As with the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump proclaimed the impeachment vote as a "witch hunt!"
The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1572535906.0
While he hasn't repeated "no collusion" and "no obstruction," he has exchanged those with "no quid pro quo" and "perfect call."
The president sent out the tweet just as the House officially passed a resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry.
Trump's daughter Ivanka also proclaimed the innocence of her father with a quote in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to his daughter.
“…surrounded by enemies and spies catching and perverting every word that falls from my lips or flows from my pen,… https://t.co/yU97ymE82p— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump)1572536099.0
“…surrounded by enemies and spies catching and perverting every word that falls from my lips or flows from my pen, and inventing where facts fail them.” -Thomas Jefferson’s reflections on Washington, D.C. in a letter to his daughter Martha.
Some things never change, dad!
Ironically, the rest of the quote paints a picture of a world her father also opposes. One that is peaceful and where the parties aren't at each other's throats.
"I pant for that society where all is peace and harmony," Jefferson wrote. "Where we love & are beloved by every object we see. and to have that intercourse of soft affections hushed & suppressed by the eternal presence of strangers goes very hard indeed; & the harder as we see that the candle of life is burning out, so that the pleasures we lose are lost forever."
It's unclear if Ivanka Trump is saying that Americans who support impeachment and accountability are enemies, but Jefferson certainly wasn't making that claim.
No word on when Trump intends to support that any time soon.
Either way, the internet issued swift mockery of both Trumps. You can see the tweets below:
Inventing facts? Have you met your father? https://t.co/qFktpwqGTs— George Conway (@George Conway)1572538607.0
@IvankaTrump Surrounded by enemies? American democracy is surrounded by enemies that include you, a member of the T… https://t.co/jXLRrxxmH4— Mark Novata (@Mark Novata)1572537206.0
@IvankaTrump So, Ivanka, couple things: a.) Jefferson worked his whole life to ensure the president was not above t… https://t.co/pqSXP2F4SM— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1572537036.0
@djrothkopf @IvankaTrump Beautifully said. She post this from her illegal White House position as her husband is ha… https://t.co/WVbfqKr5wS— Jennifer (@Jennifer)1572537292.0
👋 I still represent Salem, and this still isn't a witch hunt. https://t.co/ePB3nVnKLl https://t.co/SGt3RWGgzZ— Seth Moulton (@Seth Moulton)1570572578.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/GWLTE8fjpJ— Pat Fuller MA BsEd. #EmbraceHope #WearAMask #BLM (@Pat Fuller MA BsEd. #EmbraceHope #WearAMask #BLM)1572536715.0
@realDonaldTrump If you didn't extort the leader of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden while withholding military aid… https://t.co/OoWl0r6H5D— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1572536791.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump committed extortion as well as violated federal campaign finance laws. Both are felonies. Bu… https://t.co/i1gvYERG9Z— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1572536891.0
@realDonaldTrump No, the greatest witch hunt in American history were the Salem Witch Trials. That’s where 200 peop… https://t.co/tVlgNlnMQy— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1572536227.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/h08j25m4iN— Patricia Arquette (@Patricia Arquette)1572536615.0
@realDonaldTrump You mean bitch hunt ....— ... (@...)1572537359.0
@lesleyabravanel @realDonaldTrump The Gavel Heard Around the World.— Brianne0915 (@Brianne0915)1572536238.0
@realDonaldTrump Fact is Mick Mulvaney, your diplomats and yourself admitted you asked Ukraine to investigate Democ… https://t.co/6vZaI46CrQ— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo)1572535992.0
@realDonaldTrump Uh oh! https://t.co/fGcCwOcokC— Daniel Miller (@Daniel Miller)1572535976.0
@realDonaldTrump "People are saying this is the Greatest Witch Hunt in American History, and that I am the biggest,… https://t.co/AYRLB1Nh84— Trumpy Trumpy ........................... (parody) (@Trumpy Trumpy ........................... (parody))1572536103.0
@realDonaldTrump Pay no attention to that panicking orange man behind the curtain!— ⭐️ Merrill - sheltering at home ⭐️ (@⭐️ Merrill - sheltering at home ⭐️)1572537404.0
@realDonaldTrump It’s found a lot of witches.— Dr. Miranda Yaver (@Dr. Miranda Yaver)1572535957.0