(PresidentialWire.com)- According to retired constitutional law professor Alan Dershowitz, none of the witnesses at the committee hearing on January 6 have been cross-examined, which is a requirement for credibility.
Dershowitz, one of the most seasoned litigators and a longtime criminal law professor, said to “never believe someone who is not cross-examined.”
It’s like sending a basketball team onto the floor and preventing the opposing team from defending. “It’s biased,” Dershowitz said. Do not accept it.
Dershowitz said that if the Republicans chose to serve on the committee had been approved, the House select committee entrusted with examining the Capitol building breach on January 6, 2021, would have been far more credible.
He claimed they would have “asked tough questions, cross-examined, provided contrary evidence, and then the American public could make a decision.”
Dershowitz claimed that the proceedings were being done purely partisanly, much like the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings.
He claimed that the Jan. 6 committee’s objective is to prevent former President Donald Trump from seeking office again.
Dershowitz, a self-described liberal Democrat, said even though he voted twice against President Trump, he wanted to see a fair process and desired a free and fair election.
He also doesn’t want to see partisan manipulation of House committees. He said when he watched the committee on hearings on January 6, the conversation concentrated on threats made to persons throughout the events of the day.
Dershowitz remarked that “it’s incredibly hypocritical” given the threats against conservative Supreme Court justices and their families in light of the likely overturning of the critical 1973 abortion case Roe v. Wade.
He claimed that threats only seem to matter to Democratic leaders if directed at them rather than their opponents. A threat is a threat, and violence is violence, regardless of the target, and we shouldn’t put up with it.
Regarding the Mississippi statute, which prohibits abortions after 15 weeks, Dershowitz feels SCOTUS participated in judicial activism.
He maintains that the court might have simply stated that they hold this act constitutional, with no abortions after 15 weeks and no Roe v. Wade reversing.