House Republicans submitted a list of words they don't want House Democrats to use in describing President Donald Trump and his alleged behavior -- and social media users rained scorn on them.
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) posted a photo of the banned word list, which includes "obstruction of justice" and "con man," ahead of former White House counsel John Dean's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
Today, @HouseJudiciary is holding a hearing on Presidential Obstruction & Other Crimes. These are the words Republi… https://t.co/gFyQUdTfPT— Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (@Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon)1560182188.0
The hearing is titled "Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes."
Other Twitter users piled on.
Dear @GOP: Today's @HouseJudiciary hearing on the Mueller Report at 11 am PT / 2 pm ET is going to cover OBSTRUCTIO… https://t.co/RRjJgQDCct— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1560185823.0
@RepMGS @HouseJudiciary So these are all the terms that describe him, as agreed upon by the GOP. Don’t say them, pl… https://t.co/KrW9voZfR8— CreepyStares (@CreepyStares)1560183960.0
Possibly the best self-own ever: YOU MAY NOT SAY THESE THINGS THAT WE IMMEDIATELY THINK OF WHEN WE THINK OF OUR PRE… https://t.co/xyOAI5IMoW— Oliver Griswold (@Oliver Griswold)1560186818.0
@RepMGS @HouseJudiciary Use ALL of them please.— LCP (@LCP)1560186281.0
@RepMGS @HouseJudiciary But at least we can still say Merry Christmas!— Devin Nunes' Alt-Mom (@Devin Nunes' Alt-Mom)1560182835.0
@RepMGS @HouseJudiciary that list is just getting started...— Grand Scheme (@Grand Scheme)1560186186.0
@RepMGS @HouseJudiciary To which the House Judiciary hopefully responded with a hearty 🖕. If the shoe fits... What… https://t.co/KEb3gICuPF— Norman Jefferson (@Norman Jefferson)1560186702.0
@RepMGS @HouseJudiciary The complicit & corrupt Republicans are not in any position to demand anything.— Jedi Mike (@Jedi Mike)1560186710.0
@RepMGS @HouseJudiciary Use them all in one sentence!— Wendy Marino (@Wendy Marino)1560186727.0
@RepMGS @HouseJudiciary Use whatever words and terms you guys want...especially considering that they are actual facts and true.— Mopar426Power (@Mopar426Power)1560186328.0