The Trump defense team wrapped up their case today.
One of the things that made their presentation light years better than that of the House Democratic managers and the bloviating of folks like House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) was the simple, straight forward way they made their presentation, appealing to facts, logic and the Constitution.
Pat Cipollone exemplified that again today as he closed in a brilliant way. He noted the basic fact that Democrats sought to obscure – that the case and the articles of impeachment they’ve put forth don’t meet the constitutional standard for impeachment. That the Democratic articles are dangerous, because they are not what the Framers intended impeachment to be. Cipollone said that if you looked to the words of the past that they were true then and they’re true now. He then played the words of Democrats including present impeachment managers inveighing against partisan impeachment in 1998.
Pat Cipollone plays videos of Democrats warning of partisan, weak impeachment: “you were right” pic.twitter.com/YzgEq0xqLP
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 28, 2020
“You were right,” Cipollone said. “But I’m sorry to say you were also prophetic. And I think I couldn’t say it better so I wouldn’t. You know what the right answer is in your heart. You know what the right answer is for our country. You know what the right answer is for the American people.”
Brilliant finish, in choice and tone.
He didn’t have to say anything! You could hear it resonated w/ the Senators when they started laughing.
— Thomas P Kennedy III 🇺🇸 (@ThomasPKennedy3) January 28, 2020
That, my friends, is effective advocacy.
— Richard A Harrison (@RAHarrisonPA) January 28, 2020
@RepZoeLofgren thank you for your video Rep. Lofgren. That video from the Clinton impeachment was the best argument of the whole trial showing why this impeachment is partisan and needs to stop! Thank you!
— John4justice (@JBB4768) January 28, 2020
Picture of Cippollone dunking on the Dems Impeachment managers. pic.twitter.com/OU8LJQZZVV
— LastKingofScotland (@KingofLast) January 28, 2020