Trump soundly mocked for demanding speedy resolution to impeachment: ‘You don’t get to dictate terms’
President Donald Trump broke with his Republican defenders, who say impeachment is moving too fast, and demanded a quick resolution to the constitutional process.
House Democrats moved the impeachment process from the Intelligence Committee to the Judiciary Committee after nearly two weeks of testimony, and Trump called for a speedy end to the matter.
“The Do Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House,” Trump tweeted. “They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy.”
“Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business,” he added. “We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is. I was elected to ‘Clean the Swamp,’ and that’s what I am doing!”
The president’s demand was met with fierce mockery.
@realDonaldTrump You don't get to dictate the terms of how slowly or quickly you get impeached, Spanky. That's not… https://t.co/8ROPnOaxcx— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1575552960.0
@realDonaldTrump Why not call FACT WITNESSES??? Like your buddies here??? https://t.co/p4WTbqcfjn— jeff heisler (@jeff heisler)1575553594.0
@realDonaldTrump You had an historically bad day yesterday when some great and (let’s be honest) more respected and… https://t.co/df1oM63i82— Christine (@Christine)1575554579.0
@realDonaldTrump Actually. Legal scholars seem to think that you had a bad day.— Laura Macdougall (@Laura Macdougall)1575550978.0
@realDonaldTrump We watched for 10 hours all the evidence of how reprehensibly corrupt and treasonous you are. How… https://t.co/RMAa02gbGd— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1575551185.0
@realDonaldTrump Why would Pelosi testify? She wasn’t on the extortion call. Why won’t YOU testify if you’re innocent?— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️)1575552108.0
@realDonaldTrump The Democrats, who have passed 400 bills that are currently collecting dust on #MoscowMitch's desk… https://t.co/Gfr7WoJCQK— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@Lesley Abravanel🆘)1575551202.0
@realDonaldTrump FIXED IT! --> I had a historically bad day yesterday in the House. I have no Impeachment defense… https://t.co/k871ZUgRYq— Eric Wolfson (@Eric Wolfson)1575551958.0
@realDonaldTrump Your denial & lies aren’t going to save you from House impeachment. They will impeach you & they… https://t.co/tuc5IMPFDQ— Jodie Moss (@Jodie Moss)1575551916.0