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Tue Feb 25, 2020, 05:34 PM

Fuck you Rob Portman .... his email to me

Dear Botany,

Thank you for writing in to express your views regarding the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. It is good to hear from you.

On February 5, I voted against both articles of impeachment brought before the Senate by the House of Representatives. In doing so, I joined a majority of my Senate colleagues in opposing removal of President Trump from office and taking him off the ballot this year.

The founders intended for impeachment to be extremely rare, and they required those seeking to remove the president to meet the burden of proving “high crimes and misdemeanors,” such as treason or bribery. In this case, unlike in other impeachments, no crime was alleged. Although there may be circumstances where a crime is not necessary for a president to be impeached, to be impeached under such a circumstance would require meeting an even higher bar, and I believe it was not met in this case.

In addition, the House engaged in a rushed process that lacked fundamental fairness. Instead of using the tools available to compel the administration to produce documents and witnesses, the House followed a self-imposed and entirely political deadline for voting on the articles of impeachment before Christmas. Rushing an impeachment case through the House without due process and giving the Senate an incomplete case to finish set a dangerous precedent. If the Senate had voted in favor of the articles, it would have risked making this kind of flawed, partisan impeachment in the House a regular occurrence, which would serve only to further deepen the divides that seem to permeate every part of our society today.

It is time to turn the page and begin a new chapter. We can do that by demonstrating that we can work together and address the issues our constituents care most about.

My focus will remain on working with my colleagues, on both sides of the aisle, and with the Trump Administration, to lower prescription drug costs, improve skills training for the jobs available today, expand retirement security, tackle the addiction crisis, and the many other priorities for Ohio families. I truly believe we can do more together as a united Senate, Congress, and country.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact my office. It is an honor to represent you and your family in the United States Senate. For more information you can visit my website at www.portman.senate.gov. Please keep in touch.


Sincerely,

Rob Portman
U.S. Senator

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Reply Fuck you Rob Portman .... his email to me (Original post)
Botany Feb 2020 OP
gratuitous Feb 2020 #1
rurallib Feb 2020 #2
PA Democrat Feb 2020 #5
MyOwnPeace Feb 2020 #10
InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2020 #6
Zambero Feb 2020 #3
Botany Feb 2020 #4
Roland99 Feb 2020 #7
MagickMuffin Feb 2020 #8
world wide wally Feb 2020 #9
Botany Feb 2020 #12
blueinredohio Feb 2020 #11
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2020 #13

Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 05:39 PM

1. Breathtaking in its ignorance

Portman cheerfully runs over the actual facts of the House impeachment inquiry in order to reach his desired conclusion. But what else would anyone expect of a Senate Republican?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 05:40 PM

2. This is almost the exact same response I got from Ernst

Sorry I deleted it.

I only ran through it quickly, but I remember the lines about the founding fathers and the House rushing the impeachment.

So I am guessing our servants in the senate made up a one-size-fits-all "fuck you" of a response to all of us unwashed who dared to criticize their coronation of King Donald.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 05:49 PM

5. My letter from Pat Toomey contained many of the same points

but he went even further by quoting Joe Biden during Clinton's impeachment trial. Nothing like topping off an insulting letter with a nice dollop of false equivalency.

Can't wait for the opportunity to vote that little Trump toady out of office in 2022.

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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 06:43 PM

10. Like you said........

"Can't wait for the opportunity to vote that little Trump toady out of office in 2022."

There is NO way anybody can convince me that Patsy actually won in 2016. Pennsylvania was "jobbed" by voter fraud, ballot mischief, and foreign intervention.

GAWD, I hate his smug little Wall Street Licking face!

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 05:59 PM

6. Truth!!


Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together & can't be bought!!
Jump on the Bernie Bandwagon & join The Revolution!!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 05:41 PM

3. Rare?? Really??

If the founders could have somehow envisioned the likes of Trump and his multiple crimes, they would have certainly opted for non-existent over "rare".

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Response to Zambero (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 05:43 PM

4. He forgot to mention that once the Senate acquitted him Trump admitted to all the charges.

n/t

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 06:00 PM

7. Almost the same wording as I got from FakeChristian Rubio and BatBoy pRick Scott

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 06:06 PM

8. "I joined a majority of my Senate colleagues" ALL REPUBLICANS


So you voted along party lines

Cause you ain't got no spine.


Oh and your second to last paragraph, there are bills sitting on Moscow Mitch's desk. Perhaps you could talk with him about that since you joined a majority of my Senate colleagues by ignoring your jobs.

Oh and while I have your attention why is your party allowing Russian interference (and who knows what other countries are involved within your party) in our elections. How much money are you getting from Vlad???


Disservice.



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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 06:10 PM

9. How did he know the evidence was insufficient?

He never saw it.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:42 PM

12. Portman voted so that he or his fellow GOP Senators..

... would never see the evidence or hear any testimony but now that is the Democrats fault?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 06:43 PM

11. He's my shitty senator too.

The only thing I can say is he gets his republican talking points right. That's the same bullshit they all spew.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Feb 25, 2020, 09:45 PM

13. Looks like GOPer boilerplate. Treason weasels stick together.

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