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andym

(5,425 posts)
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:09 PM Nov 2019

Not certain that the Senate will remove Trump-- even now

Look at these ridiculous headlines on CNN:

"GOP senator: "I don't necessarily agree" with Trump's actions"
Good that he doesn't "agree" with bribery.

"These GOP senators say they haven't watched the hearing"
McSally
Cotton
Alexander

etc.

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/impeachment-hearing-11-20-19/h_a60fc68a18c9988ee46317efb5c2bf5d

Conryn's full quote:
“I don’t necessarily agree with it. But you can disagree with the action and ... believe (that) this is not a reason to tear the country in two a year before the election.”

Disgusting.

Fortunately Trump is definitely getting impeached by the House with full justification.

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Not certain that the Senate will remove Trump-- even now (Original Post) andym Nov 2019 OP
They're not there yet, I'm sure... Wounded Bear Nov 2019 #1
Yeah we are in a bit of an echo chamber here. There has to be a lot of public outcry mucifer Nov 2019 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Nov 2019 #3
thank you CatWoman Nov 2019 #4
Isn't she Delphinus Nov 2019 #7
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Nov 2019 #8
These articles don't indicate that the sky is falling andym Nov 2019 #10
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Nov 2019 #17
I seriously doubt.. stillcool Nov 2019 #5
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Nov 2019 #6
My glass is half empty... stillcool Nov 2019 #20
I agree-- they can just ignore every damning bit of evidence andym Nov 2019 #9
It's EARLY, elleng Nov 2019 #11
No, they won't because Bettie Nov 2019 #12
I doubt they'll remove him captain queeg Nov 2019 #13
The game is not over. We're getting close to half-time, though. MineralMan Nov 2019 #14
Of course they won't BannonsLiver Nov 2019 #15
He really could shoot someone on camera Bettie Nov 2019 #16
Graham doesn't even care Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2019 #18
They won't. OliverQ Nov 2019 #19

Wounded Bear

(58,243 posts)
1. They're not there yet, I'm sure...
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:10 PM
Nov 2019

and probably never will be. Doesn't mean the House is doing the wrong thing.

mucifer

(23,260 posts)
2. Yeah we are in a bit of an echo chamber here. There has to be a lot of public outcry
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:11 PM
Nov 2019

I hope that happens. But, I would not be surprised if most Americans ignore it and the senate lets them off the hook.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #7)

andym

(5,425 posts)
10. These articles don't indicate that the sky is falling
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:24 PM
Nov 2019

It's just where it always is, darkened by corruption. These self-interested politicians won't change their tune because Trump's base will stand with him come hell or high water.

Response to andym (Reply #10)

stillcool

(32,626 posts)
5. I seriously doubt..
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:15 PM
Nov 2019

anything would cause the GOP to turn. It's not in their best interests. This is just the Ukraine. My god, can you imagine what else is under the huge pile of GOP poo?

Response to stillcool (Reply #5)

andym

(5,425 posts)
9. I agree-- they can just ignore every damning bit of evidence
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:21 PM
Nov 2019

since most have no principles at all except helping themselves to power.

Bettie

(15,895 posts)
12. No, they won't because
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:27 PM
Nov 2019

they don't understand "ethics". Nor do they understand criminal behavior actually being a problem for their side.

If it were a Democrat, they would have an entirely different view of this.

So, back to the usual: party over country, 100% of the time.

captain queeg

(10,019 posts)
13. I doubt they'll remove him
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:29 PM
Nov 2019

But he’ll be impeached. These ass holes will be in the history books of tomorrow. I just hope most of them are thrown out in the next election. But Trump is getting to be a real liability who knows?

MineralMan

(146,060 posts)
14. The game is not over. We're getting close to half-time, though.
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:31 PM
Nov 2019

There's more to come. Just wait. However, Trump can short-circuit the entire thing by resigning. If enough people whose names have not been brought up can be tied into all of this, pressure will be put on Trump to resign. I suspect that pressure has already begun. Characters like Mitch McConnell and others in the Senate, may well have dirty fingers from the pie. Threaten them, and they will protect themselves as best they can.

Putin has his hands on the throats of a lot of people we don't actually know about, I'm sure. He will call the plays from the booth.

BannonsLiver

(16,047 posts)
15. Of course they won't
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:31 PM
Nov 2019

Short of him getting caught on video with something extremely salacious or bad there’s no way they would even entertain the thought of removing him. In short, there is no threshold.

Bettie

(15,895 posts)
16. He really could shoot someone on camera
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:40 PM
Nov 2019

in public and the Republican party and all of its members would come up with a reason why it had to be done, it wasn't even illegal, and besides, that three year old had it coming!

Proud Liberal Dem

(24,313 posts)
18. Graham doesn't even care
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:51 PM
Nov 2019

His fingers are super glued in his ears- and he's flat out proudly admitted it.

 

OliverQ

(3,363 posts)
19. They won't.
Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:53 PM
Nov 2019

They're going to let the most criminal man in US history get away with it, and then we have to rely on a rigged 2020 election to stop him. It's disgusting and does not bode well for the survival of America.

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