President Donald Trump's White House counsel announced Sunday that Trump will not participate in the Judiciary Committee hearings on impeachment Wednesday. Trump has complained for weeks that the process is illegitimate because he can't participate, yet when given the opportunity to have what he wants, he prefers to complain instead.
It was just explained to me that for next weeks Fake Hearing (trial) in the House, as they interview Never Trumpers… https://t.co/uGlxguLOrz— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1573139775.0
Corrupt politician Adam Schiff’s lies are growing by the day. Keep fighting tough, Republicans, you are dealing wit… https://t.co/pApmJBCJtk— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1574342126.0
Corrupt politician Adam Schiff wants people from the White House to testify in his and Pelosi’s disgraceful Witch H… https://t.co/ORysYAdTUI— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1573412294.0
“Serial killers get more Due Process than the Democrats give to the President of the United States.” @marklevinshow— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1571013241.0
Just two weeks ago, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) ranted on FoxNews.com that there was "no quid pro quo" and that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made her decision to impeach before Trump released the damning summary of his July 25 call with Ukraine in which he asked for a "favor" if he was to give the country an arms package.
"It explains why Democrats have denied the president basic due process rights, breaking with centuries of historical precedent from previous impeachment proceedings," Tillis wrote. "Democrats have refused to allow the president’s legal team to participate in the impeachment hearings and cross-examine the witnesses Democrats are calling."
It's the main reason the politically informed flocked to Twitter to mock the president for the embarrassing hypocrisy. See the tweets below:
Easier to cry victimhood than to mount an actual defense on the facts. https://t.co/dtjj74YSs2— Elie Honig (@Elie Honig)1575247456.0
🍑 Look who’s afraid of the impeachment proceedings https://t.co/WELlDgxchi— Jennifer Taub (@Jennifer Taub)1575248262.0
Trump has no defense on the merits anyway, so he might as well thumb his nose at the process. This underscores how… https://t.co/aDR44ez9SF— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti)1575248799.0
@Acosta Wow. Trump is a coward.— Krystle J (@Krystle J)1575249360.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump proves he is a coward. @jerrynadler called trumps bluff. trump exposed as weak, incompetent,… https://t.co/O6Rr9ScEQH— Morgan Johnson (@Morgan Johnson)1575249428.0
@realDonaldTrump is a chicken$hit. Wimp. Tool. #Trump #ImpeachTrump #ImpeachmentHearing— Blubaycrab (@Blubaycrab)1575246593.0
Snowflake White House turns down invitation to participate in Trump's #ImpeachmentInquiry or provide any testimony… https://t.co/vuAQRm9Kqv— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern)1575248396.0
The White House will not participate in the impeachment hearings on December 4. A reminder that innocent people are… https://t.co/AjcawApRAU— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1575247485.0
🚨BREAKING: the WH now refuses to participate in @HouseJudiciary’s first #impeachment hearing after whining that the… https://t.co/WR7aG9WdiN— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@Dena Grayson, MD, PhD)1575248726.0