Posts Tagged ‘Impeachment’

December 5th, 2022 - 2:11 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Rep. David Joyce is a moral midget

Rep. David Joyce (R-OH), appearing on a Sunday TV show, “repeatedly refused” to criticize Trump for saying the Constitution should be “terminated” to return him to power. Instead, he said he’ll “fall in behind” whoever the GOP nominates in 2024, and added that “he[...]

September 29th, 2022 - 12:49 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Russia

No, Trump couldn’t sue Congress for impeaching him

Most Americans first heard of Ukraine leader Volodymyr Zelensky when Trump tried to blackmail him for dirt on Biden. Based on what we now know about Russia and Trump, and Putin’s designs on Ukraine, that may have been just an excuse to block the military aid Congress wanted to send to Ukraine.[...]

January 4th, 2022 - 5:56 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

Ted Cruz, nonsense peddler

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the man who stood on a debate stage and smiled when Trump called his father a “terrorist,” and later sucked up to Trump. He’s the man who fled to sunny Mexico when his state’s power grid failed and his constituents froze, some to death. He can’t [...]

December 12th, 2021 - 2:47 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

Pelosi plans to stay as Speaker

     Nancy Pelosi, 82, intends to run for reelection, and will keep her position as House Speaker “at least” through the midterm elections and perhaps beyond, CNN reported on Sunday, December 12, 2021 (read story here).      Pelosi has been effective at unifying her squabbling cauc[...]

February 5th, 2020 - 9:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

OK boomer.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) acquitted Trump, then retooled her rationalization. On Tuesday, she said she would vote to acquit him because “he had learned a lesson” from being impeached. On Wednesday, after the vote, “Collins told a reporter from Maine outlet WGME-TV that she used the[...]

February 5th, 2020 - 1:22 pm § in Donald Trump

Vote on abuse of power: 48-52

Vote on obstruction of Congress: 47-53 Romney broke ranks on 1 article; no Democrats voted to acquit The lack of any Democratic defections deprives Trump of any talking point that his acquittal was “bipartisan,” plus he lost a Republican vote on the most damning article of impeachment. T[...]

February 2nd, 2020 - 3:32 pm § in Politics

GOP Sen. Ernst: If Biden is elected, we’ll impeach him for Ukraine

Read story here. I don’t see how they plan to do that. Rewrite the Senate rules, so they can write their own articles of impeachment? Or take an impeachment vote without any articles? We’ve just seen them make a mockery of the Constitution, so anything is possible. But however they inten[...]

February 1st, 2020 - 12:34 am § in Donald Trump

Trump’s almost home free; here’s what it means

Most Republicans don’t claim Trump is innocent. They say, “Let the people decide in November.” That means you. Next Wednesday, at 4 pm ET, the Senate will vote to acquit Donald J. Trump. Our constitutional system of checks and balances has failed because of Republican cowardice. Wh[...]

January 31st, 2020 - 11:51 am § in Donald Trump

Key GOP Sen. Murkowski says: “No witnesses! Because Trump can’t get a fair trial!”

In announcing she’ll vote against calling witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial, thereby dooming Democrats’ efforts to get first-hand testimony from John Bolton and other Trump insiders, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said more evidence wouldn’t make any difference because Trump[...]

January 26th, 2020 - 1:06 pm § in Misc.

Someone please tell the GOP how to find Kansas?