Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) blasted President Trump for his attack on teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg Thursday morning along with several other figures Trump has publicly disparaged.

“This is a president that attacks everybody, to distract, attacks everybody who won’t bend the knee to Donald J. Trump,” Jeffries said.

“He’s attacked John McCain, a war hero. He’s attacked Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican nominee. He’s attacked Bob Mueller, a Marine [and] a distinguished professional in law enforcement. He’s attacked your former speaker, Paul Ryan.




“He’s attacked Gold Star Families,” Jeffries continued. “He even attacked, today, a 16-year-old teenage activist, Greta Thunberg. Are you here to defend that as well? And so what’s happened is instead of defending the substance of the allegation, you want to attack Joe Biden and his family.”

Trump tweeted Thursday morning that TIME’s selection of Thunberg as Person of the Year for 2019 was “ridiculous” and that she needed “Anger Management.” 


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