The hypocrisy of the defenders of Trump defenders in the US Senate is providing grist for comedians.
I particularly liked the Colbert take on it. Especially with digging out the old footage of Alan Dershowitz on previous impeachments where he changes his opinion on what the framers wanted in an impeachment as fast as he changes his underpants.
But hey, Trump wanted a television capable legal team – so why is Ken Starr on it? He has the charisma of a brick. Of course he appears to have the same problem as Alan Dershowitz. Extremely flexible logic about what the framers of the constitution considered to be impeachable offenses. I guess that in his case it means that if it doesn’t have salacious sex overtones – then it wasn’t good TV.
But of course slavish arse-licking rules rule in the Trump world. Trump once described Starr
“I think that Ken Starr is a lunatic. I really think that Ken Starr is a disaster,” Trump said in an interview with NBC’s “Today” in 1999.
But now he relies on him to help defend his position. I wonder why?
Anyway, it will be amusing watching the Republican dominated Senate demonstrating that they really don’t take seriously anything that the makers of their constitution wrote. But as Chris Riddell of the Guardian points out, they have a problem…