Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Tuesday, saying comments Brett Kavanaugh made in 2009 about “shielding” a sitting President from a criminal investigation disqualifies him from serving.
Schumer, being the minority leader of the U.S. Senate. should know that this has been the policy of the Department of Justice since 1973, but the New York Democrat has never let facts get in the way of his penchant for being evil toward people with whom he disagrees politically. I believe Schumer received the FACTS vaccine as a kid, and now he doesn’t get FACTS.
Here is the Justice Department’s opinion on a sitting president being indicted or criminally prosecuted, which includes investigations:
A SITTING PRESIDENT’S AMENABILITY TO INDICTMENT AND CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
Date of Issuance:
Monday, October 16, 2000
The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions.
In 1973, the Department concluded that the indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would impermissibly undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. We have been asked to summarize and review the analysis provided in support of that conclusion, and to consider whether any subsequent developments in the law lead us today to reconsider and modify or disavow that determination. We believe that the conclusion reached by the Department in 1973 still represents the best interpretation of the Constitution.
While on MSNBC Schumer was asked to comment on Kavanaugh’s earlier writings where he argued that putting a sitting president on trial would in all likelihood “cripple the federal government”.
“He has said the president shouldn’t be investigated”, Schumer said to the MSNBC host. “How is he going to react if [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller needs a subpoena, if Mueller needs some other action?”
Kavanaugh’s arguments appeared in a 2009 article in the Minnesota Law Review, stating “Congress might consider a law exempting a President—while in office—from criminal prosecution and investigation, including from questioning by criminal prosecutors or defense counsel”.
“The indictment and trial of a sitting President, moreover, would cripple the federal government, rendering it unable to function with credibility in either the international or domestic arenas”, he added.
I am slightly embarrassed by admitting that I think desperation looks great on Chuck Schumer! This is a man who would have trashed Trump’s SCOTUS pick even if it had been Barack Obama’s choice, Merrick Garland. Schumer would say something like “What motivation did Trump have to nominate Barack Obama’s choice?”.
In the end, Chuck’s mental illness is irrelevant. Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed by the Senate, and he will sit on the Supreme Court.
SOURCE: Fox News