The Democratic politicians and presidential candidates are wise to appear on daytime talk shows. It gives people a look at their human side, which is so important and often missing. Tuesday, during Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) appearance on ABC’s The View, he asked the question that many people wonder.
Schumer reminded people about the sense of gentility and high goals that have guided the Senate throughout the centuries regarding this great experiment called the United States. True, the people in Congress have not always expressed that pride of place, but it has been the general rule.
Donald Trump did not cause the descent into rudeness and poor manners. That rode in on the backs of the ultra-conservatives. However, he has taken crudeness and coarseness to a new low.
The president released an altered meme this week from an unknown source. It depicted both Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) dressed in traditional Middle-Eastern garb, standing in front of an Iranian flag. Schumer asked the hosts of The View:
‘”How low can the president go?” @SenSchumer on Trump retweeting a doctored photo of he and House Speaker Pelosi in front of an Iran flag: “The foreign policy that he has created… can be summarized in three words: Erratic, impulsive and egotistical.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/I84TbIwGxT
— The View (@TheView) January 14, 2020′
“How low can the president go?”@SenSchumer on Trump retweeting a doctored photo of he and House Speaker Pelosi in front of an Iran flag: “The foreign policy that he has created… can be summarized in three words: Erratic, impulsive and egotistical.” https://t.co/f8u2wbJuik pic.twitter.com/I84TbIwGxT
— The View (@TheView) January 14, 2020
He added that which has made America great was “its honor and its values,” an ideal that “the founding fathers focused on:”
”The greatest thing America has is its honor and its values. That’s what the Founding Fathers focused on. That’s what all of our great political thinkers have focused on, and no person — no person has done more to destroy the honor and values of America than Donald Trump. That’s why I think he’s got to go, in the election, if not sooner.’
Then, Schumer referred to the president’s impeachment trial:
‘This is weighty … this is vital … this is about the republic.’
He continued, noting that the House members will next “prove their case:”
‘When the case was actually being compiled, mountains of evidence, mountains of testimony, long legal battles over privilege and none of this discovery took place over here in the Senate. The Constitution gives the sole power of impeachment to the House. If a House majority wants to impeach a president, the ball is in their court, but they have to do the work — they have to prove their case.’
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