‘Pathetic’ GOP witness Jonathan Turley slammed for ’embarrassing’ himself at impeachment hearing
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The Republicans’ lone witness in Wednesday’s House impeachment hearing was roundly panned on Twitter for his arguments against impeaching President Donald Trump.
Republicans called Jonathan Turley to testify for their stance on impeachment, just like they did during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton a generation ago.
Turley, a professor at George Washington University, argued that Trump should not be impeached now, despite demanding Clinton’s impeachment.
Here’s some of what people were saying about Turley’s testimony:
To be fair, Turley’s pathetic “everybody’s mad” ramblings are about the closest thing to a coherent defense of trump that we’ve seen yet.— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko) 1575476871
In case you are wondering, yes, outside of @FedSoc circles, Jonathan Turley has been a known hack for a few years n… https://t.co/z917Ff5Ode— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal) 1575476806
Jonathan Turley's fascinating testimony is in performative contradiction, calling for the very political comity he… https://t.co/NDrF2hlboL— Samuel Moyn 🔭 (@Samuel Moyn 🔭) 1575476570
Turley has really offered nothing for the GOP. Just as they offer nothing for themselves. Just a lot of “this is… https://t.co/WjvOH2Ffth— email@example.com (@firstname.lastname@example.org) 1575476538
@TheRickWilson If I was Turley’s wife and kids I’d get up and walk out during his testimony. That was downright embarrassing.— Teresa (@Teresa) 1575478117
Reminder Jonathan Turley defended impeachment of Bill Clinton: “While the Senate can decide not to remove a presid… https://t.co/hcO3offqls— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah)))) 1575477087
Turley is the most comical and absurd concern troll of all time. He's the da Vinci of concern trolling. Derptruvian… https://t.co/DffO1b35qS— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall) 1575476715
@ECMcLaughlin @elaanfaun Is Turley kidding about lowering #Impeachment standards? Trump has committed much worse a… https://t.co/k3A9BpGGXt— Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈 (@Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈) 1575477151
If the point of this hearing is to prove that Jonathan Turley is a man of negotiable principles, then they've been a success.— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols) 1575479417
@RadioFreeTom I don’t know why Turley even agreed to testify. He all but ran up a white flag. TV time, I guess.— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce) 1575476989
Turley has a very weak argument here. I have to believe he knows it.— Paul S. Kemp (@Paul S. Kemp) 1575476672
Jonathan Turley is auditioning to become the thinking MAGA-man's Dershowitz.— Jeffrey St. Clair (@Jeffrey St. Clair) 1575477265
@JamesFallows @stephgracela Turley repped federal judge Thomas Porteous, who was impeached and removed from office… https://t.co/uOBesVjEve— Drew Broach (@Drew Broach) 1575477175
Jonathan Turley in a nutshell: Lying about a blowjob: Impeachable offense Withholding foreign military aid unless… https://t.co/woLa59cqbU— Miranda Yaver, PhD (@Miranda Yaver, PhD) 1575476984
Jonathan Turley just spent a lot of time announcing on national television that he’s a clown and an easy mark https://t.co/rXOvTSvcs3— 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫-𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐬 (@𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫-𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐬) 1575476718
Jonathan Turley: "Even my dog seems mad." https://t.co/jQnGJMEn3v— Jeremy Art (@Jeremy Art) 1575477073