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There's been discussion of the Female reporter who was slapped on the backside

The guy involved has been charged with "sexual battery". While this may not be popular here I wonder if in terms of gender equity this might not be a case of overcharging-rather that battery alone might be a more appropriate charge-here is my thought-had he done this to a male reporter it most likely have been ignored or if pressed resulted in a battery charge. By raising this to sexual battery is not the law itself declaring that the female buttocks, just like female nipples to be of a pure sexual nature encouraging gender discrimination? A man in a locker room may not appreciate an ass slap but if he insisted the offender be charged with sexual battery I believe there would be some pushback. I'd just like other posters to comment.

Suppose McConnell wanted out

So he gives his coordination spiel. He knows nothing he does will please Trump and any course he takes will hurt him politically. But if there was a huge outcry by the public he might be forced (ahem) to recuse himself and let the chips fall where they may....Gee Mr. President I REALLY wanted to help but I guess I slipped up when I said so in public. Mitch is no babe in the woods and that coordination pledge seems suspicious.

Greg Steube GOP Rep

Just stated he was "outraged" by whatever, "as a combat vet"...

But here is his military record:After he finished law school, Greg enlisted in the US Army after the September 11th attacks and served for four years. While he was in the Army he spent one year as a commissioned Airborne Infantry Officer and three years in the US Army JAG Corps, serving as a Captain with the 25th Infantry Division in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

During his time in the service he earned the Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Bar, and the Parachutist Badge.

Note he was NOT awarded a CIB or CAB meaning he never engaged the enemy with fire while coming under fire. Also no purple heart so never injured by the enemy and no combat awards...

In short he was what some refer to as a REMF and I prefer to call "combat adjacent" since he may have eaten in the same mess hall as combat veterans.

He's another GOP fake!

I'm going to say something about Hunter Biden

For the GOP $50K a month is big graft? Horseshit-Hunter Biden is a licensed attorney from a highly esteemed DC law firm. Now if you know about attorneys you mostly know they work a shit-ton of hours, but let's pretend that Hunter Biden is a slacker that only worked 40 hours a week...or 2000 hours a year and let's even admit his name on the corporate mast had value and that while he was a licensed attorney he did not have specialized experience in the energy field. But he was hired to ensure ethics compliance and I've seen no argument he was not qualified for that...

So if he worked 2000 hrs on ethics compliance and lent his name as a surety the actual cost per hour was about $300 an hour and I could name a shitload of people who paid attorneys with no name recognition more. Everybody on this board has seen millions shoveled to the GOP and their candidates just for access-treat this "controversy" as it deserves-tell the GOP to fuck off with their made up bullshit.

It is time to make something clear to the GOP in congress and Mr. Trump

They need to be told that conviction and removal, or resignation is the easy way out. They need to be told that anything less than removal will trigger an immediate second impeachment and even a third if needed. There is clear proof and if they ignore it, their' asshole leader will not only be among the 3 impeached president but the ONLY president impeached multiple times. Got that Bitch? You're number 10 and while it is beyond the democratic party alone to punish you, we can indeed make your single term the historical worst.
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