The first couple of impeachment inquiry hearings led by Rep. Adam Schiff have obviously had an effect on how some think the Executive Branch works — or at least should work. Wear oven mitts while handling this Bloomberg hot take:
The first public impeachment hearing against Donald Trump laid out how a handful of loyalists led by Rudy Giuliani wrested control of U.S. policy from seasoned diplomats https://t.co/atdXkdLqnw
— Bloomberg (@business) November 16, 2019
Um. Who wants to tell them?
I'm pretty sure it's the president of the United States who controls U.S. policy, not diplomats, seasoned or otherwise. That doesn't make Trump's decision to hand the Ukraine portfolio to Giuliani and his cronies good. But this isn't why it's not good. https://t.co/ziSCjWcuZA
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) November 16, 2019
I don't recall voting for the policies of seasoned diplomats
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) November 16, 2019
Article II does not mention seasoned diplomats https://t.co/hrRWrt12nk
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) November 16, 2019
Some “seasoned diplomats” and others sure act as if they believe that’s how it works:
Quick question, journalists: Who sets US policy, diplomats or the person that those diplomats work for?
— Nuclear Ironman (@NuclearHerbs) November 16, 2019
Um, US Policy is set by the President. If he has to wrest it from seasoned diplomats, the problem is the diplomats.
— Can of Spam (@iDoLikeSpam) November 16, 2019
@POTUS. SETS. FOREIGN. POLICY.
— Justsomedude (@vnick9775) November 16, 2019