• Fox News' Jesse Watters slams Nancy Pelosi, saying she "looks weak, she looks scared, she looks tired"
  • Trump also blasted Pelosi and her California district, claims it's a "filthy dirty district"
  • Brad Blakeman claims Trump hasn't been impeached because Pelosi withheld the articles of impeachment from Senate

The GOP attack machine trained its sights on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hours after president Donald Trump unleashed a series of tweets assailing the House majority leader for trying to wring concessions out of the Republicans in advance of Trump's impeachment trial.

Trump's post-Christmas present to Pelosi and the Democrats were a series of tweets on Thursday slamming Democrats and the district Pelosi represents. Trump's first tweet, where he blasted Democrats as "Liars!", set the tone for succeeding attacks by Republicans and their allies in Fox News.

"The Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats said they wanted to RUSH everything through to the Senate because 'President Trump is a threat to National Security' (they are vicious, will say anything!), but now they don’t want to go fast anymore, they want to go very slowly," Trump tweeted. "Liars!"

Trump later attacked Pelosi and California Governor Gavin Newsom for the homeless crisis plaguing the state. He called Pelosi's congressional district in California a "filthy dirty district" but without offering proof of this allegation.

Going to bat for Trump was Jesse Watters, Fox News political commentator and co-host of "The Five." Watters has long been accused of racism and for purveying false and inaccurate statements. Watters has claimed Muslims are always responsible for domestic terrorism in the United States.

Picking-up where Trump left off, Watters claims Pelosi "looks weak, she looks scared, she looks tired" as she tries to outmaneuver Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the battle to get the Republican-controlled Senate to render impartial judgment at Trump's upcoming impeachment trial.

Trump's tweets were made after Pelosi said she'll wait until McConnell announces the process by which the Senate will conduct Trump's trial before transmitting the articles of impeachment the House passed on December 18. Pelosi also said she won't appoint impeachment managers that will represent the House during a Senate trial until the Senate determines the trial's process.

"She wants the impeachment without the acquittal but she's not gonna get what she wants because eventually, this strategy is gonna run out of the road," Watters said on "The Five."

"The only thing she's enjoying right now is watching Trump complain. If I were the president, I would stop, declare victory, I would say Nancy looks weak, she looks scared, she looks tired and eventually the articles will get kicked up and he'll get the acquittal he's looking for."

Watters then waded into Pelosi for her alleged "filthy dirty district."

"He's attacking her as from a 'dirty district,'" noted Watters. "I think it's effective because everybody can see the dirt in that district in San Francisco and it just reinforces the image of her as a hypocritical politician that cares more about the party than the people of the country."

Trump's Thursday Twitterstorm was apparently triggered by Brad Blakeman, a Fox News opinion writer and former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush who wrote he wants Senate Republicans to dismiss the charges against Trump and not conduct a trial at all.

Blakeman appeared on "Fox & Friends" Thursday morning to say Trump hasn’t been impeached since the articles of impeachment haven't been delivered to the Senate. He also says there is neither a requirement nor a need for a Senate impeachment trial.

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He said McConnell "did not nose his way into the impeachment process in the House and she has no standing to do that in the Senate." Blakeman contends Pelosi's move to withhold the articles of impeachment against Trump from the Senate is stunning because Pelosi "has no leverage."

“I think the longer she delays, the worse it gets for them (Democrats) because remember their argument was, this president is such a danger he must be removed for the good of the republic,” said Blakeman. “If she (Pelosi) doesn’t want to bring the charges to the Senate, then, in fact, he hasn’t been impeached, because the impeachment process means that once the vote is taken in the House it must be filed in the Senate in order for the Senate to take up their responsibility.”

“So, if they don’t consummate their vote by the filing of charges against the president in the Senate, then, in fact, I believe, as many scholars do, that the man has not been impeached."