The president told the American public after the impeachment verdict against him was brought down on Thursday, Dec. 19, that in reality, it was an attack on his supporters. In a meme of himself, the president tweeted, “In reality, they’re not after me, they’re after you,” said the text over a black-and-white photo of the president. “I’m just in the way.”

Calling the Democrats out, President Trump said the “Do Nothing” Democrats now intend to “Do Nothing” with the impeachment articles, in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s inference she could hold the articles of impeachment back from the Senate, delaying any impeachment trial.

“I got Impeached last night without one Republican vote being cast with the Do Nothing Dems on their continuation of the greatest Witch Hunt in American history,” Trump tweeted early Thursday. “Now the Do Nothing Party want to Do Nothing with the Articles & not deliver them to the Senate, but it’s the Senate’s call!”

He added, “‘ The Senate shall set the time and place of the trial.’ If the Do-Nothing Democrats decide, in their great wisdom, not to show up, they would lose by Default!”

 

Pelosi was asked what would qualify as a “fair trial” in the Senate, and she replied, “We’ll make a decision as a group, as we always have, as we go along,” “Again, we’ll decide what that dynamic is, but we hope that the resolution of that process will be soon in the Senate,” she said.

Pelosi has criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and she feels the Senate may not hold a fair trial.

“Let me tell you what I don’t consider a fair trial,” she told the crowd of reporters. “This is what I don’t consider a fair trial—that Leader McConnell has stated that he’s not an impartial juror, that he’s going to take his cues, in quotes, from the White House, and he is working in total coordination with the White House counsel’s office.”

“It’s up to the senators to make their own decision working together, hopefully in recognition of their witnesses that the president withheld from us, their documents that the president withheld from us and we would hope that that information would be available in a trial to go to the next step. Because that’s another level in terms of conviction, in terms of this,” Pelosi said. “But right now, the president is impeached.”