Stanford Professor Pamela Karlan was a "witness" for the Democrats in Wednesday's impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Throughout the hearing, Professor Karlan seethed at the president's behavior and repeatedly instructed members of Congress that it was their constitutional duty to impeach the president and remove him from office.
During the hearing, the professor's anger repeatedly boiled over. In a classless move, the professor invoked the name of President Trump's 13-year-old son to make a low-blow jab against the president. So it was a welcoming relief when Rep. Matt Gaetz used his time to expose the true motivations underlying the professor's acerbic remarks.
"Professor Karlan," Rep. Gaetz began, "you gave 1000 bucks to Elizabeth Warren, right?"
"I believe so," Karlan answered vaguely.
How much is Professor Karlan making that she doesn't vividly remember giving someone a thousand dollars?
"You gave 1200 bucks to Barack Obama?" Rep. Gaetz continued.
"I have no reason to question that," Karlan said.
"And you gave 2000 bucks to Hillary Clinton?" asked Rep. Gaetz.
"That's correct," Karlan admitted.
"Why so much more for Hillary than the other two?" asked Rep. Gaetz.
"Because I've been giving a lot of money to charity recently because of all the poor people in the United States," responded Karlan.
Karlan is a professor in California, where, under Democratic policies, there is a growing population of homeless people.
Gaetz then asked the professor if she remembered saying on a podcast that "liberals tend to cluster more. Conservative, especially very conservative, people tend to spread out more, perhaps because they don't even want to be around themselves"?
"Yes, I did," admitted Karlan.
Gaetz continued, "Professor, I just have to say, when you talk about how liberals want to be around each other and cluster and conservatives don't want to be around each other and so they have to spread out, it makes people -- you may not see this from you know the ivory towers of your law school ..."
After the professor interrupted, Gaetz reclaimed his time.
"Now let me also suggest that when you invoke the president's son's name here," Gatez continued, "when you try to make a little joke out of referencing Barron Trump, that does not lend credibility to your argument. It makes you look mean. It makes you look like you're attacking somebody's family, the minor child of the president of the United States. So let's see if we can get into the facts."
Rep. Gaetz then asked the witnesses to raise their hand if any one of them had personal knowledge of a single material fact in the Schiff report."
Not a single hand went up.
Thank you Rep. Gatez for unmasking the so-called "witnesses" at Wednesday's hearing. I guess Professor Christine Blasey Ford was unavailable to testify.