Nadler raises eyebrows in disturbing impeachment rant, demands Trump be ‘brought to heel’

Rep. Jerry Nadler sparked immediate backlash for a “terrifying” remark during the Senate impeachment trial in which he declared  President Donald Trump must be “brought to heel.”

The New York Democrat also gave a melodramatic warning Wednesday that the country has to be “saved” from the president’s attempts to “rig our elections.”

(Source: CNN)

Nadler was responding to a question posed by Supreme Court Justice John Roberts who was reading questions in the Senate chamber submitted on note cards and addressed to either House Democratic managers or Trump’s defense team.

“If President Trump were to actually invoke executive privilege in this proceeding, wouldn’t he be required to identify the specific documents or communications containing sensitive material that he seeks to protect?” Roberts asked, reading a question from Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin.

Nadler went on to respond by saying “executive privilege is a very limited privilege that must be claimed by the President. He has at no time claimed executive privilege. Rather, he has claimed absolute immunity, the nonexistent concept that every Court that has ever considered it has rejected.”

He accused the president of “blackmail” and of “trying to extort a foreign government,”declaring that he had broken the law as well as  creating “diversion after diversion.”

“They’re diversions by a president who is desperate because we have proven the facts,” Nadler said with a straight face.

He wrapped up his rant with an eyebrow-raising comment that unmasked the true hatred of the president by Democrats.

“But the facts are the facts,” he said. “The president is a danger to the United States. He’s tried to rig the next election. He’s abused his power and he must be brought to heel and the country must be saved from his continuing efforts to rig our elections.”

The New York Democrat, who has contended that the House case against Trump was “proven beyond any doubt at all,” was slammed on Twitter for his ridiculous but very telling comment.

Frieda Powers


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