Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan on Wednesday evening said she apologized for invoking President Donald Trump’s 13-year-old son, Barron Trump, during the impeachment hearing, admitting that “it was wrong.”
But she added that she hopes the president also apologizes for his past actions.
“I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president’s son. It was wrong of me to do that. I wish the president would apologize, obviously, for the things that he’s done that’s wrong, but I do regret having said that,” Pamela Karlan said.
Pamela Karlan: “I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president’s son. It was wrong of me to do that. I wish the president would apologize, obviously, for the things that he’s done that’s wrong, but I do regret having said that.” pic.twitter.com/7lYiRWCKjw
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 4, 2019
Earlier, Pamela Karlan, one of the Democrats’ star witness during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing, used Barron Trump as an example to show difference between the president’s position and that of a medieval king.
“The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son ‘Barron’, he can’t make him a baron,” Karlan said in response to a question from Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee during the hearing.
Karlan’s remark drew sharp criticisms from Republican lawmakers, slamming her for making fun of the president’s youngest son, as children are traditionally off-limits.
First Lady Melania Trump slammed Karlan for mocking Barron Trump in order to attack the president.
“A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it,” the first lady tweeted.
Not only Barron, Karlan also scolded House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-Ga.) in her opening statement, answering a perceived slight that ultimately was not accurate.
Surprisingly, Karlan donated to the presidential campaign of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) earlier this year, according to FEC records.
FEC records indicate Karlan donated $1,000 to the presidential campaign of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) earlier this year. When Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) asked her about this donation, Karlan became discontented, invoking foreign intervention in American elections.
after a tense exchange with matt gaetz about her donations to democrats, karlan responds, ” i have a constitutional right under the 1st amendment to give money to candidates. at the same time, we have a constitutional duty to keep foreigners from spending money in our elections” pic.twitter.com/nRLkXM7gdN
— David Mack (@davidmackau) December 4, 2019
The Trump administration and Republicans had denounced the liberal backgrounds of three of the legal scholars at President Trump’s impeachment inquiry testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee.
“3 of 4 ‘experts’ in this sham hearing have known biases against [President Donald J. Trump],” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted.
“Not only is @POTUS [the president] given no rights in this process, the Dems’ ‘witnesses’ made up their minds long before today. The people of this country are being cheated of a Congress who works for them.”