Trump Taunts Dems with Red 2016 Election Map - ‘Try to Impeach This’
President dare congress to impeach him with Twitter post
President Donald Trump dared Congress to impeach him amid the ongoing Ukraine controversy by posting an image of a deep-red 2016 election map on Twitter.
The map was seemingly posted to taunt Democrats who are trying desperately to overturn the will of the voters.
“Try to impeach this,” the image tweeted by the president said.
Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump after she caved in to pressure from Democrats.
Pelosi said, "the president must be held accountable" for the "betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and the betrayal of the integrity of our elections."
But the inquiry only put 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden in the spotlight, as the question was raised about his son's ties to an energy company in the country -- specifically, Biden's successful efforts as vice president to oust a prosecutor who was investigating that company.
According to Fox News: Democrats claim corruption concerns drove Biden's intervention and that Trump improperly pushed Ukraine's government to investigate a political opponent, using U.S. aid as a cudgel.
But Trump and top Republicans have been pushing back aggressively, trying to turn the impeachment probe to their advantage by presenting the probe as the latest conspiracy drummed up by Democrats and their media allies unhappy at his 2016 win.
Recent fundraising reports from the Trump re-election campaign and related groups indicate the issue is driving a surge in donations.
"They lost the election; now they want to steal this one -- don't let them," an ad by Trump's 2020 campaign said.
The image of the 2016 election map is one of several politically provocative statements Trump has made within the last week.
He has doubled down on his claim that his phone call was “perfect,” branded the whistleblower who submitted a complaint about the call “fake,” and called on House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to resign for his “parody” of Trump’s words at a House hearing.
He also sparked outrage by quoting Pastor Robert Jeffress, who predicted on Fox News that if Trump was impeached, it would cause a “Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our country will never heal.”
This drew some criticism from members of his own party, with Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., calling it "beyond repugnant."