Pelosi Uses Trump’s Own Words Against Him In Brilliant Response To Tweet Attacking Witnesses
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to President Donald Trump’s attack on his top Ukraine expert Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s testimony.
Trump earlier sought to discredit Vindman ahead of Tuesday’s testimony.
“Was he on the same call that I was? Can’t be possible!” the president tweeted of Vindman’s planned testimony, also calling him a “Never Trumper.”
“Supposedly, according to the Corrupt Media, the Ukraine call “concerned” today’s Never Trumper witness. Was he on the same call that I was? Can’t be possible! Please ask him to read the Transcript of the call. Witch Hunt!”
He also urged his supporters to read the summary of the call released by the White House.
“How many more Never Trumpers will be allowed to testify about a perfectly appropriate phone call when all anyone has to do is READ THE TRANSCRIPT! I knew people were listening in on the call (why would I say something inappropriate?), which was fine with me, but why so many?
According to a copy of his planned testimony obtained by Political Dig, Vindman plans to tell the House Oversight, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence Committees he was “concerned” by the July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky.
“I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen, and I was worried about the implications for the U.S. government’s support of Ukraine,” Vindman wrote.
“I realized that if Ukraine pursued an investigation into the Bidens and Burisma, it would likely be interpreted as a partisan play which would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing the bipartisan support it has thus far maintained,” Vindman wrote in his testimony. “This would all undermine U.S. national security. Following the call, I again reported my concerns to NSC’s lead counsel.”
Meanwhile, Trump has set his own sideshow, ranting on Twitter all morning, calling witnesses “never Trumpers.”
Pelosi responded by using Trump’s own words against him, noting that in the summary of the July 25 call released by the White House, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asks for military aid to fight back against a Russian invasion, to which Trump replies “I want you to do us a favor though” and asks for investigations into his political opponents.
Everybody has read your words on the call. The Ukrainian President asks for military aid to fend off the Russian attack, you say “I want you to do us a favor though,” and then you spend the rest of the call asking for bogus investigations to smear your political opponents. https://t.co/vI2eD4T6vK
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) October 29, 2019