Democrat Rep. Wasserman Schultz: Trump 'Treats the Constitution Like Toilet Paper'
Florida Dem attacks the president as she calls for his impeachment
Controversial Florida Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has attacked Donald Trump during an interview, accusing the president of treating the US Constitution "like toilet paper."
Speaking to “MSNBC Live” on Friday, Wasserman Schultz was discussing impeaching President Donald Trump.
She was commenting on the House Judiciary Committee’s passage of two articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Rep. Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) argued in her interview that Trump treats the Constitution “like nothing more than toilet paper.”
She claimed this was a reason why she said Congress “had to act” on impeachment.
“I think what this boils down to is we are here because the President of the United States has treated the Constitution like toilet paper, like nothing more than toilet paper,” Wasserman Schultz declared.
“He has engaged in an unprecedented abuse of power. He engaged in a protracted shakedown scheme to try to coerce a foreign country into investigating his political rival to benefit his own campaign,” Wasserman Schultz continued.
"He has engaged in unprecedented obstruction of Congress.
"There’s no president in history that has refused categorically to turn documents over to the United States Congress, to provide witnesses to give testimony.
"He has violated his oath of office, violated the Constitution and needs and must be held accountable as a result. No one is above the law.”
She continued, “[W]hat is particularly, particularly disturbing here is he put his own personal and political interests above our national security interests.
"And that is why Congress had to act.”
Last week, Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) predicted on CNN that President Trump was “going to cower in the corner” because of his guilt, referring to the so-called impeachment inquiry.
Wasserman Schultz said, “What came to my mind when I heard that he again refused to participate in his own defense is that the innocent defend themselves vigorously and vociferously, the guilty hide, obstruct, lie and obfuscate.
"It’s very clear that President Trump is going to cower in the corner because he is absolutely guilty of all of those— of an abuse of power, of obstructing Congress, of trying to get a foreign power to interfere in our elections for his own personal and political benefit and withheld vital foreign aid that was appropriations law.”
“And if those aren’t impeachable offenses, then as one of the constitutional scholars said last week, nothing is,” she continued.
“The Founding Fathers intended for us to not allow any president to be above the law, and that’s what we’re proceeding with this week, so that we can make sure that the American people can have confidence in their elected officials that we’ll uphold our oath that we swore to defend the Constitution which the president has violated.”