Dershowitz to Newsmax: Schumer’s Goal of Nixing Immunity ‘Unconstitutional’

Constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax on Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s effort to strip former President Donald Trump of presidential immunity — recently granted by the Supreme Court — is, in a word, “unconstitutional.”

“It’s just as unconstitutional as when southern senators tried to legislatively overrule Brown v. Board of Education and other liberal decisions that they disapproved of,” Dershowitz said during an appearance on Newsmax’s “The Record With Greta Van Susteren.”

“Now the Democrats are playing the game,” he said. “The decision about what’s an official act is constitutional in nature. It grows out of Article II of the Constitution and Congress has no authority to limit the constitutional immunity, just like the president would have no authority to limit the constitutional immunity of senators. Remember, senators and congressmen have limited, but serious, immunity, as does the judiciary. These are matters of constitutional law, and what we’re hearing now is that Schumer is trying to really use the legislative process to undo the Constitution.”

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