Curtis Hill Joins Other State AGs In Push For Impeachment Dismissal
WASHINGTON -- Urging the Senate to reject the impeachment case against President Trump is the goal of 21 attorneys general who were in Washington Wednesday to state their case.
One of them was Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who said the impeachment trial was essentially pre-meditated.
"The process itself has demonstrated it's bee partisan from the beginning," Hill told WISH-TV. "The impeachment process began with Democrats took control of the House of Representatives and began talking about impeachment before there any articulable impeachable offenses."
The attorneys general all signed a 14-page document stating why the Senate must end the impeachment trial. They include AGs from South Carolina, Louisiana, Utah, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.
"Impeachment should never be a partisan response to one party losing a presidential election," the letter said. "If successful, an impeachment proceeding nullifies the votes of millions of citizens."
"Because the legal theories underlying both Articles I and II are legally flawed and factually insufficient, as well as inherently destructive of separation of powers, the Senate should explicitly reject them to protect both the institution of the Presidency and the Constitution," said the letter.
Indiana Democrat Party Chair John Zody said the push is designed "to distance people from what he is undergoing here. I’m not sure I would trust a letter from someone who is at risk of losing their law license."
Hill is under scrutiny as the State Supreme Court is still deciding whether or not to suspend Hill's license to practice law over groping accusations.
Each attorney general signed onto the letter is Republican. Five other Republican AGs from Arizona, Idaho, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Wyoming have decided not to sign the letter.
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