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Pamela Karlan professor of public interest law and co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford Law School testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing

Pamela Karlan professor of public interest law and co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford Law School testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing

The Stanford Law School professor who sparked backlash from the White House Wednesday after evoking the president's minor son during the first day of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry had previously stated that she once crossed the street just to avoid passing one of President Trump's hotels. Carlan named Trump's 13-year-old son to emphasize the difference between the king and the president, saying, "Contrary to what President Trump said, Article 2 does not allow him to do anything he wishes".

Sunny Hostin agreed with Huntsman, saying that Karlan's feedback have been "so ill-advised and fairly frankly, simply dumb for a constitutional scholar throughout a vital listening to - an impeachment listening to - to make a joke concerning the president's son". He said, "When you are taking the name of the President's son here, you are trying to make a joke by mentioning Baron Trump, which does not make your argument credible".

"The Constitution does not allow titles of nobility", testified the witness, Pamela Karlan.

Karlan's remark drew sharp criticisms from Republican lawmakers, slamming her for making fun of the president's youngest son, as children are traditionally off-limits.

"A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics", the first lady tweeted.

Presently, the House judiciary is tasked with formally drafting any articles of impeachment - formal charges - against Mr Trump.

"Classless move by a Democratic 'witness, '" tweeted Grisham. "And what's worse, it's met by laughter in the hearing room", Grisham added.

Karlan apologized during the proceedings for referencing the 13-year-old boy.

Constitutional scholars (L-R) Noah Feldman of Harvard University, Pamela Karlan of Stanford University, Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina, and Jonathan Turley of George Washington University are sworn in prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 4, 2019. I want the President to apologize for his wrongdoings.

"Republicans I think are going to try to make that a viral moment from this hearing", he said.

"But everything I read on those occasions tells me that when President Trump invited, indeed, demanded, foreign involvement in our upcoming election, he struck at the very heart of what makes this a republic to which we pledge allegiance", she continued. Democrats should be ashamed. "I remember this during the campaign, where he would say things, and you would think, 'okay, that's the end'".

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