All these women testifying over these impeachment hearings underscore it is really past time for a woman to get elected president. They have all been outstanding patriots.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) December 4, 2019
Republicans really are testing whether they should fight this impeachment by moving to impeach Barack Obama.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) December 4, 2019
Three of the four professors agreed that this is the first impeachment proceedings in history implicating all three of the concerns that animated the Framers, in response to a question by @RepRaskin.
They didn't ask Turley, who would likely have disagreed.
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) December 4, 2019
Constitutional law expert Michael Gerhardt just warned Congress that a failure to impeach President Donald Trump could set a dangerous precedent for future commanders in chief:
“If what we’re talking about is not impeachable, nothing is impeachable.” pic.twitter.com/UqIDZdpFYx
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) December 4, 2019
Constitutional scholar Noah Feldman: "If we cannot impeach a president who abuses his office for personal advantage, we no longer live in a democracy—we live in a monarchy, or we live under a dictatorship." https://t.co/bQwiCuvmrY #ImpeachmentHearings pic.twitter.com/yBjGCpOncd
— ABC News (@ABC) December 4, 2019
#RepGaetz may have gotten his Fox News soundbite suggesting wrongly that Prof Karlan attacked Baron Trump. It would have been wrong if she did, but she said nothing negative about Baron. She said #Trump isn’t a monarch. #Impeachmenthearing
— Maya Wiley (@mayawiley) December 4, 2019
Professor Pamela Karlan apologized moments ago during the impeachment hearing for the comment she made mentioning Barron Trump: “I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the President’s son, it was wrong for me to do that.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 4, 2019
Collins finishes up by saying it’s OK to attempt to commit crimes as long as you bungle it and get caught and it doesn’t actually happen. Oh, and also a stream of lies, aimed at the low information voter GOP base.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 4, 2019
Fox News' Judge Napolitano crushes Turley: "The House has sole power of impeachment. It does not need to go to a court… When the president receives a subpoena, Mick Mulvaney, Mike Pompeo receive a subpoena and they throw it in a drawer… that is the act of obstruction." pic.twitter.com/WjoKgkvImS
— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) December 4, 2019
Turley keeps saying this would be a record-fast impeachment but it really depends on how you count it. In the Clinton case, the House voted to impeach him 72 days after it authorized an inquiry. It has now been 71 days since Pelosi opened the inquiry into Trump.
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) December 4, 2019
.@RepJoeNeguse just nailed @JonathanTurley by asking him if any other president had EVER issued a sweeping order that NO Executive Branch official comply with ANY Congressional subpoena in an impeachment inquiry. Turley claimed not to know. The right answer is NO.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) December 4, 2019
Here is the irony: republicans argue against impeachment because of no direct witnesses while White House refuses to provide them and they say impeachment must be bipartisan as they refuse to consider impeachment.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) December 4, 2019
The argument that Dems have been trying to impeach Trump from day one runs up against the fact that Pelosi, Nadler, and Schiff refused to support impeachment until this fall’s Ukraine revelations.
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) December 4, 2019
reminder: Republicans were threatening to impeach Hillary *during the 2016 campaign.**
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) December 4, 2019
You need to think like those guys do. In the summer of 2016 Andy McCarthy wrote that private citizen Hillary Clinton should be impeached to prevent voters from making her president. https://t.co/LTTZWRROB1
— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) December 4, 2019
NEW: Attorney General Barr’s handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general he can’t back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup https://t.co/r6osgT4203
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) December 4, 2019
Ah. Of course.
"Rep. Duncan Hunter is showing no signs of stepping down from office despite his guilty plea Tuesday on a felony charge.
Asked about when he intended to resign, Hunter blew off the question. 'Good talk,' Hunter told a Politico reporter."https://t.co/EsKgtvUMjx
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) December 4, 2019
Exploiting children for political purposes is wrong, says Melania. Thumbs up for the slaughter of this baby's parents, though — amirite? #NRA https://t.co/BPqkzdfRQg pic.twitter.com/TokecgznGE
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) December 4, 2019
You shouldn’t bring family into it, say people who shrugged when the President of the United States called for criminal investigation of his former fixer’s in-laws when the fixer turned against him.
— YesMalarkeyHat (@Popehat) December 4, 2019
Want to see how different the Democratic and GOP narratives are on impeachment? Just check out the name-drops in both House Intel Committee reports https://t.co/HGB9NPIb4a
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) December 4, 2019
For years Trump has been claiming that “the entire world was laughing and taking advantage of us.” That wasn’t true before. It’s true now.
My @PostOpinions column:https://t.co/fPIpMvX5MG
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) December 4, 2019
Trump canceled his NATO press conference after video showed the Canadian prime minister laughing about him with other world leaders at Buckingham Palace. https://t.co/4V9xFk2GLS
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 4, 2019
Guardian front page, Thursday 5 December 2019: Trump leaves Nato talks after ridicule from allies pic.twitter.com/OjPQD9d7nz
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 4, 2019
The catastrophe of leaving the Iran Deal: Iran restarted its nuclear program, has increased its provocations, the US is isolated, and we could be spending billions and raising the risk of another war in the Middle East. https://t.co/8ZORiUvxV2
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) December 4, 2019
Argentina negotiating with IMF. 42% of the Fund’s portfolio is Argentina. So who’s got the upper hand?
— Paul McNamara (@M_PaulMcNamara) December 4, 2019
One of China's largest solar-panel manufacturers is unfazed by the possibility that Trump won’t lower tariffs next year https://t.co/ygrF2pc5ZT
— Bloomberg Next China (@next_china) December 4, 2019
Want a sense of scale of the #climate challenge? To limit warming to 1.5deg, we need to eliminate half of global GHG emissions by 2030 (IPCC 2018). That’s ~equivalent to entirely eliminating all 2018 emissions from China + US + EU (=52% global). #fossilfuels need to die so fast. https://t.co/VELPBj4EZL
— Dr Kimberly Nicholas (@KA_Nicholas) December 4, 2019
“How do you tell somebody, ‘We’re not going to build the road to get to your home’? And what do we do? … Do we buy them out? And how do we buy them out — is it voluntary? Is it eminent domain? How do we do that?” https://t.co/FnsIYyzuo5
— Greg Greene (@ggreeneva) December 5, 2019
Claiming Brexit will be “done” by Jan 31st sounds great to some…
Aside from the fact that what actually happens is we enter the transition period and have 11 months to negotiate a trade deal before the end of 2020…. which is hardly likely to go without a mention. https://t.co/3BlelgPOtf
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) December 4, 2019
The moment Johnson is asked a difficult question at the NATO press conference, he shuts the session down, quite literally, and reads unrelated prepared election fluff from a crib sheet.
If you're going to distance yourself from Trump, it helps to not behave exactly like Trump. pic.twitter.com/xswlcHsUJH
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) December 4, 2019
At the press conference today, Dominic Cummings gave a throat slit gesture and Boris hastily wound things up and beetled off. Nice to know that Classic Dom is not currently working for Boris
— John Crace (@JohnJCrace) December 4, 2019
Why the fuck would you do quadratic equations? https://t.co/p0MFUGh0zs
— Tactical Stoat (@celestialweasel) December 4, 2019
As diverse as a Saudi Arabian disco https://t.co/xDA0KsIJF2
— Otto English (@Otto_English) December 4, 2019
Well played Burger King. pic.twitter.com/Iy2Ytot6Tc
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) December 4, 2019
"When neighbors start talking, good things happen." 🏡 pic.twitter.com/hqR6L3tXR4
— Best of Nextdoor (@bestofnextdoor) December 4, 2019
Bob Willis: Former England cricket captain dies aged 70 https://t.co/R9QgqDVyjK
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 4, 2019