Stunned by Nancy Pelosi’s “abuse of power,” Ken Starr was not shy about explaining his point of view. He accused Pelosi of outrageously seizing control of the judicial committee.
Starr is accusing her of interfering in the deliberate process of the committee mirroring Jonathon Turley’s charge that the Democrats are rushing this impeachment.
He then added the dagger and predicted GOP Senators may rise up in indignation and outright dismiss the charges against President Trump without holding a trial.
Starr appeared on “The Brian Kilmeade Show” on Fox News Radio to discuss the impeachment and stated that he was shocked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “abuse of power.”
“It’s an outrage to seize control of the deliberate process of a committee — [it] simply compounds a series of very, very terrible abuses,” he said.
“The House Judiciary committee with its incredibly rich history needs to go into… an open session and debate this.”
“Where did she get this power?” Starr asked. “I am honestly surprised. Then again, why shouldn’t I be surprised?”
“Because back early in the fall, with no debate in the people’s House she says, ‘we now have an impeachment inquiry.’ Now she’s dictating the committee to actually draft articles of impeachment? It is an abuse of power.”
He also noted that 31 Democrats supported the Bill Clinton impeachment inquiry and in the case of Richard Nixon, he was facing a united House of Representatives before he resigned.
”Just the opposite of what we’re experiencing now. A strict party-line vote,” said Ken Starr, adding that Nancy Pelosi is acting to achieve her desired political outcome.
“I think this may lead to a [Senate] motion to dismiss, which I don’t favor. If the House of Representatives says we’re going to impeach, then the Senate should hold a trial.”
“But I think this may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. And that Republicans in the Senate just rise up in righteous indignation and say, ‘this is absolutely unacceptable.’”