President Trump ripped conservative columnist Peggy Noonan in a tweet Sunday for suggesting that Congress censure him for attempting to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation instead of trying to impeach him.
”Peggy Noonan, the simplistic writer for Trump Haters all, is stuck in the past glory of Reagan and has no idea what is happening with the Radical Left Democrats, or how vicious and desperate they are,” Trump wrote in a posting. “Mueller had to correct his ridiculous statement, Peggy never understood it!”
Noonan, a former speech writer for President Reagan, said impeachment would only divide the country even more and ultimately result in it faltering in the Republican-controlled Senate.
“Congressional censure would be a formal registering not of Congress’s political disapproval but its moral disapproval,” she wrote in the column that appeared in the Wall Street Journal and The Post, recalling how Sen. Joe McCarthy was censured in 1954.
“Republicans, who control the Senate, wouldn’t vote to remove the president, but to morally disapprove of him? They would,” she continued. “There’s plenty of suppressed resentment there at how he’s mortified them and lowered things.”
Noonan also probably got under the commander-in-chief’s skin when she said Trump would have liked to “subvert the investigation but wasn’t good at it” and was foiled by his staff.
“There are seemingly dangled pardons and threatened firings. There’s a hapless small-timeness to it, a kind of brute dumbness, and towering over it all is a grubby business deal in Moscow,” wrote Noonan, who has been a persistent critic of Trump since he entered office.
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