CNN contributor Joe Lockhart, White House press secretary for President Bill Clinton, said Alan Dershowitz's "public interest" argument against impeachment is something you would hear from Hilter, Mussolini, Stalin, and others who rationalized genocide.
"Having worked on about a dozen campaigns, there is always the sense that, 'Boy, if we win, it's better for the country. But that doesn’t give you license to commit crimes or to do things that are unethical. So, it was absurd," Lockhart said Wednesday.
"What I thought when I was watching it was this is un-American," Lockhart told CNN host Erin Burnett. "This is what you hear from Stalin. This is what you hear from Mussolini, what you hear from authoritarians, from Hitler, from all the authoritarian people who rationalized, in some cases genocide, based what was in the public interest."