Pace law scholar, Trump supporter offer opposing visions of impeachment trial

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All eyes are on Washington, D.C. as the impeachment trial of President Trump gets under way in the Senate - and if there's one thing that people on both sides of the aisle can agree on, it's that they can't agree on anything.

News 12 sat down with Bennet Gershman, a left-leaning constitutional law scholar at Pace University, and by Skype with Trump supporter Jason Meister.

Both offered opposing visions for what they would be looking for as the trial plays out.

Meister says he believes the Senate will give the president a fair trial, while Gershman says it’s all very unpredictable.

Gershman says what the public wants more than anything is for the trial to be serious and fair.

“I would like to see them slow down a bit, I'd like to see them take evidence, I'd like to see them hear key witnesses,” he says.

Gershman attacks the notion that the Trump impeachment is unjust or unwarranted.

Meister believes whatever Democrats say, many Republicans will always believe the trial is a sham.

“This is a continuation of trying to overturn the 2016 election, and nullify 63 million voters,” says Meister.

He insists all of our time could be and should be better spent.

“There’s so many good things that are happening in this country and all we're talking about is the impeachment,” says Meister. “I think the American people are turned off.

Meister believes whatever Democrats say, many Republicans will always believe the trial is a sham.

 

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