Donald Trump’s defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz has essentially argued that even if Trump’s quid pro quo with Ukraine for investigations into Biden was real, it is not grounds for impeachment because it was good for the “national interest.”
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer gave a press conference this morning, where he admitted that it’s “an uphill battle” to get four GOP slime senators to vote for witnesses but said, “we’re still hopeful.” At the end of the press conference, a reporter asked Leader Schumer, “Did you take Professor Dershowitz’s class at Harvard Law?”
“No,” Leader Schumer replied, which caused the room to erupt in laughter. “You’ll find my arguments are cogent,” he added. You can see it all in the footage below.
"Did you take Professor Dershowitz's class at Harvard Law?"
"No. That's why my arguments are cogent."
Here's Chuck Schumer bodying Alan Dershowitz at the end of this morning's news conference pic.twitter.com/ln1e13W6H7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 30, 2020
This is obviously quite a dig at Trump lawyer Dershowitz and Schumer outright saying that he does not buy Dershowitz’ argument that Trump was allowed to do a quid pro quo because it’s what the nation wanted. Dershowitz may have taught at Harvard, but he clearly has chosen to use his skills to make up twisted arguments in defense of crooks.
Even Trump’s top allies backed away from Dershowitz’ argument and “swing vote” Republican Senator Susan Collins said in response only, “Yesterday was very interesting. That’s all I’m going to say.” Schumer was right to mock Dershowitz because a little humor is a great way to draw attention to something. The more people that see that Trump’s own lawyer has basically made an argument that admits there was a quid pro quo, is powerful cause for bringing in more witnesses to the trial.