Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is reportedly quitting the Trump administration next month, and the Internet is having a blast mocking his reasons for leaving – whatever they may be.
Curiously, just one day ago it was widely reported that Secretary Perry, unlike everyone else in the Trump administration, would be happy to cooperate with the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. That news came after folks remembered that Perry had traveled to Ukraine, and as Politico noted, “led the U.S. delegation to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration in May.”
Now his role in that illegal and impeachable extortion scandal is being closely scrutinized.
Politico cites unnamed sources, calling them “three people familiar with his plans” who “requested anonymity to discuss the departure before an official announcement was made.”
“No evidence has emerged that Perry was directly involved with Trump’s attempt to drum up an investigation of his political opponent,” Politico was certain to add.
— Anthony Adragna (@AnthonyAdragna) October 4, 2019
That said, the timing of the news of his expected departure is rather curious, and many on social media were only too happy to mention it.
Rick Perry plans on resigning soon. He wants you to know it is absolutely not because of his work with Ukraine. One more time. It is ABSOLUTELY because of Ukraine.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 3, 2019
It was just announced Rick Perry would work with Congress on the Ukraine probe and one day later it was announced he would resign. Coincidence?
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) October 4, 2019
I refuse to make fun of Rick Perry resigning bc A) it’s hacky, B) it’s been done, and I forget the 3rd thing. https://t.co/G8duiUdhJW
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 4, 2019
Trump ordered Pence not to attend Zelensky inauguration (sending Rick Perry instead) — a diplomatic slap of a piece with the withholding of aid to strong-arm them into providing (read: concocting) dirt on the Bidens. Petty and nefarious — a Trump cocktail.
— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) October 2, 2019
Hey, Rick Perry is resigning soon!
Remember when Rick Perry authorized the transfer of our nuclear secrets to Saudi Arabia?
Someone in Congress should ask him if Trump ordered him to do that and for what reason…
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) October 4, 2019
Rick Perry has three reasons for resigning, which means we’ll find out the two he can remember.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) October 3, 2019
Move over Sean Spicer – Rick Perry about to become available for DWTS.https://t.co/hPL8werTLx
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) October 4, 2019
…and now news is breaking that Rick Perry is resigning.
Resigning frees him to cooperate without restriction (like Volker).
Another rat flees the Trumptanic and heads straight toward a likely meeting with Congress. https://t.co/8imDaa13QV
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) October 4, 2019
I almost forgot the guy who wanted to get rid of the Dept of Energy is over the Dept of Energy.
One of the funny subtle jokes of the writers this season was putting Rick Perry in charge of nuclear weapons. https://t.co/qKwvduUKUX
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) October 4, 2019
Didn’t he attend the Ukrainian president’s inauguration in Pence’s place? Hmm…I wonder what he knows and what he said to the Ukrainians
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) October 3, 2019
The Sean Spicer-Rick Perry face-off on Dancing with the Stars is going to be epic.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) October 4, 2019
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‘I Haven’t Watched for One Minute’ Trump Says About Impeachment Hearing – but He Did Post 20 Retweets About It
President Donald Trump insists he hasn’t watched even “one minute” of Wednesday’s impeachment hearing, which many – even some on the right – say is damning for his presidency. The American president told a reporter, “I haven’t watched. I haven’t watched for one minute,” calling it “a sham” that “shouldn’t be allowed.”
Trump made his remarks during a bilateral press conference with none other than the president of Turkey, a dictator who Trump appeased at great cost to U.S. foreign policy and safety last month by pulling out U.S. troops from Syria.
The president claimed he was with President Erdogan all day and therefore wasn’t even able to watch. But he did have time to tweet during the impeachment hearing that included two diplomats whose testimony was harmful to him and his claims of wanting only to investigate corruption in Ukraine.
20 times the President posted retweets from other Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), top Trump ally U.S. Rep, Mark Meadows (R-NC), House Oversight Committee Republicans, House Republicans, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), and The White House. Many of those whom he retweeted he retweeted multiple times.
Here’s Trump insisting he did not watch the impeachment hearings even “for one minute”:
President Trump reacts to the first public House impeachment inquiry hearing: “I haven’t watched. I haven’t watched for one minute. … This is a sham and shouldn’t be allowed.” https://t.co/pYo4kEGmDP pic.twitter.com/mRDhIb1Dcy
— CNN (@CNN) November 13, 2019
‘Oxymoron’: Internet Mocks ‘Demagogic’ Jim Jordan on News GOP May Move Him to Intel Committee to Sabotage Impeachment
“Like the collision of matter and anti-matter”
Republican Leadership is debating moving the ever-jacketless Ohio GOP Congressman Jim Jordan to the House Intelligence Committee in a clear attempt to spy on and disrupt the fast-moving and highly-productive impeachment inquiry. The Intel Committee is the primary committee investigating the president.
Calling him “a fiery supporter of the president,” CBS News reports the discussions among House leadership are “active and serious.”
Some political experts find Jordan’s conspiracy theories and overall disrespectful and belligerent nature inappropriate.
Well-known political strategist Steve Schmidt, a senior campaign advisor to the McCain 2008 presidential campaign and now a former Republican, has previously voiced his opinion of Congressman Jordan:
Jim Jordan is a clown, albeit a dangerous one . He is an heir to McCarthy, Demagogic, dangerous and faithless to his oath and America. He is unfit to serve in the Congress https://t.co/eAomHgJonE
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) June 28, 2018
On the news that Jordan may be added to the Intel Committee, prominent political scientist, professor of international relations, and journalist David Rothkopf weighed in colorfully, describing the effect the GOP is looking for by moving Jordan:
This shows that the GOP’s main line of defense will be letting a monkey into the room and having him throw poop at everyone during the proceedings. https://t.co/yp1f1aVQSq
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) November 4, 2019
Here’s what some others are saying:
— Turn Ky Blue (@TurnKyBlue) November 5, 2019
Jim Jordan and “Intelligence”….That’s one Hell of an oxymoron. pic.twitter.com/4krUe318Z4
— David Cole (@drcole52) November 5, 2019
He will finally be exposed to some form of intelligence.
— Dan Jordan (@dljordan2) November 5, 2019
Jordan coming in contact with anything related to “intelligence” would be like the collision of matter and anti-matter.
— Dennis Croskey (@dkxkee) November 4, 2019
Well, there an inherent clash of concepts! Intelligence & Gym Jordan???😂😂😂😂😂😂
— TXPelican56 (@TxPelican56) November 5, 2019
Okay, so they are gonna go with the middle school JV team on this one?https://t.co/AUkLROUAED
— Covfefe Jones- King Of Shade👑 (@King_Of_Shade) November 4, 2019
Gym Jordan and Matt Gaetz should wrestle Jerry Falwell Jr’s pool boy with the winner getting the right to be on the Intelligence Committee. Just like in the Bible.
— Trent Capelli 🇨🇦 (@TrentCapelli) November 4, 2019
Gym Jordan and intelligence simply do not go together. https://t.co/PcqB8xbwSU
— Mitch Kosterman (@MitchKosterman) November 4, 2019
Jim Jordan. Intelligence. It writes itself.
— Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold (@GenBenArnold) November 4, 2019
Trump Tried to Launch #StopTheCoup on Twitter and It Blew Up Hilariously in His Face
Donald Trump kicked off his Saturday morning on Twitter with a simple attempt to promote the hashtag #StopTheCoup but didn’t get many backers.
But he did get a lot of derision and explanations about what a “coup” really is — along with inspiring the hashtag: #ThePresidentIsACrybaby.
As one commenter noted, “Holding the president* accountable for his actions isn’t a coup… it’s their job. ”
That was the general response, see below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2019
You’re going to be tried for #CrimesAgainstHumanity in the Hague for facilitating the #EthnicCleansing of our allies, the Kurds. Impeachment is the least of your worries.@statedept @senateGOP @SenatorRomney @WhiteHouse
— James Marchand (@MarchandMusic) October 19, 2019
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) October 19, 2019
#ThePresidentIsACrybaby also a liar, a racist, a rapist sexual predator, insane, treasonous, stupid, hateful, petty, delusional, insecure, ugly, genocidal, a #nazi fascist, a business failure, a crook & all around terrible person. Being a crybaby, kind of minor flaw by comparison
— Stephen Sipila (@StephenSipila) October 19, 2019
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) October 19, 2019
— DEMOCRACY NEWS (@BrotherMiguel2) October 19, 2019
A coup is a military takeover, not a system of checks and balances meant to stop a corrupt President.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) October 19, 2019
#ThePresidentIsACrybaby a bitch and a fraud too
— TrillSouth (@TrillSouth) October 19, 2019
— Linda (@WestSideOldLady) October 19, 2019
You really have no idea how the Constitution works.
— Nathan Brimmer (@NathanBrimmer) October 19, 2019
Donald Trump’s day so far:
– Trump tweets #StopTheCoup
– Yeah that’s what we’re trying to do, assclown
– #ThePresidentIsACrybaby is trending because he is one
– If Trump hates life now, wait til he gets to solitary confinement
– Trump is going to prison
– It’s still only 11am
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) October 19, 2019
#StopTheCoup is trending nationally. But, not for the reason you hoped, Spanky.
Impeachment is very legal and very cool. It’s the one legal remedy that your consigliere Attorney General cannot circumvent. At least, not without being prosecuted himself. #RememberJohnMitchell
— Tom Shafer (@TomShafShafer) October 19, 2019
Actually, there is a coup going on, only it’s not coming from outside the Trump administration, but as in all horror stories, it’s coming from within, led by Trump & his lackeys & henchmen, like Bill Barr, Nick Mulvaney, & Rudy Guiliani, who are shredding the Constitution.
— richard j. brenner (@rjb14) October 19, 2019
David Duke has more trending on Twitter than #stopthecoup – that should tell you something right there about the Trumpsters!
— IndependentVoters (@IndependentVo12) October 19, 2019
— Mike C#TheResistance (@DJMIKE49) October 19, 2019
I would hate to hurt the feelings of a spray tanned draft dodging sexual assaulter like trump with helping to get a # trending like #ThePresidentIsACrybaby. Perish the thought.
— Sweaty Ass trump (@SweatyAsstrump) October 19, 2019
That’s why you need to be removed from office before you steal the 2020 election with foreign help.
— Demosthenes (@Demosthenes561) October 19, 2019
Poor liddle’ orange man-baby#ThePresidentIsACrybaby
— dawn (@threesunrises) October 19, 2019
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