Republican defense of Trump impeachment: the Crime was Not Completed

The first day of impeachment hearings on Wednesday weren’t exactly riveting television, but there were certainly some interesting moments. One of those was watching New York Representative (and GOP rising star) Elise Stefanik sum up the impeachment hearings this way:

For the millions of Americans viewing today, the two most important facts are the following:

No. 1, Ukraine received the aid.

No. 2, there was, in fact, no investigation into Biden.

Ahem. So their argument is that there is no problem because the crime was not completed?

The first difficulty with this argument is that the crime would have been completed but for the intervention of the whistleblower, the one that the Republicans are so desperate to unmask.

Turns out that Ukraine received the embargoed military aid a day or two after the whistleblower did his thing.

Also, if you try to kill someone and don’t succeed, it’s not like you get off scott free. Instead of it being murder, it becomes attempted murder.

I thought everyone knew that.

In any case, just about the only moment of merriment all day was provided by Vermont representative Peter Welsh, who said this in response to Republican Representative Jim Jordan’s demand that the whistleblower — the one who “started it all” — be required to testify before the committee:

I’d say to my colleague, I’d be glad to have the person who started it all come in and testify. President Trump is welcome to take a seat right there.

Let’s see what kind of merriment today’s hearings might produce. LOL!

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