Cryer, who currently stars as Lex Luthor on The CW’s “Supergirl,” is not shy about voicing his political opinions on social media. However, after a fiery tweet in which he suggested that impeaching the sitting president not only has merit at this time but is an inevitably, one user clapped back.
“Folks, Trump abuses his power regularly,” Cryer began. “He has committed more impeachable offenses SINCE THE MUELLER REPORT. While impeachment hearings are being held HE WILL COMMIT MORE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES. By the time it goes to the Senate it may be impossible for them NOT to remove him.
“I would love to see an actual list. Hurting your feelings isn’t impeachment material,” user John Davis responded.
“Hi John,” the star tweeted. “Coming right up! These are just a few off the top of my head.”
From there, the “Pretty in Pink” actor outlined a series of offenses he claims were committed by President Trump while in office and details them as best he can.
“First of all, remember that impeachment is a political process, not a criminal one. Impeachable offenses are not necessarily criminal offenses but abuses of presidential power. Abuses that contradict his oath to uphold the constitution,” the star's thread began. “Yesterday it was reported that the president inserted himself in the US Army Corps of Engineers bidding process on the border wall to favor a company that is headed by a large GOP donor. This is a subversion of the process & a corrupt abuse of power & an impeachable offense.”
He continued: “In April, two outlets confirmed Trump had urged a senior DHS official to ignore a judge’s order & then mentioned his pardon for Judge Arpaio, implying he’d provide a presidential pardon if the official faced legal consequences. This is an abuse of power & an impeachable offense.
Cryer went on to criticize Trump for allegedly ordering Don McGahn to refuse a congressional subpoena and he lambasted the president for suggesting Michael Cohen’s father-in-law be investigated prior to his testimony before Congress arguing that it “was clearly a ham-fisted attempt to intimidate Cohen from testifying.”
The actor then set his sights on Trump’s hotel and travel.
“Trump’s Washington hotel is a massive conflict of interest as foreign countries, businesses and lobbyists book extensively while they have business before the president. This is a violation of the emoluments clause of the constitution and an impeachable offense,” Cryer wrote. “Every time Trump visits one of his own properties, taxpayer money is being paid directly to him for security, lodging, expenses etc. He also benefits greatly as these trips promote his properties. This is a violation of the domestic emoluments clause & a corrupt abuse of power. And you guessed it, an impeachable offense.”
The star concluded his Twitter tirade saying, “This list is by no means comprehensive and it omits the 10 incidents of obstruction of justice that are in the Mueller report. Those same incidents that caused over 1000 former federal prosecutors to sign a statement that Trump would be indicted if he were a private citizen.”
The person that asked for the list said that he disagreed with Cryer’s characterization of the events, but noted that he respected him for responding at all.