The Democrats' partisan impeachment is failing and barely anyone is watching. Television ratings have tanked. Republican Senators are forced to watch silently. But House Republicans are correctly pointing out how the desperate Democrats have resorted to simply pulling falsehoods out of thin air:
The Democrats need to be called out for their completely false talking point: "the facts are not in dispute"— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 24, 2020
This is absolutely untrue for many reasons... not least among them is: Democrats have hardly cited any facts at all
Hearsay, assumptions, leaps, and lies =/= "facts"
A great example from Rep. Meadows is Amb. Sondland, the Democrats' supposed star witness as he actually talked to President Trump:
Democrats' reference Gordon Sondland EVERYWHERE in their case. Spread this clip far and wide:— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 24, 2020
“No one on this planet told you POTUS was tying aid/political investigations?”
“So you have no evidence”
Sondland: “Other than my presumption”
Yet, this is some of Rep. Adam Schiff’s best evidence. As Rep. Lee Zeldin points out:
If you took away Schiff’s ability to use presumption, hearsay and lies on this impeachment parody, he would be left with nothing. pic.twitter.com/8KQw1M1Iko— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) January 24, 2020
Rep. Debbie Lesko wrote in an Op-Ed:
There are four inconvenient—but key—facts that haven’t changed since this impeachment hoax began.
1. The call transcript shows zero link between aid and political investigations. (And remember, President Trump declassified and released the transcript all on his own.)
2. The aid was released without any commitment to new investigations.
3. Ukraine did not know aid was withheld at the time of the July 25 phone call.
4. President Trump and President Zelensky have both repeatedly said that there was no pressure. In fact, there are multiple Ukrainian officials on the record saying there was no pressure and no link between the aid and investigations.
The last word goes to the House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. Doug Collins pointing out the real motives:
“He is a dictator. This must not stand,” Chairman Jerry Nadler.— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) January 25, 2020
If it wasn’t clear before that this #ShamImpeachment was about nothing more than Democrats' pure dislike of @realDonaldTrump, it certainly is now. pic.twitter.com/u0O057pMl7