As former President Trump heads toward an impeachment trial in the Senate, this old tweet from Rep. Matt Gaetz in 2019 saying that you can, in fact, “impeach a former President, FWIW” has resurfaced:
You actually can impeach a former President, FWIW
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) December 4, 2019
This didn’t age well. https://t.co/QQjosO57XM
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) January 26, 2021
Libs are on board:
Amplifying this, in case he tries to say otherwise soon. https://t.co/9E3W0A07pI
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 22, 2021
Good to know, thanks. https://t.co/HDllW0g7Hm
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) January 25, 2021
There really is a tweet for everything. https://t.co/IbZYvk59o2
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) January 26, 2021
Rep. Gaetz was saying at the time that former President Obama could be impeached if it was determined that he spied on the Trump campaign in 2016:
I think Gaetz just suggested they should maybe impeach President Obama over surveillance of the Trump campaign instead.
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) December 4, 2019
And what’s funny about it is that journos thought the idea was bonkers back then:
Matt Gaetz. “Maybe it’s a different president we should be impeaching.”
We only have one president, so im not sure how this would work.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) December 4, 2019
“Matt Gaetz seems to think we retroactively impeach presidents” and now so does every single Dem in Congress:
Matt Gaetz seems to think we retroactively impeach presidents.
— Allen McDuffee (@AllenMcDuffee) December 4, 2019
You see, it’s okay when it’s not your guy getting impeached as a ghost:
Matt Gaetz closes by threatening to … [quints at notes] …. impeach the ghost of President Obama pic.twitter.com/ppBjRCC9em
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 4, 2019
This was good advice then, and it’s good advice now: Dems should stop trying to impeach Donald Trump and get things done for Americans:
Matt Gaetz closed his time by suggesting that the House impeach President Obama.
— Swing Left (@swingleft) December 4, 2019