Ivanka Trump quotes Thomas Jefferson in defense of her father

In the wake of Thursday’s vote to proceed with an impeachment inquiry targeting her father, Ivanka Trump invoked the words of Thomas Jefferson in his defense.

Trump’s eldest daughter quoted a letter the founding father wrote to his daughter Martha during an election crisis in 1801.

“Some things never change, dad!” Ivanka Trump added.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Thursday establishing the procedures for the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. The final vote was 232-196, with former Michigan Republican and current independent Rep. Justin Amash voting yes and two Democrats voting no.

The measure, which came after weeks of Republican criticism of Democrats for conducting their interviews behind closed doors, signals the beginning of public hearings in which staff counsel for both parties will be given equal time to question witnesses.

Jefferson’s letter came about two weeks before he was elected the nation’s third president after the House broke a tie vote in the Electoral College, ending a deadlocked race between him and Aaron Burr, Jefferson’s running mate.

“Jefferson's victory ended one of the most acrimonious presidential campaigns in U.S. political annals and resolved a constitutional crisis,” wrote Politico.

Jefferson’s full quote to his daughter, near the end of his hard-fought campaign, went on to read, “I pant for that society where all is peace and harmony, where we love and are loved by every object we see.”

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President Donald Trump tours the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, with Bernard Arnault, chief executive of LVMH, third from right, Alexandre Arnault, second from right and Ivanka Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
(FromR) Ivanka Trump, advisor to the US president, US President Donald Trump, Chief Executive of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Bernard Arnault, CEO of Louis Vuitton Michael Burke and Alexandre Arnault prepare cut the ribbon during a visit to the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump (R) and husband Jared Kushner, advisors to the US president, visit the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump gestures, flanked by Ivanka Trump (R), advisor to the US president,Chief Executive of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Bernard Arnault (2nd L) and CEO of Louis Vuitton Michael Burke during a visit to the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump holds a bag during a visit to the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
(FromR) Ivanka Trump, advisor to the US president, Alexandre Arnault, Chief Executive of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Bernard Arnault, CEO of Louis Vuitton Michael Burke and US President Donald Trump visit the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
(FromR) Ivanka Trump, advisor to the US president, Alexandre Arnault, Chief Executive of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Bernard Arnault, CEO of Louis Vuitton Michael Burke and US President Donald Trump watch a worker demonstrate how a bag is sewn during a visit to the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with Chief Executive of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Bernard Arnault during a visit to the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump (R) and husband Jared Kushner, advisors to the US president, visit the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chief Executive of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Bernard Arnault during his visit of the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
Chief Executive of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Bernard Arnault speaks during a visit to the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump talks to the press as he arrives to visit the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L), CEO of Louis Vuitton Michael Burke (C) and Chief Executive of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Bernard Arnault visit the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L), CEO of Louis Vuitton Michael Burke (C) and Chief Executive of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Bernard Arnault visit the new Louis Vuitton factory in Alvarado (40 miles south of Fort Worth), Johnson County, Texas on October 17, 2019. - A workshop of the French brand Louis Vuitton will be inaugurated in Texas by Donald Trump, in the presence of Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, who had indicated to the American President in 2017 that he was ready to invest more in the United States. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump, the daughter and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, depart Air Force One early Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., following a trip to Texas. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, center left, applauds Ivanka Trump during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
President Donald Trump cuts a ribbon with Bernard Arnault, chief executive of LVMH, at the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. At right is Ivanka Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
From left, Michael Burke, Alexandre Arnault, Ivanka Trump and Bernard Arnault talk as President Donald Trump tours the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Ivanka Trump and senior adviser Jared Kushner are recognized as President Donald Trump speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Energy Secretary Rick Perry listen during an event with President Donald Trump at the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, with from left Alexandre Arnault, Michael Burke, Bernard Arnault and Ivanka Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross listen during an event with President Donald Trump at the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Bernard Arnault, chief executive of LVMH, second from left, Alexandre Arnault, second from right and Ivanka Trump talk as President Donald Trump tours the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump tours the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, with Bernard Arnault, chief executive of LVMH, third from right, Alexandre Arnault, second from right and Ivanka Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump arrives to board Marine One at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, to travel to the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump tours the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, with Bernard Arnault, chief executive of LVMH, third from right, Alexandre Arnault, second from right and Ivanka Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Ivanka Trump and senior adviser Jared Kushner are recognized as President Donald Trump speaks during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump arrives with Bernard Arnault, chief executive of LVMH during a ribbon cutting ceremony with at the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, with from left Alexandre Arnault, Michael Burke, Bernard Arnault and Ivanka Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump tours the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, with Bernard Arnault, chief executive of LVMH, right, Alexandre Arnault, third from right, Ivanka Trump, second from right and Michael Burke. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump tours the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump tours the Louis Vuitton Workshop Rochambeau in Alvarado, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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