According to some professors of legal law, President Trump's recent pardon of former Maricopa, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio could be considered an impeachable offense. But given the "reluctant" support that the President has with the Republican Party, it's unlikely that anyone but his opposition would even consider impeachment and, therefore, allow the nation an extended and unpredictable ride through a potential constitutional crisis. A legal scholar who wrote an article for Bloomberg titled: "Arpaio Pardon Would Show Contempt for Constitution" referred to the fourth President of the United States James Madison who said that the abuse of pardoning power would be grounds for impeachment, which is really all anyone needs at this point.

Trump's contempt for the U.S. court system

The article breaks down how President Trump has practically abused his pardoning power by using it to defy the courts and through it, the law and order he claims to follow and enforce. Much of this can be sourced with Donald Trump's history of court cases against him. Within the first few months of his presidency, Trump attacked the courts for defying his own executive actions for Muslim bans and very recently, the first deportation of a immigrant who was supposed to be protected under DACA. It so happens in this case that the same judge the administration's lawyers are fighting is the one who oversaw the Trump University case last year, Judge Gonzalo Curiel.

Trump was being sued over a fraudulent "online university" that took the money of those who registered, committing fraud for not providing promised services. He would eventually settle the case in court.

Violating the Constitution to pardon someone who also violated the Constitution

In a way, his recent pardon of Arpaio is oddly connected with that DACA case as it deals with deportation of Latinos.

In both of these cases, there is blatant defiance of civil rights committed by Arpaio and a violation of due process committed by Trump. But in the case of Arpaio, President Trump clearly defied the constitution as he clearly defied the court that was enforcing the law against the former sheriff for also violating the Constitution.

Thus far, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) -- a member of the party he is supposed to lead -- took to Twitter to call out President Trump over the pardon, saying: "@POTUS's pardon of Joe Arpaio, who illegally profiled Latinos, undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law."

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) also suggested that the president should have let legal process take its course.

Even House Speaker Paul Ryan's spokesman, Doug Andres, said that the House Speaker did not agree with the pardon and that law enforcement should have been able to enforce the law.

But the majority of the Republican Party has been silent for many of the controversies that the president has incited over recent months. Regarding impeachment, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) has grabbed a lot of attention for saying that he would file articles of impeachment when Congress returns in September. Given the fact that the president still has support from Republicans, the Democrats will be alone in their efforts.