A law professors reference to Barron Trump, the 13-year-old son of President Donald Trump, during the impeachment hearing on Dec. 4 sparked immediate backlash.
While the president can name his son Barron, he cant make him a baron, Pamela Karlan, a law professor at Stanford University, said during the hearing in Washington.
She said she was using an example of how American presidents are not kings.
Classless move by a Democratic witness. Prof Karlan uses a teenage boy who has nothing to do with this joke of a hearing (and deserves privacy) as a punchline. And whats worse, its met by laughter in the hearing room. What is being done to this country is no laughing matter, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
Just when you thought this impeachment hoax couldnt get anymore ridiculous, the witness invited by Democrats is throwing cheap shots at the 13 year old son of @realDonaldTrump. Gross and shameful! pic.twitter.com/ugVZfVYDR9
Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) December 4, 2019
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) said in a statement: Just when you thought this impeachment hoax couldnt get anymore ridiculous, the witness invited by Democrats is throwing cheap shots at the 13-year-old son of @realDonaldTrump. Gross and shameful!
Trumps 2020 campaign said in a statement: Democrats chose liberal professor Pam Karlan as their star impeachment witness. She just went out of her way to mock and attack Barron Trump, the Presidents 13-year-old child. Democrats have disgraced themselves by giving a platform to this unhinged, petty kook.
Conservatives noted Karlans past statements, including her telling the crowd at an event that she crossed the street, instead of walking in front of, a Trump hotel because of how much she loathed the president.
I came in from the airport yesterday and I got off the bus from Dulles and I walked up the hotel and as I was walking past what used to be the old post office building and is now the Trump hotelI had to cross the street, she said.
Asked if she was staying there, she said, Oh, God no. Never.
Karlan was joined at the hearing on Wednesday by Noah Feldman of Harvard University, Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina, and Jonathan Turley of George Washington University.