Trump names Senate defense team
Awesome – IMO, everyone of these deplorables is rude, uncouth, uncivil, and sure to act the fool during the trial. Trump’s base cheers on the disrespectful behavior championed by this crowd, but I believe the majority of Americans find their antics immature, deceitful, and Un-American. OK, I’m running out of adjectives. I guess my point is best put by Oscar Wilde – I would convey his sentiments to this motley crew: “I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.”
After excluding House Republicans from his defense team, President Donald Trump announced Monday night that eight of them would serve as his personal warriors.
Republican Reps. Doug Collins (Ga.), Mike Johnson (La.), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Debbie Lesko (Ariz.), Mark Meadows (N.C.), John Ratcliffe (Texas), Elise Stefanik (N.Y.) and Lee Zeldin (N.Y.) will “serve as part of his team working to combat this hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment,” according to a White House news release Monday.
“Throughout this process, these Members of Congress have provided guidance to the White House team, which was prohibited from participating in the proceedings concocted by Democrats in the House of Representatives,” the release said.
[@Keaton_James aside: LIE, LIE, LIE. The Democratic led impeachment proceedings in the House were conducted with civility and the utmost fairness – the records are an open book that prove this unequivocally. ]
The White House didn’t specify in its statement what exactly the members would be doing, but one GOP source says they are expected to play a more behind-the-scenes role, with a focus on messaging and strategy. “I would consider them a quasi reserve unit,” the source said. Some of the House Republicans who are most familiar with the case have already been advising and meeting at the White House in recent weeks, including Jordan and GOP counsel Steve Castor.
IMO, the more they’re actually allowed to speak and grandstand, the better. They are not going to win any converts – instead, they will drive reasonable Americans into the anti-Trump camp.