Rep. Jeffries: Trump ‘Attacks Everybody to Distract’

Rep. Jeffries: Trump ‘Attacks Everybody to Distract’

December 13, 2019

In a hearing Thursday to consider articles of impeachment against President Trump, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries raised the irrelevant issue of President Trump’s tweet mocking teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.

In response to Trump’s tweet, Jeffries said, “This is a president that attacks everybody to distract. He attacks everybody who won’t bend the knee to Donald J. Trump. He attacked John McCain, a war hero. He attacked Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican nominee. He’s attacked Bob Mueller, a Marine and distinguished professional in law enforcement. He attacked your former Speaker Paul Ryan. He attacks Gold Star families. He even attacked today a 16-year-old teenage activist, Greta Thunberg.

“Are you here to defend that as well?” Jeffries asked his Republican colleagues about their arguments that Trump did nothing impeachable.

No, because it’s irrelevant to the proceedings, something Jeffries doesn’t understand or care about.

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