Ken Starr: “We are living in what I think can aptly be described as the age of impeachment.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 27, 2020
Courtesy of NBC News:
Ken Starr, a member of Trump’s legal team who served as the independent counsel investigating former President Bill Clinton, lamented that the U.S. is now in the “age of impeachment.”
“In this particular juncture in America’s history, the Senate is being called to sit as the high court of impeachment all too frequently,” Starr said. “Indeed, we are living in what I think can aptly be described as the ‘age of impeachment.'”
“How did we get here, with presidential impeachment invoked frequently in its inherently destabilizing as well as acrimonious way?” he asked.
Starr said that “like war, impeachment is hell, or at least presidential impeachment is hell.”
Really? Ken “Whitewater” Starr is not sure how impeachment became so commonplace?
Starr is not completely wrong that attempts to impeach seem to have occured during every presidential administration for the last thirty years.
There was discussion of impeaching George W. Bush over the lies leading to the Iraq War, the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame, and the use of torture against prisoners being held in Gitmo.
There was also some talk of impeaching President Obama over Benghazi, but obviously those discussions did not go very far.
But all of that was just loose talk in the long run.
What is different about Trump is that there is ample evidence of wrongdoing to justify the imeachment by the House and his removal by the Senate.
Kenn Starr actually knows this, and before he was chosen to help with Trump’s case, said so publicly.
If Ken Starr wants to know why we are living in the “age of impeachment” all he has to do is ask his client why he keeps doing things that require such an aggressive response.