As Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee took their turns speaking for five minutes each about whether they think President Donald Trump should be impeached, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) came up with a new reason that nobody else had thought of: Trump is just too tall.
Johnson, who said in 2010 that he feared the island of Guam might capsize and tip over if 8,000 Marines were stationed there, commented on a picture or video he had seen of Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Trump was on a great big chair, Johnson said, and Zelensky on a tiny one. Trump was six-foot-four, and Zelensky was only five-foot-eleven, Johnson said as though scandalized by the height difference. And as though it had any significance to impeachment.
I guess that’s the best argument Democrats have got, since they haven’t uncovered any actual facts or evidence that Trump committed any crimes.
Trivializing impeachment will come back to bite Democrats in the end, and probably sooner (2020) as well as later.
See the full tweet and video here.