Laurence Tribe: Senate Could Hold Short Impeachment Trial “If Halfway Responsible“ | The Last Word

Laurence Tribe: Senate Could Hold Short Impeachment Trial “If Halfway Responsible“ | The Last Word 1


Constitutional Law Professor Laurence Tribe joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the path forward in a potential new impeachment trial of President Trump. Aired on 1/9/2021.
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Laurence Tribe: Senate Could Hold Short Impeachment Trial “If Halfway Responsible“ | The Last Word

60 Comments on "Laurence Tribe: Senate Could Hold Short Impeachment Trial “If Halfway Responsible“ | The Last Word"

  1. Get him out before it’s too late he is crazy

    • @brent you also got to ask why voter ID is racist? I’m pretty sure minorities have IDs. You you can’t buy alcohol or cigarettes without a ID.

    • It’s All So Tiresome | January 9, 2021 at 7:05 PM | Reply

      “Joe will do what he says” like i said ignorance. Your so delusional and ignorant you won’t even try and research anything before you type it.

    • It’s All So Tiresome | January 9, 2021 at 7:07 PM | Reply

      You vote with your feelings not whats best.

    • Lominoth Productions | January 9, 2021 at 9:18 PM | Reply

      @Gavin Powell i think you don’t understand science and logic my friend. Biden never called for a violent insurrection. Nor has he done anything but speak about bringing people together and helping people. Where trump has consistently said nothing but hateful words to everyone who even suggests his tie is wrong

    • That’s what I said about my ex.

  2. omg Giuliani literally had told the crowd to have TRIAL BY COMBAT !!

  3. vincent maldon | January 9, 2021 at 12:47 AM | Reply

    You are correct Prof. Tribe… if only our elected officials were half-way responsible.

  4. Sanction him ban him from every getting federal jobs again, and let the state pick up RICO charges. When someone acts in a group and someone is murdered the whole group is charge / convicted of murder.

  5. The impeachment is to show the world that you cant do this crap in the US! It matters! Impeach him now!

    • @It’s All So Tiresome You want to put Trump back in power when he was recorded trying to intimidate a Georgian Secretary of State into finding him more votes? Are you really American if you are ok with throwing democracy out the window? You don’t storm a building because you don’t like the next president coming in. Trump has been getting peopled killed since taking office. Your Youtube name at least suggests you are tired of Trump and his lies, good for you.

    • Donald Donald | January 9, 2021 at 7:31 AM | Reply

      Man you are correct. We are weak and VERY vulnerable. Not to mention the laughing stock of the world.

    • @It’s All So Tiresome and treasonous trump is the corruption. LOCK HIM UP NOW! ASAP!

    • It’s All So Tiresome | January 9, 2021 at 7:09 PM | Reply

      Recorded out of context. Jokingly saying that because the democrats did it.

    • It’s All So Tiresome | January 9, 2021 at 7:09 PM | Reply

      Banana republic enjoy.

  6. plant nerd guy | January 9, 2021 at 12:54 AM | Reply

    He needs to be removed, otherwise the message is it’s ok storm the nation’s capital

  7. To not hold an impeachment would be giving all of his supporters a “go ahead and get back to business” pass. Everyone of those traitors needs to live in absolute FEAR of what could happen to them if they ever even consider doing something like this again.

    • You want people in America to live in fear. Did you really just type that and press enter?
      I’m very glad YOU are no-one of any importance.

    • Aylbdr Madison | January 9, 2021 at 2:10 PM | Reply

      ​@Gavin Powell: More MAGA Tears.
      Just admit it, you know you voted for the world’s most well known con artist (even back in the 80’s everyone knew it) because of whatever bigotry allowed you to be so easily duped.
      Now be a man and rake responsibility for your obvious mistake and deal with *your bigotry.*

    • Aylbdr Madison | January 9, 2021 at 2:13 PM | Reply

      @raine ravenwood : Yes, it should. We need to prosecute dejoy, cruz, hawley etc for cheating the election, as well as charging them all with sedition.. 18 USCode Ch. 115: TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES From Title 18—CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDUREPART I—CRIMES
      Section 2383,
      _”Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States._

      _(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)”_

    • Aylbdr Madison | January 9, 2021 at 2:16 PM | Reply

      @isaah reynoso : _”Ok Wanda”_ <- The best well constructed argument of the century. lols Your -keen intellect- is astounding. <_<

    • It’s All So Tiresome | January 9, 2021 at 7:14 PM | Reply

      We already live in fear. We are censored and terrorized by this lunatic leftist government who wants us dead. You people are not American and trample on it daily.

  8. 5 minutes ought to be enough. Everyone knows what happened and why and that 45 is responsible for insurrection and sedition.

  9. There’s no doubt by now Trump is very unstable and dangerous.. As long as he stays in power, any tragedy may happen as a form of revenge

  10. This is ten times worse than Nixon’s case, Don the con needs to remove immediately, he is the reason for so many deaths of pandemic, incite violence to storm Michigan Capitol and planning kidnap government official, now the attack to our nation Capitol, the damages he caused to our nation will take years to recover. He needs to be punished to the fullest accordingly to our law.

    • I only call him Don the Con. Glad to see you call him that too. Cheers!

    • Aylbdr Madison | January 9, 2021 at 2:20 PM | Reply

      @Mary Tidmore : I even go so far as to often call him: _He who shall henceforth forever remain nameless._

      But _Bunker Baby_ is often what I settle on for the sake of expediency.

  11. The House should impeach him on Monday morning and send it over to the senate in the afternoon. Then it is up to McConnell and whatever happens thereafter is on him

  12. If he is “mentally ill” he can still be locked up. Guliani – trial by combat – pardons are subject to the mental illness concerns, he is not rendering them with good mental health – they are null and void.

  13. He’s a Clear and Present Danger, he must be removed ASAP

  14. This was a political coup. _Everyone knows it._ And no psy ops, no threats, no censoring will _ever_ change that.

  15. He needs to stand before the Firing squad that He was wanting to Bring into being!! LOL

  16. Mr. Greenjeans | January 9, 2021 at 1:27 AM | Reply

    I think Mitch McConnell said earlier today in a “impeachment” scenario sent to his colleagues that the Senate wouldn’t reconvene until January 19.

  17. Larry the Lobster | January 9, 2021 at 1:29 AM | Reply

    They say blue lives matter yet they killed a police officer. They say they’re patriots yet they raid the heart of democracy. Trump and his cult of supporters are a threat to this country and must be dealt with accordingly

    • The 2nd ammendment exists for those reasons.

    • Lominoth Productions | January 9, 2021 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      @I F the second amendment exists specifically for overthrowing a corrupt government and always having soldiers ready to fight as a last resort in war. Not to storm the capitol when the government is following the law and doing what their supposed to do. Trump has had over 80 court cases to prove a level of fraud that would be sufficient to overturn the election and he has brought forth 0 evidence. We have a rule in law and the constitution called innocent until proven guilty. There has been no evidence of guilt brought forth to these judges (many of which were appointed by trump.) Therefore since no guilt or fraud the accused (Dems and Biden) must be innocent

  18. Letting him get away for everything he does is how he was able to attack the Capitol via his supporters

  19. There’s the rub, “If the Senate were half way responsible.”

    McConnell will prevent Republican senators from voting. That will prevent the necessary 2/3 majority form happening.

    • Lominoth Productions | January 9, 2021 at 9:28 PM | Reply

      If republicans don’t show up then the Senate can still vote to convict. It’s not about how many of the total Senate vote it’s about how many people that showed up to the hearing voted. So if 0 rep senators show up then it’s 2/3rds majority of those that are there. That means 100% will vote since only Dems would be there.

      It would be politically foolish if Mitch ordered no vote from reps

  20. clean blacc sneakas | January 9, 2021 at 8:07 AM | Reply

    When has this administration acted like they were actually for all the people? I will wait.

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