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Tue May 28, 2019, 07:10 AM

Senate GOP vows to quickly quash any impeachment charges

Senate GOP vows to quickly quash any impeachment charges
By Alexander Bolton - 05/27/19 04:24 PM EDT


GOP senators say that if the House passes articles of impeachment against President Trump they will quickly quash them in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has broad authority to set the parameters of a trial.

While McConnell is required to act on articles of impeachment, which require 67 votes — or a two-thirds majority — to convict the president, he and his Republican colleagues have the power to set the rules and ensure the briefest of trials.

“I think it would be disposed of very quickly,” said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

“If it’s based on the Mueller report, or anything like that, it would be quickly disposed of,” he added.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), an adviser to McConnell’s leadership team, said “nothing” would come of impeachment articles passed by the House.

Given the Senate GOP firewall, Cornyn, who’s also a member of the Judiciary Committee, said he doubts that Democrats will commence the impeachment process.

“It would be defeated. That’s why all they want to do is talk about it,” he said. “They know what the outcome would be.”

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/445512-senate-gop-pledges-to-quickly-quash-any-trump-impeachment-charges

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:14 AM

1. Bullies . . .

Time to vote them out. Republicans don't give a shit about the USA.

And oh, House can start impeachment hearings and expose who the Republicans really are.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:16 AM

2. Sorry republican senators, it's the Houses' duty.

something you don't understand

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:24 AM

3. Make. Them. Do. It.---on national TV. Make 'em show who they are. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:30 AM

4. This feels like obstruction...

The Senate will not be allowed to do the job they took an oath to do, with the foreknowledge of defeat (to me that means you are not going to be allowed to do your job correctly) how can that not be obstruction?





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There's some kind of obstruction on the railway tracks.

[ U ] behaviour or actions that prevent something from happening or working correctly:
They were charged with obstruction of the police/of justice (= preventing the police/law courts from doing their jobs).

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The referee said it was obstruction.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:00 AM

12. Obstruction of what?

If Trump is impeached in the House, the Republican led Senate will rush through the trial, not call any witnesses, and just have a vote on conviction. It will fail, not even getting 50 votes. Then they will say that it is over, and any other investigations are just a political witch hunt. Is this what people really want? When it comes to an impeachment trial, Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham have all of the authority to do whatever they want. The only thing they can't do is not have a trial at all, but there is nothing to stop them from rushing it through to get it over with quickly, knowing that at then end of the day, Trump will still be President.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:35 AM

5. FINE...it won't be based on the Mueller report. nt

 

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:18 AM

13. Exactly--there are plenty of impeachable crimes that were not investigated by Mueller

Violations of the emoluments clause, campaign finance violations, etc.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:44 AM

6. 22 GOP Senators are up for re-election in 2020. . .

. . .just sayin'

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 07:51 AM

7. How Nice Of Them To Say This......Having Seen/Heard NO Evidence

This is tantamount to a juror declaring that he/she already knows what verdict he/she will render before even a single piece of evidence is presented. And it gets that person dismissed as a juror. So in that vein, I think it might be worth a try to file a Motion with the Supreme Court to remove all the signatories to this declaration as de facto "jurors" in the impeachment trial. It's never been done before, but Senators definitively declaring their bias to the world has never happened before either.

And I agree with the previous poster who said make them do it in front of a national TV audience. That's the whole point. Make these Republican sycophants tie themselves forever to Trump's sinking ship. Look what being tied to Bill Clinton did for Al Gore.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:00 AM

8. Rethuglicons believe crime pays BIG, so they continue.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:10 AM

9. Are these the same people that will have an epiphany when Trump is out of the WH?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 08:17 AM

10. Cornyn: Shitting all over the Constitution...

...as usual. He looks so respectable, right? He's just another Republican thug. Shit on those veterans, Cornyn! Shit on their sacrifices! The Constitution they fought and died for doesn't matter! You've got your fellow thugs, your Comrades to protect! That's what public office is for, right? Cornyn is a pig in a suit. No, wait. I didn't mean to offend pigs. Cornyn is a Lyndsey Graham with white hair.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:25 AM

11. Republicans are not in Washington to serve the country. They serve themselves. They care...

Only for their power. Their predominantly white, entitled, older male power.
Other peoples’ lives don’t matter. The rule of law doesn’t matter. Democracy doesn’t matter. Decency? Not interested.
Since the day Obama was elected they’ve been obsessed with obstructing anyone not white, buyable and greedy to the bone.
Before Obama, it was still always about the white men capitalists making $.
Even (especially) on the backs of their supporters. The Republicans count on the Stupid, the maleable, the ignorant, the poor, the mobs.
Women, children, nonwhite men...pffft. Use them, manipulate them, disregard their actual lives and humanity.

Fact: they, too, will die.
Just not soon enough.

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