Victor Davis Hanson is an acclaimed conservative writer, professor and political analyst.
During a recent appearance on FOX News, Hanson argued that the Democrats are trying to impeach Trump over things he has thought, meaning they are essentially prosecuting thought crimes.
He makes an excellent case.
Here’s a partial transcript via FOX News:
Victor Davis Hanson: Dems trying to impeach Trump over ‘thought crimes,’ but have ‘nothing’
Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson accused Democrats on Friday of trying to impeach President Trump over “thought crimes,” saying the president did nothing illegal.
“If I want to think about speeding 80 miles an hour and I talk about thinking about it but I actually don’t, I’m not guilty of anything other than harboring a bad thought,” Hanson said on “The Story.” “So Trump may or may not, we don’t really know, the evidence suggests he didn’t think about delaying aid and that aid was delayed, but it wasn’t cut off. Maybe [Trump] thought about cutting it off. But that’s not a crime.”…
Guest host Ed Henry pressed Hanson, saying it looked like aid was held up only for Hanson to defend the president’s right to hold it up.
“It’s not against the law to hold up aid,” Hanson said. “But the bottom line is he didn’t cut it.”
“You’re going to convict people of … thought crimes, for considering cutting it,” Hanson added. “What would you do if you said, well, Barack Obama never gave them lethal aid and a lot of people died because of that? We’re not impeaching Barack Obama for that.”
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Hanson’s case is strengthened by the fact that Democrats showed their political hand from the beginning.
They began talking about impeachment immediately after the election.
Everyone knew they would eventually do this one way or another.