Gordon Sondland walked into the history books Wednesday morning by delivering damning testimony explicitly implicating President Donald Trump in the Ukraine extortion scheme.
The EU ambassador flipped on the president and other top Trump administration officials -- including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry -- during a devastating opening statement that showed the scheme flowed directly from the White House.
The testimony seemed to catch Republican lawmakers off guard, and shocked and inspired social media users.
It seems like Sondland left out a few interesting details in his initial testimony!— Ryan Lizza (@Ryan Lizza)1574262416.0
Going to need a bigger police wagon— Sam Seder (@Sam Seder)1574262290.0
Nothing like having your government exposed as an organized crime syndicate in real time on live television.— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton)1574261915.0
I wouldn’t have taken Sondland for a Soprano.— jelani cobb (@jelani cobb)1574262489.0
Democrats should just cancel tonight's debate and use the air time to replay #SondlandTestimony over and over again.— Chris Lu (@Chris Lu)1574262470.0
shorter Sondland: there's a cancer on the presidency— Eric Boehlert (@Eric Boehlert)1574261932.0
Forward ... reverse ... forward ... and again backing up the bus over Pompeo’s face— George Conway (@George Conway)1574261099.0
@MollyJongFast It's easy to start getting confused about stuff but this is fucking devastating, right?— William K. Wolfrum (@William K. Wolfrum)1574262390.0
These are the times I wish #CSPAN had a split screen, just so we can watch @DevinNunes realize he's in major troubl… https://t.co/JwKUAXNzPe— Charley Oldaker (@Charley Oldaker)1574261570.0
prediction: Bolton will now scramble to testify in an attempt to clear his own name— shauna (@shauna)1574262424.0
These hearings are great for the economy. Just for his opening statement, Sondland had to purchase multiple buses… https://t.co/UCNbMQktuM— Dr. Doktor Zoom (@Dr. Doktor Zoom)1574261962.0
The status of House GOP defenses after #SondlandTestimony : No quid pro quo❌ No first-hand witness❌ Ukrainians d… https://t.co/iClDYiAPFK— Chris Lu (@Chris Lu)1574261637.0
Gordon Sondland right now https://t.co/Ccoa3y5TFN— Ashley Alese Edwards (@Ashley Alese Edwards)1574262838.0
Sondland is singing like a canary and I am not sure there's a bus big enough to handle running over everyone Sondla… https://t.co/fLKC0wefud— sean (@sean)1574261327.0