House Dem Promotes Fantasy that Trump Duct-Taped Zelensky's Daughter in His Basement
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During the House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing on Thursday, Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson promoted a bizarre fantasy when he talked about President Trump kidnapping, duct-taping and locking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's daughter in a basement.
Johnson said, “Well, I’ll tell you that brings to mind the picture of President Trump and President Zelensky meeting in New York in September at the U.N. and a big chair for President Trump, little chair for President Zelensky.”
“Big, six-foot-four President Trump, five-foot-eleven President Zelensky. And they’re standing there, President Trump is holding court, and he says, ‘Oh, by the way, no pressure,'” Johnson said. “And you saw President Zelensky shaking his head as if his daughter was downstairs in the basement, duct-taped.”
“I mean, there’s an imbalance of power in that relationship. It always has been,” Johnson finished. “And there’s no way that the nation of Ukraine can stand up to the power, the power of the United States of America. And President Trump used that unequal bargaining position, he leveraged his power in that relationship, not for the benefit of the United States of America, but for his own benefit.”
The Trump White House Twitter account quickly shot back saying: “JUST IN: Democrats want to impeach the President for [checks notes] being too tall.”
They also pushed back on Johnson's assertion that President Trump's chair was bigger than Zelensky's when in fact they were the same chairs.
Johnson has a history of making outlandish comments. In 2010, he feared that the island of Guam would "tip over" and "capsize."
“My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,” Johnson said.
“We don’t anticipate that,” Admiral Robert Willard replied at the time.
Another example of his insane rhetoric came at the beginning of the year when he compared President Trump to Nazi leader and mass murderer Adolf Hitler.
“Americans elected an authoritarian, racist, anti-immigrant strongman to the nation’s highest office,” Johnson said at the time. “Americans, particularly black Americans, can’t afford to make that same mistake about the harm that could be done by a man named Hitler or a man named Trump.”
Johnson also hammered Trump supporters saying, “Donald Trump and his Make America Great Again followers…are older, less educated, less prosperous, and they are dying early. Their life spans are decreasing, and many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart.”
Johnson's comments come as the House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of moving forward with the two articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Just last Tuesday, House Democrats led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that they were filing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of "obstructing Congress" and "abuse of power."
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
Despite Pelosi’s early reluctance to push for impeachment, there are currently 228 Democrats who have voiced support for impeachment or an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi has said she believes Trump is “goading” Democrats to impeach him because he thinks it will help him fire up his base.
Democrats have continued to send congressional subpoenas to those close to Trump for documents related to the ongoing scandal regarding the president’s phone call with the president of Ukraine — specifically whether Trump asked him to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid. The House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight committees are all investigating Trump, his cabinet members and closest allies.
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