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Where are their resignations? (Original Post) kpete Jan 2021 OP
Republicans have no honor... druidity33 Jan 2021 #1
Certainly, they have no shame n/t Fortinbras Armstrong Jan 2021 #11
They also contributed to the insurrection. Bluethroughu Jan 2021 #2
Repukes have been getting away... ailsagirl Jan 2021 #3
+ about a million. Dark n Stormy Knight Jan 2021 #36
Plus, since they are co-conspirators gab13by13 Jan 2021 #4
These two TRAITOROUS PIGS shouldn't be seated in the Senate AT ALL. AZ8theist Jan 2021 #12
Alas, poor naive Denise Haynes, I knew her, Horatio. jaxexpat Jan 2021 #5
First we have to have a new Senate but McTurtle is filibustering it right now. lark Jan 2021 #6
Can she boot them out? wnylib Jan 2021 #29
Members Of Congress (Either House) Can't Be Impeached COL Mustard Jan 2021 #30
That's what I thought. Thanks. wnylib Jan 2021 #31
They could have an ethics meeting, censure then remove. lark Jan 2021 #35
IOKIYAR!! Wednesdays Jan 2021 #7
Sadly, a good point RVN VET71 Jan 2021 #8
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jan 2021 #43
Broken system. Needs fixin' Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #9
TY Here's the Actual Tweet so we can Rt.. Cha Jan 2021 #10
The difference is that leading republicans aren't calling for them to resign onenote Jan 2021 #13
A-FUCKING-MEN dixiechiken1 Jan 2021 #14
THIS malaise Jan 2021 #26
The $64,000 question. marble falls Jan 2021 #15
I want Al Franken's strong voice back in the Senate. Get it right Minnesota. fwvinson Jan 2021 #16
only for democrats . AllaN01Bear Jan 2021 #17
Good point, time to end IOKIYAR forever...nt Wounded Bear Jan 2021 #18
Dems know the difference between right and wrong and we punish ourselves when we've done wrong Mr. Ected Jan 2021 #19
+1 mdbl Jan 2021 #49
I blame the media Dem4Life1102 Jan 2021 #20
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jan 2021 #27
Follow the money -- note who owns M$M. Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2021 #39
Rethugs don't resign for evil deeds..... paleotn Jan 2021 #21
Resignations are political actions--we need legal actions randr Jan 2021 #22
I agree, We need to restore the Rule of Law, beginning with the president and working our way down. Nitram Jan 2021 #34
Good question. Pepsidog Jan 2021 #23
Madam speaker said in a press conference their would be investigations and if wrong doing was Thekaspervote Jan 2021 #24
The Speaker has no authority to bring criminal charges. former9thward Jan 2021 #45
No one claimed that she did RandiFan1290 Jan 2021 #51
The poster above me did. former9thward Jan 2021 #52
No they didn't RandiFan1290 Jan 2021 #54
Really? johnnyfins Jan 2021 #25
Best comment: ananda Jan 2021 #28
Nixon's resignation was not "honorable." He resigned to avoid conviction at an impeachment trial. Nitram Jan 2021 #33
I never felt anything but disdain when i saw nixon talking mdbl Jan 2021 #50
The concept disgusted me, too. Nitram Jan 2021 #53
Republicans hold each other to a different standard - - that is "no standard." Nitram Jan 2021 #32
With Al our side pushed him out marlakay Jan 2021 #37
Post removed Post removed Jan 2021 #38
Why Franken and Hill resigned are not important to Republicans. GETPLANING Jan 2021 #40
Yup. LiberalLovinLug Jan 2021 #42
Yup. orangecrush Jan 2021 #47
I was just thinking about Al last night. BigmanPigman Jan 2021 #41
They believe and have been told they are immune from "the rules". Ford_Prefect Jan 2021 #44
WTAF, INDEED! orangecrush Jan 2021 #46
Republicans still think they can engineer a coup in the U.S., sooner or later. badboy67 Jan 2021 #48

ailsagirl

(23,052 posts)
3. Repukes have been getting away...
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 08:59 AM
Jan 2021

with murder for decades now. We need to hold their feet to the fire!!

Dems need to be more assertive and find ways to circumvent repukes’ spurious and preposterous babble.

Dark n Stormy Knight

(9,867 posts)
36. + about a million.
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 04:15 PM
Jan 2021

A bold & brilliant counter-campaign to neutralize RW propaganda is necessary, and that requires funding and expert planning.

jaxexpat

(7,219 posts)
5. Alas, poor naive Denise Haynes, I knew her, Horatio.
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 09:13 AM
Jan 2021

It's a quid-pro-quo thing. And in GOP land that equates to, "you scratch my back and I kick you in the shins". What we learn from this is that when you do favors for republicans wear those things baseball catchers wear on their legs. You see Republicans cannot learn by example. They only learn by doing.

Kinda like a "monkey see, monkey do" scenario but really warped and pretty much evil. For instance, when they are fed, they cower back until their masters allow them to feed. But if a well-meaning passer-by offers a treat they will bite their hand and steal the remainder of their food. Some don't go back to their friends and secretly brag about how they "shook down the rubes" but most do.

lark

(23,546 posts)
6. First we have to have a new Senate but McTurtle is filibustering it right now.
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 09:31 AM
Jan 2021

I'm sure Nancy will hold ethics meetings after the investigations and I'd bet Brooks, Boebert, Gosar and maybe others are going down for aiding and abettting an insurrection at minimm and possibly with planning an insurrection as well. Nancy wil boot them and I willl cheer. Senate, that's a different story and Hawley and Cruz could skate because McTurtle and assholery abounds there.

wnylib

(22,908 posts)
29. Can she boot them out?
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 12:28 PM
Jan 2021

Wouldn't it require a process, like an impeachment, or a vote in the House, at least?

Of course they won't resign. I am wary about the ongoing insistance of House Reps on carrying guns and evading the metal detectors. I fear that they have a mission they still wish to accomplish.

COL Mustard

(6,234 posts)
30. Members Of Congress (Either House) Can't Be Impeached
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 12:58 PM
Jan 2021

They can be expelled by their house, but it's a high bar...2/3, IIRC. Of course, they can be criminally prosecuted for illegal acts, but there is the whole "speech & debate" protection under the Constitution that has to be kept in mind.

It's not easy to get rid of a sitting member of Congress.

wnylib

(22,908 posts)
31. That's what I thought. Thanks.
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:09 PM
Jan 2021

Best bet to get rid of them, I think, would be to get solid evidence of criminal behavior, if it exists, and prosecute them. In lieu of that, just allow them no responsible positions and work hard in their districts to vote them out. And keep a large enough House majority to make them really ineffectual.




lark

(23,546 posts)
35. They could have an ethics meeting, censure then remove.
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 02:07 PM
Jan 2021

I don't know the removal process, if it just takes 50%, these asses will be gone if the truth is allowed to come to light that they are co-conspirators and planners of the sedition on 1/6.

RVN VET71

(2,728 posts)
8. Sadly, a good point
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 09:36 AM
Jan 2021

Republicans rape women in dressing rooms: crickets. Democrats pose in a gag photo: outrage. And the evil thing about this is that the Democrats let stand all and any Republican crimes (in the interest of collegiality?) and hammer the heads of their own over lying allegations made against them.

Hawley, Cruz, Boebert, Brooks, and dozens upon dozens of others gave aid and succor to the bastards who fecally trashed our Capitol Building and murdered a police officer. Got that: they gave sideline rah-rah to traitors, to insurrectionists out to murder Democratic Members -- and a handful of Republicans, as well.

The Dems are understandably outraged as the attack on the Capitol Building. But WTF are they doing about the traitors in their midst?

The GOP is the Party of Insurrection and Treason. The Democratic Party is the Party of Caution and Gentility. We’re about to see what caution and gentility get you in a war for freedom, liberty, and the rule of law.

Response to RVN VET71 (Reply #8)

onenote

(43,404 posts)
13. The difference is that leading republicans aren't calling for them to resign
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 09:54 AM
Jan 2021

While in the Franken and Hill situations, there were calls for them to step down from within the Democratic party. And I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for republicans to go after Hawley, etc.

Mr. Ected

(9,680 posts)
19. Dems know the difference between right and wrong and we punish ourselves when we've done wrong
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 10:48 AM
Jan 2021

Reptilicons lord over everyone with righteousness but value power over integrity and therefore are the biggest fucking hypocritical pricks in the universe.

 

Dem4Life1102

(3,974 posts)
20. I blame the media
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 10:53 AM
Jan 2021

Anytime a democrat does or is accused of doing something even slightly wrong, they go nuts and press every other democrat to denounce them. The first question for every Republican right now should be why they are not calling for these resignations.

Response to Dem4Life1102 (Reply #20)

randr

(12,428 posts)
22. Resignations are political actions--we need legal actions
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 10:58 AM
Jan 2021

A resignation is a cop out of responsibility.
File charges and enjoy the trial.

Nitram

(23,657 posts)
34. I agree, We need to restore the Rule of Law, beginning with the president and working our way down.
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:55 PM
Jan 2021

Thekaspervote

(33,436 posts)
24. Madam speaker said in a press conference their would be investigations and if wrong doing was
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 11:19 AM
Jan 2021

Found their would be criminal charges

johnnyfins

(943 posts)
25. Really?
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 11:24 AM
Jan 2021

They won't resign until the RightWing fake outrage machine is turned on them. I mean, we are experiencing some cold weather in parts of the U.S., but it's not enough for hell.

ananda

(29,262 posts)
28. Best comment:
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 12:06 PM
Jan 2021

"Since Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace, has there ever been a single Republican who's done an honorable thing? I can't think of a single one."

Nitram

(23,657 posts)
33. Nixon's resignation was not "honorable." He resigned to avoid conviction at an impeachment trial.
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 01:54 PM
Jan 2021

He "rehabilitated" his image over time and died with a relatively high public rating. I'm trying to remember a prominent Republican who resigned for honorable reasons, and I'm afraid none come to mind. Can anyone else think of one?

mdbl

(4,984 posts)
50. I never felt anything but disdain when i saw nixon talking
Mon Jan 25, 2021, 07:26 AM
Jan 2021

so for me he never rehabilitated his image.

Response to kpete (Original post)

GETPLANING

(846 posts)
40. Why Franken and Hill resigned are not important to Republicans.
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 08:25 PM
Jan 2021

What matters is they got rid of some Democratic legislators, by whatever means necessary.
They will circle the wagons around their own, no matter what the crime.
That's what Democrats need to learn, and adapt their political game to.
Rules are for Democrats.
Rules are merely obstacles to Republicans, but they can be ignored.

LiberalLovinLug

(14,240 posts)
42. Yup.
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 08:54 PM
Jan 2021

No matter how many times we tap our shoes together three times and wish it so, and believe that if we always follow the rules, even going beyond that and resigning at even the hint of controversy, and then even if Republicans cheat and lie and skirt the rules for their own benefit, we will always come out on top in the end. Because nice guys always finish first right? I think that's how it goes...wait.

BigmanPigman

(52,094 posts)
41. I was just thinking about Al last night.
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 08:45 PM
Jan 2021

Would Biden be able to give him a position in his admin? Would Al even want that?

Ford_Prefect

(8,099 posts)
44. They believe and have been told they are immune from "the rules".
Sun Jan 24, 2021, 11:18 PM
Jan 2021

They live in a world that has no consequences as we understand them. They are very rich, white privileged assholes who think the world is their oyster.

badboy67

(460 posts)
48. Republicans still think they can engineer a coup in the U.S., sooner or later.
Mon Jan 25, 2021, 12:11 AM
Jan 2021

Nobody's going anywhere.

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