Anyone who has gotten into any kind of personal or business squabbles with Donald Trump knows that his favorite counterpunch is to threaten to sue. It seems he now want to see if he can take that strategy into the impeachment fight. The president is trying to find out if he can sue Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff over opening their impeachment investigation.
The president’s new favorite news outlet, OAN is reporting that Trump has said that “he’s willing to sue House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff” over the impeachment inquiry. In a speech Saturday, he said his administration would “look into” personally suing the top Democrats leading the inquiry.
Democrats launched the impeachment inquiry after a whistleblower spoke out about the president’s call with the Ukrainian president. He has been accused of pressuring the foreign government to investigate Joe Biden, one of his political opponents in the upcoming election. President Trump has refuted these accusations and has called the inquiry a “witch hunt.”
During his speech, the president remarked on Pelosi’s flip flopping views regarding impeachment and suggested suing both her and Schiff.
“I said, ‘sue him anyway’ — even if we lose, the American public will understand,” said President Trump. “Maybe, we should just impeach them.”
The president has also said the impeachment inquiry could result in Democrats losing a lot of seats in 2020. He has tweeted several times about how he knows the American people will recognize the fraudulent use of impeachment. President Trump added that the backlash could even extend to the Senate, endangering moderate seats that Democrats once thought were safe. He pointed to the recent elections in Louisiana and North Carolina where Republicans out-performed their Democrat opponents, suggesting that it could be a sign of changes to come.
Was the president serious about suing Pelosi and Schiff for doing their jobs, or was this just another example of “Trump Being Trump,” for his audience? I do not know, but, OAN says that the president’s attorney Jay Sekulow said he would keep all options on the table for a possible lawsuit.