President Donald Trump spent more time over the weekend making his case for why the House of Representatives should not proceed with an impeachment inquiry. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made the announcement September 24.
Rather than appeal to the public with constitutional law or proof of his innocence, Trump did what he usually does. Sunday night the President took to Twitter and resurrected a previously abandoned nickname for Nancy Pelosi.
“Nancy Pelosi knew of all of the many Shifty Adam Schiff lies and massive frauds perpetrated upon Congress and the American people, in the form of a fraudulent speech knowingly delivered as a ruthless con, and the illegal meetings with a highly partisan ‘Whistleblower‘ & lawyer.”
“This makes Nervous Nancy every bit as guilty as Liddle’ Adam Schiff for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and even Treason. I guess that means that they, along with all of those that evilly ‘Colluded’ with them, must all be immediately Impeached!”
Nancy Pelosi knew of all of the many Shifty Adam Schiff lies and massive frauds perpetrated upon Congress and the American people, in the form of a fraudulent speech knowingly delivered as a ruthless con, and the illegal meetings with a highly partisan “Whistleblower” & lawyer…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019
….This makes Nervous Nancy every bit as guilty as Liddle’ Adam Schiff for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and even Treason. I guess that means that they, along with all of those that evilly “Colluded” with them, must all be immediately Impeached!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2019
However the President’s latest false claims found few allies online.
Many pointed out Pelosi is not the nervous one.
Nervous Nancy says the guy up in the middle of the night tweeting this crap. I’m sure Nancy was sleeping just fine
— DMcKnight (@DMcKnight63) October 7, 2019
Exactly. Trump’s the “Nervous Nancy.” It’s a great nickname for him. https://t.co/QyfmOCJqZ4
— John Aravosis 🇺🇸 (@aravosis) October 7, 2019
Honestly, I’m just laughing at the pathetic “Nervous Nancy”. Nancy Pelosi has nerves of steel. I’ve never even seen her nervous.
It’s always projection with him. https://t.co/UYxWoPGrE3
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) October 7, 2019
Dear @realDonaldTrump: As a member of @SpeakerPelosi‘s leadership team, the only time I saw her nervous was … actually I’ve never seen her nervous. Speaker Pelosi has nerves of steel, wrapped around tungsten, coated in titanium.
Also, we have no idea what you are saying below. https://t.co/6TPKNpESVF
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 7, 2019
These are words from Trump’s most recent tweet used to describe & attack other people.
The projection is stunning.
— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) October 7, 2019
Flailing. Desperate. Unhinged. Undisciplined. Illogical. Ridiculous. Pathetic.
Most of all, frightened, Donald. You sound so damn frightened.
— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) October 7, 2019
— FiddleDeeDee (@ChristieFiddle) October 7, 2019
Others pointed out the inaccuracies in Trump’s tweet.
You can’t impeach members if Congress. There’s another process
— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) October 7, 2019
Because Adam Schiff paraphrased the Trump-Zelensky call and because the whistleblower contacted House Intel staff in accordance with rules [refers to notes] Pelosi did treason. pic.twitter.com/Dzdzc0qxFv
— Philip Bump (@pbump) October 7, 2019
Please have one of your hired knuckleheads read you the Constitution. #Tiresome
— John Weaver (@jwgop) October 7, 2019
That’s not what treason is and members of Congress can’t be impeached and dear God how do you still know nothing about how the government works?
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 7, 2019
The Hell of Helsinki
With annexed Crimea, Trump sided with Putin
With Russian attack on US election, Trump sided with Putin
With Syria, Trump sided with Putin
With #Brexit, Trump sided with Putin
With Ukraine, Trump sided with Putin
With Turkey & Kurds… Trump sides with Putin pic.twitter.com/Wc7M3ArtbE
— Tomi T Ahonen (@tomiahonen) October 7, 2019
Others focused on how absurd the latest presidential diatribe was.
Especially in the context of being a presidential diatribe.
do you have -any- idea just how ridiculous you sound
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) October 7, 2019
Yeah. I had to blink widely several times while reading that childish diatribe 😳
— God (@thegoodgodabove) October 7, 2019
Just languidly doing my nails and leafing through magazines until his Adderall wears off . . .
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) October 7, 2019
Republicans spin these authoritarian outbursts as (very unfunny) “jokes” but President Trump obviously believes them and that is super dangerous because he is the President of the United States.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) October 7, 2019
It is dictatorial behavior pure and simple, just be glad of his incompetence, because he wants to lock up anyone who is a nay sayer and has evidence against him. He even alluded to getting the whistleblower shot. Those are not jokes…
— Subitus Nex (@SubitusNex) October 7, 2019
I think I just heard a baby rattle being thrown across the room in the White House.
— Marc Levesque (@MarcTime2watch) October 7, 2019
— NoDonnieNo 🌊🌊🍊🤡 (@NoDonnieNo) October 7, 2019
Subpoenas were issued by the House to past and current members of the Trump administration. No final word yet on who will and who will not adhere to the requests in the House subpoenas.