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Mon Feb 3, 2020, 10:44 AM

This "inappropriate" behavior did not begin in Ukraine.

Ukraine was simply the red line.

There are many "inappropriate" offenses. From grabbing body parts of women, to mocking a handicapped individual, to giving Top Secret information to Russian officials in the Oval office, to betraying our country on the world stage in Helsinki, we could go on an on.

But they all cannot fit into impeachment charges.

It is astounding that Republicans are able to compartmentalize all these "inappropriate" actions and put them in an invisible box. Never to be seen or addressed.

"Abuse of Power" is everything. When a leader uses his power to benefit himself, it is more than an "inappropriate" behavior. When he uses that power to bribe another country or leader, it has crossed into criminality and certainly worth impeachment.

That fact should be undeniable.

But it is a serious problem when the US Senate votes to stop an impeachment trial, before witnesses can be heard or documents can be seen. There is simply no way to sweep that under the rug. Lamar Alexander cannot be the scapegoat for his entire Party.

They have a right to vote to acquit and face the political consequences. But they don't have the right to withhold witnesses and documents from the American people.

Someone should take this to Court and prevent it from being voted on Wednesday night. If that is possible?

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Reply This "inappropriate" behavior did not begin in Ukraine. (Original post)
kentuck Feb 2020 OP
kentuck Feb 2020 #1
rockfordfile Feb 2020 #5
kentuck Feb 2020 #6
spanone Feb 2020 #2
global1 Feb 2020 #3
crickets Feb 2020 #4
spanone Feb 2020 #7

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 11:13 AM

1. Does Marco Rubio express the feelings of many Repubs when he says:

"... I will not vote to remove the President because doing so would inflict extraordinary and potentially irreparable damage to our already divided nation."

'potentially irreparable damage'?

They are obviously in lizard-brain mode. They are operating out of sheer fear.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:32 PM

5. Marco Rubio has his own Russian collusion.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:51 PM

6. I think the entire Republican Party colluded with Russia.

Every single one.

Primarily thru a PAC that was financed by Russia and operated by Mitch McConnell and the NRA.

In my opinion, every single Repub understood that they were getting financial assistance, directly or indirectly, from the Russians.

They are all complicit and have no choice but to cover it up.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 11:18 AM

2. Alexander said let 'the people' decide. Does he not know that this was about election tampering?

Of course he does.

They all do and I suspect they all hope it works too.

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Response to spanone (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 11:26 AM

3. He Knows It - So He Said What He Said Because....

He's believes the tampering works in his Party's favor. Then he's off the hook. It was the People that decided.

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Response to global1 (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:25 PM

4. There you go. Alexander believes the fix is in and they will all be okay come November.

He is not alone - it's nauseating. What's worse is he's retiring, so he isn't even on the firing line. No matter. My biggest hope is that the vote is so overwhelming that the cheat is not enough. Gotta go for the landslide all up and down the ticket. Spank these quislings out of office.

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Response to crickets (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:58 PM

7. Amen!!!!

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