Knowing that the House of Representatives would be voting on articles of impeachment for Donald Trump should have alerted members of Congress to ramp up the writing of a powerful short speech for the floor debate. After all, the debate was going to become a part of a most historic day in our nation. The words from this day will be researched and told for generations to come.
But instead of placing the most gifted writers in a congressional office on the task of fashioning the speech it seems some Republicans waited until the last minute to scribble a few lines prior to being called to speak.
Two examples screamed out as to how little prep was done when it came to writing a message for the impeachment process.
Georgia Congressman Barry Loudermilk actually likened the impeachment process of Trump to the trial of Jesus. I kid you not!
When Jesus was falsely accused of Treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers. During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus, than Democrats have afforded this president in this process.
But the absurdity was just starting.
Not to be outdone Congressman Mike Kelly opened his remarks by noting the “great dates” in December like Christmas and the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. How could this path of words go wrong? Well…….
But also, on Dec. 7, 1941, a horrific act happened in the United States, and it’s one that President Roosevelt said, ‘this is a date that will live in infamy. Today, December the 18th, 2019, is another date that will live in infamy.
Really? Equating the enormous military strike on our forces and the dreadful loss of life being akin to congress using their checks and balances in standing up to Trump’s abuses of office is nothing short of stunning to hear! I simply could not fathom what Kelly actually said.
Clearly, some Republicans spent little time or gave scant attention, given the enormity of the day or how historians will scour the record when writing of this time in our national story, as they prepared their words for the floor.
It was embarrassing to watch and just another deplorable moment in the Trump era.