Impeachment Day 4 – Obstruction of Congress
(UnitedVoice.com) – Democratic House managers finally finished up their arguments on Friday, and it was just as boring and ludicrous as the previous two days.
On Friday, the House managers focused on the second article of impeachment against the president, obstruction of Congress. They claim that Trump’s refusal to cooperate with any part of the impeachment inquiry, and encouraging other members of his administration to do the same, was an act of obstruction never seen before from a president.
Why would someone voluntarily agree to participate in an investigation that’s biased, unfair, and run by people destined to find ways to twist and turn your words to fit their narrative? You shouldn’t give in to a toddler’s demands when they’re throwing a temper tantrum, and this is exactly how the Democrats have been acting since Trump came into office.
Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) showed senators pictures of Trump’s tweets and videos of media interviews in which the president spoke about the mysterious whistleblower responsible for the inquiry. Demings accused Trump of witness intimidation, another ridiculous accusation.
How much has President Trump stonewalled Congress? No other president who faced impeachment took the “extreme step” of stopping witnesses, argued Rep. Zoe Lofgren, one of the House impeachment managers. https://t.co/bqhpXNylKO pic.twitter.com/5Qulr45rwN
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) January 25, 2020
Other reps from the House management team echoed Demings’ message throughout the day.
It Could Be You
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) continued his dramatic speech from the past two days, this time trying to appeal to the observing senator’s sense of safety.
While discussing Marie Yovanovitch, the former US Ambassador to Ukraine, he asked everyone to imagine how they’d feel if the president tried to get them fired with a “vicious smear campaign.”
Referencing the transcript of President Trump’s call with Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, Schiff then asked the Senate how they’d feel if the POTUS had been talking about one of them during the phone call when Trump said Yovanovitch would have something happen to her and “go through some things.”
Schiff’s speech took a particularly dark turn when he said, “It shouldn’t matter that it wasn’t you. It shouldn’t matter that it was Marie Yovanovitch. It shouldn’t matter that it was Joe Biden. Because I will tell you something: The next time, it just may be you.”
All over the world, those living under oppressive regimes look to us.
They look to us because we have a rule of law. Because in America, no one is above that law.
To my Senate colleagues, I implore you:
Give America a fair trial.
She's worth it. pic.twitter.com/FoPdno5Qy4
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 25, 2020
The California Democrat ended the final day of arguments by asking senators to “Give America a fair trial. She’s worth it.”
Day Number Five
Saturday marks the fifth day of the trial, and the first day for Trump’s defense team to step up to the podium. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced earlier in the day that the defense team decided to make Saturday’s session short, only lasting about three hours.
One of Trump’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow, spoke to reporters on Friday afternoon, letting them know what to expect on Saturday. He said the first day of arguments will be like “a trailer, and coming attractions.” Trump’s team of lawyers will lay out their arguments in preparation for the full presentation to start on Monday.
As always, we’ll be here to give you all the updates on day five of the impeachment trial.
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