Trump Attorney Slams Democrats For Horribly Misquoting Founding Fathers Against Trump…Wait Until You See What They Said

(Tea Party PAC) – The Democrats are fond of ironically citing the Founding Fathers whose vision they are trampling underfoot.

During this week’s insufferable impeachment hearings in the Senate, the equally insufferable House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and House Judiciary Chairman Adam Schiff (D-NY) both erroneously used words issued by Alexander Hamilton against the president.

The quote was written by Hamilton when he was writing to then-President George Washington in 1792 on several issues of importance to the budding republic, including the potential for America to become a monarchy, which is what the Democrats have taken their quote from.

“When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents, having the advantage of military habits — despotic in his ordinary demeanor — known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty — when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity — to join in the cry of danger to liberty — to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion — to flatter and fall in with all the nonsense of the zealots of the day — It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may ‘ride the storm and direct the whirlwind,’” Hamilton wrote.

The quote was “inapplicable and completely out of place,” Sekulow told reporters Thursday, The Washington Post reported.

Sekulow said that the Democrats had “used this famous quote from Alexander Hamilton about impeachment,” according to Fox News.

“It wasn’t about impeachment. It was a letter regarding policy disputes between Hamilton and Washington 5 years after the Constitution was adopted.”

“So they’re not only taking the wrong law, they’re taking the wrong quotes from the Founding Fathers,” he continued.

“It would be really appropriate if they cited the right provisions and what the Founding Fathers were actually talking about,” Sekulow added.

The Republicans have also quoted Hamilton:

In an op-ed for Fox News on January 7th, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) wrote, “In Federalist 66, Alexander Hamilton argued that dividing the power of impeachment and removal between the House and Representatives and the Senate would ‘guard against the danger of persecution, from the prevalency of a factious spirit’ in either chamber.”

“Considering how deeply divided our nation is, there can be little doubt that a ‘factious spirit’ is driving this impeachment,” Lee wrote.

“It was both prescient and providential that our founding fathers saw fit to guard against this by placing the final say on conviction and removal not in the hands of the House of Representatives, a court, some specialized tribunal, or even a jury, but in the Senate.”

Later in the same piece, Lee pointed out that impeachment was inextricably connected to politics.

“[T]he authors of the Constitution knew impeachment — for good or ill — was an inherently political act,” he wrote.

“James Wilson, one of the nation’s first Supreme Court justices and one of the principal architects of the Constitution, described impeachment as “confined to political characters, to political crimes and misdemeanors, and to political punishments.”

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