Trump’s Speech is Protected Speech

by Andrew P. Napolitano

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie offered his understanding last weekend of President Donald Trump’s alleged role in the Capitol riots when he said, “If inciting to insurrection isn’t impeachable, I don’t know what it is.”

He must have been addressing the political, ethical, practical and emotional implications of Trump’s exhortations to the crowd. Christie knows that the Constitution expressly requires that the House of Representatives have evidence that the president committed a crime before it can impeach him.

Did Donald Trump commit a crime by exhorting the crowds on Jan. 6? In a word: No.

Here is the backstory.

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