President Donald Trump demanded a speedy resolution to the impeachment process, and then he lashed out when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi granted his wish.
The president complained Thursday morning that House Democrats were dragging out the process, and a short time later Pelosi called on House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to draft articles of impeachment.
That set Trump into another rage spasm.
“The Do Nothing, Radical Left Democrats have just announced that they are going to seek to Impeach me over NOTHING,” Trump tweeted. “They already gave up on the ridiculous Mueller ‘stuff,’ so now they hang their hats on two totally appropriate (perfect) phone calls with the Ukrainian President.”
“This will mean that the beyond important and seldom used act of Impeachment will be used routinely to attack future Presidents,” he added. “That is not what our Founders had in mind. The good thing is that the Republicans have NEVER been more united. We will win!”
Other social media users ridiculed the president’s mixed messaging.
Republicans argued the Mueller investigation was taking too long, now they’re arguing the impeachment inquiry is happening too fast. Never have they provided any evidence to prove Trump is innocent.
— Karin Hildebrand Lau (@Karimala1) December 5, 2019
You committed an obvious crime. It's remarkable that some kiss-ups will stand in Congress and deny basic reality, but that's not a win for you or them. Corruption isn't a win. You'll be remembered in history as worse than Nixon. People in the future will compare scandals to you.
— JRehling (@JRehling) December 5, 2019
Me contemplating on the fact that the best word Trump could think of was "stuff." pic.twitter.com/mCCTx1zU1A
— IDG (@Richard06327523) December 5, 2019
Impeaching you isn’t “nothing.” Neither are the 400 bills Dems have passed this year that you’ve had Moscow Mitch sit on.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 5, 2019
Nancy Pelosi continues to own you and Americans are here for it… #TrumpCrimeFamilyMustGo
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) December 5, 2019
Rex Tillerson was right pic.twitter.com/DdFN2e0pOw
— Helpmesharpieyouremyonlyhope (@Keanin15) December 5, 2019
I would say: Forget Impeachment. Go to remove him. 25th. That would save Americans their tax money and congress time.
— Viera Masih (@mahimamemoir) December 5, 2019
— WhatIfObamaDidIt (@WhatIfObamaDid2) December 5, 2019
You directly and definitely met the definition of breaking the law against requesting election interference from a foreign power.
What's more, you said in June that you would do it. And in July, you did it. You said you'd break the law and you did. Actions have consequences.
— JRehling (@JRehling) December 5, 2019
"It was a perfect call" pic.twitter.com/m7FhkPcHTY
— THE G🤥P'S M🤥ЯAL BANKЯUPTCY (@azstudigital) December 5, 2019
Here are 7 embarrassing arguments Republicans have tried to use to defend Trump
With the Senate impeachment trial in full swing, Republicans have launched an aggressive if scattershot campaign to defend President Donald Trump and discredit the Democrats’ case.
It’s not going well. Multiple recent polls have found that a majority of the country thinks Trump should be removed from office and many more think he has done something seriously wrong, even if they think he should remain in the White House until the next election.
While the Democrats have unleashed a torrent of facts and compelling arguments for the charges that Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress, Republican replies have been all over the map. Many of their arguments are completely beside the point of the case, and the sheer weakness of their defenses is an embarrassment to the party.
Trump’s legal team is going to be ‘scrambling’ to respond to the Democrats’ case: Law professor
ABC News contributor and law professor Kate Shaw, who served in the Obama White House, said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s lawyers are going to be “scrambling” to respond to the impeachment case Democrats are putting forward in the Senate.
“I think they’re trying to figure out how to respond to what was a pretty powerful presentation today, in particular by Chairman [Jerry] Nadler, on the Constitution and the law,” she said of the Trump legal team. “He cites founding documents; the previous impeachments, both presidential and judicial impeachments, scholarly consensus, consensus by a lot of players, right? All the constitutional law professors who testified in the House, and then, of course, many members of the president’s team, all seem to say abuse of power is under some circumstances enough to warrant impeachment and removal.”
Genocide expert breaks down how all of the ‘warning signs’ are present in Trump’s America
Defense research scientist and genocide expert Brynn Tannehill laid out a terrifying warning on Thursday about President Donald Trump's administration.
As the United States Senate conducted an impeachment trial for the commander-in-chief, Tannehill posted an extended Twitter thread examining the situation in America from her perspective as a researcher studying the conditions that lead to genocide.
Here is what she wrote:
I study genocide. It's been a theme in my academic endeavours for nearly 30 years. More accurately, I study the conditions in the lead up to genocide, be they cultural, social, political, economic, etc... 1/n