Addressing the U.S. Senate during the Democrats’ impeachment trial against the President of the United States, attorney and legal scholar Pat Cipollone led off the Trump team’s attack on Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, during one of Nadler’s typical personal attacks against his opponents. (See the video of the confrontation.)
“Mr. Nadler came up here and made false allegations against our [legal] team. He made false allegations against all of you [Republican senators). He accused you of a cover-up. He’s also made [and continues to make] false allegations against the President,” Cipollone said.
“During his ongoing and repetitive presentation and testimony, Nadler complained that the Republican members of the Senate should be embarrassed over their refusal to take the House’s allegations against Trump seriously,” said former police and federal court officer John Polatta.
But Cipollone replied, “The only one who should be embarrassed, Mr. Nadler, is you, for the way you’ve addressed this body. This is the United States Senate. You’re not in charge here.”
Both Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, and Nadler have been noticeably walking around the Senate chamber as if they were somehow in charge. “These two characters want the U.S. Senators to have another round of their witnesses who failed to prove anything except that the Democrats went off the deep end,” said Mike Baker, a former cop and prosecuting attorney.
After showing the Democratic complaints about the Senate calling witnesses like former National Security Advisor John Bolton for the farce they are, Cipollone got to the real point — the danger Democrats are posing to American democracy.
“We’ve been respectful of the Senate,” Cipollone said loudly. “We’ve made our arguments to you. And you don’t deserve, and we don’t deserve, what just happened. Mr. Nadler came up here and made false allegations against our team. He made false allegations against all of you; he accused you of a cover-up. He’s been making false allegations against the president. The only one who should be embarrassed, Mr. Nadler is you, for the way you’ve addressed the United States Senate. This is the United States Senate. You’re not in charge here. … It’s about time we bring this power trip in for a landing.”
Trump attorney Jay Sekulow also hammed Nadler for suggesting that executive privilege, a longstanding constitutional principle protecting executive branch deliberations from disclosure, wasn’t legitimate.
“At about 12:10 a.m., January 22, the chairman of the [House] Judiciary Committee, in this body, on the floor of this Senate, said ‘executive privilege and other nonsense,’” Sekulow said. “Now think about that for a moment. ‘Executive privilege and other nonsense.’ Mr. Nadler, it is not ‘nonsense.’ These are privileges recognized by the Supreme Court of the United States. And to shred the Constitution, on the floor of the Senate. To serve what purpose? The Senate is not on trial. The Constitution doesn’t allow what just took place. Look what we’ve dealt with for the last, now 13 hours. And we hopefully are closing the proceedings, but not on a very high note.”
For weeks now, the Democrats – and their lackeys in the media – have told Americans their votes are not to be trusted. In fact, to a certain degree, it’s much like the 2000 election when Al Gore lost the election and it took numerous recounts and a Supreme Court decision to confirm George W. Bush won the presidency.
“The American people pay their salaries,” Cipollone said. “And [these Democrats are] here to take away their votes. They’re here to take away their voice.”
“They have attacked the president, the executive branch. They have attacked the judicial branch. They say they don’t have time for courts. They have attacked the United States Senate, repeatedly. It’s about time we bring this power trip in for a landing,” he said.
“Mr. Nadler, you owe an apology to the president of the United States and his family. You owe an apology to the Senate. But most of all, you owe an apology to the American people.”