President Donald Trump openly threatened House Democrats on Wednesday morning by warning that he will get the Senate to investigate them if they exercise their power to investigate him.
By taking back the House on Tuesday night, Democrats now have the power to investigate Trump and subpoena his records, which provides a major check on his power.
Terrified, Trump threatened House Democrats with Senate investigations in retaliation if they investigate him.
If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
This is an unbelievable example of Trump abusing his power. Oversight is not a game and it’s certainly not something the president and his party can retaliate against by launching a witch hunt against Democrats. The House investigates House members and the Senate investigates Senators. That’s the way it should be. Because by Trump’s logic, House Democrats could retaliate by investigating Senate Republicans.
And then Congress would be engulfed in even more chaos. So, it’s really unrealistic and petty for Trump to make such threats as if he thinks he can use Senate Republicans as his attack dogs.
Twitter users responded by pointing out Trump’s abuse of power and his hypocrisy when it comes to wasting taxpayer dollars.
Waste tax payer money? That’s funny coming from the guy who sends over 5000 US Troops to divert 3000 migrants that are over a month away from the border, at a cost of over 200 Million. Yes…That’s right, 5000 US Troops/3000 Immigrants/200 Million in Tax Dollars. WHAT A WASTE !
— Wolf Impeach 45 (@_lynnwolf_) November 7, 2018
“The Dems are going to waste money, so I’m going to waste money.”
You’re a child.
— Victor Stoddard (@VicStoddard) November 7, 2018
Strange that you should think government accountability is a “game.”
— Grishmonger 🌊 🌊 🌊 (@eloiseat6) November 7, 2018
The senate isn’t supposed to be your personal pitbulls despite what has happened so far.
— 🌌🌿Tami🌿🌌 (@BasketOfAwesome) November 7, 2018
You bailed out farmers with a socialist program of $6B to the American taxpayers due to your poor trade policies. You will waste over $200M on the military to the US border for your non-existent invasion. You have wasted over $100M on your excessive golf trips.#NotWinning
— Cabe (@clc3099) November 7, 2018
Spoken like a guilty “man.”
— Jay 🔬 (@CLT1996) November 7, 2018
In other words…you think the Dems have broken the law, but you’ll only bother to investigate as retaliation they investigate you first?
Glad to see you take that whole “enforce the law” bit seriously.
Oh, wait — this is just an idle threat. Got it.
— Barry Lyga (@barrylyga) November 7, 2018
Is this blackmail? Are u threatening members of the House with investigations based only on them investigating you? This is abuse of power. This isn’t a game. You’re so unfit for the office it’s scary. & that’s what u are scared. Innocent ppl testify. Innocent ppl don’t obstruct.
— AmericanExpat (@ExpatMerican) November 7, 2018
Former White House ethics lawyer Norm Eisen informed Trump that the Senate does not have the power to investigate his fantasies.
Sir, the Senate has no power (or inclination) to investigate your fantasies. By contrast, the substantial evidence that you obstructed justice & the proof of your corruption & possible collusion are real and will get a hard look:https://t.co/tzDXA6AUCihttps://t.co/wrVFmmmrvB https://t.co/OwOH26aEyz
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) November 7, 2018
Trump’s threat comes just hours after he claimed to have won a “big victory” in the 2018 Election. Clearly, the reality is now setting in.
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