President Donald Trump set the stage for the second week of the Democratic Party’s dog and pony impeachment show trial by blasting “Nervous Nancy Pelosi,” though he did say he’d “strongly consider” her suggestion that he testify in their investigation “…in order to get Congress focused again.”
Talk about a media spectacle, while such an occasion would grind this nation to a halt, it’s an indication of how strongly the president feels about having done nothing wrong — and if anyone could pull off such an ill-advised step it may be Trump.
Taking to social media early on Monday, Trump went after “Crazy, Do Nothing” Speaker Pelosi, claiming that she is “petrified” by the radical left wing of her party and knows “she will soon be gone.”
Calling the partisan effort to unseat him an “Impeachment Witch Hunt,” Trump then mentioned Pelosi’s Sunday appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“Our Crazy, Do Nothing (where’s USMCA, infrastructure, lower drug pricing & much more?) Speaker of the House, Nervous Nancy Pelosi, who is petrified by her Radical Left knowing she will soon be gone (they & Fake News Media are her BOSS), suggested on Sunday’s DEFACE THE NATION….” he tweeted.
“….that I testify about the phony Impeachment Witch Hunt. She also said I could do it in writing. Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!”
….that I testify about the phony Impeachment Witch Hunt. She also said I could do it in writing. Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2019
In her appearance on “Face the Nation,” Pelosi declared that Trump is guilty of impeachable offenses, claiming his actions are “so much worse” than what former President Richard Nixon did.
She added that at least Nixon cared enough about the country to “resign.”
In response to a question about the president being afforded the right to confront his accuser, Pelosi was adamant that she’ll protect the whistleblower who had expressed concerns about Trump’s call with Ukraine.
Pelosi then suggested that Trump could come before the House Intel Committee to “make his case.”
“I will make sure he does not intimidate the whistleblower,” she said. “The president can come before the committee and speak all the truth that he wants … He has every opportunity to make his case.”
Democrats and their liberal media allies would salivate over the possibility of Trump accidentally perjuring himself.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is chairman of the committee and it would be worth the price of admission to watch him try to go toe-to-toe with President Trump — though it’s safe to think that Democrats would turn that task over to their legal counsel.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., also suggested that Trump should go before the Democrat-controlled panel to testify, according to Fox News.
“If Donald Trump doesn’t agree with what he’s hearing, doesn’t like what he’s hearing, he shouldn’t tweet,” he said. “He should come to the committee and testify under oath. And he should allow all those around him to come to the committee and testify under oath.”
In all likelihood, if Trump did testify it’d be in a written statement, which would still be considered under oath — this is what the president did in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
The issue of Trump testifying was met with laughter from Republicans at last week’s hearing.
Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., suggested as much in response to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, commenting on the whistleblower not testifying.
“I say to my colleague, I’d be glad to have the person who started it all come in and testify. President Trump is welcome to take a seat right there,” Welch said.
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