The Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. this week to ask him more questions surrounding his connections with the Russians in 2016. Rather than simply comply, he threw a tantrum like an entitled brat.
It’s the first time one of President Donald Trump’s kids have been subpoenaed, which is a significant development considering Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had declared “case closed” on the Mueller investigation just a day earlier.
But Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) clearly disagrees.
In a series of retweets on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, Trump Jr. whined about the subpoena and actually attacked Republicans as “cowardly.”
First up was a statement from a source close to Trump Jr.
A source close to Donald Trump Jr. states the following regarding Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr’s decision to subpoena Trump Jr. pic.twitter.com/QJn2Y7J4Xd
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 8, 2019
He then retweeted reaction from Fox News personalities, House Republicans and even his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Weak & ridiculous for Senate to perpetuate the Russia Collusion Delusion by continuing to harass @DonaldJTrumpJr. They should NOT be taking orders from unhinged resistance Dems. Let’s work together to help POTUS move US forward. https://t.co/wSaHkEpqep
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) May 9, 2019
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) May 9, 2019
If you were @DonaldJTrumpJr & had already testified for 30+ hours about same damn singular meeting at #TrumpTower wouldn’t you be reluctant to go before harassing politicians yet another time? Since there was #NoCollusionNoObstruction? I say fight vs. malicious, hostile intent.
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) May 9, 2019
— Kimberly Guilfoyle (@kimguilfoyle) May 9, 2019
This tantrum isn’t going to help him. In fact, the optics could not be worse. This isn’t a Democratic subpoena that Trump Jr. is complaining about and resisting, it’s from a GOP-led committee. Trump Jr. should be happy to testify on home turf. The fact that he doesn’t want to makes it look like he has something to hide and that he’s afraid of being asked questions.
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