Cofounder Of Conservative Federalist Society Calls Trump a Fascist,Calls For President Trump To Be Impeached Again

"Until recently, I had taken as political hyperbole the Democrats’ assertion that President Trump is a fascist," Calabresi said. "But this latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate."

Steven Calabresi, cofounder of the conservative Federalist Society, called for a second impeachment inquiry into President Trump in a New York Times opinion piece on Thursday after a tweet earlier in the day from Trump where he falsely characterized mail-in voting and proposed the delay of the 2020 presidential election in November, which the executive branch cannot enact.

In his op-ed, Calabresi notes that he's voted Republican in the presidential election since 1980, opposed the investigation into Russian election interference by Robert Mueller and also was against the impeachment into Trump regarding withholding aid to the Ukraine.

"But I am frankly appalled by the president’s recent tweet seeking to postpone the November election," Calabresi writes, adding that doing so would be "illegal, unconstitutional and without precedent in American history."

"Election Day was fixed by a federal law passed in 1845, and the Constitution itself in the 20th Amendment specifies that the newly elected Congress meet at noon on Jan. 3, 2021, and that the terms of the president and vice president end at noon on Jan. 20, 2021," Calabresi said. "If no newly elected president is available, the Speaker of the House of Representatives becomes acting president." (Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is the current Speaker.)

While mail-in voting has risen substantially in primary elections held amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the practice dates back to the Civil War and has increasingly been adopted over the years, including for Trump's 2016 election win. While Trump purports widespread fraud through mail-in ballots, he has never shown evidence, and in fact, the Brennan Center for Justice in 2017 set the risk of fraud between 0.00004% to 0.0009%. Additionally, his repeated notion that mail-in voting hurts the chances for Republicans in elections, studies show that the practice doesn't help either party.

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