Welcome back to our impeachment liveblog. Follow along for all the latest.
12:00 p.m. EST: Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, ups the anti-Democrat rhetoric by referring to the impeachment inquiry as a “coup.”
This isn’t the fourth impeachment attempt in American History by Democrats.
It is the first COUP attempt in American History by Democrats!
You can call what you want, but Democrats are trying to coup the most popular Republican president in history.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) October 9, 2019
10:45 a.m. EST: House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said in a statement Wednesday that President Donald Trump “betrayed our nation” by encouraging the president of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter—to say nothing of his attempts to stonewall House Democrats’ impeachment investigation.
Earlier in the morning, Trump was at it again, taking to his preferred medium of Twitter to pile on more attacks against the whistleblower.
…..The Whistleblower’s lawyer is a big Democrat. The Whistleblower has ties to one of my DEMOCRAT OPPONENTS. Why does the ICIG allow this scam to continue?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2019