President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign released a video ad on Friday, Dec. 13, revealing that Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) had reversed his previous remarks on impeachment.
The video ad opened with a speech by Nadler in December 1998 when he said, “There must never be a narrowly voted impeachment or an impeachment supported by one of our major political parties and opposed by the other.”
The following footage quoted Nadler as saying on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, that, “The House Judiciary Committee has just passed the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.”
The video continued with several commentators speaking on various television channels, announcing that Nadler’s committee just approved the articles along “strict party lines,”—“purely party-line vote.”
In fact, the committee earlier on Friday passed the two articles with all 17 Republicans of the committee voting against, and all 23 Democrats voting for the measures.
The video also cited another lawmaker on Nov 18, 1998, “It is simply antithetical to our constitutional democracy to use impeachment to overturn an election on partisan grounds.”
The Trump campaign used the ad to describe how the Democrats are doing exactly what they have opposed.
In a tweet attached to the video ad, the Trump campaign wrote: “Democrats once said there should “NEVER” be a totally partisan impeachment. But that’s exactly what they are doing right now!”
Democrats once said there should “NEVER” be a totally partisan impeachment.
But that’s exactly what they are doing right now! pic.twitter.com/pbpBL8KRsS
— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) December 13, 2019