Dershowitz Says Trump's Speech ‘Not Even Close’ to Impeachable; Ilya Shapiro Says It Is

Dershowitz Says Trump's Speech ‘Not Even Close’ to Impeachable; Ilya Shapiro Says It Is


President Donald Trump’s speech on Wednesday in Washington, DC, was “not even close” to incitement to violence, said Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak. However Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, characterized the president’s speech as “impeachable” and incitement to “insurrection.”

Dershowitz said, “It’s not even close. The president is guilty of bad judgment. The president should not have given the speech he gave. I strongly oppose it, but under Brandenburg versus Ohio, he was not even close to the line that separates constitutionally protected advocacy from unconstitutionally protected imminent incitement to violence.”

Dershowitz continued, “[Trump] made a speech similar to those made by many people over the last 100 years, from labor leaders, civil rights leaders, Klan leaders — good and bad, both — who say,

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