Since they have absolutely no logical defense for the actions of President Donald Trump when it comes to the Ukraine bribery scandal, Republicans in Congress have now resorted to claiming that you simply cannot impeach a president during his first term in office.

Yes. Really.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was a guest on Fox News Monday morning as the House Intelligence Committee prepared to recommend formal articles of impeachment against Trump, and he made this absurd assertion:

“In modern history, we’ve never gone after impeaching a president in the first term.”

That’s certainly true, but then again we’ve never had a president who began committing impeachable acts from the day he stepped foot in the Oval Office. And the U.S. Constitution doesn’t say you can only impeach a president if he’s in his second term in office.

Twitter quickly lit up with scorn in response to McCarthy’s ridiculous remarks:

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