Gordon Sondland testified in the official impeachment probe and boy did he bring receipts.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union testified in a public hearing on Capitol Hill. He brought a bunch of emails and WhatsApp screenshots and laid everything out in plain, and very damning, language.
In his opening statement, Sondland said that essentially everyone from Trump on down was aware of quid pro quo in Ukraine. He even specifically admitted it in the iconic line, “Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret.”
Sondland: “Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret.”
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) November 20, 2019
As you can imagine, Twitter users quickly fell into hysterics over his blunt and explosive revelations.
This is E.U. Amb. Sondland’s line for throwing everyone under the bus: “Again, everyone was in the loop.”
People thrown include:
-Acting WH Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney
-Sec of State Pompeo
-Sec of Energy Rick Perry
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) November 20, 2019
I would pay good money to have a live shot of trump’s face right now
— Ben Wexler (@mrbenwexler) November 20, 2019
Sondland’s testimony is the Beyonce Lemonade of testimonies
— Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) November 20, 2019
It seems like Sondland left out a few interesting details in his initial testimony!
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) November 20, 2019
sondland gonna be polling in double digits in dem iowa surveys after this
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) November 20, 2019
That clicking sound you’re hearing is Sondland handcuffing himself to one administration member after another.
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) November 20, 2019
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— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) November 20, 2019
What’s that sound we are hearing?? Sounds like a nail being hammered into a coffin to me…Oh, it’s Ambassador Sondland say, “Yes, there absolutely WAS a quid pro quo”.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 20, 2019
Sondland’s comment is even more resonant for people who are familiar with the 2009 movie In the Loop, which followed a whole lot of incompetent government people. What a fun connection, right?
A very legal and very cool time to be alive in America.