On Tuesday (September 24), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced that she is opening an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The move comes after news that Trump allegedly conspired with a Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to help him win reelection in 2020, and that his administration prevented a whistleblower from telling Congress about the call. On Wednesday (September 25), the White House released a memo that summarizes the call. As NBC News writes, the memo supports the allegations.
As the impeachment inquiry unfolds, these are the people and organizations you should follow on Twitter for new developments, analysis and levity in the face of political chaos.
Anil Kalhan (@kalhan) is an attorney, professor and human rights expert.
? Republicans, Democrats, in-between-ers / No one likes high crimes and misdemeanors / Your tiny hands will scratch and claw / But nobody’s above the law ? https://t.co/pNu0BnuUTG— Anil Kalhan (@kalhan) September 24, 2019
Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) is a writer, actor and comedian who is waging a daily campaign to shame the president out of office.
George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) is an actor, author and self-described “resistance fighter.”
If this is the good version of the call transcript, what the hell does the BAD version have?— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 25, 2019
Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) never misses an opportunity to remind us that words mean things.
You’ll never guess our top search right now.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) September 24, 2019
‘Transcript’: ? a typed copy of dictated or recorded material ‘Memorandum’: ? an informal report or message— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) September 25, 2019
Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) is a data scientist who uses numbers to advocate for the rights of Black people.
Because the Democrats successfully boxed them in. Whistleblower is still gonna testify. This is the tip of the iceberg and they know it. https://t.co/drQ1a2mTrt— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) September 25, 2019
The transcript is not the whistleblower complaint. The President and Giuliani have admitted to the alleged activities. The activities involve conduct in office withholding foreign aid in exchange for the personal benefit of smearing a rival. The transcript does not exonerate. https://t.co/LakrM0Ly5p— Mieke Eoyang (@MiekeEoyang) September 25, 2019
With apologies to @Lin_Manuel, I had to go full Reynolds Pamphlet to try to explain what this Ukraine memo actually is. Please don’t sue me. It was the best way I could think of to make the point. https://t.co/AtgcHk77Eh— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) September 25, 2019