President Trump on Tuesday called out Democrats in Congress pushing for his impeachment with a picture of the 2016 election map.
Fox News called the tweet “an implicit suggestion that Democrats are threatening to overturn the will of the voters – as he and his allies try to go on offense over the impeachment probe.”
Well, Trump is threatening them right back, with clear and bold lettering across the map spelling, “Try to impeach this.”
He also pinned the tweet to the top of his Twitter feed.
As Fox News reports,
A Trump impeachment push is highly unlikely to succeed, requiring a two-thirds majority to convict in the Republican-controlled Senate. But the push could have a significant effect one way or another on the 2020 election in the way it rallies the parties’ bases, and the effect it has on independents and moderates.
As polls show support for impeachment creeping up nationally and it becomes a rallying cry for the Democratic Party base, Republicans are banking that the impeachment push will also act as a shot in the arm for their own base, while turning off moderates who care more about kitchen-table issues like health care and immigration.
It was just revealed Monday night that there are conflicting reports about the whistleblower and whether he had direct or second-hand knowledge of President Trump’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine. In documents sent to Congress and the director of national intelligence, the whistleblower claims second-hand knowledge, but in a disclosure form, the whistleblower claimed first-hand, direct knowledge.
Trump tweeted that if that were the case, "why aren’t we entitled to interview & learn everything about" this person?
Trump again on Tuesday called for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to be punished for his “parody” account of the President’s phone call with the Ukrainian president during the so-called "Whistleblower Hearing" last week, except now Trump is asking outright why Schiff isn’t being “brought on charges for fraudulently making up a statement and reading it to Congress as if it was a statement.” On Monday, he had asked if Schiff should be arrested for treason.