Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, left, during a 2016 press conference. (DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM)
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Chris Carr signs letter with other AGs  urging Senate to reject Trump impeachment

Georgia’s Chris Carr is among 21 state attorneys general who have filed a letter describing House Democrats’ attempt to impeach President Donald Trump as unconstitutional.

The letter filed to the U.S. Senate encourages its members to dismiss the charges and clear Trump of any wrongdoing.

“This impeachment proceeding threatens all future elections and establishes a dangerous historical precedent,” the attorneys general wrote.

The 14-page letter lays out a legal argument against impeachment and is essentially a “friend of the court” brief filed when a person or entity is not part of a case but asks to weigh in with additional information or insight.

In addition to Carr, Republican attorneys general from the following states signed the letter: South Carolina, Louisiana, Utah, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

It accuses House Democrats of impeaching Trump for partisan reasons and says the rationale behind the two charges the president faces is weak and contrary to the vision of the Founding Fathers.

Read the entire letter on the Republican Attorneys General Association website.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.