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Dershowitz Warns Against 'New McCarthyism' of Left

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Attorney Alan Dershowitz, in 2020 when he was a member of President Donald Trump's legal team. (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 14 February 2021 01:56 PM EST

Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz on Sunday blasted the “new McCarthyism” of the Democrats’ “hard left.”

In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Dershowitz, a constitutional law expert, said some liberals have become radical censors of free speech.

“Common Cause, which purports to be a liberal, not a radical organization, has now demanded that Facebook keep Donald Trump off its platform,” he said. “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,” he added. “I will dedicate myself that the new McCarthyism of the hard left doesn't become American culture.”

Dershowitz called the Senate trial acquittal of former President Donald Trump a “great day” for the Constitution and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., — but “not such a good day” for Trump himself.

"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," he said.

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

On the flip side, Dershowitz said, Saturday was “not such a good day for Donald Trump because McConnell and others criticized him.”

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Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz on Sunday blasted the "new McCarthyism" of the Democrats' "hard left."
dershowitz, liberals, mccarthyism
Sunday, 14 February 2021 01:56 PM
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