CNN: The mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, told President Donald Trump on Tuesday to “learn some history” after he claimed that the people accused in the Salem witch trials had received more due process than he has gotten in the impeachment inquiry. Mayor Kim Driscoll pointed out on Twitter that the Salem witch trials that occurred in 1692 included the “absence of evidence” when “powerless, innocent victims” were hanged or pressed to death. Driscoll noted that in Trump’s case, the accused is among the most powerful and privileged people in the world, and she said the case involves “ample evidence” and “admission of wrongdoing.”
In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, Trump excoriated the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, claiming that “(m)ore due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials,” and accusing Pelosi of portraying a “false display of solemnity” during the impeachment process. Trump has yet to face trial in the Senate; the House is expected to vote on impeachment on Wednesday.
“Will they ever learn some history? This situation is much different than the plight of the witch trial victims, who were convicted using spectral evidence + then brutally hanged or pressed to death. A dubious legal process that bears no relation to televised impeachment,” Driscoll said on Twitter.
In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, Trump excoriated the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, claiming that “(m)ore due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials,” and accusing Pelosi of portraying a “false display of solemnity” during the impeachment process. Trump has yet to face trial in the Senate; the House is expected to vote on impeachment on Wednesday. This is not the first time the President has deployed a defense evoking the witch trials. Throughout special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Trump called the inquiry a “witch hunt,” and Mueller later rebutted Trump’s claim in congressional testimony.
In the late 1600s, 19 innocent men and women were killed after being accused of witchcraft in Salem through a judicial process that did not use the principle of “innocent until proven guilty.” The courts relied on three types of evidence: confession, the testimony of two eyewitnesses to acts of witchcraft, and evidence gleaned from dreams and the supernatural (called spectral evidence). Based on this “evidence,” the men and women were hanged or crushed by rocks.
Learn some history:
1) Salem 1692 = absence of evidence+powerless, innocent victims were hanged or pressed to death
2)#Ukrainegate 2019 = ample evidence, admissions of wrongdoing+perpetrators are among the most powerful+privileged
Kim Driscoll, Mayor of Salem, MA https://t.co/AFR14jLktU
— Kim Driscoll (@MayorDriscoll) December 17, 2019
Wait a minute….you’re telling me this isn’t EXACTLY like the Salem Witch Trials? Get the fuck out of here! I thought he was being word for word literal! And here I thought he was using hyperbole. Ya know, like screaming that the world is ending in 11 years because of climate change, pretending that Bret Kavanaugh is a serial rapist, and getting outraged that a boy from Kentucky smiled when an asshole was banging a drum in his face. That kind of hyperbole. Speaking of….
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) December 18, 2019
Oh yea, you’re so sad that you’re impeaching Trump. Shut the fuck up. Every single democrat woke up today with a huge smile on their face. Today was the day they’ve been waiting three years for – they get to impeach Trump, which ultimately means nothing because he’s not gonna get convicted in the Senate anyways.
I’ll tell you what’s not hyperbole or an exaggeration though – Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll being good friends with a violent Antifa member who threatens families she disagrees with politically. Here she is with plus sized Antifa therapist Jennifer Nakhai.
Here’s Jennifer Nakhai playing dress up with her Antifa friends and vowing to commit violence in the name of “orange man bad” in Boston.
The best part about impeachment is that they think it’s a good idea. You walk down the street and ask 20 people what the impeachment is all about and the only people who know what’s going on are political junkies like me, and talking heads on Twitter. That’s it. No one else cares. They see a healthy economy, no wars, and a President who seems to upset the worst people imaginable. They also see a bunch of congressman from districts they don’t live in voting to try to remove the President they elected. A bunch of these congressman are brand new and come from districts Trump won in 2016. In other words, they’re all going to be one term congressman. Why? Because people in those states oppose impeachment by a good margin.
In a dozen October and November polls on impeachment in battleground states like Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin, an average of 44% of those surveyed supported impeachment, with 51% opposed, according to the Post.
As a direct result of impeachment hearings Trump has gained support in every state he needs to win.
Turns out when you tell these people that their vote doesn’t matter because they’re not as smart as a lump of shit like Jerry Nadler, they don’t take to kind to that.
So at the end of the day all they did was keep him on as President and increase the chances that he wins and they lose the House. Sure, people like AOC, Nancy Pelosi, Jim McGovern, and Ilhan Omar don’t have anything to fear because they live in the bluest of blue districts. But people like Connor Lamb in Western Pennsylvania can kiss their seat goodbye.
The biggest loser in all of this is really Hunter Biden. How’d you like to be that guy right now? The Republicans control the Senate, and you best believe that all of his dirty secrets of banging strippers and doing lines of cocaine off of their ass cheeks is coming out. He must be sitting at home collecting $50,000 a month and sticking needles in his Nancy Pelosi voodoo doll. Sucks to be him, but I wouldn’t turn down partying with him. Just sayin.
P.S. This is what real winning looks like.
Quite the split screen in DC today: While the Dem-controlled House is impeaching Trump, the GOP-controlled Senate is voting on confirmations of 13 judges — reminding the GOP what it's gotten out of its grand bargain with Trump.
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) December 18, 2019
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