Donald Trump appears to support idea that his impeachment will lead to "Civil War" fracture in America
The quote came during a barrage of tweets in the early hours of Monday morning.
President Donald Trump posted 46 messages on Twitter as his weekend ended (so early in the morning for us over here), and in the midst of all those messages, he quoted Fox News contributor and megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress.
"They know the only Impeachable offense that President Trump has committed was beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. That’s the unpardonable sin for which the Democrats will never forgive him.
"If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal."
These comments did not go unnoticed, especially by Illinois congressman, Iraq War veteran, and Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger:
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) September 30, 2019
Many others reacted similarly, stating that Trump's tweets was tantamount to threatening violence if he is impeached.
Trump's impeachment proceedings began due to a whistleblower complaint, which stated that he had pressured the president of Ukraine (and former comedian) Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into Joe Biden and his son in order to scupper his presidential campaign.
It has been alleged that Trump went as far as to threaten to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless officials there investigated the former vice-president.
During the same tweet-storm, Trump stated: "Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser, the so-called 'Whistleblower,' represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a totally inaccurate and fraudulent way."
He immediately followed this by demanding that House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (who will be in charge of the whistleblower investigation) be investigated for treason: "Then Schiff made up what I actually said by lying to Congress. His lies were made in perhaps the most blatant and sinister manner ever seen in the great Chamber.
"He wrote down and read terrible things, then said it was from the mouth of the President of the United States. I want Schiff questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason."