On Sunday, the president posted a series of tweets quoting evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress who said on Fox News that if Trump were removed from office, the nation would suffer “a Civil War-like fracture” that it would “never heal” from.
It could also be grounds for impeachment, according to Harvard Law professor John Coates, who responded to the president’s tweet with a little bit of constitutional law.
So far, no congressional lawmakers have commented publicly over whether Coates’ legal opinion is a path worth pursuing.
But fellow Harvard Law faculty member Laurence Tribe did support the idea in theory ― though he suggested it may not be practical.
Currently, the House of Representatives is conducting an impeachment inquiry over whether the president withheld approved military aid to Ukraine unless the country’s president investigated Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.