In an opening statement that should be preserved for the history books, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) utterly destroyed the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry by taking the American people through a piece-by-piece timeline of their vendetta against President Donald Trump.
In one of the most brutal takedowns we’ve ever seen on Capitol Hill, Nunes dismantled the last remaining building blocks upon which the Democrats have rested their collective credibility. Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi had better hope there weren’t many undecided voters watching on Thursday, because if they were…well, it’s hard to imagine they’re undecided any longer.
“Throughout these bizarre hearings, the Democrats have struggled to make the case that President Trump committed some impeachable offense on his phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky. The offense itself changes depending on the day, ranging from a quid pro quo, to extortion, to bribery, to obstruction of justice, then back to quid pro quo,” Nunes said.
“It’s clear why the Democrats have been forced onto this carousel of accusations,” he continued.
“President Trump had good reason to be wary of Ukrainian election meddling against his campaign and of widespread corruption in that country,” he said. “President Zelensky, who didn’t even know aid to Ukraine had been paused at the time of the call, has repeatedly said there was nothing wrong with the conversation.
“The aid was resumed without the Ukrainians taking the actions they were supposedly being coerced into doing,” he noted. “Aid to Ukraine under President Trump has been much more robust than it was under President Obama, thanks to the provision of Javelin anti-tank weapons.”
Nunes said that the strangest aspect of the crime that Trump supposedly committed is that…it wasn’t committed. This is verified by the “victim” themselves!
“The Democrats have tried to solve this dilemma with a simple slogan: ‘He got caught!’ President Trump, we are to believe, was just about to do something wrong, and getting caught was the only reason he backed down from whatever nefarious thought-crime the Democrats are accusing him of almost committing,” Nunes argued. “For the last three years, it’s not President Trump who got caught, it’s the Democrats who got caught.”
They got caught falsely claiming they had more than circumstantial evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians to hack the 2016 elections.
They got caught orchestrating this entire farce with the Whistleblower and lying about their secret meetings with him.
They got caught defending the false allegations of the Steele dossier, which was paid for by the Democrats.
They got caught breaking their promise that impeachment would only go forward with bipartisan support because of how damaging it is to the American people.
They got caught running a sham impeachment process featuring secret depositions, hidden transcripts, and an unending flood of Democrat leaks.
They got caught trying to obtain nude photos of President Trump from Russian pranksters pretending to be Ukrainians.
And they got caught covering up for Alexandra Chalupa—a Democratic National Committee operative who colluded with Ukrainian officials to smear the Trump campaign—by improperly redacting her name from deposition transcripts and refusing to let Americans hear her testimony as a witness in these proceedings.
“That is the Democrats’ pitiful legacy in recent years: They. Got. Caught,” Nunes finished.
The last three years have exposed the Democratic Party as a vengeful, un-American political cult based on hatred of Donald Trump, hatred of conservatism, and hatred of this great nation. This impeachment inquiry is the culmination of a diseased agenda they’ve had from the moment Trump took office. It’s up to the Senate to cure this disease, and it’s up to voters next November to inoculate the country from any future flare-ups.