Global Security Institute: New on The Hill
The integrity of the rule of law is essential for domestic and international affairs. At GSI we are committed to this principle.
President, Global Security Institute
Senators, keep your oaths (‘so help you God’)
On the divisive question of President Donald Trump ’s Senate trial and whether it should or shouldn’t lead to his removal from office, it is important to remember something we risk forgetting: the oaths that senators take.
Americans generally understand that every senator swears to uphold the Constitution, which states, “The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” (Article II, Section 4). Determining if such abuses of office took place are among the weightiest decisions senators make…