President Donald Trump blasted the declaration from many Democrats that the United States has been facing a “constitutional crisis” in a series of tweets on Sunday, calling it “pathetically untrue,” Fox News informs.
“The Democrats new and pathetically untrue sound bite is that we are in a ‘Constitutional Crisis.’ They and their partner, the Fake News Media, are all told to say this as loud and as often as possible. They are a sad JOKE! We may have the strongest Economy in our history, best employment numbers ever, low taxes & regulations, a rebuilt military & V.A., many great new judges, & so much more,” Trump tweeted.
The tweet came four days after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., declared a “constitutional crisis” after his committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt for defying a subpoena for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted Russia report and underlying documents.
The next day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she agreed with Nadler’s statement that the U.S. was facing a “constitutional crisis.”
“This administration wants to have a constitutional crisis because they do not respect the oath of office that they take,” Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill.
Nadler’s committee voted along partisan lines to hold Barr in contempt on Wednesday and angered the White House by not delaying the vote. At the same time, the President invoked executive privilege – refusing to comply with Congressional subpoenas, Fox News adds.
Barr was set to testify before the House panel earlier this month, following his remarks before the Senate, but pulled out after Democrats insisted committee staff, rather than members of Congress, be allowed to ask the questions.
Trump also tweeted on Sunday, “Despite two years and millions of dollars spent, the Democrats are acting like crazed lunatics ever since the results of the Mueller Report were made public. But they knew there was NOTHING even before the Report was started. It is all a big Hoax, the biggest in American history!”
Mueller’s redacted Russia report was released into Washington’s partisan scrum last month showing investigators did not find proof of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, as Attorney General Bill Barr declared, but revealing an array of controversial actions by the President that were examined as part of the investigation’s obstruction inquiry.