Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz exposed Thursday that he would “enthusiastically” assistance previous Vice President and 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden over President Donald Trump if the two face off in the 2020 general election.
Appearing on Sirius XM radio’sThe Dan Abrams Show,Dershowitz stated that he’s both keen on Biden personally and a “strong advocate” of him politically. “I like Joe Biden. I’ve liked him for a long time, and I might enthusiastically support Joe Biden,” Dershowitz told host Dan Abrams.
” Over Donald Trump?” Abrams asked the veteran legal representative.
” Over Donald Trump, yeah,” Dershowitz replied.
Dershowitz then went on to criticize Biden’s closest competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), saying that he wasn’t specific he could “pull that lever” for the self-avowed Democratic Socialist in the basic election.
” If Bernie Sanders is nominated, that would provide a genuine issue for me,” he stated. “I do not think under any circumstances I could elect a male who went to England and campaigned for a bigot and anti-Semite like Jeremy Corbyn. I do not believe I might do it. I could not pull that lever.”
Dershowitz, a long-lasting Democrat who endorsed 2016 Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, has long argued it was a mistake to appoint a special counsel to examine now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia. Reacting to special counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference earlier this month concerning his report, Dershowitz stated Mueller had actually revealed his “partisanship” and “not just put his thumb on the scale versus President Trump– he put his elbow on the scale. And he did it improperly.”
” A district attorney is supposed to choose whether or not there suffices evidence to arraign. If there isn’t, he’s supposed to shut up,” he included.
In current days, Dershowitz has appeared on cable news networks protecting the president versus arguments in favor of starting impeachment proceedings. Appearing Wednesday on Fox News Channel, Dershowitz argued Congress’s ouster of the president is “not constitutionally possible.”
” If Hillary Clinton were chosen president and they were trying to impeach her, I would have written a book called ‘The Case Versus Impeaching Hillary Clinton.’ Congress can not impeach President Trump because if they did, they would be putting themselves above the law,” he told host Sean Hannity. The Constitution provides requirements for impeachment: treason, bribery, high criminal activities and misdemeanors. Unless there is engaging evidence, impeachment is not constitutionally permissible. The president is not above the law, but neither is Congress.”
In 2018, Dershowitz authored the bookThe Case Against Impeaching Trump.