John Legend blasts former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley for comparing Trump's impeachment inquiry to a 'death penalty'
Nikki Haley had said that impeachment was 'like the death penalty' for a public official, while speaking about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump in a 'CBS News' interview.
Musician John Legend took to Twitter to criticize Nikki Haley's defense of Donald Trump against his possible impeachment. The former UN Ambassador who had served under Trump, in a preview of an upcoming interview with CBS News, said: "Impeachment is, like, the death penalty for a public official. When you look at the transcript, there’s nothing in that transcript that warrants the death penalty for the president."
However, Legend took exception to this comparison of ending a life to ending a presidential term for corruption. Replying to a tweet posted by Haley quoting an article about the upcoming CBS interview, Legend wrote: "It's not the death penalty. It's firing him from the most important job in the country because he can't be trusted with it. Real people are actually sentenced to death. This is not that."
In another follow-up tweet, Legend also wrote: "You seem like a very bright person. You obviously know he's not morally or intellectually fit for office. I wish you would admit it for the sake of the nation and your own credibility."
Haley had already drawn the ire of Twitter users because of her assertion on the CBS interview that Trump shouldn’t be impeached because he had failed to get what he wanted. One tweet likened it to shooting at someone and then going scot-free because he had missed. Since Ukraine did not launch an investigation against Biden's son, because Trump couldn’t pull it off.
According to a New York Times report, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had been forced by Trump to schedule an interview on CNN to announce the Biden investigation. Trump, for his part has kept on insisting that the Democrats do not have any grounds on which they can impeach him because he has "done nothing wrong. He called it a “witch hunt” again and again. He also called the Democrats’ impeachment drive “presidential harassment”.