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Tue May 28, 2019, 03:06 PM

GOP senators vow to let Trump off the hook no matter what crimes he's committed

By Emily Singer -
May 28, 2019

Senate Republicans say they'll quash any articles of impeachment against Trump, no matter what the evidence shows.

Senate Republicans have vowed that Trump will face no punishment if the House draws up articles of impeachment — no matter what the evidence shows,

The House has yet to begin impeachment proceedings, but if it were to file articles of impeachment, the Senate would then have to hold a trial to determine whether Trump is guilty of the charges and decide whether to remove him from office.

According to a report from the Hill newspaper published Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — who runs the Senate with a 53-47 Republican majority in the chamber — would hold a sham trial that would acquit Trump of the charges, no matter what the charges are or how strong the evidence against Trump is.

McConnell and Senate Republicans "have the power to set the rules and ensure the briefest of trials," and they are already set on the plan of dismissing impeachment proceedings, the Hill wrote.


Hey Cornyn and Tillis, your "guy" in the white house is a traitor to the Constitution just like your entire party................you keep forgetting assholes, that his fucking team met with Russian agents at your convention...................., let me repeat that your "guy's team met with Russian agents at your corrupt worthless convention, and they didn't even have the balls to call the FBI.................have you ever asked the fucking simple question as to: Why they didn't call?...........................nope, not once...............................enabling traitors........................

https://shareblue.com/gop-senators-vow-no-trump-impeachment-mcconnell/

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough.................

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Reply GOP senators vow to let Trump off the hook no matter what crimes he's committed (Original post)
turbinetree May 2019 OP
superpatriotman May 2019 #1
spanone May 2019 #2
dalton99a May 2019 #3
BlueJac May 2019 #4
kentuck May 2019 #5
Laura PourMeADrink May 2019 #9
kentuck May 2019 #13
spanone May 2019 #19
kentuck May 2019 #23
spanone May 2019 #24
tinrobot May 2019 #6
kentuck May 2019 #10
MyOwnPeace May 2019 #27
Laura PourMeADrink May 2019 #11
Gothmog May 2019 #7
Me. May 2019 #8
Laura PourMeADrink May 2019 #12
Me. May 2019 #15
Laura PourMeADrink May 2019 #17
Ilsa May 2019 #14
Laura PourMeADrink May 2019 #18
Ilsa May 2019 #21
walkingman May 2019 #16
Laura PourMeADrink May 2019 #20
colsohlibgal May 2019 #22
Initech May 2019 #25
wryter2000 May 2019 #26
Initech May 2019 #29
wryter2000 May 2019 #30
Initech May 2019 #31
Quemado May 2019 #28
Apple Fritter May 2019 #32

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:08 PM

1. I'm feeling more malevolent every day

My patience has been stretched to the limit by our 'friends' across the aisle...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:12 PM

2. So, they say 'screw the Constitution'. How republican of them.

why not have new republican congresspersons take an oath to trump.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:14 PM

3. He could shoot half of them in the middle of 5th Avenue and not lose any voters



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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:40 PM

4. I guess we have lost our country to a con man and the Republican enablers!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:49 PM

5. Well....well....well...

IF they cross their hearts and hope to die, we can still have the enquiry continue right thru the next election? Is that what they want the Democrats to do?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:57 PM

9. Do you think it would hurt them? Strikes me like they are filling

the void on airways. What’s difficult is when you have opponents who will just say anything true or false and they know in todays media overload they wIll get away with it.

Meanwhile Dem candidates go through the ringer for a vote from 20 years ago and they oblige and over explain thus extending the news cycle. It’s like our side needs a modern media consultant.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:03 PM

13. "The winner now will be later to lose..."

"For the times they are a changin' "

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Response to kentuck (Reply #13)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:28 PM

19. 'the first one now will later be last'...

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Response to spanone (Reply #19)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:59 PM

23. :-)___%%

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Response to kentuck (Reply #23)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:05 PM

24. 😎👍🏼

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:52 PM

6. And you wonder why Nancy is being rather non-committal.

McConnell probably won't even hold a trial on evidence the House presents. He'll go straight to an up/down vote, then declare victory.



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Response to tinrobot (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:58 PM

10. Don't give him anything to vote for but...

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...keep the enquiry going on and keep exposing the facts and subpoenaing the witnesses needed to ascertain the truth. Attack the Republicans who do not cooperate in defending their branch of government.

And who betray their sworn oath to the Constitution.

Kick ass and take names.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #10)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:19 PM

27. DAMN!!!!!!

I like the way you think!!!!

GET OUT THE VOTE - they cannot steal that if we do!

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:59 PM

11. He will have to change rules of senate to do it. That's our vote. Flip it on them

A vote to change the rules equates to condoning 11 instances of trump trying to get people to break law.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:53 PM

7. Senate GOP vows to quickly quash any impeachment charges




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.)....

“Why on earth would we give a platform to something that I judge as a purely political exercise?” said Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), another member of the Judiciary Committee. “We have to perform our constitutional duty, but if people think that we’re going to try and create a theater that could give you the perception that this is a matter that rises to the level of Watergate, that’s nonsense.”

Tillis said he would support McConnell bringing the impeachment process to a quick close, and that any kind of extended trial would be “rewarding what I view as bad behavior on the part of the House.”

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:54 PM

8. Well They've Made Their Plans Clear

and frankly the last thing we need is a sham trial to go along with a sham Mueller report.

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Response to Me. (Reply #8)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:00 PM

12. They won't have a trial

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #12)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:09 PM

15. Do You Believe The Article Has It Wrong?

According to a report from the Hill newspaper published Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — who runs the Senate with a 53-47 Republican majority in the chamber — would hold a sham trial that would acquit Trump of the charges, no matter what the charges are or how strong the evidence against Trump is.

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Response to Me. (Reply #15)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:24 PM

17. Just have different view is all. I think they'll change senate rules - to no trial

and - much less risky than creating a sham trial. Not original thought..got from law forum.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:03 PM

14. "Well, he strangled those puppies and barbequed

those little brown babies last week. He said it was Jeff Sessions' idea, so, trump's okay. He said he wouldn't do it again. It was last week, for crying out loud! Why are you bugging him about that? He has some tweeting to do!"

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #14)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:25 PM

18. Where is sessions anyway? Need a juicy interview from him.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #18)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:42 PM

21. I hope he's writing a tell-all,

But I'm sure he wants immunity first.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:10 PM

16. Republicanism is a highly contagious and deadly disease: vaccinate yourselves in November 2020...

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Response to walkingman (Reply #16)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:29 PM

20. Saw a poll that astonished me...repukes's more enthused about 2020. Hell, I would crawl

on broken glass in the snow with a fever and a thousand mosquito bites and a thousand paper cuts for miles to vote MF45 out.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:56 PM

22. No Doubt

As Rachel Maddow ended her show a few nights ago, “you might want to steer clear of 5th Avenue”.

Sadly the Turtle, McConnell, would rationalize the shooting.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:08 PM

25. So this is the hill they choose to die on? Great.

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Response to Initech (Reply #25)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:14 PM

26. No proof this will kill them

It might be good for them politically. There’s the problem. A very large minority of people in this country have been fed lies and believe them.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #26)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:56 PM

29. And now they're choosing to create their own reality.

I said this in another thread - it's not wilfull ignorance. It's intentional ignorance. They're choosing to ignore real facts for make believe bullshit. This crisis at the border? They made it up. Climate change? They're distorting facts. Trump's election? They are changing reality and the definition of fact. That's what Trump's "war on the press" is about. They've been living in a bubble so long that rather than accept it, they are trying to change it to meet their definition.

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Response to Initech (Reply #29)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:39 PM

30. I hope to God

I live long enough for them to pay a price for all their lies and hypocrisy.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #30)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:45 PM

31. I picture this ending one of a couple of different ways.

1) We finally hold the republicans and billionaires accountable and start prosecuting them.

2) Civil War

3) Saudi Arabia uses the weapons that Trump sells them against us.

I seriously hope to god that #2 or #3 never happen. But I really want to see #1 happen. But considering how much Trump is trying to bend over backwards for a country that committed terrorist acts against us...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:40 PM

28. Could the House impeach Individual-1, but don't refer the impeachment to the Senate?

It wouldn't give the Senate the opportunity to exonerate him.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 09:17 AM

32. Damn. It looks like a take-over

Never thought something like this would happen in my lifetime.

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