Former President Trump is currently facing his second impeachment trial in the Senate, with Republicans once again attempting to acquit him while openly admitting the wrongness of his actions.
This time around, Republicans have argued Trump can't be impeached because it's unconstitutional to impeach a President who is no longer in office, despite the fact they themselves blocked the trial from happening during Trump's term.
There's one notable figure who seems to disagree with their legal analysis, however—Trump himself.
In light of current events, a video of Trump from exactly one year ago (February 10, 2020) has resurfaced. At a campaign rally, Trump argued Congress should impeach former President Obama for his prior comments on healthcare.
"We should impeach him for that. Why aren't we impeaching him?" -- Trump suggests Republican should impeach former… https://t.co/p1nePymX7M— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1581382828.0
@atrupar .@RepRaskin great presentation today. Thank you. Video evidencing Trump believed Obama could be impeached… https://t.co/931kfOmfZw— kss@Sticker_Speak (@kss@Sticker_Speak)1612901957.0
@atrupar Once again, the GOP (and Trump) show that they can never do anything that isn't dripping with hypocrisy, d… https://t.co/lVfbkHUHoQ— steve — The US needs mandatory civics education (@steve — The US needs mandatory civics education)1612890999.0
President Trump said at the 2020 rally:
"Remember President Obama, you can keep your plan, you can keep – 28 times – you can keep your doctor. That didn't turn out very good. We should impeach him for that."
"Why aren't we impeaching him? 28 times, you can keep your doctor. We should impeach [former] President Obama."
@atrupar Watching him now, I still can’t believe that we had to live through this madness.— Tracy Diefenbach (@Tracy Diefenbach)1612957653.0
@atrupar Can Trump’s defense team add this to the democratic politician calls for Trump’s impeachment? LOL— Rocky (@Rocky)1612968313.0
@atrupar And Republicans were fine with the idea of impeaching a former president then. Did any stand up and object?— FiorTheDog (@FiorTheDog)1612894994.0
Many people online forwarded the video to the House's impeachment managers as potential evidence.
@atrupar Almost a year to the day....there's always a tweet/video/whatever.— Ian Barrett (@Ian Barrett)1612889974.0
@atrupar @SaveVidBot those receipts tho— Cornelius (@Cornelius)1612888215.0
For the internet, this clip served as a reminder of how little value Trump and his followers place on their words.
@atrupar he really has no idea how things work. still.— just elle (@just elle)1612891547.0
@atrupar US TODAY https://t.co/vF2qbdtSrT— VicInHollywood ✨⭐️✨🇵🇷💰💯 (@VicInHollywood ✨⭐️✨🇵🇷💰💯)1612892478.0
@atrupar Hey @SteveDaines was it unconstitutional for him to suggest this? Or bc it was about a Democrat it's ok?— DefinitelyNotARobot (@DefinitelyNotARobot)1612967389.0
Though Republicans have tried to argue impeaching a former President is unconstitutional, Democrats and legal scholars contend this leaves a President above the law during his or her last weeks in office—a clearly unacceptable situation.
@atrupar Funny how that can happen right @marcorubio @tedcruz?— 🄼🄸🅂🅂 🅂🄼🄰🅁🅃🅈 🄿🄰🄽🅃🅂 (@🄼🄸🅂🅂 🅂🄼🄰🅁🅃🅈 🄿🄰🄽🅃🅂)1612959094.0
@atrupar Impeachment of former leaders is one of trump favorites !🤓— Democracy not Fascism (@Democracy not Fascism)1612891159.0
@atrupar Trump suggested so many other illegal, or just dumb things, it's surprising that his crack defense team di… https://t.co/7Y7Orb154z— 4aneAgent (@4aneAgent)1612959791.0
When it comes to President Trump's impeachment defense, it turns out there was a "tweet for that," as there almost always is.
Donald Trump has never been one to shy away from hypocrisy if it helps him get his way.