The theater that passes for lawmaking in the swamp we call Washington, D.C., took on a new level of surrealness on Wednesday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her bug-eyed sidekick Adam Schiff held a press conference where they talked about President Donald Trump and his statements regarding the person called “whistleblower” in the Ukraine dust-up that prompted impeachment hearings even if no crime was disclosed as having occurred.
At a press conference held minutes after the draft subpoena was released, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., blasted Trump for his statements decrying the Ukraine whistleblower and his or her sources.
Pelosi described Trump’s statements as “dangerous.” Schiff called them a “blatant effort to intimidate witnesses” and an “incitement to violence.” He also warned the Trump administration his investigators are “not fooling around.”
Trump, for his part, went all unpresidential on them.
“It is just camouflage for trying to win an election through impeachment,” he tweeted, before calling BS on Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, in a profanity-laced follow-up:
“The Do-Nothing Democrats should be focused on building up our Country, not wasting everyone’s time and energy on BULLS—, which is what they have been doing ever since I got overwhelmingly elected in 2016, 223-306. Get a better candidate this time, you’ll need it!”
Seriously. He called the Democrat effort to undo the 2016 presidential election what it is: bovine feces. And he didn’t delete the tweet, either.
The Do Nothing Democrats should be focused on building up our Country, not wasting everyone’s time and energy on BULLSHIT, which is what they have been doing ever since I got overwhelmingly elected in 2016, 223-306. Get a better candidate this time, you’ll need it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2019
And then We the People found out what President Trump thinks of Adam Schiff.
“Schiff should be forced to resign from Congress–he’s a low-life,” Trump said. “He should resign from office in disgrace and frankly they should look at him for treason because he is making up words from the president of the United States.”
He added: “We don’t call him ‘Shifty Schiff’ for nothing. He’s a shifty and dishonest guy.”
Since the ball has been lobbed in the Democrats’ court, stay tuned for the next plot twist in foggy bottom.