Actor Brad Pitt won an Oscar for his role in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” but he spent a brief moment calling out what Senate Republicans did in Washington D.C. earlier this week in a jab that drew laughs.
As we all know, Senate Republicans refused to allow witness testimony as part of the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, who tried to extort Ukraine to announce a sham investigation into his political rival.
Of course, Senate Republicans would go on to acquit Trump despite the damning evidence and witness testimony used by the House to build a strong case to convict and remove him.
One witness who has not been heard from, however, is former National Security Adviser John Bolton.
Bolton compared the Ukraine scheme to a “drug deal” and he has pertinent information that likely would have forced Republicans to convict Trump had he been subpoenaed to testify, something Bolton was willing to do. In fact, the information Bolton could provide is now part of his upcoming book, which Trump is trying to block because the passages about the scheme are so damaging.
But, again, Bolton did not get to testify. And that leads us to the Oscars, where Pitt took the stage to accept his award and deliver brief remarks.
“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here—which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt quipped as the audience laughed. “I’m thinking maybe Quentin [Tarantino] does a movie about it, in the end, the adults do the right thing.”
— ABC News (@ABC) February 10, 2020
While Senate Democrats certainly did the right thing, only one Republican had the courage to join them when Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) voted to convict. All the other Republicans were either too scared or too beholden to Trump to do what should have been done.
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