Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, day four of the Democratic Party’s dog and pony impeachment show trial.
Sondland testified that he believes there was quid pro quo in President Trump’s call with the Ukraine president, something the White House immediately pushed back on. The ambassador also said that he told Vice President Mike Pence about the quid pro quo sometime around Sept 1.
Sondland claimed he was pressured to work with Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, on matters with Ukraine despite his objections, and that Giuliani engaged in quid pro quo with Ukraine on behalf of the president.
The latter assertion sparked a little life in Democrats during an otherwise dull morning, as Sondland addressed a pressing problem the party has faced all along in their one-sided quest to take out Trump — which is that Pence would then ascend to the Oval Office.
It was music to the left’s ears when Sondland implicated the vice president, because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is second in the presidential line of succession. In no time, the hashtag #PresidentPelosi began trending on Twitter.
— Deborah Harkness (@DebHarkness) November 20, 2019
Sondland implicates VP Mike Pence.
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) November 20, 2019
For the record, Sondland also testified that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knew of the effort and approved it every step of the way.
As for Sondland saying there was definitely a quid pro quo, the White House released a statement pointing to earlier, contradictory statements from the ambassador when he testified behind closed doors.
“Ambassador Sondland previously testified that the president told him directly that he was not interested in a quid pro quo,” the release said. “He testified that President Trump repeatedly made it clear he wanted no quid pro quo.”
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., took to Twitter to take a little sting out of Sondland’s take on quid pro quo, point out a quote from the ambassador as the “most important quote out of this hearing so far.”
Sondland said, “I’ve never heard from President Trump that the aid was conditioned on the investigations.”
In effect, according to Meadows, Sondland “reached this conclusion on his own.”
The most important quote out of this hearing so far:
Sondland: “I’ve never heard from President Trump that the aid was conditioned on the investigations.” He reached this conclusion on his own.
So, in short, yet another witness who can’t testify to the Democrats’ accusations.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) November 20, 2019
As for “President Pelosi,” perish the thought, the internet was alive with hilarity at the mere mention, though some noted “how absolutely insane and desperate the Left has become.”
That President Pelosi is trending tells you how absolutely insane and desperate the Left has become.
Trump isn’t going anywhere.
And even if Republicans decided to remove him, it would be Pence.
Sondland is all just second-hand and hearsay folks, lol.
— The?FOO (@PolitiBunny) November 20, 2019
As for how delusional Democrats are, here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
I’m going to tell my kids this is President Pelosi. pic.twitter.com/k9HO9eTPF7
— Joe Negan (@mynameisNegan) November 20, 2019
— B. (@brufff22) November 20, 2019
Gordon Sondland has implicated Donald Trump and Mike Pence in the Ukraine scandal. If both are impeached and removed from office (and it’s highly unlikely Republicans would remove both of them, even if they had both committed murder in broad daylight) then it’s President Pelosi. pic.twitter.com/lkbS7g822a
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 20, 2019
The Vice President was in on it.? Can we start singing ? Hail to the chief? to President Pelosi already!!! pic.twitter.com/OC2yPWLheW
— Nan????? (@truthjusticejoy) November 20, 2019
And he just implicated Mike Pence.
Congratulations, President Pelosi.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) November 20, 2019
I wonder if President Pelosi is going to run for re-election next year. It’s already a pretty crowded field.#ImpeachmentHearing
— Charlotte Clymer?️? (@cmclymer) November 20, 2019
Just call her President Pelosi. Pence is deep in the shit; they’re all going to have to resign. This is the John Dean moment
— Stefanie Iris Weiss ? (@EcoSexuality) November 20, 2019
President Pelosi is trending and I am ALL THE WAY here for that! pic.twitter.com/s7PtGhPYNI
— longislandtonv (@longislandtonv) November 20, 2019
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