Hillary Clinton might face impeachment and prohibition from future office under the new precedent set by the trial of President Trump, his attorney claimed on Friday afternoon.
“This might happen to … the previous secretary of state,” attorney Michael van der Veen said AmericaAmericato senators, according to a report from the Washington Times. “It might happen to many people. That is not how it should be.”
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) inquired about if President Trump’s trial “would make a new precedent” for former cabinet members like Clinton.
“Is it not the case that this precedent could lead to the impeachment of a former Secretary of State and possibly disqualify her from future office?” Rubio said.
“If you view it their way, yes,” van der Veen responded, in reference to Democrat impeachment leaders.
Impeachment manager Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said the hypothetical question “has nothing to do with this case.”
“This person was not impeached for conduct while in office,” he said, but did not mention Hillary Clinton’s name.
Within a tweet on Friday, Hillary Clinton pushed officials to convict Donald Trump:
However, the Senate voted to acquit President Trump, with the Senate voting 57-43, meaning the chamber did not clear the 67 threshold needed to convict Trump.
Trump celebrated his impeachment acquittal after the trial was over and said Democrats had continued their “witch hunt” because nearly 75 million people voted for him.
“This is another phase of the largest witch hunt in our history,” he said. “No president has ever went through anything like this.”
“Our patriotic and historic movement to Make America Great Again has just started,” Trump went on, adding that in the coming months, he had much to share.
“I look forward to keeping our amazing journey together going. I look forward to achieving American greatness for all of us,” he ended.