Apparently Scott Stantis does not understand the Constitutional provisions about impeachment.
Impeachment is a POLITICAL process relating to the holding of office.
There are TWO and only two penalties that attach to the impeachment process, though Article I Section 3 makes it clear that, separate and apart from the two penalties applicable to this POLITICAL process regarding the holding of office, all other criminal penalties are also available, separately, through the regular criminal justice system.
Stantis appears to understand one of the penalties, but is uninformed about the second.
The two penalties available regarding the holding of office are:
1. Removal from office. Clearly this no longer applies after one has left office and does not apply in the case of FORMER president Trump (though it is ironic that some of his supporters are saying that he is still the legitimate president, which would undermine their whole “removal from office” objection).
2. DISQUALIFICATION TO HOLD FUTURE OFFICE. This clearly applies to Trump, who has proven himself to be a threat to our democratic republic, election integrity and the general peace and public order. For all the talk of “law and order” and support for the “thin blue line,” when the poop hit the fan, turns out that Trump incites a lawless, violent mob to attack the United States Capitol building and KILL AND MAIM POLICE officers.
March 20, 2014
September 30, 2017