‘Some staffer must be monitoring Twitter’: Pamela Karlan apologizes (sort of) for mentioning Barron Trump in testimony, BUT…
As we told you earlier, during House Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry testimony, Stanford Law Prof. Pamela Karlan used President Trump’s son to attempt to make a point about monarchs:
At impeachment hrng, Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan notes the Constitution bars titles of nobility and that the Founders wanted to avoid the absolute rights of monarchs: "While the President can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron." This drew applause
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 4, 2019
Quite a while later, somebody might have discovered Karlan’s testimony was resonating poorly:
Heh… Some staffer must be monitoring Twitter. The professor just apologized for making a joke about Barron Trump.
— Tom Reynolds (@Beregond) December 4, 2019
Karlan subsequently tried to reel her previous comments back in, but it didn’t happen without an immediate shift back to Trump:
Pamela Karlan apologies for invoking 13 year old Barron Trump during the impeachment hearing, but then immediately shifts to Trump and says he should apologize too. pic.twitter.com/2v314tSoBz
— Caleb Hull 🎅🏻🎁 (@CalebJHull) December 4, 2019
— Roll Call (@rollcall) December 4, 2019
The quick shift back to Trump doesn’t exactly sell the “apology” as totally authentic:
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) December 4, 2019
That’s a Non-Apology.
— 🅰️mericanoMike☕️ (@EspressoMike0) December 4, 2019
Yeah, most likely.