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Trump lashes out at Dem talk of 'constitutional crisis'

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Trump lashes out at Dem talk of 'constitutional crisis'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBooker backpedals after comparing Warren’s Facebook proposal to Trump Booker: ‘Thoughts and prayers’ after gun violence are ‘bullshit’ Mike Pence tells Liberty University graduates to prepare to be ‘shunned,’ ‘ridiculed’ for being a Christian MORE on Sunday took to Twitter to excoriate Democrats and the media over the suggestion that the U.S. is facing a “constitutional crisis,” calling the assertion “a pathetically untrue soundbite.”

“The Democrats new and pathetically untrue sound bite is that we are in a ‘Constitutional Crisis,'” Trump wrote in multiple tweets. “They and their partner, the Fake News Media, are all told to say this as loud and as often as possible. They are a sad JOKE! We may have the strongest Economy in our history, best employment numbers ever, low taxes & regulations, a rebuilt military & V.A., many great new judges, & so much more.”

Trump went on to claim the “real” constitutional crisis was “a giant SCAM perpetrated upon our nation, a Witch Hunt, a Treasonous Hoax.” The president has often used those terms to describe the FBI and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE‘s investigations into Russian election interference. 

His tweets come after prominent Democrats, including Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiTrump’s ‘four corners’ offense an effective strategy for 2020 Impeachment or investigation? Democrats send mixed signals Dem leaders feel squeeze on Trump strategy MORE (Calif.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHistory will judge sycophantic Republicans harshly The Hill’s Morning Report – Can Barr and House Dems avert contempt clash? CNN, Fox, MSNBC air split-screens of Nadler and empty chair for Barr MORE (N.Y.), last week made the assertion that the country is experiencing a constitutional crisis.

Nadler made his comments after his panel voted to hold Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump Jr. subpoena spotlights GOP split over Russia probes Impeachment or investigation? Democrats send mixed signals Bill Maher: Dems look weak in fight with Trump MORE in contempt for failing to turn over an unredacted version of Mueller’s final report. 

“We’ve talked for a long time about approaching a Constitutional crisis. We are now in it,” Nadler told reporters following the vote.

“Now is the time of testing whether we can keep a republic, or whether this republic is destined to change into a different, more tyrannical form of government,” he added “We must resist this.”

The following day, Pelosi said at a press conference that she agrees with Nadler.

“Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler, because the administration has decided that they’re not going to honor their oath of office,” she said.

It’s unclear how congressional Democrats will move forward in response to the fallout from Mueller’s report. Pelosi has not said if the full House will vote on the contempt resolution against Barr.

Many progressive Democrats, meanwhile, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSanders to join Ocasio-Cortez in headlining Green New Deal rally Monday Tucker Carlson says Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez are ‘indisputably right’ on Loan Shark Prevention Act Ocasio-Cortez says ‘vote your values’ after finding Trump supporter sign outside office MORE (D-N.Y.), have called for the House to begin an investigation into whether Trump should be impeached. 

However, Pelosi has steadfastly resisted to go forward with impeachment, arguing it’s a distraction and not the most effective way to win as the U.S. heads into an election year.

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