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National Review Author Not Waiting for Hillary Clinton to Take Office to Start Impeachment

Hillary Clinton is excited to extend her family’s winning streak against impeachment charges. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

National Review writer Andrew McCarthy, the author of such esteemed books as How Obama Embraces Islam’s Sharia Agenda and How the Obama Administration Has Politicized Justice, is a frequent writer on the subjects of why various Democrats should be impeached and why he, Andrew McCarthy, is not crazy (or, sometimes, both). McCarthy has moved on from advocating the impeachment of President Obama to advocating the impeachment of Hillary Clinton.

I know what you’re thinking: You can’t impeach Hillary Clinton — she isn’t even president yet! McCarthy has thought of that problem, and he has a considered reply. “The proceeding against Clinton would not be a presidential impeachment; it would be an impeachment based on her abuses of power as secretary of state, which would have the constitutional effect of disqualifying her for the presidency,” he argues, also noting that “The Constitution does not limit impeachment to incumbent officials.”

It’s really unfair that a charlatan like Donald Trump has soaked up so much attention and distracted us from the arguments of the sober constitutional conservatives.

National Review Author Is Ready for (Impeaching) Hillary