January 24, 2020


Even Trump's strongest Republican allies are praising House Democrats' impeachment presentation (Sonam Sheth, 1/24/20, Business Insider)

But as the impeachment managers make their case against the president, even Trump's staunchest defenders have acknowledged the effectiveness of Democrats' strategy.

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida told Politico this week the impeachment managers presented their case to the public as if it were "cable news," and he praised their use of multimedia.

Meanwhile, the defense team's case looked like "an eighth-grade book report," Gaetz said. "Actually, no, I take that back," he said, adding that an eighth-grader would know how to use PowerPoint and iPads.

Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana told reporters during the first day of the prosecution's opening arguments that the evidence itself was news to many senators.

"Nine out of 10 senators will tell you they haven't read a full transcript of the proceedings in the House," Kennedy said. "And the 10th senator who says he has is lying."

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, one of Trump's biggest defenders, praised lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff after the first day of opening arguments.

"Good job," Graham told Schiff. "You're very well-spoken."

Makes listening to the wingnuts abuse Mr. Schiff even more hilarious.  Imagine degrading yourself more than Gaetz & Graham?

Posted by at January 24, 2020 4:44 PM