Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Wilson in his law lectures, the first of their kind under the Constitution, plainly states that the Senate may not ignore the Constitution in impeachment proceedings. If the complaint of conduct is constitutional, it cannot be impeachable. Are we to ignore the words and teachings of James Wilson? Ignoring the First Amendment would conflict with the senators oath of office. It would also conflict with well settled Supreme Court precedent and ignore the intent of the framers of the Constitution, such as James Wilson. Above all else, ignoring the Constitution would adopt the new Raskin common sense doctrine we heard yesterday, eroding hundreds of years of First Amendment protections. If the House managers had their way, they would ignore all of the Constitution. Does that include the Sixth Amendment? The right to counsel? They would have Mr Trump sitting here without lawyers and who would be next. It could be anyone. What do you or one of you? Okay, you must reject this invitation to ignore the First Amendment. It is anti American and would set dangerous precedent forever. Mr. Trump was an elected official, and there is an entire body of law Supreme Court landmark cases supporting the conclusion that Mr Trump actually has enhanced free speech rights because he is an elected official. Thes cases are ignored by the House managers and law professors, and that, too, is total intellectual dishonesty.