On Thursday evening, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) melted down when responding to Trump’s decision to cancel Nancy Pelosi’s overseas trip. During his emotional rant, he said that Trump is acting “like a 5th grader”.
“Well, look, I can’t say what the president’s motivation is here, whether this is related to his disappointment that the State of the Union—at the time when the government is closed, doesn’t make much sense,” he said hysterically.
“I can say that all too often in the last few years the president has acted like he’s in the fifth grade. And to have someone who has that running the country is an enormous problem at every level. We see it now. We’ve seen it over the last two years, and my guess is we will see it in the future. But regardless of what the president’s motivation is for this, the one thing here is—we will not let the president of the United States tell the Congress you can’t do your oversight. That appears what’s going on here. And we are a coequal branch of government. It may not have been that way over the last two years when he had a Republican Congress willing to roll over any time he asked, but that is no longer the case,” he concluded.
Watch his min-meltdown below:
"All too often in the last two years, the President has acted like he’s is in the 5th grade and to have someone who has that kind of character running the country, is an enormous problem at every level," Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said https://t.co/LYuDEzqV6m pic.twitter.com/IFkmcOeTMN
— CNN (@CNN) January 17, 2019
Schiff was on the bus of Congressional Democrats that were bound to make the trip as well. The video below shows him being let off after Trump pulled the plug:
Members including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff getting off the bus in front of the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/G6JMtVCg8h
— Jason Donner (@jason_donner) January 17, 2019
But Adam Schiff wasn’t the only one to have a meltdown. No way!
CNN’s fake news specialist Jim Acosta also threw a hissy fit over the Presidents decision.
Speaking with CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, Acosta called Trump “childish” for canceling Pelosi’s upcoming international travel in response to her proposal to postpone the State of the Union address until the government is reopened.
“Well, our nation’s capital has become a playground, Brooke. The president has responded in sort of childish way, is the only way to describe it, to the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to her letter essentially saying that the State of the Union will be postponed or she asked that it be submitted in writing if the government is still shut down,” Acosta said.
He continued, “This is the letter from the president. The Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, I guess in lieu of having actual briefings here, just tweeted this out, ‘Madam Speaker, due to the shutdown, I’m sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule the seven-day excursion when the shutdown is over in light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay. I’m sure you would agree postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate.’”
“It goes on to talk about how the president is going to continue to defend the nation’s borders, and he’s calling upon the speaker to join his strong border security movement, as he’s calling it, to end the shutdown. What this letter does not include, Brooke is any kind of response from the president to what he’s actually going to do about the State of the Union coming up on January 29,” he concluded.
Pelosi’s attempt to silence Trump has lawmakers like Rand Paul urging the President to move his speech to the floor of the Senate:
“Senator McConnell is in charge of the Senate,” Paul tweeted. “If Mrs. Pelosi refuses to allow the president to deliver the State of the Union in the House, I propose we move it to the Senate and make it happen!”
Here’s what he tweeted:
Senator McConnell is in charge of the Senate. If Mrs. Pelosi refuses to allow the president to deliver the State of the Union in the House, I propose we move it to the Senate and make it happen!
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 17, 2019
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