Thursday, 10 October 2019
Rudy Giuliani May Sue House Democrats For Violating Constitutional Rights: “This is worse than McCarthy”
He told Fox News last night that he may up the ante and actually sue the House Democrats.
He is accusing House Democrats of possibly violating civil and constitutional rights of not just Trump but himself.
This will raise the stakes if Rudy goes through with it, considerably, and may throw a monkey wrench into Pelosi’s plans or at least delay them for the foreseeable future.
From The Hill: “I had a couple of talks with civil rights lawyers and a constitutional lawyer today and here’s what they’re recommending:
That we should bring a lawsuit on behalf of the president and several of the people in the administration, maybe even myself as a lawyer, against the members of Congress individually for violating constitutional rights, violating civil rights,” Giuliani said in an appearance on Fox News.
He accused Democrats of violating Article II of the Constitution, which gives the president the “power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur.”
“They are doing extraordinary things. For example, they are violating — they’re interfering with the president in exercising his rights under Article II:
The president of the United States conducts the foreign policy of the United States,” Giuliani said. “They’re calling foreign leaders. They are going to foreign capitals.”
“This is worse than McCarthy,” he added later, referring to former Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s (R-Wis.) search for communist supporters in the U.S. government in the 1950s.