House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Dec. 5 that impeachment against the president would proceed, and former special prosecutor Ken Starr is shocked at what he calls her abuse of power.
He is predicting there will be no trial, as it may have to be scrapped when it reaches the Senate. There is no bipartisan support for impeachment, and Democrats have pushed ahead despite their lack of evidence.
Pelosi said during her address, “Today, I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment,” referring to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.). “The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution,” Fox News reports.
Starr spoke on the Fox News program “The Brian Kilmeade Show” by radio on Thursday, “Where did she get this power?” Starr asked. “I am honestly surprised. Then again, why shouldn’t I be surprised? Because back early in the fall, she unilaterally with no debate in the people’s House said, ‘We now have an impeachment inquiry.’ Now she’s dictating the committee to actually draft articles of impeachment? It is an abuse of power.”
Pelosi and House Democrats have become desperate in their attempts to unseat President Trump, and as a result, have overstepped the mark, said Starr.
“It’s an outrage to seize control of the deliberate process of a committee—[it] simply compounds a series of very, very terrible abuses,” he said. “The House Judiciary Committee with its incredibly rich history needs to go into … an open session and debate this.” Starr added,”She has purported to dictate.”
Starr referred to former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, where 31 Democrats supported the move.
Similar to Richard Nixon, the House was in unison toward impeachment for him, before he resigned.
“Just the opposite of what we’re experiencing now. A strict party-line vote,” said Starr.
“I think this may lead to a [Senate] motion to dismiss, which I don’t favor. If the House of Representatives says we’re going to impeach, then the Senate should hold a trial.
But I think this may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. And that Republicans in the Senate just rise up in righteous indignation and say, ‘This is absolutely unacceptable.'”