Rep. Johnson Likens President Trump To A “Drug Kingpin” During Impeachment Hearing

Democrat Representative Hank Johnson is perhaps one of the least entertaining members of the “Impeachment: Live” cast, but what he lacks in energy he makes up with absolutely mind-boggling remarks.

Such as the time he said that Guam might “tip-over and capsize”:


During his time in today’s impeachment hearing, Johnson likened President Trump to a drug dealer in an a truly bizarre line of questioning. Of course, he had to let his twitter followers know that he was about to make his appearance:

“I’m up now”

I'm up now in @HouseJudiciary in the Impeachment Inquiry into President Donald J. Trump https://t.co/7xM3B3MZ4M via @YouTube #DefendOurDemocracy — Rep. Hank Johnson (@RepHankJohnson) December 9, 2019

“As a kingpin, President Trump tried to force a foreign government to interfere in the upcoming presidential election,” he said with a completely straight face. “The evidence is undisputed and overwhelming.”

While noting numerous times that “our democracy” (*constitutional republic) was at stake, Johnson said that impeachment was necessary to prevent the president from becoming a “despot.”

Johnson: THE EVIDENCE IS UNDISPUTED AND OVERWHELMING THAT RUDY GIULIANI ACTED AS PART OF A CONSPIRACY WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP TO OBTAIN UKRAINIAN HELP FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE 2020 ELECTION. THIS WAS NOT JUST A HURTFUL DRUG DEAL. THIS WAS AN ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE THE VERY FABRIC OF OUR DEMOCRACY. THE FRAMERS FEARED MOST HOW FOREIGN INFLUENCE COULD TURN A PRESIDENT INTO A DESPOT. SO THEY ADOPTED IMPEACHMENT AS A BACKSTOP TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY. THE FACTS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, DEMAND THAT WE USE THAT REMEDY TODAY, AND WITH THAT, I YIELD BACK.

Remember… This is the same guy who said he was concerned over whether Guam, an island, would “tip-over”. Now, he’s trying to compare President Trump having a phone call with Ukraine (and no investigation taking place) with being a drug kingpin.

Here’s the entire statement:


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