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The real cost of impeachment

Empower Wisconsin | Jan. 17, 2020

Impeaching President Trump has already cost taxpayers millions of dollars, but Andrew McCarthy argues the Senate trial will be costly in more ways than one.

In a piece for National Review, McCarthy, the acclaimed former prosecutor and investigative reporter, argues the impeachment trial should be postponed until House Democrats finish investigating the president.

He also notes a Senate trial will grind the people’s business to a halt.

It is worth bearing in mind: Impeachment is not just any trial. It stops the legislative business of the United States cold. There will be no movement of bills, no consideration of appointments, no hearings on vital issues such as Iran and the use of force. The impeachment trial will impede the work of the Supreme Court, since the chief justice must preside. In this instance, the impeachment trial will even wreak havoc on the Democratic nomination campaign, as senators — including top-tier contenders Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — must sit as jurors for six days a week,” McCarthy writes. “These are costs that must be borne.”

Read Andrew McCarthy’s column at National Review. 

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