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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:28 PM

Missouri senator says it's a waste of time to study history because it was a long time ago

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Missouri senator says it’s a waste of time to study history because it was a long time ago
Sen. Josh Hawley says not to compare Trump's behavior to Nixon's because Watergate was more than 40 years ago.
Josh Israel
Jun 10, 2019, 11:54 am


Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), a fierce defender of President Donald Trump, is very upset that the House Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from a Watergate-era figure on Monday about presidential obstruction. His reasoning: Watergate happened a long time ago.

John Dean, who was White House counsel for President Richard Nixon in the 1970s, will testify before the panel as part of a hearing entitled “Lessons from the Mueller Report: Presidential Obstruction and Other Crimes.” In 1974, the same committee approved articles of impeachment against Nixon alleging obstruction of justice. (Nixon resigned before the full House of Representatives could vote on impeachment.)

In his final report on Russian interference, which was made public in April following a nearly two-year long investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller documented at least 10 instances involving President Donald Trump which may have constituted obstruction. Though he did not refer any indictments against the president, Mueller effectively handed the reins over to Congress to take the next step — widely accepted to be impeachment proceedings.

Rather than learning from history, however, Hawley, 39, thinks it would be better to simply ignore it.

Asked by Fox News on Monday about the Dean hearing, Hawley decried it as a “ridiculous” waste of time and “theater to distract” from prescription drug prices and border security.

“Talk about living in the past,” he said. “The Democrats want to talk about Watergate? I mean this happened before I was born! This is a total waste of time. It’s a total waste of time.”

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https://thinkprogress.org/missouri-senator-josh-hawley-ignore-watergate-long-ago-75790bffb660/

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Reply Missouri senator says it's a waste of time to study history because it was a long time ago (Original post)
babylonsister Jun 2019 OP
SWBTATTReg Jun 2019 #1
Kurt V. Jun 2019 #11
Wounded Bear Jun 2019 #2
bdamomma Jun 2019 #17
struggle4progress Jun 2019 #3
justhanginon Jun 2019 #4
gtar100 Jun 2019 #5
Turbineguy Jun 2019 #6
EveHammond13 Jun 2019 #7
edhopper Jun 2019 #8
nilram Jun 2019 #9
sop Jun 2019 #10
FakeNoose Jun 2019 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2019 #13
Moostache Jun 2019 #15
raccoon Jun 2019 #14
bdamomma Jun 2019 #16
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2019 #18

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:30 PM

1. How dumb can one get? This unfortunately is my senator who took over Claire M's spot...

God, pls. give us a break from these republican idiots. If one doesn't understand their own history they are doomed to repeat it again. Idiot.

Also, this guy is a bible freak etc. which happens to be full of history ... what about this, senator?

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:14 PM

11. There is hope tho. last year we flipped 4 of 6 seats on our little city council in rural mo.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:33 PM

2. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it...

or some such wisdom.

Santayana, IIRC, though it's probably been said by a few folks.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:40 PM

17. nt

+10000

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:37 PM

3. "I couldn't remember history in high school so I had to repeat it"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:40 PM

4. Be nice to Senator Hawley. It took courage to remove

his head from up trump's ass long enough to make that comment, stupid as it was.
Missouri, a state trying so hard to be like the republicans of Alabama and Mississippi residing at the bottom of the national barrel.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:40 PM

5. And republicans voted him into office.

Proving once again, their ideology has the remarkable effect of causing the dumbest among them to rise to the top.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:45 PM

6. It's a bit like smashing up

a Stradivarius. It's old anyway.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:56 PM

7. so studying Reagan is a waste of time

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:01 PM

8. So why on Earth

did Trump go to that celebration of something that happened 75 YEARS AGO!

What a waste.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:06 PM

9. Why can't Missouri secede? Can't we let them?

Can’t we make them?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:13 PM

10. They never seem to forget that glorious period of history from 1861 to 1865

Going by all the Confederate flags I see on PU trucks, we have a lot of history buffs in my neck of the woods.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:31 PM

12. I vow to never study the history of Missouri




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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:35 PM

13. Because of ignoramuses like him

I often refer to his state as Misery

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:28 PM

15. I live here...to me its just East Kansas...

Its a total hellhole of segregated areas like St. Louis, backass hilljack fools throughout the rural areas and a few areas of hope in a veritable sea of ignorance and hate.

If my job were not with a solid company in a field I enjoy and am trained for, I would wipe the grime of this shithole state off my feet and sprint out of here...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 08:37 PM

14. This....really isn't the Onion? Nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:36 PM

16. What a jerk

he's a waste of time.

What's the saying: You have to know the past to not repeat the same thing in the future.


They like going over the cliff don't they??? Weird they always bring up Hillary's emails.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:58 PM

18. I've been saying for decades that history is very badly taught in high school,

which is a lot of why idiots like him think it's unimportant.

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