With the United States Senate expected to acquit Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection, conservative lawyer George Conway says it is time for America to "face facts."
"Neither the Constitution's impeachment mechanism (except for federal judges) nor section 4 of the 25th Amendment (except perhaps for comas) really works," Conway wrote in a thread posted to Twitter.
"I mean, we've now had two presidential impeachment 'trials' in which a grand total of zero witnesses were called, and which will have resulted in acquittals, despite overwhelming evidence of guilt," he explained. "And for four years, we had a president who, by virtue of his psychological disorders, would have been removed from virtually any other job of significant responsibility."
"So these mechanisms just don't work. Not because they don't make sense on paper, but because too many people charged with carrying them out lacked courage, principle, or both," he explained.
I guess it's time to face facts. Neither the Constitution's impeachment mechanism (except for federal judges) nor… https://t.co/C2icmaG3yc— George Conway (@George Conway)1613241541.0
And for four years, we had a president who, by virtue of his psychological disorders, would have been removed from… https://t.co/CpkumnIwEu— George Conway (@George Conway)1613243192.0
I've always had a slight preference for Westminster-style government, and now I have no doubt.— George Conway (@George Conway)1613243396.0