There’s always something happening on Twitter. Sometimes it is good, sometimes — not so much. In this case, Representative Bobby Rush had what might be the Twitter posts of the month. Both in a funny way and serious one, Rush put Team Trump in their place.
Jim Swift, a writer for the right leaning Washington Examiner, posted a tweet asking people to “name the band” in the following picture (see below) …
Rush responded with the perfect band name …
The Four Treasons https://t.co/lKvz3kEdCT
— Bobby L. Rush (@RepBobbyRush) October 4, 2019
Rush didn’t stop there with a quip, however. After this funny line, the congressman followed it up with a more serious critique of the POTUS:
To the constituents of the 1st Congressional District:
WASHINGTON — I have long supported the impeachment of the President for his racist rhetoric and clear contempt for the Constitution. The moment the President called neo-Nazis “very fine people” and failed to properly condemn a murder in Charlottesville, Virginia, I knew he was disturbingly unfit to be the commander-in-chief.
However, the most-recent actions taken by the President are not only a clear affront to our democratic ideals, but they present a unique and unprecedented threat to our nation’s security by the very person who is tasked with protecting it. Moreover, the President’s shameless admission of his wrongdoing suggests that he sees nothing wrong with his clearly criminal conduct, making the need to impeach increasingly urgent.
I understand that there is still some hesitation from those in Washington to call the President’s behavior for what it is: a criminal act that requires his immediate removal. We have read the Ukrainian memo, and we have seen the whistleblower’s complaint. The American people can call a spade a spade.
The President of the United States admitted to threatening to withhold military aid, which Congress appropriated to defend Ukraine from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
The President of the United States admitted to using that leverage to pressure a foreign actor to manufacture dirt on the President’s political opponent.
The President of the United States, along with his accessories before, during, and after the fact, did everything in his power to attempt to cover up his crime. He attempted to destroy evidence and abuse government systems and methods in order to further obscure his malfeasance.
And finally, after being rightfully exposed by a patriot who had everything to lose and nothing to gain, the President lobbed baseless attacks on twitter and through his cable network surrogates in order to gaslight the nation. He lashed out privately and publicly, going so far as to suggest that this career public servant was a spy and should be sentenced to death.
These are not exaggerations or embellishments. These are the facts, and they make it crystal clear that the President of the United States impeached himself by his own admission.
The President’s actions make the impeachable offenses of his predecessors look like child’s play. On the other hand, this President poses real and present danger to our national security.
The President’s behavior has long been at odds with what is required of a strong, functioning democracy, but we have reached the tipping point. Like a cancer that has begun to metastasize, the President must be removed before it is too late.
Rep. Bobby Rush
Rush has represented Illinois’ 1st District in Congress since 1993.
Rush basically said, in no uncertain terms, what more and more Americans are thinking as the clear and undeniable evidence comes out. It is clear to an increasing number of Americans that Team Trump, led by Trump himself, sold out our nation’s interest when he hijacked monies appropriated by Congress for the Ukraine and held it up for his own personal ambitions. Most Americans are seeing the White House’s “anti-corruption” message is masking the opposite actually happening. Using a foreign power to dig up dirt on your adversaries for an election win isn’t just a violation of campaign finance law, it is down right despicable and morally wrong. Americans elect Americans, not Ukraine, not Russia, not China — not anyone else.
Trump is by no means putting “America First.” It becomes clearer and clearer every day that it is only about Trump first, last and everywhere in between.