House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) received an insane letter written by President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon as the full House prepares to vote on two articles of impeachment against him.
Just when you thought Trump couldn’t appear more desperate and enraged, he sent a six page letter to Pelosi accusing her and the Democrats of attacking democracy and persecuting him, claiming that “(m)ore due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials,” according to a CNN report.
“No intelligent person believes what you are saying,” Trump wrote. “History will judge you harshly as you proceed with this impeachment charade.”
Trump then accused Pelosi of lying.
“You are offending Americans of faith by continually saying ‘I pray for the President,’ when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense,” he raged. “It is a terrible thing you are doing, but you will have to live with it, not I! You do not know, nor do you care, the great damage and hurt you have inflicted upon wonderful and loving members of my family.”
Seriously, Trump using his family as a shield to avoid impeachment is pretty damn pathetic and disgusting considering he had no such concern for former President Barack Obama’s family when he led the racist birther movement. Nor has he cared about any of the families of the multiple people he has slandered or targeted on Twitter and in press remarks, including Gold Star families who lost a child in combat.
Trump continued lashing out by accusing Democrats of election interference and of orchestrating a coup attempt.
“You are the ones interfering in America’s elections,” he said, going on to claim that the impeachment is supposedly “(b)ringing pain and suffering to our republic for your own selfish personal, political and partisan gain.”
“This is nothing more than an illegal, partisan attempted coup that will, based on recent sentiment, badly fail at the voting booth,” Trump continued. “You are not just after me, as President, you are after the entire Republican Party. By proceeding with your invalid impeachment, you are violating your oaths of office, you are breaking your allegiance to the Constitution, and you are declaring open war on American Democracy.”
Again, this is Trump projecting since he is the one who publicly asked Russia to hack Hillary Clinton in 2016 and tried to bribe Ukraine into digging up dirt on former Vice-President Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 Election. Trump’s Ukraine scandal is full of high crimes and misdemeanors that warrant impeachment. If anyone is violating their oath of office, it’s Trump and Senate Republicans, who have vowed to ignore the damning evidence and witness testimony against him and jump straight to acquittal.
Also, a coup is unconstitutional while impeachment is a process of removal enshrined in the Constitution.
In response to Trump’s diatribe, Pelosi delivered a short and clear message.
“Ridiculous,” she said. “I’ve seen the essence of it and it’s really sick.”
— Laurie Ure (@LaurieUreCNN) December 17, 2019
Trump’s letter also apparently backfired, according to former Solicitor General Neal Katyal, who also slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for being too scared to let witnesses testify in the Senate impeachment trial.
Trump letter boomerangs, actually explains why he must testify in Senate. He says 1) House is unfair+ 2) he did nothing wrong
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) December 17, 2019
Throwing this temper tantrum clearly did not help Trump’s case. It only shows how desperate he is and why it’s so important that the Senate hold a real trial instead of a show trial. Trump humiliated himself for all of history to see, and he will become just the third president to be impeached in the 243 years of our nation’s existence. That’s a damning verdict on his presidency, and a double whammy this week. And the only one he should be blaming is himself.
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