Trump Shreds House Dems on Impeachment: 'They Had Nothing, There's No Crime'
President slams Democrats for failing to provide evidence of crime
President Donald Trump blasted House Democrats for voting to impeach him without providing any evidence of a crime during a Turning Point USA event in West Palm Beach, Fla.
“They had nothing. There’s no crime. There’s no nothing," Trump said.
"How do you impeach? You had no crime. Even their people said there was no crime," he said.
"In fact, there’s no impeachment. Their own lawyer said there’s no impeachment."
"What are we doing here?”
Trump then focused on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, addressing her as "crazy Nancy" before criticizing her for delaying the impeachment process by withholding the articles from the GOP-controlled Senate.
"The world is watching," Trump said.
"Crazy Nancy. She’s crazy. So now she says she has no case. She has no case, so let’s not submit it. That’s good. That’s good, but you know what? So unfair. It’s so unfair. She has no case."
Even one of the Democrats’ top impeachment witnesses claimed the party had not impeached the president due to Pelosi's delay.
Noah Feldman's voiced in an op-ed in Bloomberg News, arguing that “according to the Constitution, impeachment is a process, not a vote."
He then noted that, although moderate delay would not pose a problem, a lengthy delay would be a “serious problem.”
Trump also accused Democrats of violating the Constitution, claiming his poll numbers have benefited from their divisive rhetoric.
"They are violating the Constitution, totally. Totally. They’re violating the Constitution. In the meantime, our polls have gone through the roof," Trump said.
Trump then questioned the patriotism of congressional Democrats, accusing them of not believing in democracy.
"When all else fails, they pursue an illegal, unconstitutional, and hyperpartisan impeachment," he said.
"They go with the impeachment thing. Some of these extremists may call themselves Democrats, but they really don't believe in democracy. They can't. They can't believe in democracy."
"Generations of patriots before us did not work, fight and sacrifice so that we could surrender our country to a raging, left-wing mob."
"And that's what's happening. While they want to punish America, we will fight to preserve America... Together we will stand up to socialists; we will defend our nation -- the greatest and most glorious republic in the history of this world."
"And you know what? The best is yet to come," he added.