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StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 04:13 PM Jun 2019

Poll: Where does your Member of Congress stand on opening an impeachment inquiry?


21 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
My Congressperson is a Democrat who publicly supports opening an impeachment inquiry now
4 (19%)
My Congressperson is a Democrat who firmly opposes opening an impeachment inquiry now
0 (0%)
My Congressperson is a Democrat who doesn't publicly support opening an impeachment inquiry now, but I think they either privately support it or can be convinced to change their mind with enough pressure
3 (14%)
My Congressperson is a Democrat who doesn't publicly support opening an impeachment inquiry now and I don't know if they ever will
0 (0%)
My Congressperson is a Republican not named Amash, so 'nuff said.
14 (67%)
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Poll: Where does your Member of Congress stand on opening an impeachment inquiry? (Original Post) StarfishSaver Jun 2019 OP
Mine is Betty McCollum, and she's a co-sponsor MineralMan Jun 2019 #1
Jared Huffman (CA) supports impeachment. nt PufPuf23 Jun 2019 #2
Congressman Danny Davis, 7th district Illinois supports it Beringia Jun 2019 #3
My guy is Bill Pascrell, Jr. and he's leading the impeachment parade. no_hypocrisy Jun 2019 #4
Jackie Walorski in Indiana, so deep red Republican. bearsfootball516 Jun 2019 #5
Walorski is an utter piece of shit, rabid fundie forced birther and a brutal LGBTQ hater Celerity Jun 2019 #19
Here is a simple list of where each rep stands currently... BigmanPigman Jun 2019 #6
Thanks StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #8
Mine Is Nadler Me. Jun 2019 #7
I live in WV, so... yeah. a la izquierda Jun 2019 #9
Joe Neguse has been for it from the get go ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #10
Mine is Xochitl Torres Small, Democrat. Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #11
... StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #12
a category is missing: 👇 Kurt V. Jun 2019 #13
Pelosi isn't likely to support if she doesn't have the votes. Drunken Irishman Jun 2019 #16
she influences votes. Kurt V. Jun 2019 #18
Yup - but influencing and demanding are two different things. Drunken Irishman Jun 2019 #20
i do. one word would from the speaker would change this dynamic. Kurt V. Jun 2019 #29
No, it wouldn't EffieBlack Jun 2019 #33
I can only imagine what people who insist that Pelosi crack heads and force her caucus to StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #21
this is not a bill. and she surely doesn't need to crack heads. she far too sophisticated for that. Kurt V. Jun 2019 #23
It IS indeed a bill StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #24
Ridiculous. the judiciary cmt has spoken. since when has the constituency decided policy? Kurt V. Jun 2019 #25
The Judiciary Committee has spoken? No, it hasn't StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #30
Ben McAdams is mine and he's an unknown but unlikely to support, IMO... Drunken Irishman Jun 2019 #14
Conor Lamb, PA-17 DeminPennswoods Jun 2019 #15
my Rep, Ted Lieu, supports an enquiry Celerity Jun 2019 #17
Mine is not only a GOPer but a GOPer who has not one shred of a conviction dsc Jun 2019 #22
Florida. 'Nuff said. nt babylonsister Jun 2019 #26
I am sorry :( tymorial Jun 2019 #28
Ciciline was for impeachment / still is? I am not sure tymorial Jun 2019 #27
My Congressman is probably still wandering around MuseRider Jun 2019 #31
That made me really LOL EffieBlack Jun 2019 #32
:-) MuseRider Jun 2019 #34
Damn, this is sad EffieBlack Jun 2019 #35
Oh this was a Trumpian fiasco. MuseRider Jun 2019 #36

MineralMan

(146,413 posts)
1. Mine is Betty McCollum, and she's a co-sponsor
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 04:23 PM
Jun 2019

of the 2018 articles of impeachment. Here's what she said recently:

May 29, 2019 Press Release
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today:

"Congress has a duty to defend the Constitution and protect the American people from the corruption and deceit that infects this White House. It is very clear that President Trump is engaging in a cover-up, obstructing of justice, and betraying his oath of office. I fully expect the responsible House committees to expedite their investigations and, as soon as possible, formally draft articles of impeachment. It is my belief that the House of Representatives has an absolute obligation under the Constitution to hold a president accountable for illegal conduct, and that includes Mr. Trump."


Good for her! Nobody really knows her, but she's a great representative for MN CD 4.

Beringia

(4,332 posts)
3. Congressman Danny Davis, 7th district Illinois supports it
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 04:27 PM
Jun 2019


Statement of Congressman Danny K. Davis on Beginning an Impeachment Inquiry
05/28/19

I believe it is time and imperative that the United States House of Representatives begin an impeachment inquiry whether the House of Representatives should impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America. To that end I will be requesting that my name be added as a co-sponsor of H. Res. 257. It is my hope that the House will move forward in as unified and non-partisan manner as possible but will not be dissuaded by purely political opposition.
 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
8. Thanks
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 06:31 PM
Jun 2019

I especially appreciate the thoughtful explanations many of the Members gave of why they're for or against moving forward now.

Turin_C3PO

(14,316 posts)
11. Mine is Xochitl Torres Small, Democrat.
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 06:43 PM
Jun 2019

She’s a “No” right now and I don’t know if she’ll change her mind. She won by less than 1000 votes in my very moderate district so I think she might not rock the boat. But I keep calling and writing!

 

Drunken Irishman

(34,857 posts)
20. Yup - but influencing and demanding are two different things.
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:43 PM
Jun 2019

Unless you think she can force Ben McAdams, who represents conservative district that likely supports Trump, to impeach...

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
21. I can only imagine what people who insist that Pelosi crack heads and force her caucus to
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:54 PM
Jun 2019

vote for an impeachment inquiry they're not ready to support would be saying if she cracked heads and forced her caucus to vote for a measure they didn't agree with.

That's not how it works, fortunately.

Yes, she INFLUENCES votes. And when it comes down to a handful of votes making a difference, she can do some heavy pushing and arm-twisting to get the vote over the line.

But she's not going to - and shouldn't be expected to - browbeat 3/4 of her caucus into voting for something they're not ready to vote for. And if she even tried, people would be screaming bloody murder about her heavy-handed tactics, especially if she pulled such a draconian stunt to force through a bill they didn't want.

Kurt V.

(5,624 posts)
23. this is not a bill. and she surely doesn't need to crack heads. she far too sophisticated for that.
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 09:04 PM
Jun 2019

this is about the enormous pressure on her from players outside the gov't.

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
24. It IS indeed a bill
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 09:15 PM
Jun 2019

The impeachment process would begin with a House resolution authorizing the Judiciary Committee to conduct an impeachment inquiry.

Right now, they are about 160 votes short of the 218 votes they need - there isn't even 1/3 of the votes required to pass such a resolution.

The pressure doesn't need to come from Pelosi - no Speaker can force 2/3 of their caucus to vote for something they don't currently support. It needs to come from those Members' constituents. Pelosi is giving them the time and space they need to get to yes and is taking the heat for it. But trying to pressure her to pressure her caucus is a waste of time and effort. That pressure needs to be put on the people whose positions need to be changed, not on the Speaker.

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
30. The Judiciary Committee has spoken? No, it hasn't
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 09:47 PM
Jun 2019

There's a process for this.

I'll start with the most common one:

A Member introduces a bill authorizing the Judiciary Committee to open an impeachment inquiry.the resolution is referred to the Judiciary Committee.

If the Judiciary Committee Chairman decides to take up the resolution, the Committee considers it and takes a vote. If a majority of the committee approves the resolution, it is recommended to the floor for action by the full House.

The resolution goes to the floor for consideration. It's debated and voted on. If a majority of House Members approve the resolution, the Judiciary Committee is then authorized to open an impeachment inquiry.

Another way that an inquiry can be opened is upon the action of the Judiciary Committee chairman, who has the authority to initiate an inquiry on his own, either by resolution originating in committee and then sent to the floor or without a resolution but by simply starting the inquiry. However, it is highly unusual for an impeachment inquiry to be initiated by the Judiciary Committee Chairman in Committee - it is more likely for an inquiry in this situation to be initiated by resolution introduced on the floor and referred to Committee for action.

It's interesting that you asked "since when has the constituency decided policy?" I assume this means you're not among those who are citing polls and public opinion as a basis for why an impeachment inquiry should be started now.

 

Drunken Irishman

(34,857 posts)
14. Ben McAdams is mine and he's an unknown but unlikely to support, IMO...
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:20 PM
Jun 2019

He's in a conservative/moderate district and barely beat Mia Love in 2018. He's unlikely to rock the boat too much unless the shit really does hit the fan.

DeminPennswoods

(15,354 posts)
15. Conor Lamb, PA-17
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:22 PM
Jun 2019

Supports investigations and oversight.

Lamb statement:

May 23, 2019
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) issued the following statement regarding the ongoing investigations by multiple Congressional Committees following release of the redacted Mueller Report:

"Our job in Congress is to follow the facts of any investigation wherever they lead. I don't believe anyone is above the law. I support the ongoing efforts of several House committees to get the full truth for the American people. I believe the current disputes between the committees and the White House will be resolved in court, and we will get the truth."

dsc

(52,209 posts)
22. Mine is not only a GOPer but a GOPer who has not one shred of a conviction
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:58 PM
Jun 2019

I am more likely to see tomatoes grown on Mars than Rep Rouser vote for Impeachment of Donald Trump.

tymorial

(3,433 posts)
27. Ciciline was for impeachment / still is? I am not sure
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 09:37 PM
Jun 2019

He came out in defense of Pelosi today but quite frankly it is the job if the house to protect the presidency from corruption rather than punish. The Senate decides whether to remove. While I do respect Pelosi whether or not Trump belongs in prison should not be part of the consideration

MuseRider

(34,214 posts)
31. My Congressman is probably still wandering around
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:18 PM
Jun 2019

looking for his chair. We are still not even certain he lives in this state? A real winner this one. Last one was Lynn Jenkins. We really know how to pick them.

MuseRider

(34,214 posts)
34. :-)
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:36 PM
Jun 2019

Someone told me right after the election that he can sit with Louie Gohmert and they can play in the corner.

MuseRider

(34,214 posts)
36. Oh this was a Trumpian fiasco.
Sun Jun 9, 2019, 10:58 PM
Jun 2019

Brad Parscale helped it out, he is from a little place outside of Topeka. During the primary it was said that they had found that Watson had never even voted in a Kansas election. Then he announced he had an open marriage when people saw him cozied up to other women than his wife. He said he had an open marriage. His wife was surprised by this and said she had no idea but stood beside him. His daddy said at one point he was financing his son because he did not want to see someone who was not conservative in the seat. Had we run someone besides Paul Davis we might have had a chance. It was close but only because Shawnee and Douglas County voted in large numbers for Davis. He just has no draw outside of those counties. It IS funny or would be laughable if it was not so difficult around here. Thank god for Laura but this is an embarrassment to send to Washington (again) and here in the state our legislature makes hell look cool.

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