Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), arguably the leading champions of liberty in Washington D.C., are calling out the Democrat-led witch hunt against President Donald Trump over a phone chat that he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry against the President earlier this week after an anonymous whistle-blower filed a complaint against Trump over allegations that he engaged in an inappropriate conversation with Zelensky.
Massie expressed frustration with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who blatantly lied about the President’s words in a hearing with Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire earlier today. After Schiff was exposed for his deceit, he claimed he was engaging in a “parody” of Trump’s actual comments.
Massie did not accept Schiff’s explanation, blaming Schiff for creating a “circus” with his irresponsible display in a tweet:
One “parody” after another has led to this circus.
We should be focused on real issues. https://t.co/jZELYrccSX
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) September 26, 2019
Paul released an op/ed Wednesday on Breitbart News explaining how frustrated he has become with the constant witch hunting by the Democrats and the deep state against the President.
“I’ve heard the president both in private and repeatedly in public call for European countries to pay their fair share for NATO and for the defense of Ukraine. Having the U.S. pay less and our allies pay more has been a consistent theme of the president’s since he ran for office, and it should surprise no one that he hit on the need for Europe to play a larger role once again in the transcript he indeed released this morning,” Paul wrote.
“What the transcript confirms he did not do on the call, and what much of the controversy has been about, was condition U.S. aid on Ukraine investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter,” he added.
Biden once bragged about using his leverage as Vice President to strong-arm the Ukrainian President into firing a prosecutor who was allegedly investigating his son’s business dealings.
It was caught on video during his appearance before the Council on Foreign Relations in 2016:
Joe Biden brags about how he threatened to pull $1 billion in loan guarantees from Ukraine if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
The prosecutor, who was fired, was leading a corruption investigation into a company that employed Biden's son, Hunter pic.twitter.com/xZd3vIMbuL
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 20, 2019
Paul questions the entire premise regarding the concerns made by Democrats desperate to nail the President with their new media-spun controversy.
“For one, is there really something wrong with making aid contingent on behavior? Shouldn’t it be made clear to the new Ukrainian president that our aid is contingent on them not being corrupt?” Paul asked.
“The hatred for the Trump presidency runs deep on the left, and hate is consuming. It’s consuming Congress’ energy and time and the American people’s patience, for starters, and it’s time for the games to stop,” Paul concluded.
One liberty-minded legislator who disagrees with Paul and Massie’s conclusions and sides with the Democrats is Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI). Amash believes that the witch hunt is justified and should continue, as he continues to propagandize on behalf of impeachment efforts.
Every day, President Trump and his defenders tell us not to believe our own eyes and ears. We read or hear the president’s words, and we’re told to reject the natural and ordinary meaning. We see evidence of wrongdoing, and we’re told it proves virtue.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) September 26, 2019
A rough transcript of the conversation between Trump and Zelensky was released publicly on Wednesday by the White House, and the complaint filed by a CIA whistle-blower regarding Trump’s alleged inappropriate behavior was released to the public on Thursday.