Judge Jeanine blasts impeachment hearings: ‘Are these people really thinking that the American people are that stupid?’

November 16, 2019

Here we are, a couple of days into the House impeachment inquiry hearings, and, according to one Fox News personality, the Democrats are not fooling anyone.

Judge Jeanine Pirro, during a Fox & Friends appearance on Friday, tore into Democrats for what she considers to be a bogus impeachment inquiry. 

The “bottom line”

Pirro’s remarks came after Marie Yovanovitch, a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, began her public testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Friday. Yovanovitch had to face the intense scrutiny of Republican members of Congress, and, according to Pirro, it seemed as though Yovanovitch is still holding a grudge for being let go by the Trump Administration this past May.

“The bottom line is that Yovanovitch should be a big girl because the president can let go of anyone that he wants to,” said Pirro. “Presidents historically replace all the ambassadors. I mean, whether it’s Obama or Clinton or Bush, this is what they do. And some of the ambassadors they replace two or three times during the course of the administration.”

Pirro then got a bit more personal.

“So she [Yovanovitch] obviously was not very good, I must be honest with you, on foreign policy,” Pirro said. “I don’t know what her bona fides are that she thinks she’s entitled to a job. No one is. Just serve at the pleasure of the president. Period.”

No basis

From there, Pirro went on to talk about the incident in question, whether or not President Donald Trump did anything wrong in that July 25th phone call with the Ukranian president. Pirro’s view is that Trump did not, and she has yet to see anything from the impeachment hearings to change her mind.

“When you’re dealing with foreign relations, you have the right to expect something in return to condition the money,” Pirro said, speaking about the allegation that President Trump withheld funds from Ukraine until it investigated the Bidens’ connection with the Ukranian energy firm Burisma Holdings. “They’re not entitled to our money; there’s nothing wrong with a retroactive request.”

In fact, Pirro claims that the reason Democrats have stopped talking about a “quid pro quo” is, in Pirro’s own words, that “it doesn’t poll well.”

“Plus, it’s Joe Biden that did the quid pro quo,” said Pirro, referring to the fact that Biden, as vice president, withheld funds from Ukraine until it fired the prosecutor who was investigating Burisma. “Let’s call it what it is.”

We’re no fools

Pirro concluded by emphasizing the flimsiness of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, and she is dead on.

“Look, if you’re a trial attorney, you look at these hearings and you say to yourself, ‘Are they kidding? ‘Are these people really thinking that the American people are that stupid?” Pirro said. “It’s not even hearsay. It’s double and triple hearsay by people who have a hostile attitude toward the president. They’re not going to admit it.”

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Robert Ayers

Robert Ayers is a staff writer for Conservative Institute. He has a bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac University and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut.