An old Trump tweet from 2014 criticizing President Barack Obama is making the rounds after an official impeachment inquiry into President Trump's call with the Ukraine was announced on Tuesday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the announcement, saying in part:
"The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections."
The official inquiry marks just the fourth time a President has faced the threat of impeachment in American history.
The official transcripts of Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky were released on Wednesday, and Pelosi doubled down, saying the call "confirms the President engaged in behavior that undermines the integrity of our elections, the office he holds & our national security."
House Intel Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff also weighed in, calling the transcript "far more damning" than he initially thought it would be.
As soon as the news of the impeachment inquiry hit, people started scouring Twitter, because everyone knows there's always a tweet. And they came up with a gem that certainly didn't age well for Trump.
Never a fan of President Obama, Trump quipped in 2014:
"Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?"
As expected, Twitter pounced.
"Harvard Law professor Cass R. Sunstein provides a succinct citizen's guide to this essential tool of self-government. Taking us deeper than mere partisan politics, he illuminates the constitutional design behind impeachment and emphasizes the people's role in holding presidents accountable."
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