Update: Stanford University Professor Pamela Karlan apologized on Wednesday after receiving sharp rebuke for mentioning President Trump’s 13-year-old son, Barron Trump.
No apology from an angry partisan would be complete, however, without a new attack in the same breath…
“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,” she said.
Pamela Karlan: "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." pic.twitter.com/7lYiRWCKjw
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 4, 2019
One would think that House Democrats looking to impeach President Trump would attempt to strengthen their case by inviting moderate constitutional experts to offer measured, yet cogent arguments on why Trump’s interactions with Ukraine are in fact impeachable.
Instead, they peddled three hyper-partisan scholars in front of the House Judiciary Committee who had an obvious emotional investment in impeaching Trump, over claims that he abused his office by asking Ukraine to investigate credible allegations of corruption by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
The lone moderate was George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley, who told House Democrats that by attempting such an ill-founded impeachment they are the ones abusing their power.
WATCH: Jonathan Turley to Democrats on impeachment:
"It is an abuse of power… it's YOUR abuse of power." pic.twitter.com/tkZOtNuYmk
— Steven Cheung (@CaliforniaPanda) December 4, 2019
🚨 Mic drop from @RepRatcliffe & Jonathan Turley 🚨
➡️ RATCLIFFE: So if I were to summarize your testimony – no bribery, no extortion, no obstruction of justice, no abuse of power. Is that fair?
➡️ TURLEY: Not on this record.
Case closed. Time to shut down this partisan sham. pic.twitter.com/GAFNQEpGdQ
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) December 4, 2019
At one point, self-described “snarky, bisexual Jewish woman” Pamela Karlan – a Stanford law professor who hates “The rich, pampered, prodigal, sanctimonious, incurious, white, straight sons of the powerful” took aim at 13-year-old Barron Trump while trying to make the point that President Trump isn’t a monarch.