"This is what evil looks like"
U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, Republican of California, is under fire for what many are calling an entirely inappropriate question of the four witnesses who raised their hands and swore to tell the truth during Wednesday's impeachment hearing.
Congressman McClintock asked the witnesses, "Could I begin, just with a show of hands, how many on the panel actually voted for Donald Trump?"
Not only was the question inappropriate, it was phrased as if not voting for Donald Trump was somehow a violation of law.
The witnesses were rightly outraged.
.@RepMcClintock grills the witnesses about how they voted in 2016 https://t.co/nJSyztU28I— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1575496048.0
On social media Congressman McClintock's question was attacked, with some comparing it to Gestapo tactics, "pathological cult thinking," and more.
An member of the government just asked private citizens to state whom they voted for in 2016. https://t.co/rVh25UkMjn— David Lytle (@David Lytle) 1575496600.0
Astonishing that McClintock is grilling witnesses like the Gestapo about whether they voted for Trump in 2016 durin… https://t.co/swBXb2tLzC— Polly Sigh (@Polly Sigh) 1575496441.0
Imagine if my husband as a vascular specialist asked someone bleeding out on his table who they voted for? Only Tr… https://t.co/VtjwZphHRT— AntiNarcopathyPharmD (@AntiNarcopathyPharmD) 1575496865.0
And they say Trumpism is a cult https://t.co/FjRFHOVttK— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1575497488.0
This is what evil looks like. This is a direct attack on every citizen. Voters should show him the hand. https://t.co/L4HCgWznjc— Tombotee in Portland (@Tombotee in Portland) 1575497050.0
Hoping @RepMcClintock gets voted out of office. Asking expert witnesses who they voted for as a means to somehow di… https://t.co/oBGjkDniFq— Kristine Anne Canidae🐶 (@Kristine Anne Canidae🐶) 1575497507.0
Autocratic intimidation. Disgusting. https://t.co/wjfPwG3aqb— Oliver Griswold (@Oliver Griswold) 1575496133.0
.@GOP has sunk to such complete moral & constitutional bankruptcy that they don’t even recognize how disgusting of… https://t.co/eEMEfBbLrt— Gaby Dow 🇺🇸✨ (@Gaby Dow 🇺🇸✨) 1575497112.0
Watching democracy die https://t.co/VNiXZdZSIR— ManneHybrid, State Senator of New California (@ManneHybrid, State Senator of New California) 1575497891.0
This is some disgusting North Korea level bullshit. https://t.co/jT7Z8AQuOf— Four Seasons Total Jeremy (@Four Seasons Total Jeremy) 1575496207.0
The GOP is the new mob. Swear fealty and allegiance to the boss or die. Burn it to the ground and salt the earth wh… https://t.co/fKvy9jIvjb— Countryman (@Countryman) 1575497088.0