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Sat Jun 1, 2019, 09:18 AM

If you believe in the Constitutional Requirement to Impeach Criminals in the White House...

...have you sent a message to your congress person stating that Article 1 Section 5 of the Constitution was written for the likes of Donald J. Trump?

I just emailed mine, Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman.

It takes a few minutes to do. If you feel as I do, please do it.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 09:25 AM

1. Good for you!

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 09:42 AM

2. Unfortunately, my congressional representative belongs to the Freedom Caucus

The guy's a huge Trump supporter. I would encourage those living in districts represented by Democrats (and reasonable Republicans) to urge their congressmen/women to vote for articles of impeachment when they come before the House for a vote.

At present, 165 more votes are needed just to begin the impeachment hearings in the House. Don't blame Pelosi for not magically beginning impeachment hearings on her own, she needs the votes to do so.

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Response to sop (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 09:53 AM

6. Wait...there are reasonable Republicans?

where? I don't think they exist.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 10:03 AM

7. Justin Amash? He's not resonable on most things, but he supports impeachment.

There are probably one or two more reasonable congresspeople representing purple districts in blue states, worried about re-election. GOP House members know they'll be primaried if they don't toe the party line.

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Response to sop (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 10:16 AM

8. If I were in your awful position, I still would do it. At one time, Randy "Duke" Cunningham...

was my congress person. He, of course, went to prison for small potatoes compared to Trump.

Even though I knew he was a dumb assed redneck, I let him know what I think.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 10:34 AM

11. My representative raffles off AR15s at campaign rallies he holds at district gun shops

That should give you an idea of the kind of district I live in after it was gerrymandered. I regularly let my representative know what I think of his positions (frequently using words like racist, nazi and asshole), but it never seems to make much difference.

I went to one of his district voter forums a few years back. The hall was packed with angry yahoos, shouting down anyone who would ask a "librul" question. And this guy's in office because the Freedom Caucus primaried our previous long-time GOP congressman because he wasn't conservative enough.

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Response to sop (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 10:51 AM

12. I tried to keep my language in letters to Cunningham as clean and sophisticated as possible.

I was, of course, thinking what you are thinking, but it made me feel better, since it reaffirmed my conceit that was infinitely smarter than he was.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 09:44 AM

3. Did the same to Malinowski

N/T

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 09:48 AM

4. Without 20 GOP senates votes to remove, impeachment is a useless act

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 10:17 AM

9. Not really. With all due respect to Gil Scott Heron, the investigations will be televised. n/t.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 11:41 AM

13. Perhaps not if McConnell gets his way

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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Response to Gothmog (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 01:40 PM

14. I'm talking about the House hearings. These can expose many of the covered up stuff.

McConnell and the other traitors can do whatever they wish, the public House impeachment hearings will further enhance the fact that the Government in the Senate and in the White House are what they are.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 09:48 AM

5. Done.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 10:30 AM

10. Yes. And my Congressperson is Nadler.

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