On day one of the House Judiciary Committee’s portion of Trump’s Impeachment inquiry, a clip was played of Trump stating that Article II of the Constitution gives him the power to do whatever he wants.
Expert witness, Pamela Karlan, a Stanford Law School Professor, was visibly shocked by that statement and said in response:
‘Kings could do no wrong because the king’s word was law, but contrary to what President Trump says, Article II does not give him the power to do anything he wants.’
Then, making her point perfectly clear, Karlan said:
‘The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he cannot make him a baron.’
That statement seemed to strike a nerve in First Lady, Melania Trump, and she took to Twitter with her thoughts:
A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 4, 2019
As you might imagine, the Twitterverse had opinions of their own regarding the incident, and they did not hold back. Here are some of their responses:
Incidentally, later in Wednesday’s hearing, Karlan apologized for her remarks about Barron, which as she pointed out, is more than Trump has EVER done:
‘I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president’s son. It was wrong of me to do that. I wish the president would apologize obviously for the things that he’s done that’s wrong. But I do regret having said that.’
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