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Tue May 28, 2019, 03:11 PM

Senate GOP vows to quickly quash any impeachment charges

McConnell could in effect call for an immediate vote and get rid of any articles of impeachment without a full trial




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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Reply Senate GOP vows to quickly quash any impeachment charges (Original post)
Gothmog May 2019 OP
guillaumeb May 2019 #1
Iliyah May 2019 #2
Rhiannon12866 May 2019 #3
Gothmog May 2019 #5
Rhiannon12866 May 2019 #6
maxsolomon May 2019 #4
stuffmatters May 2019 #7

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:13 PM

1. The Party of the endless Benghazi investigations is also

the Party of the endless email investigations.

Bad behavior indeed.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:14 PM

2. GOPs are hoping that Barr will again lie and

distort the truth. Ain't gonna work.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:20 PM

3. One reply to this from Twitter:

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:52 PM

5. More than a dozen trump officials including his kids have used private e-mails for govt work

Being consistent is not a quality that members of the GOP care about

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:39 PM

6. Not to mention his unsecured Twitter emitting phone

And God-only-knows what his security clearance challenged family members are using.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:43 PM

4. And that will go down in the History Books

Impeached for Conspiracy, Election Fraud, Inherent Contempt, and Obstruction, found not guilty after a cursory trial by the same party that put Clinton's cock on national display for months, over a Perjury charge.

Hope Roberts will enjoy the tarnishing of his legacy as well.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:59 PM

7. More reason to open a televised,educational House Impeachment Investigation ag Trump..

By the end of those Hearings, Trump & Co's crimes will be exposed and the case for his removal common sense. The American public will be educated by those House Hearings and be completely convinced of his guilt. If all the Republican Senators then vote to
curtail the Senate Trial or to keep Trump in office after the trial, then, as Warren says, "let them live with that vote the rest of their lives"and at the ballot box in Nov 2020)

As Charles Pierce said on MSNBC some weeks ago: "The Democrats need a TV show" to stop this Criminal. He clearly meant House Impeachment Investigation/Hearings to educate the public on a daily basis of this corruption and selling of our Country.
Democrats need to seize the only bully pulpit not under Repug control, i.e,daily televised House hearings, and inform,inform, inform the country to the max.

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