Democrats who have set their hearts on impeachment appear to show little intelligence. One such example is Rep. Hank Johnson, the man who once worried about an island tipping over. Seriously.
In the latest attempt to justify the unwarranted and unjustifiable impeachment process and attack President Trump, Johnson evoked an image of a 15-year old girl being “duct taped” in a basement.
Rep. Hank Johnson (R-GA) conjured a bizarre image during Thursday’s debate in the House Judiciary Committee hearing on articles of impeachment: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s daughter duct-taped in President Donald Trump’s basement.
Zelensky and those around him have repeatedly stated that they never felt any pressure, and that there was never any “quid pro quo,” or any effort to tie U.S. security assistance to investigations into 2016 election interference or former Vice President Joe Biden.
For example, in a press conference while meeting with Trump in September at the United Nations, Zelensky said that he felt no pressure and that his phone call on July 25th with Trump had been a “good call.”
In response, Democrats argued that Zelensky was, in effect, lying under duress.
A big chair for President Trump, little chair for President Zelensky. Big, six-foot-four President Trump, five-foot-elecven Mr. Zelensky, President Zelensky. And they’re standing there, President Trump is holding court. And he says, “Oh, by the way, no pressure.” And you saw President Zelensky shaking his head as if his daughter was downstairs in the basement, duct-taped. [Laughter] I mean, there’s an imbalance of power in that relationship. It always has been. And there’s no way that the nation of Ukraine can stand up to the power, the power of the United States of America. And President Trump used that unequal bargaining position. He leveraged his power in that relationship, not for the benefit of the United States of America, but for his own benefit.
Zelensky’s daughter, Oleksandra, is 15 years old.
Most recently, Ukrainian foreign minister Andriy Yermak told Time magazine that there had been no link between aid and investigations, destroying a key element of Democrats’ case against Trump.
Twitter was quick to respond.
How completely unhinged Democrats have become in this Impeachment hearing?
Member of the Judiciary Committee Hank Johnson (D-GA) just said Impeachment is justified because:
1. Trump taller than Prez. Zelensky
2. Trump had Zelensky's daughter "in the basement duck taped"
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 12, 2019
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 12, 2019
This is the video that Trump Jr. is referencing where Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson believed that the island of Guam would "tip over and capsize" if too many people were on the island. pic.twitter.com/69tUluRKF1 https://t.co/Lx9I37KPWB
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 13, 2019