Democratic House Intelligence Committee member Jim Himes (D-CT) showed just how deep his hatred of President Donald Trump runs during an interview with Chuck Todd on Sunday.
According to the Congressman, the term "quid pro quo" should be thrown out the window because it doesn't adequately describe what took place during Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. He believes Trump's interaction is similar to how a "mob boss extorts somebody."
"Well, I have two problems with 'quid pro quo.' Number one, when are you trying to persuade the American people of something really pretty simple, which is that the president acted criminally and extorted in the way a mob boss would extort somebody, a vulnerable foreign country, it's probably best not to use Latin words to explain it," Himes explained.
"The other thing I object to is this is where the Republicans went. Extortion doesn’t require a 'you give me this and I’ll give you that' kind of quid pro quo," he said. "It simply requires using your muscle to get something that you don’t have a right to."
By now, Americans have learned what the term "quid pro quo" means. They know it means abusing power to obtain a desired outcome. Democrats have repeatedly said that Trump threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine if President Volodymyr Zelensky failed to investigate Hunter Biden's corrupt activity with Burisma. After all, Hunter was being paid $50,000 a month to sit on Burisma's board, even though he had no natural energy experience.
Even though Trump released the transcripts of the call and it proved no quid pro existed, meaning he didn't threaten to withhold military aid, Democrats are still running with this bogus claim.