotten tremendous support and we really appreciate it," Harrison replied.
"Do you believe you have the resources and the campaign team and the ground troops you need in South Carolina to actually pull this off?" O'Donnell asked later in the interview.
Outrage against Dianne Feinstein as potential Judiciary chair comes out against Senate reform
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) received harsh criticism on Monday after coming out against Senate reform of the filibuster.
“I don't believe in doing that. I think the filibuster serves a purpose," Feinstein argued.
"It is not often used, it's often less used now than when I first came, and I think it's part of the Senate that differentiates itself," Feinstein falsely claimed.
Feinstein is in line to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee if Democrats regain the Senate, despite never attending law school or having ever tried a case.