George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, who was invited by Republicans to testify in Wednesday’s impeachment hearing, said in his opening statement that even his dog, a Goldendoodle named Luna, “seems mad” about impeachment.
Turley, who is also an opinion contributor to The Hill, argued in his opening statement that impeachment would set a “dangerous precedent.”
“I get it. You are mad. The president is mad. My Democratic friends are mad. My Republican friends are mad. My wife is mad. My kids are mad. Even my dog seems mad. And Luna is a Goldendoodle and they don’t get mad,” he said, receiving laughter after mentioning his dog.
“We’re all mad. Where has that taken us? Will a slipshod impeachment make us less mad? Will it only give an invitation for the madness to follow in every future administration?” he added.
Jonathan Turley: “I get it. You’re mad. The president is mad…my wife is mad, my kids are mad, even my dog seems mad…Will a slipshod impeachment make us less mad? Will it only give an invitation for the madness to follow every future administration?” https://t.co/9B39DgMINL pic.twitter.com/j34SulegK7
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Turley was the only witness that appeared in Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing who was called by Republicans. The other three witnesses were constitutional scholars invited by Democrats to the speak at the hearing.
The White House declined an invitation to participate in Wednesday’s hearing, the first held by the Judiciary panel.
The House began an impeachment inquiry into President Trump in September following revelations relating to his dealings with Ukraine.