Dershowitz says he could 'enthusiastically' vote for Biden over Trump

 thehill.com  06/13/2019 21:31:27 

Former Harvard law professor Alan DershowitzAlan Morton DershowitzDershowitz says he could 'enthusiastically' vote for Biden over Trump Dershowitz says he could 'enthusiastically' vote for Biden over Trump Webb: SCOTUS could be Democrats' nightmare on impeachment MORE said he would vote for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOn The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill On The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill Hillicon Valley: Tim Cook visits White House | House hearing grapples with deepfake threat | Bill, Melinda Gates launch lobbying group | Tech turns to K-Street in antitrust fight | Lawsuit poses major threat to T-Mobile, Sprint merger MORE over President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew York activists go on hunger strike to advocate for ending solitary confinement Sanders says he would inform FBI about offers of foreign intel Sanders says he would inform FBI about offers of foreign intel MORE in a hypothetical 2020 match-up.

Im a strong supporter of Joe Biden. I like Joe Biden. Ive liked him for a long time, and I could enthusiastically support Joe Biden, Dershowitz said during a radio interview with Dan Abrams on his Sirius XM radio show.

Over Donald Trump? Abrams asked.

Over Donald Trump, yeah, Dershowitz replied.

Dershowitz, a contributor to The Hill, has shared in previous interviews that he supported Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDershowitz says he could 'enthusiastically' vote for Biden over Trump Dershowitz says he could 'enthusiastically' vote for Biden over Trump Democratic challenger to Susan Collins announces Senate bid MORE in 2016.

He said Thursday that while he would support Biden, he could not see himself backing Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPuerto Rico gov tells lawmakers to shelve 'religious liberty' bill after Ricky Martin criticism Puerto Rico gov tells lawmakers to shelve 'religious liberty' bill after Ricky Martin criticism Sanders says he would inform FBI about offers of foreign intel MORE (I-Vt.), who has consistently polled in second place behind front-runner Biden.

If Bernie Sanders is nominated, that would present a real dilemma for me, Dershowitz said. I dont think under any circumstances I could vote for a man who went to England and campaigned for a bigot and anti-Semite like Jeremy Corbyn. I dont think I could do it. I couldnt pull that lever.

Dershowitz has consistently argued since 2017 that a special counsel should not have beenappointed to investigate alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

In recent weeks, he has defended the president against Democratic calls for impeachment, saying this week on Fox News that allegations against Trump do not meet criteria for impeachment.

Heinsisted that he would have argued the same if Clinton were president.

"I stand up for civil liberties no matter who the president is," Dershowitz told Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityDershowitz says he could 'enthusiastically' vote for Biden over Trump Dershowitz says he could 'enthusiastically' vote for Biden over Trump Hannity mocks NBC for making Maddow a debate moderator MORE.

"If Hillary Clinton had been elected president and they were trying to impeach her, I would've written a book called 'The Case Against Impeaching Hillary Clinton,  he said.

Congress can't impeach President Trump. The Constitution provides criteria for impeachment; treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors."

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