Rather than bore you with a long recounting of all the stupidity that paraded itself across the floor of the house, here are a few of the more interesting moments.
In the House, the clowns performed for the cameras, telling us how somber they are, how staunchly they are defending the Constitution, how ironclad their case against the President really is.
They said nothing new. And for the most part, neither did the Republicans, because there wasn’t much to be said that hasn’t already been said.
That is mostly true, with but a few exceptions. We’ll take a brief sweep before moving to the Rally to see how Trump reacted for the conclusion we all knew was coming on the first day Pelosi took back the gavel… and even before that.
We’ll start with the one that is our own personal favorite NEW argument, one we would like to see every Republican shout from the rooftops:
The House spent just 7 days investigating impeachment before moving forward with a vote. I am ashamed to be apart of this sad day in our history. pic.twitter.com/TTNSgsoIWw
— Kevin Hern (@repkevinhern) December 18, 2019
Tom Cole called on the Majority to respect the rights of the minority, citing six specific failures of the Democrats to honor the rights of the Minority party, in the interest of offering a process that can rightly be described as ‘fair’ and ‘impartial’.
FLOOR ALERT: @HouseDemocrats just REJECTED @TomColeOK04’s call to follow House Rules and undo the damage done by their PARTISAN impeachment. It’s never too late to do the right thing for the sake of the institution and the country. pic.twitter.com/eYMhSlaMCJ
— House Rules Republicans (@RulesReps) December 18, 2019
His objections, obviously, were ignored.
And in a related message…
"As a lawyer, I would defend this case every day of the week. As a judge, I would dismiss this case for lack of merit. … I'll tell you who I will prosecute, though. I would prosecute @RepAdamSchiff for abuse of power…and @TheDemocrats for obstruction," pic.twitter.com/hD1TmL6kjE
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) December 18, 2019
Scalise, who is VERY WELL acquainted with being on the receiving end of political hatred, having survived an assassination attempt, called them out on violating their own rules, while complaining Trump didn’t comply with their demands:
? BREAKING: Democrats are about to make an embarrassment of Congress with their partisan vote to impeach @realDonaldTrump.
I just took to the Floor to expose their sham.
This impeachment will not just be a stain on this Democrat majority's legacy—it will be their only legacy! pic.twitter.com/g6UySEFaws
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 19, 2019
Doug Collins took his closing comments to BLAST the Democrats for holding to a presumption of guilt and an obligation of the accused — even the President — to PROVE he is innocent. And for all their ‘concern’ for Ukraine and their President, they have said some horrible things about him.
They even broke their own rules.
And members have been smeared, by having their phone records released.
Where the law ends, tyranny begins. Democrats broke their own rules to declare a president guilty of crimes they couldn't prove and their articles didn't allege.
Tonight, Democrats shamed an institution they claim to love and failed a country they claim to serve. pic.twitter.com/Zb7IUeYOj0
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) December 19, 2019
He turned the moral superiority of the Democrats on their head… trashing the institution they claim to love.
And then he gave an amazingly ROUSING speech in defense of the President.
Kevin McCarthy also had some great closing arguments, here:
I'm heading to the House floor now to say something my Democrat colleagues hate to hear:
Donald J. Trump is President.
He is President today. He will be President tomorrow. And he will be President when this impeachment is over.
Watch live here: https://t.co/Pk4jPUtJIS
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 19, 2019
Here’s Nancy trying to keep the pretense of Democrats not LOVING this impeachment process going…
The glare Pelosi gave her caucus when some Dems started to clap after she announced the first article of impeachment passed pic.twitter.com/8vONZlEyZ3
— Peter Stevenson (@PeterWStevenson) December 19, 2019
MEANWHILE… Trump was having a rally.
This is what the Democrats fear.
Thousands upon thousands of people waiting in freezing temps to see our President in Michigan.
— Viewzuu (@flyer1618) December 18, 2019
Is THIS the face of someone breaking under pressure?
He lives for the fight.
"It doesn't really feel like we're being impeached," said Pres. Trump at his Michigan campaign rally, moments before becoming the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. https://t.co/O9l3h6v4WW pic.twitter.com/EsrEyeCl5l
— ABC News (@ABC) December 19, 2019
If anything, the Democrats might be starting to sweat it a little. Look at these stats:
17% of Trump rally attendees in *Michigan* are Democrats. The Democrat nominee is in big trouble. https://t.co/Saj33jHoii
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) December 19, 2019