Fox News journalist and political analyst Tucker Carlson believes the impeachment of President Donald Trump has become nothing more than a great waste of time for Americans.
In his monologue, Carlson reviewed Friday’s testimony of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who made it clear at the beginning of her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee that she had no knowledge of any crime committed by President Donald Trump.
According to Carlson, once Yovanovitch answered “No” to the Republican from Utah, Rep. Chris Stewart’s questions about whether she had information about President Trump having accepted bribes, that’s where her testimony should have ended.
“And yet, Marie Yovanovitch kept going and going and going,” Carlson said.
“In the end, the audience sounded like a therapy session or an extended meeting with the HR department (…) Donald Trump’s real offense turned out to be wounding the beautiful soul of a highly sensitive former American ambassador,” the journalist said in a mocking tone.
“Now, keep in mind, this is the person we hired to represent our country’s interests before a foreign government in one of the roughest regions in the world,” said Carlson, who noted that he does not understand how this person can feel “shocked, appalled” when her boss [the president] criticizes the outcome of her job.
“Who’s doing the screening over there at the State Department? How many other neurotics currently hold ambassador rank?” the journalist asked.
Carlson also ironically criticized how most of the media covered only this aspect of the former diplomat’s exaggerated testimony, until it made her look like “a holy victim of Trump’s terror.”
Especially in reference to the tweet that President Trump wrote while Yovanovitch was testifying and that Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who conducts the hearings, used to distract attention from the fact that the diplomat knew nothing about and had no evidence of any irregularities committed by the president.
“Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him,” wrote President Trump in reference to the conversation he had with Volodymyr Zelenskiy that triggered the impeachment against him.
In fact, it was Schiff himself who read Trump’s tweet to the former ambassador after telling Yovanovitch that the president was “attacking” her on Twitter.
In this way, Schiff began to ask very direct questions such as, “Are you intimidated?” to which the witness answered with a forced reply, “Yes, it is very intimidating.”
The reporter also criticized the turn the Democrats have taken in their arguments against President Trump with the introduction of a new word with which to attack the president: bribery.
“Now how exactly is it bribery? Don’t ask a dumb question. “It just is—bribery”” Carlson mocked.
“Actually, there is no case for bribery,” Carlson said. “That’s why they only started using the word bribery this week after running the whole thing through a focus group and finding out bribery was the scariest description of something they won’t actually define,” he added.
In reference to this new dialectic for accusing the president, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Thursday in an interview with NPR, according to BPR:
“It’s ridiculous, just ridiculous,” Jordan said.