House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskiy, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
There are many reasons why a lot of us can’t wait until the Senate’s impeachment trial is over, and one of them has to do with Never Trumper Jennifer Rubin’s embarrassing (for her) hot takes on the proceedings.
The Washington Post’s “conservative” columnist has been in a near-frenzied state since the trial began on Tuesday, gushing over the pageantry of it all while laughably suggesting that dishonest lawyers like herself need to do a better job at “denouncing dishonest lawyering.”
She’s saved her best (worst?) commentary, however, for House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (himself a dishonest lawyer). On Wednesday as Schiff was speaking on the Senate floor, Rubin could barely contain her glee. In a tweet that New York Times columnist Paul Krugman would be proud of, she spoke of how “brilliant” Schiff’s legal presentation was. “I am in awe,” she gushed:
This is the most brilliant legal presentation I have heard. None comes close. The tone, the facts, the anticipated defenses. I am in awe.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 22, 2020
Screen grab via Giphy.
And just today, she was giddy with excitement over House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler’s presentation:
if you are a constitutional geek this is awesome and fascinating
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 23, 2020
Well, with the big exception of Nadler accidentally admitting Democrats didn’t have a case against Trump, yes, it’s totally “awesome and fascinating.”
But back to Schiff, a few folks were happy to weigh in in order to inject a bit of reality into the discussion:
Imagine heaping praise upon one of the most dishonest, wild-eyed, rigid leftist ideologues in DC (Schiff) and doing so WHILE claiming to be a conservative. pic.twitter.com/Umf9FE9g0Z
— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) January 22, 2020
Even if you calmly and soberly agreed with the gist of the impeachment argument, there's no way you could call it "the most brilliant legal presentation" ever.
They didn't allow the Republicans to call rebuttal witnesses in the House, and now can't call their own in the Senate.
— Billy Swagspeare 2020 (@bswagspeare) January 22, 2020
Once again, I quote Ukrainian President Zelensky, "I was NOT pressured."
— Maria Romanetti (@WriterRomana) January 22, 2020
This tweet reads as if the Babylon Bee were doing a Jen Rubin tweet impersonation. 😂🤪
— J.J. by the Bay (@flagg_colonel) January 22, 2020
Better than the legal representation you have against those schoolkids suing you for defamation?
— Ron Bassilian (R) (@Ron4California) January 22, 2020
Remember that these people said the same things about Avenatti: pic.twitter.com/9B6WyZVyxi
— furious_russian_asset_a (@furious_a) January 23, 2020
You'd be in awe by a laser pointer
— Rachel 🐶💙🇺🇸 (@RaychelTania) January 22, 2020
Adam Schiff could have walked up to the mic and burped and Rubin would have said the same thing https://t.co/eMgq2xRiWi
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 22, 2020
Yep. She’s pretty predictable like that. Still worth documenting for the record for that inevitable moment in the future when she tries to walk it all back.