Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas poked a major hole in the Democrats’ impeachment case during the hearings on Tuesday.
According to Nancy Pelosi and other Democrat leaders, this impeachment inquiry is all based on bribery.
Ratcliffe asked why no one has used that word.
The Daily Caller reports:
Rep. Ratcliffe: Trump’s Alleged Bribery Mentioned ‘Zero Times’ In Impeachment Sworn Testimony
Republican Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe said during Tuesday’s impeachment hearing that the use of the accusation of “bribery” has only recently been leveled against President Donald Trump.
Ratcliffe said it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who started to refer to the president’s alleged bribery because it was more comprehensible to Americans than “quid pro quo.”…
Ratcliffe noted the absence of the accusation. “No witness has used the word bribery to describe President Trump’s conduct. None of them. These aren’t all of the deposition transcripts. These are just the ten that have been released.
Six weeks of witness interviews in this impeachment inquiry, hundreds of hours of testimony … The number of times witnesses have used the word bribery or bribe to describe President Trump’s conduct in the last six weeks of this inquiry is zero.”
Watch the video:
🚨WHAT A MOMENT 🚨
Dems are going to impeach Trump on "bribery" charges — because it polled well.
Rep. Ratcliffe searched all impeachment documents for the word "bribery" – he found nothing.@RepRatcliffe made a monster stack of testimony on his desk for effect.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 19, 2019
Check out some of the responses to this:
Exactly!! Because it did not happen…EVER!!! #DemsGotNothing
— CA (@fusefan_atic) November 19, 2019
Don’t mess with Texas
— Moshe Hill (@themohill) November 19, 2019
— LeoTrollstoy (@SpaceForThePapa) November 19, 2019
This is all so ridiculous.
Democrats have nothing. They’re doing this because they’re worried they won’t be able to beat Trump next year.