When the House brought in
legal scholars yesterday, they were there to answer
one basic question. The four law professors
who testified brought history lessons
to the hearing with talk of American
Founding Fathers and British monarchs. We’re looking back
right now to say, “What did the Founding Fathers
envision about this country that we are now in?” We find, actually,
it fascinating to look back at the Founding Fathers and
the definition of “impeachment” and what it means,
because it really does matter. This morning’s hearing
is meant to answer some basic
but very important questions. What is impeachment?
When is it justified? Should it apply here? “What is impeachment?” Shouldn’t
you have figured that out before you started
this whole thing? It’s like
you’re about to have sex, and then you’re like,
“Give me one second, baby. -Siri, what is vagina?”
-(laughter) This is not the time. But that’s what yesterday
was all about. Democrats and Republicans
each brought opposing experts on to determine whether or not
the Founding Fathers would have impeached
Donald Trump. So, for more on this, let’s turn to our very own
constitutional expert, Jaboukie Young-White,
everybody! (cheering, applause) Jaboukie… I was actually surprised
to find this out, but you are an expert
on the Founding Fathers. Oh. No, I’m not.
(laughs) I just told you that
so I could get on TV. Hey, everybody. What’s up? (cheering, applause, whistling) Wow. Wow, that’s… that’s
actually really disappointing, because I was hoping you could
tell us if the Founding Fathers would have wanted Trump
to be impeached or not. Trevor, the truth is,
that’s impossible. You can’t guess what the
Founding Fathers would do today based on what they wrote
back then. The world is
just so different now. Oh, that’s interesting.
So you… are you saying that Americans of today should
apply their own principles instead of asking what
the Founders would have wanted? -No. Mm-mm.
-(laughter) I’m saying we should still ask
the Founding Fathers… directly. Which is why I have… my crystal ball. -Oh. Oh, wow.
-(cheering, applause) So… so wait. Are you a medium? Um, no, I’m usually a small,
but I think… recently, I don’t know… It’s a unique look, though. I-I meant…
the ball, are you gonna…? Oh, yes, yes, yes. Sorry.
Uh, concentrate, all right? Okay. Spirit of George Washington… what do you think
of impeaching the president? Oh, wow. Okay. Okay. All right. -Wait, wh-what is he saying?
What is he saying? -Okay. He’s saying America
is not a monarchy. We don’t want a king. He’s saying that we must honor
our democratic traditions. Okay. -Now he’s saying the N-word.
-(laughter) Not even, like, angry.
I just don’t think he has another word for black people. O-Okay, I think
we got off track with him. Uh, Jaboukie, is there
another Founding Father -we could talk to?
-Okay, okay, okay, I’m gonna contact
Thomas Jefferson. He wants to speak to me.
He thinks I’m his grandson. -Okay.
-(laughter) Okay. Hello, Trevor!
Oh, my God. Wow. Uh, it’s you.
Hello, President Jefferson. America needs your guidance. What do you think should happen
with President Trump? America, stay true
to your principles. Follow your heart. Don’t hide yourself in regret. Just love yourself
and you’re set. You’re on the right track, baby. We were born this way. -(laughter)
-Born this way. Aw, Jaboukie,
no, Jaboukie, come… God makes no mistakes. -I thought you were
gonna take… -We were born… -this whole…
-this way. -I thought you were
gonna take… -This way. -this ser… serious…
-We were born… -seriously.
-this way. (laughter) The Founding Fathers weren’t
listening to Lady Gaga, dude. Well, maybe if they did, we’d be
in better shape right now. -I’m just saying.
-Jaboukie Young-White, everyone.