Shortly after arriving in the UK for two days of NATO meetings, Trump tweeted questioning if he could get the Supreme Court to stop the House of Representatives from impeaching him.
His tweet came shortly after House Republicans on the Intelligence Committee released their delusional version of last month’s hearings that cleared Trump of any wrongdoing.
This isn’t the first time Trump has tweeted about involving the Supreme Court in Congressional powers granted to Congress.
In April, Trump suggested he would involve the Supreme Court if those “Angry Democrats” decided to go through with impeaching him.
According to The New York Times:
The Constitution seems to exclude the court from the impeachment process. It grants the House of Representatives “the sole power of impeachment.” The Senate, similarly, has “the sole power to try all impeachments.” Those are the only provisions of the Constitution that use the pointed word “sole.”
The Supreme Court, too, has been pretty categorical. “The judiciary, and the Supreme Court in particular, were not chosen to have any role in impeachments,” Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist wrote for the court in a 1993 opinion that rejected an impeached judge’s objection to the procedures used at his Senate trial.