Moments before House members voted to impeach President Trump, the president was reportedly in good enough spirits to troll Senate Democrats by sending them a Christmas card—a gigantic one which included something a little extra.
“At least two Democratic senators shared photos Wednesday of a Christmas card they had received from the White House,” the Western Journal reports. “But the card didn’t come alone.”
According to the report, Trump sent a gigantic Christmas card—staying true to his tradition—to each Senate Democrat which included a copy of the 6-page letter he previously sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“True story: there is a White House staffer going around the Senate delivering to each office, as a package, the incoherent, scathing Pelosi letter AND…wait for it…a giant 16×12 White House Christmas card (along with, implausibly, a second smaller Christmas card),” Democratic Senator Chris Murphy tweeted.
“What a day,” he added.
True story: there is a White House staffer going around the Senate delivering to each office, as a package, the incoherent, scathing Pelosi letter AND…wait for it…a giant 16×12 White House Christmas card (along with, implausibly, a second smaller Christmas card).
What a day. pic.twitter.com/y8gZuQbipl
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) December 18, 2019
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal also shared a photo of the card and letter online.
“Thanks for this card & your 6 page impeachment screed. Bizarrely delivered together,” Blumenthal said.
Thanks for this card & your 6 page impeachment screed. Bizarrely delivered together. Happy Holidays & best wishes for the coming year! pic.twitter.com/kUDektXMvt
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) December 18, 2019
The Hill reports:
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The letter is not included in the Christmas card. The two were handed out in separate envelopes, according to a White House spokesperson.
As the Senators received their cards, elsewhere in the Capitol, House members were debating the two articles of impeachment against Trump that will be voted on later Wednesday.
Trump sent the six-page letter to Pelosi on Tuesday, urging her to halt impeachment proceedings and accusing Democrats of an “unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power.”
The two articles of impeachment charge Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.