As Alan Dershowitz went up to defend President Donald Trump Monday evening, he faced off against the increasingly more popular episode of "The Bachelor," who beat the lawyer in the Twitter horse-race of national trends.
Lawyers took to Twitter to respond to the argument outlined by Dershowitz and dispute his assessment of the law. Even Dershowitz admitted to the Senate that his is a "minority view," something legal scholars noted was because it is "wrong."
At least one lawyer pointed out that Dershowitz selectively quoted from the sources he used, neglecting to mention other comments they'd made that would have undercut his own argument.
One last quick point about Dershowitz's extremely tight version of "high crimes and misdemeanors": He quoted Black… https://t.co/eQRiKSLnBm— Adam White (@Adam White) 1580179682.0
Even Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a former Harvard Law professor herself, explained that the legal arguments outlined by Dershowitz were outright false.
Alan Dershowitz’s argument is contrary to both law & fact.— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1580178176.0
You can see the other responses from Twitter below:
I wonder if @AlanDersh kept his underwear on for Trump’s impeachment trial today? 😳— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸) 1580176831.0
Elizabeth Warren calls Alan Dershowitz’s presentation nonsensical. https://t.co/8Adr6755WK— Ryan J. Reilly (@Ryan J. Reilly) 1580177590.0
So Dershowitz in closing says there MUST be a crime to impeach. Before he argued that was not necessary--all that w… https://t.co/JZIs1KAgWH— Victoria Brownworth🎄🕎☮ (@Victoria Brownworth🎄🕎☮) 1580177823.0
Dershowitz invokes his love of the country that sheltered his immigrant parents, without irony, on the day the Trum… https://t.co/U7E4d6OCFE— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1580176637.0
“If the president does it .. it’s not illegal”. Alan Dershowitz asserts even if John Bolton’s testimony of Trump’s… https://t.co/vNaxC2Cdcx— Quentin Dempster (@Quentin Dempster) 1580177856.0
Like all the other #GOPComplicitTraitors, Dershowitz has #NoDefense, just attacks on the process #RemoveTrumpNow https://t.co/GYzT1w9Tjl— Tara Dublin Wishes You A Happy Chanukwanzmas 😷 (@Tara Dublin Wishes You A Happy Chanukwanzmas 😷) 1580177612.0
Alan Dershowitz is what someone who has never read the Constitution thinks someone who has read the Constitution sounds like.— John Nichols (@John Nichols) 1580177804.0
“I willingly acknowledge...” that pretty much everyone who has ever thought seriously about #impeachment disagrees… https://t.co/xfbVNaWvav— John Nichols (@John Nichols) 1580176541.0
"If it's true" https://t.co/giSHDjubth— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti) 1580175812.0
Every senator knows the House Judiciary Comt. *impeached Nixon for abuse of power.* And they know the same committ… https://t.co/rItVbP2hSe— Ari Melber (@Ari Melber) 1580174423.0
https://t.co/3FSfCqIm3a— Bradley Whitford (@Bradley Whitford) 1580175755.0
An innocent President would want to clear his name, particularly when he has been impeached not just by the House,… https://t.co/eYLOmewfYJ— Neal Katyal (@Neal Katyal) 1580177222.0
Dershowitz seems unaware of the hole in this argument — he claims “too many” Presidents are subject to some claim o… https://t.co/UMMk5Um16w— Ari Melber (@Ari Melber) 1580175113.0
Trump added Starr and Dershowitz to his defense team to “bring it home” — so it’s striking to see how their present… https://t.co/ch7x7PFMqN— Ari Melber (@Ari Melber) 1580176658.0
I ACTUALLY LAUGHED OUT LOUD when Dershowitz said he has "never bowed to the majority". The man is the DEFINITION o… https://t.co/fT5c0axdvb— Dean Willis (@Dean Willis) 1580176351.0