Democrat witness Pamela Karlan took a cheap shot at First Son Barron Trump during the House Judiciary Impeachment hearing Wednesday, saying that the president can call his 13-year-old son Barron, “but he can’t make him a baron.”
The Judiciary Committee kicked off its first hearing Wednesday morning to examine the constitutional grounds for impeachment, including what constitutes bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors and whether President Donald Trump’s actions have met those definitions.
Karlan, a left-wing professor of law at Stanford Law School, blurted out the insult to make the brilliant and unique point that President Trump isn’t a king.
“Contrary to what President Trump has said, Article II does not give him the power to do anything he wants and I’ll just give you one example that shows you the difference between him and a king—which is, the Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility. So while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron,” Karlan scoffed.
Democrat "witness" Pamela Karlan is completely UNHINGED.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 4, 2019
“Only in the minds of crazed liberals is it funny to drag a 13-year-old child into the impeachment nonsense,” Trump 2020 national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement. “Pamela Karlan thought she was being clever and going for laughs, but she instead reinforced for all Americans that Democrats have no boundaries when it comes to their hatred of everything related to President Trump. Hunter Biden is supposedly off-limits according to liberals, but a 13-year-old boy is fair game. Disgusting.”
“Every Democrat in Congress should immediately repudiate Pamela Karlan and call on her to personally apologize to the President and the First Lady for mocking their son on national TV.”
In 2009, President Obama reportedly considered replacing retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter with Karlan, which would have made her the first openly gay justice on the Supreme Court.
She has donated to both Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren and has advocated for Trump’s impeachment for over two years.
Meet liberal professor Pam Karlan, one of Democrats' impeachment hearing "witnesses" this week.
She's a big donor to both Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren and indicated support for impeachment over 2 years ago!
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 3, 2019
The Resistance warrior was once on a panel in which she explained that she walks across the street rather than walk by the Trump Hotel in Washington DC. When asked if she’d ever stayed there, she exclaimed, “God no!”
The Democrats' Judiciary Committee witness Pamela Karlan has a MAJOR case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Watch her explain how she crossed the street rather than walk by the Trump hotel in Washington D.C. pic.twitter.com/k0wJKKly1B
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 4, 2019
All three witnesses called by the Democrats to appear at the hearing Wednesday are far-left ideologues who despise the president.
Meet the Three Stooges, the new impeachment “witnesses” the Democrats are trotting out today to continue their impeachment hoax.
They’re liberal Democrats who oppose President Trump and support impeachment. Just more of the same old sham! pic.twitter.com/M2KO75F1b5
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) December 4, 2019
On the other hand, the Republican’s sole witness, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, is not a Republican, nor a Trump voter or supporter. But after reviewing all the facts, he cautioned lawmakers against impeaching the president.
In his opening statement, Turley said that to impeach Trump based on the current evidence “would be to expose every future president to the same type of inchoate impeachment.”
“If you make a high crime and misdemeanor out of going to the courts, it is an abuse of power. It’s YOUR abuse of power,” he said.
Late Wednesday afternoon, First Lady Melania Trump made a rare foray into the contentious political debate to chastise the professor on Twitter:
“A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics,” said Trump. “Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.”
A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 4, 2019
At the end of the hearing, Karlan apologized for bringing up Barron Trump’s name earlier, but couldn’t resist taking a shot at the president in the process:
“I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president’s son. It was wrong of me to do that. I wish the president would apologize obviously for some of the things he’s done that’s wrong, but I do regret having said that,” she said.