"The View" co-hosts had a spirited debate on Thursday as they mentioned whether or not Stanford Regulation professor Pamela Karlan acted inappropriately when she made a joke referencing the president's son throughout the day gone by's Home Judiciary Committee impeachment listening to.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida), one of Trump's closest allies in the House of Representatives, also rebuked Karlan during Wednesday's hearing for using the president's son to make an argument. But Karlan said Trump was wrong to say that Article 2 of the US Constitution allows him to do anything he wants.
Mrs. Trump has asked media and other public figures to refrain from bringing up her 13-year-old son.
"A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics", first lady Melania Trump also tweeted.
"Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it", she said. I was wrong to do that, "Karlan said".
The impeachment inquiry, launched in September, focuses on Trump's request that Ukraine conduct investigations that could harm political rival Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination.
Constitutional scholars (L-R) Noah Feldman of Harvard University, Pamela Karlan of Stanford University, Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina, and Jonathan Turley of George Washington University are sworn in prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 4, 2019. "It makes you watch mean", she stated.
The First Lady used to be joined by the White Residence Press Secretary Stephani Grisham on twitter. "And what's worse, it's met by laughter in the hearing room", Grisham added.
Karlan later apologized for the remark. "What is being done to this country is no laughing matter".
Behar said Karlan's comments were a "pun" while Goldberg described them as a "play on words". Democrats should be ashamed.
Impeachment hearings into Mr Trump focus on a July 25 telephone call in which Mr Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into former U.S. vice-president and 2020 Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son Hunter, and into a discredited theory promoted by Mr Trump's allies that Ukraine, not Russian Federation, meddled in the 2016 USA election.