Impeachment an ‘erosion of rule of law,’ claim state attorneys general

Five state attorneys general and Rep. Mark Meadows addressed the press Wednesday, urging the Senate to acquit President Donald Trump. (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

Five state attorneys general addressed the media Wednesday, flanked by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., to issue a “friend of the Senate brief,” asking the Senate to reject the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Issued as what appears to be a public relations move, the letter has gained support from attorneys general in 21 states and is meant to resemble an amicus brief. They argue that Trump's impeachment runs counter to that of what the Founding Fathers had intended, accusing Democrats of a factually flawed basis for the president's impeachment.

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