IS RECUSAL IN ORDER? by Gordon C. Stewart – A Relevant Reblog

I had been thinking the same thing, but he says it so much better than I could.


 

Views from the Edge

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has greater reason to recuse himself from participation in the Senate impeachment trial than Jeff Sessions had for recusing himself from the DOJ investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

An online dictionary defines ‘recuse’ as “the withdrawal of a judge, prosecutor, or juror from a case on the grounds that they are unqualified to perform legal duties because of a possible conflict of interest or lack of impartiality.”

Until the day Mr. Sessions made his announcement, the terms ‘recuse’ and ‘recusal’ were unfamiliar to most Americans who work outside the court system. Though Mr. Sessions’ decision angered the president, it was the right thing to do. Senate Majority Leader McConnell should do the same.

U.S. Senate floor

If public perception is nine-tenths of reality, a Senate trial that is not a trial will deepen and spread the cynicism that threatens the survival of…

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2 thoughts on “IS RECUSAL IN ORDER? by Gordon C. Stewart – A Relevant Reblog

  1. In an age of cynicism, The GOP senators who pledge to honor the bylaws of the Constitution as they “vote” on Impeachment set a new low for flagrant disregard of eveything ethical. I, again, hope their constituents have sharp memories come the 20/20 elections. If they are running roughshod over this, what can you expect from their promises to deal with our bread and butter issues? Now, The Court of Public Opinion should prevail with these spineless Pols who only care about not angering their “Boss” and getting re-elected. You don’t get both. You can;t have your cake and eat it, too. Although Space Force Commander Donzo ALWAYS gets and eats his cake.

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