Constitutional scholars to Congress: Senate has the power to try a president after term ends.
- January 21, 2021
Today, the nation’s top constitutional scholars wrote a letter to Congress explaining that the Senate has the power to try President Trump on an article of impeachment even though he is no longer in office.
“We differ from one another in our politics, and we also differ from one another on issues of constitutional interpretation. But despite our differences, our carefully considered views of the law lead all of us to agree that the Constitution permits the impeachment, conviction, and disqualification of former officers, including presidents.”
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The letter was organized in part by Protect Democracy and was covered by Politico.