New York, New York–November 13, 2019–Evan Fensterstock performs alongside his esteemed colleagues in the New York American Inn of Court’s timely reenactment of the 1868 impeachment proceedings of Andrew Johnson. Evan played the role of Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner, who adamantly fought to impeach President Johnson, stating in his speech during the impeachment hearings, inter alia:
“Mr. Chief Justice and Senators, this is one of the last great battles with slavery. Driven from these legislative Chambers; driven from the field of war, this monstrous power has found a refuge in the Executive Mansion, where, in utter disregard of the Constitution and laws, it seeks to exercise its ancient far-reaching sway. All this is very plain. Nobody can question it. Andrew Johnson is the impersonation of the tyrannical Slave Power. In him, it lives again. He is the lineal descendant of John C. Calhoun and Jefferson Davis. And he gathers about him the same supporters. Original partisans of slavery, North and South; habitual compromisers of great principles; maligners of the Declaration of Independence; politicians without heart; lawyers, for whom a technicality is everything, and a promiscuous company who at every stage of the battle have set their faces against Equal Rights – these are his allies. It is the old troop of slavery, with a few recruits, ready as of old for violence –cunning in device and heartless in quibble. With the President at their head, they are now entrenched in the Executive Mansion.” https://www.famous-trials.com/johnson/478-sumneropinion
After being impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act, President Andrew Johnson survived his 1868 Senate trial by just one vote.
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