Despite spending the past three years defending President Trump from calls for impeachment by leftists, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz would still “enthusiastically” support Joe Biden in 2020 race.
Speaking with Dan Abrams on SiriusXM, Dershowitz said his support for President Trump in 2020 depends on who gets the Democratic nomination. In the case of Bernie Sanders, the Harvard Law professor admitted that he would be in “a real dilemma.”
“You’re not going to vote for Donald Trump, are you?” Abrams asked Dershowitz, according to Fox News.
“It depends who runs against him,” Dershowitz said. “If Bernie Sanders is nominated, that would present a real dilemma for me.”
“And what if the candidate is Joe Biden?” Abrams shot back.
“I’m a strong supporter of Joe Biden,” Dershowitz responded. “I like Joe Biden. I’ve liked him for a long time and I could enthusiastically support Joe Biden.”
“Over Donald Trump?” asked Abrams.
“Over Donald Trump, yeah,” Dershowitz concluded.
The fact that Dershowitz would still support a Democrat over President Trump in 2020 illustrates the Harvard Law professor’s commitment to liberal ideas over party politics. Throughout the entire Mueller investigation, as Democrats were calling for the president’s impeachment over alleged Russian collusion, Dershowitz stood firm in his conviction that every American deserves civil liberties, including and especially Americans with whom he disagrees. Just by merely sticking up for President Trump’s rights as an American, Dershowitz claimed he faced intense scrutiny and ostracization from his liberal friends.
“I am a liberal Democrat in politics … but that is not good enough for some of my old friends on Martha’s Vineyard. For them, it is enough that what I have said about the Constitution might help Trump. So they are shunning me and trying to ban me from their social life on Martha’s Vineyard,” he wrote in an op-ed last year.
Later, Dershowitz would go on to say that his social ostracization was actually a blessing, referring to it as a “red badge of courage.”
“The idea that some of these people aren’t talking to me is not a punishment, it’s a great reward. I am so pleased,” he said on WABC in July of last year as the Mueller investigation kicked into high gear. “It’s a red badge of courage for me that there are some people who prefer to shut down debate and not talk to me.”
“These are people who have asked me for help over the years, who have asked me for support when their kid gets busted on a marijuana charge, or on possession of alcohol, I’m the first one they call,” he continued. “But as soon as I defend the rights of Donald Trump or anybody else they disagree with, I’m am a pariah.”
Just recently, when the Mueller investigation finally came to a close, Dershowitz severely criticized the special counsel for having a bias toward President Trump.
“Until today, I have defended Mueller against the accusations that he is a partisan,” Dershowitz wrote in an op-ed. “I did not believe that he personally favored either the Democrats or the Republicans, or had a point of view on whether President Trump should be impeached. But I have now changed my mind. By putting his thumb, indeed his elbow, on the scale of justice in favor of impeachment based on obstruction of justice, Mueller has revealed his partisan bias. He also has distorted the critical role of a prosecutor in our justice system.”