Alan Dershowitz Warns Of “New McCarthyism” From Democrats

( The second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump may be over, but don’t expect the attacks from the radical left to stop.

On Sunday, Alan Dershowitz, a former law professor at Harvard, went off on Democrats on the “hard left,” saying they are pushing “new McCarthyism.” Dershowitz, who is an expert on constitutional law, said many liberals have now turned to becoming radical censors of Constitutionally-protected free speech.

He told Fox News on Sunday:

“Common Cause, which purports to be a liberal, not a radical organization, has now demanded that Facebook keep Donald Trump off its platform. We are getting liberals … [calling for] Fox News [to be] taken off the networks. I hated communism, but I defended the rights of lawyers to defend accused communists.

“If any lawyer is the subject of this kind of McCarthyism, I will represent you pro bono, in front of universities and bar associations. I will dedicate myself that the new McCarthyism of the hard left doesn’t become American culture.”

So many people have been focusing on Trump’s impeachment trial, and how the outcome wasn’t good for Trump himself — even though he was acquitted — as well as for the Republican Party as a whole. That being said, Dershowitz said the one trial was a “great day” for both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and for the Constitution itself.

Dershowitz said:

“McConnell taught us a civic’s lesson: You don’t have to support President Trump or Donald Trump, you don’t have to agree with the speech, but support the First Amendment and the Constitution’s limitations on the power of the Senate to put a former president on trial.

“McConnell accepted the constitutional argument I’ve been making from the very beginning — that Congress has no power to put on trial Citizen Trump.”

At the same time, the acquittal was “not such a good day for Donald Trump because McConnell and others criticized him,” Dershowitz said.

Indeed, McConnell issued some scathing remarks at the former president. While he voted to acquit Trump on constitutional grounds, he also criticized his actions greatly. He talked about the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, saying:

“They did this because they had been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on Earth — because he was angry he’d lost an election. Former President Trump’s actions preceding the riot were a disgraceful dereliction of duty.

“The House accused the former president of, quote, ‘incitement.’ That is a specific term from the criminal law. Let me put that to the side for one moment and reiterate something I said weeks ago: There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day.”

He ended a long statement explaining his thoughts on the case by saying:

“If President Trump were still in office, I would have carefully considered whether the House managers proved their specific charge … But in this case, that question is moot. Because former President Trump is constitutionally not eligible for conviction.”