I thought I was done writing for the day because I’m bizzzzy, you know? And it’s Impeachment Vote day, so believe it or not, there’s not a lot of news out there that’s not impeachment news. And guess what? This is impeachment news, too, but I just couldn’t resist.
GOP Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) went nutso on the House floor today by arguing that Democrats calling for the impeachment of Pres. Donald Trump is so horrible it’s worse than the crucifixion of Christ. Watch this butt-clown.
Rep. Loudermilk: "When Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers." pic.twitter.com/HqlRYFMIaN
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 18, 2019
“Our founders knew a government without constraints could accuse anyone of any crime at any time even without compelling evidence.”
And then he invoked the name of Jesus. Yes, siree, he did.
“The Constitution also guarantees that the accused can call witnesses to testify on their behalf. But the Republicans and the president continually were denied that right throughout this process. The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right of the defendant to face their accuser, but not only have the Democrats prohibited Republicans and the president from questioning the so-called whistleblower, his identity has been kept secret. Before you take this historic vote today, one week before Christmas, I want you to keep this in mind: when Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers. During that sham tria, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats afforded this president and this process.”
When Loudermilk was done, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler reminded him that Trump was totally invited to testify but declined.
“The president was given the opportunity to come and testify before the Judiciary Committee, to send his counsel, to question witnesses. He declined to do so.”
And with that, I really am done for the day. I think.