Fox News contributor Andy McCarthy said Friday that it is “absurd” to call an offense an impeachable President Trump tweet suggesting delays in the presidential election due to potential voter fraud amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“The tweet was very bad advice. If he wanted people to talk about the potential for voter fraud then talk about voter fraud. Don’t talk about how to delay the election,” the former U.S. chief assistant lawyer said. told “Fox News @ Night.”
“The suggestion that it was impeachable is almost as absurd as the tweet,” McCarthy said.
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McCarthy argued against an op-ed from a prominent conservative who said Trump’s tweet is a reason for impeachment.
Federalist Society co-founder Stephen Calabresi said Trump̵7;s tweet suggesting postponing the election is “fascist” and “a reason for the president’s immediate impeachment.”
“Until recently, I viewed as a political hyperbole the Democrats’ assertion that President Trump is a fascist, ”Calabresi wrote in an opportunity for the New York Times. “But this latest tweet is fascist and is itself a reason for the immediate conduct of the president again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate.”
Calabresi noted that he had voted Republican in every presidential election since 1980, including for Trump in 2016. He said he defended the president against Mueller’s investigation and against the impeachment investigation.
The Federalist Society is an influential conservative and libertarian organization that favors the textualist and originalist interpretation of the Constitution.
McCarthy said people concerned about Trump’s tweet should take a “deep breath” and recognize that the presidential election is decentralized into 50 state elections.
In addition, McCarthy rejected the idea of ”speaking at the election before it also takes place and suggesting that the e-mail process is going to delineate the outcome.”
“Let’s play the game before we start worrying about how it went,” he said.
Speaking briefly at the White House on Thursday that the 2020 elections could be “fixed” and “encouraged,” Trump reiterated the risks of universal postal voting by national mail in clear terms – including quoting news articles and experts who raised similar concerns. .
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Before asking questions, Trump honored former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, noting that “unfortunately, he passed away from something called the China virus.” Trump also thwarted Democrats’ plans to keep schools and businesses closed, saying they would cause “probably more death” and economic destruction than the coronavirus itself.