The Democrats began their second day of opening arguments on Thursday in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.
Dem House impeachment manager Rep. Jerrold Nadler claimed that the articles of impeachment against Trump are the most serious charges ever brought against the president.
Only there are no charges.
“The articles of impeachment against President Trump rank among the most serious charges ever brought against the president,” Nadler said.
Nadler also selectively edited professor Jonathan Turley’s written testimony to argue that abuse of power is an impeachable offense.
Jerry Nadler cited Jonathan Turley's written testimony to argue the case that abuse of power is an impeachable offense.
The problem is Nadler selectively edited out key portions of Turley's written testimony, that go against Nadler's argument. pic.twitter.com/uEwrn3OGnL
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) January 23, 2020
The Republicans blasted Nadler and set him straight.
Jonathan Turley made clear that “this impeachment not only fails to satisfy the standard of past impeachments but would create a dangerous precedent for future impeachments.”
Professor Turley made clear that "this impeachment not only fails to satisfy the standard of past impeachments but would create a dangerous precedent for future impeachments.”
Watch for yourself ⬇️ https://t.co/G5vBMq0wrl pic.twitter.com/f2aZBMCwcJ
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) January 23, 2020
Turley also accused the Democrats of abusing power.
“It’s your abuse of power,” Turley told Dems during the House impeachment hearing.
Prof. Turley slams Dems on impeachment: this is “your abuse of power” pic.twitter.com/Yxu4KhaYTs
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 23, 2020