If there’s one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on, it’s that they can’t agree on “basic facts.” At 73 percent, both parties agreed they could not agree on plans and policies, nor could they agree on simple facts, as demonstrated in a poll of nearly 10,000 people conducted by Pew Research Center from September 3 to 15.
This is indicative of what’s happening with the impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump. While Republicans argue the president hasn’t done anything wrong, Democrats claim Trump is guilty of bribing Ukraine during a July 25th phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Trump has said the phone call was “perfect” and denies withholding nearly $400 million in military aid from Ukraine.
Partisanship was arguably displayed at the House Judiciary Committee on December 9. Where Rep. Doug Collins of the GOP said, “We don’t have a crime.” Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, argued the case was simple: “Multiple witnesses — including respected diplomats, national security professionals, and decorated war veterans — all testified to the same basic fact: President Trump withheld the aid and the meeting in order to pressure a foreign government to do him that favor. ... These facts are not in dispute.”