Following the launch of an official impeachment inquiry, United States President Donald Trump may have just flung himself into the deep end of a complex legal battle.
In "BS that Trump said today" news, the President of the United States went on yet another Twitter tirade—this time, for no particular reason at all. Through a series of concerning tweets, he insinuated that a civil war could take place should he lose the next Presidential elections, set to occur in the year 2020. As an investigation into evidential grounds for his impeachment has just begun, this may not be the best foot to put forward for the so-called "leader of the free world." He was immediately slammed for his statements by GOP lawmaker Adam Kinzinger and other politicians, reports The Hill.
President Trump was reportedly quoting Pastor Robert Jeffress—a Fox News contributor and staunch Trump supporter—in his tweets. He posted to the social media platform: They know the only impeachable offense that President Trump has committed was beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. That’s the unpardonable sin for which the Democrats will never forgive him... If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a civil war-like fracture in this nation from which our country will never heal. Of course, the assertions made by both the Pastor, and then the President, were unwarranted and sent Twitter into a tizzy.
Twitter user 4people4 wrote: Trump was trying to eliminate the citizens' ability to vote for the candidate they want because he is afraid of losing. SouthernBlueDog pointed out: You cannot overturn an election. You can, however, hold a POTUS accountable for high crimes and misdemeanors. That is what is happening now. Quilts4veterans affirmed: If the "Evangelicals" can't stand up and be Americans defending our Constitution, then they need to be charged right along with you for crimes against our democracy. WE ARE A SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. READ THE CONSTITUTION.
Nonetheless, it wasn't just liberal members of the Twitterverse who took a strong stand against President Trump. Republican Representative Kinzinger, too, called out his fellow party member out on the statements, alleging that they were completely unexpected from a President. Responding to Trump's tweet, he stated: I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. Trump, I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant. Democratic Senator Brian Schatz echoed his sentiments, posting: This is just a reprehensible way to talk and people could get hurt. This isn’t about partisan teams anymore — it’s clear now he will allow the Republican Party to eat itself and will tear the country apart if he thinks it gives him an advantage of any kind.
Others still wondered how these tweets would affect the ongoing investigation that could quite realistically now lead to Trump's impeachment. Chris Murphy, another Democratic Senator, asked: The President just said that if Congress impeaches him, his supporters will rise up in armed insurrection. 'Civil war,' he says. So tomorrow will Senate Republicans
a. support impeachment inquiry; or b. condemn him in strong unequivocal terms? At present, it continues to remain unclear. In a separate set of tweets, Trump practically threatened his "accuser," demanding that the whistleblower who pushed the impeachment vehicle into motion meet him face to face. Therefore, the world watches in anticipation. Will Trump be allowed to assume his seat at the White House, or will protocol and integrity finally be restored to the highest office of the land?