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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:04 PM

Democratic lawmaker announces plans to file impeachment resolution

Source: CNN

(CNN) Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib plans to file soon an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, the freshmen Democratic lawmaker from Michigan announced at a news conference Wednesday.

"Later on this month, I will be joining folks and advocates across the country to file the impeachment resolution to start the impeachment proceedings," said Tlaib, who has repeatedly called for Trump's impeachment.

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This isn't the first time Tlaib has pressed for impeachment.

The freshman Democrat ignited controversy just hours after her swearing in when she defiantly told the audience at a progressive event, "we're going to impeach the motherf****r."

The comments provoked an uproar and sparked criticism from some fellow Democrats, but Tlaib didn't back down.

Read more: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/03/06/politics/rashida-tlaib-impeachment-resolution/index.html



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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:08 PM

1. I hope she clears this with Speaker Pelosi first.

In order to successfully impeach a president one should dot every I and cross every T and have an ironclad case for impeachment. Otherwise this will wind up appearing as a "show trial" and do more harm than good.

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:51 PM

10. I agree

Unless they plan to have many more votes in the Senate now, why move forward without the votes? Yes Nancy Pelosi should be the one making that determination to move forward now, and after a lot more is exposed . It also helps by it getting closer to 2020 election and exposing them all for what they are involved in, which right now they don't have that, yet, or the needed Senate votes.

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 02:04 PM

12. Well, if not, I'm sure she is getting input from the speaker now. nt

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:11 PM

2. What clunky writing.

I had to read it 3 times for comprehension. Can't CNN hire more competent writers? Sheesh.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:16 PM

3. Congressman Al Green is or has filed another such resolution

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:17 PM

4. This is a mistake

 

and I hope Speaker Pelosi puts her foot down. It's not time for this yet.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:21 PM

7. I don't like that it would be Tlaib to initiate it

When she's on record the day she got sworn in saying "We're going to impeach the motherfucker" it sort of plays right into Trump's bullshit argument that its all partisan politics when she's the one to file the paperwork.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:25 PM

8. Yup

 

Like I said, a mistake. What the fuck is wrong with waiting for the Mueller report OR the congressional investigations to get some impeachable offense on the record?

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:18 PM

5. She needs to think before she talks. She's not helping.

 

Tlaib talking impeachment is only helping Dump. It needs to be a come down from Leadership, with a sober and clinical process. It doesn't come from "folks' and "activists".

She and a few others need to just stop.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:18 PM

6. Too Soon

You have to have the country with you on Impeachment. Watergate took 2 years to investigate and let the public know. That's what the investigations do. I think she is wrong to bring it up now. We don't need division in the Democratic Party.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:31 PM

9. If this is accurate, before the Mueller report, and the House investigations that are going on, this

is really not the smartest move

For now I am going to assume there is no validity until it happens


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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 01:56 PM

11. If you have one try, don't do it at your first opportunity.

Trump isnít going anywhere. Thereís no harm in waiting until the Mueller report comes out, at least.

We need to also try and convince *some* of the skeptical people why we need to impeach Trump.

Donít do it yet. Weíre going to blow our one chance.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 02:14 PM

13. Ro Khanna on CNN just told Brianna Kielar that he thinks it's up to Speaker Pelosi and...

....the Judiciary Committee to decide how to proceed with trump.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 02:40 PM

14. Attempts to impeach him hurt us more than they help at this time because

all it will really do will be to give him and the other Repugnants a platform to rally their base around before the election.
Now if we had the majority or had a snowball's chance in hell of swinging enough Repugnants over from licking his and Putin's boots getting a conviction in the Senate impeachment would make sense then.
Unfortunately though Mitch, Ryan and the rest of the Repugnants have shown that they are not interested in stopping from licking the boots of those two.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 03:14 PM

15. Patience...How long will that take?

I agree it is too soon (in some respects)...because the open hearings and the oversight is just beginning...

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 03:15 PM

16. Good

 

Trump has committed more than 1 crime.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 03:29 PM

17. You only get one shot at impeachment. Timing is important.

Why would anybody want to start impeachment proceedings before Mueller's report is released? The more evidence the better.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:03 PM

18. Before Mueller Releases his Report?

 

Bad idea!

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 08:41 PM

19. Lord.

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