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Jesuit periodical calls on senators to offer ‘profiles in courage’ during trial of President Trump

December 19, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Stating that “the president’s apparent conduct raises grave constitutional questions” and that “all else [has] failed to provide the check on executive power that the constitution requires,” the editors of America write that “citizens should expect that some Democratic senators, acting in good conscience, would consider acquittal, and that some Republican senators, similarly acting in good conscience, would consider conviction.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Dec. 19, 2019 6:04 AM ET USA

    I oppose the editors' political drive to endow the apparent coup with a cloak of bipartisanship. If the fight against internal corruption in the U.S. reveals collaboration by foreign powers, then attempts by the President to thwart that collaboration are laudable, not criminal. The Constitution requires a check on abuse of power by the congressional arm as well. The judiciary is doing just that right now in declaring the unconstitutionality of the previous Administration's "individual mandate."