House Impeachment Manager Hakeem Jeffries stunned lawmakers in the US Senate Friday; directly comparing President Trump’s 33-minute phone call with the leader of Ukraine to the Civil War, Great Depression, World War II, and September 11th terror attacks.
“America is a great nation. We can handle adversity better than any other country in the world. We always make it to the other side. We were in a tough spot during the Civil War… a tough spot in October of 1929 when the stock market collapsed,” said Jeffries.
“We were in a tough spot in December of 1941 when a foreign power struck plunging us into a great conflict with the evil empire of Nazi Germany… We were in a tough spot on September 11th when the towers were struck,” he added. “What are we going to do about our character? President Trump tried to solicit foreign interference in an American election.”
Unhinged: On the Senate floor, Democrat Rep and impeachment manager Hakeem Jeffries compares Trump to terrorists who attacked America on 9/11 and Nazis in WWII pic.twitter.com/qczaXAHs56
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 24, 2020
Watch Rep. Jeffries’ comments above.
BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi Picks Schiff, Nadler as ‘Managers’ to Present Impeachment Case in the Senate
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi held a press briefing Wednesday morning; naming the “managers” who will pitch the Democrats’ impeachment case before the US Senate during next week’s trial.
Breaking: Nancy Pelosi announces Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff will be among those prosecuting the impeachment case against Trump. https://t.co/YJicjOKw2N
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 15, 2020
“The House managers include House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who led much of the impeachment inquiry out of his committee with dramatic hearings to develop the case against the president and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., whose panel drafted the articles of impeachment,” reports Fox News. “Pelosi also tapped House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.; Wisconsin Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo.; Val Demings, D-Fla.; Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas; and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
COLLUSION DELUSION: Top Dem Says the Kremlin ‘Artificially Placed’ Trump in the White House
The chair of the House Democratic Caucus outright dismissed Robert Mueller’s final report Wednesday; saying Russian officials “artificially placed” President Trump in the White House.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries made the stunning statement during a heated discussion at the House Judiciary Committee where Democratic lawmakers voted to hold Attorney General William Barr “in contempt of Congress.”
“Seventeen different intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered with our election, attacked our democracy for the sole purpose of artificially placing someone at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., the House Democratic Caucus chairman, said. “They were successful, and that’s also what the Mueller report shows.”
“This is not a politically inspired witch hunt,” he added.
Read the full report at Fox News.