Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski testified before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday in what some are calling the first official “impeachment hearing” of the president.
The hearing was contentious — at one point he addressed “President Swalwell” — and when asked by Rep. Matt Gaetz why Democrats are proceeding with the possibility of impeachment, Lewandowski didn’t hesitate to answer:
"I think they hate this president more than they love their country," Lewandowski says in response to a question from Gaetz about why Dems are proceeding with the possibility of impeachment.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 17, 2019
Fact Check: true.
— ???? (@philllosoraptor) September 17, 2019
Not a single word of that is untrue. https://t.co/zbb4x22LWG
— RBe (@RBPundit) September 17, 2019
It's the truth.
— Bonnie O (@bloc52) September 17, 2019
— Buffalo Bill (@Buffalo_Bill33) September 17, 2019
I'd agree with that statement.
— James Downey U.S. Code § 2385 (@Doophenshmirtz) September 17, 2019
That would be an accurate assessment. https://t.co/GHmlLZXWnY
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) September 17, 2019
— Eric Sandberg (@Guitarlord34) September 17, 2019
Fact check: True https://t.co/T3Ei4OteqX
— Rusty Weiss ?? (@rustyweiss74) September 17, 2019
True story Maggie … true story.
No matter how you and your pals try to spin it.
President Trump will easily be re-elected and you are heading into oblivion. https://t.co/u5Ck3ys2GN
— Laurel Cates (@la_cates) September 17, 2019
Thank you. Couldn't agree more @CLewandowski_
— Dow30k ?? (@Djhottowns) September 17, 2019
— ??Laura?? (@flasunshine929) September 17, 2019
How are comments like that permissible under House rules? I thought it was contrary to the rules to impugn the motives of fellow members.
— Concerned Citizen (@politicsbos) September 17, 2019
But if he’s telling the truth about their motives, he’s not impugning them, is he? Here’s Gaetz:
Dems are squandering precious time on faux impeachment proceedings and dragging Corey Lewandowski through pointless hearings.
They’re doing nothing to create jobs, reform immigration laws, fix our healthcare system, or put more money in Americans' pockets.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 17, 2019
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Here’s video of the exchange from The Hill:
.@MattGaetz: "Do you have a thought as to why we continue to engage in a charade that is overwhelmingly opposed by the American people & fundamentally misunderstood by my Democrat colleagues?"@CLewandowski_: "I think they hate this president more than they love their country." pic.twitter.com/Dmft1yWhd4
— The Hill (@thehill) September 17, 2019
No way: Rep. Jerry Nadler suggests calls for impeachment of Brett Kavanaugh are premature https://t.co/xxKnyHEfHH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 16, 2019