Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told CNN’s John Berman on Tuesday that new Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “should read the Constitution.”
Responding to a question about Judge Kavanaugh’s views on the impeachment process, Dershowitz raised questions about the SCOTUS nominee’s understanding of the subject.
Herman began by explaining what Kavanaugh had said on the matter: “Brett Kavanaugh — who has been in the news lately, as the president’s nominee to the Supreme Court — he says if the president does something dastardly…” Berman started.
Dershowitz then interrupted, saying, “He’s wrong!”
But Berman continued, concluding that the “impeachment process is available.”
“He’s dead wrong,” Dershowitz repeated.
“He’s about to be a Supreme Court Justice,” Berman protested.
Bu Dershowitz went all-in, holding firm to his beliefs and saying, “He should read the Constitution and I think when he does read the Constitution and when he reads my book and I will send him a copy of it, he will see I’m right and he’s wrong. Dastardly is not a criteria for impeachment. If you allow dastardly to be criteria for impeachment, then you really create a lawless process. What does dastardly mean?”
Dershowitz maintained that in order for impeachment to be legal, “an actual crime” had to have been committed and that it fell to Congress to investigate whether that was the case prior to filing articles of impeachment.