President Donald Trump woke up and began tweeting around midnight EST during the Senate impeachment trial over the amendments over the rules. That's when a noticeable thing changed on the Senate floor: Trump's team started yelling.
Nearing 1 a.m. EST Tuesday morning while the president was tweeting about impeachment, his team began attacking Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) personally. They called him a liar and accused him of attacking the president and demanded an apology. After nearly 12 hours this was the first time the White House got even remotely animated after a dull defense of the president.
It wasn't lost on those watching the late-night proceedings. You can see the comments below:
ahhhhhjaklsdflasjdfalkjadsf Pat Cipollone: "President Trump is a man of his word." HahahahahaahahahahahahahaLOLMG… https://t.co/dg4r9MDqiW— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1579671795.0
This Cipollone exchange with Nadler just turned up the temperature, as 1 am approaches.— Paul Kane (@Paul Kane) 1579671522.0
Pat Cipollone unloads on Nadler: “The only one who should be embarrassed is you, Mr. Nadler, for the way you addres… https://t.co/VLeQJMLPCv— John Bresnahan (@John Bresnahan) 1579671553.0
The most compelling debate of the day didn’t come until the witching hour. Animated oral punching from Nadler over… https://t.co/hXt4n0zn3Y— Chad Pergram (@Chad Pergram) 1579671925.0
MY MAN CIPPILONE SAID THIS WITH A STRAIGHT FACE. https://t.co/B503T2vkPk— Hayes Brown (@Hayes Brown) 1579671896.0
turns out things get a little feisty a little before 1 a.m. in Senate impeachment trials...— Phil Mattingly (@Phil Mattingly) 1579672052.0
/4 Nadler: “The president’s counsel has no standing to talk about lying.”— John Bresnahan (@John Bresnahan) 1579671977.0
I mean literally, all Trump's lawyers came prepared to do is lie and yell.— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1579672154.0
Good lord. A hundred forty years ago when you were a prosecutor, at trial you too said the defendant was guilty. Re… https://t.co/lJ34uYkNXr— Preet Bharara (@Preet Bharara) 1579672063.0
Live shot of Jay Sekulow (foreground) reacting to the House Impeachment Managers (background) https://t.co/7txWE1FbqP— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1579672033.0
#RepNadler is reminding that #Cippolone sent a letter rejecting the offer of due process & then claiming no due process. #ImpeachmentTrial— Maya Wiley (@Maya Wiley) 1579671990.0
#Cippolone says they don’t deserve what just happened - by which he meant “lie” & “cover up.” Late night theater...… https://t.co/IPetM8UBrX— Maya Wiley (@Maya Wiley) 1579671704.0
And now everybody is looking up the meaning of the word Roberts referenced -- pettifogging -- which Merriam Webster… https://t.co/0NNPJazqLO— Athena Jones (@Athena Jones) 1579672876.0