Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz slammed liberal pundits who claim he’s defending President Trump simply because he pointed out that there is no collusion case against Trump based on the evidentiary facts.
“You are implying in a kind of McCarthyite way that I am somehow defending Trump and that I am making his case,” Dershowitz said on MSNBC. “Shame on you! I am making a civil liberties case. I am not part of the Trump defense team, and don’t you dare accuse me of doing that. I am not making a case for anybody.”
Dershowitz — an internationally recognized constitutional law expert — underscored that he’s not a Trump supporter, but he does support civil liberties for all, regardless of their political affiliation. The law applies equally, even to those you don’t like.
Dershowitz, the author of the bestselling book, “The Case Against Impeaching Trump,” made the statements during a panel discussion with MSNBC host Kasie Hunt and leftist pundit Mimi Rocah.
Dershowitz is a lifelong liberal who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
He said he would have made the exact same argument for Hillary if she had been elected and her political opponents were trying to undermine her by bringing a bogus collusion case against her.
“I would be making the identical case if Hillary Clinton had been elected and they were trying to stretch the law to target somebody who you disapprove of. I am the only person on the show who is trying to defend civil liberties.”
For decades, Dershowitz was celebrated by liberals for boldly championing civil liberties. He has recently been viciously attacked and disavowed by the Left for pointing out that there is no evidence to support impeachment of President Trump.
Dershowitz said what he cares about is preserving and defending the U.S. Constitution and not — as many on the Left are doing — being a partisan hack for either side.
“If the evidence were to point to a crime — whether it be of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or of you — I would make that case,” Dershowitz said. “But I am not going to make the law stretch for an individual who is very unpopular. That’s my view. Get it clear.”
As BizPac Review previously reported, Dershowitz has been trashed and ostracized by liberals for dispassionately defending President Trump’s constitutionally-guaranteed civil liberties.
Liberals irrationally seem to believe that because they don’t like Trump, he has no rights.
As an example of liberal hypocrisy, look at Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Maxine Waters. They vehemently champion the purported due process rights of illegal aliens even though they’re not even supposed to be in the country.
But these clowns apparently think Trump (an American citizen and president of the United States) doesn’t deserve any rights.
Alan Dershowitz tells on Martha's Vineyard pals ostracizing him: 'Silence is not my style. Cowardice is not my philosophy' https://t.co/VNer4nORrH
— Ava Armstrong, Author (@MsAvaArmstrong) July 4, 2018
A defiant Alan Dershowitz said he will not surrender to liberal bullying. “I will not change my views as a result of these attempts to ostracize me,” he said. “Silence is not my style. Cowardice is not my philosophy.”
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