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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:25 PM

 

O'Rourke: Dems enable Trump by not impeaching him

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said in an interview that aired Sunday that fellow Democrats are enabling President Trump's willingness to take foreign information on campaign opponents by not impeaching him.

"If there are no consequences, if there is no accountability, if there is no justice, then we will have set the precedent that it is OK to accept help from a foreign government, it is OK to obstruct investigation into interference in our election," O'Rourke said while appearing on CNN's "State of the Union. "

The former Democratic congressman also doubled down on his call for impeachment, saying that it is necessary to send a signal about foreign interference in U.S. elections.

"Impeachment is critically important to get to the facts, discover the truth, to make sure there is accountability for the undermining of our democracy, but also to send the signal that this can never happen again. To send a signal to Russia. To send a signal to Donald Trump. To send a signal to this country that we will save this Democracy," he said.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/448771-orourke-dems-enable-trump-by-not-impeaching-him?rnd=1560693062
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Reply O'Rourke: Dems enable Trump by not impeaching him (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 16 OP
TexasTowelie Jun 16 #1
Skittles Jun 16 #2
Politicub Jun 16 #3
Indygram Jun 16 #5
cwydro Jun 16 #11
dalton99a Jun 16 #4
Indygram Jun 16 #6
dalton99a Jun 16 #8
Laelth Jun 16 #7
Indygram Jun 16 #9
dalton99a Jun 16 #10

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 02:47 PM

1. Beto is absolutely correct.

 

Even if the Senate does not convict Trump, let's put the onus on Mitch and GOP senators to deny what's plainly obvious.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:37 PM

2. CORRECT

 

I cannot believe republicans are being rewarded for their fucked-up behavior....ENOUGH WITH THE EXCUSES
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:44 PM

3. Attacking his political party... that's not a good look for Beto.

 

He can and should advocate for impeachment until he passes out from exhaustion.

But it does him no favors or earns him no additional support to imply that democrats are somehow complicit in Trumpís crimes or that they enable him. Him suggesting it disgusts me.

And itís hogwash and he knows it. His off-the-cuff remarks are often brilliant, but this is an example of a low blow from Beto.
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Response to Politicub (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 04:08 PM

5. I'm a moderate Independent and I'm sick of Democrats in the house doing NOTHING

 

We all know the Senate won't convict and he won't be removed but by Pelosi refusing to do anything Trump is making Democrats look weak and pathetic. They don't have to even actually hold a vote but if they open a goddamned inquiry they can put an end to the refusal to cooperate. THAT is the freaking point. I do NOT want them to actually vote to impeach because THAT I DO believe is a waste of time but I can't even tolerate listening to Pelosi when she talks I am so ANGRY that she isn't allowing an INQUIRY to begin.

Beto is RIGHT.


On Edit: I am NOT saying that I think anyone is weak or pathetic. I am saying that by not doing anything they are rewarding Trump's behavior and it is NOT a good look for Democrats. It is also INFURIATING the voters who gave them the House so they could actually DO SOMETHING. It's making voters angry that they are not opening an inquiry. They do NOT have to vote to actually impeach but they MUST open an inquiry.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:28 PM

11. Gotta agree.

 

Shitgibbon is laughing up his sleeve at Pelosi and the Dems.

THAT is what is not a good look.
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 04:05 PM

4. Show me where Beto said "Democrats enable Trump" in his crimes

 

Transcript or video
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Response to dalton99a (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 04:15 PM

6. He did use the word enable but it was in relation to if they don't hold him accountable

 

they set a bad precedent going forward and it enables the behavior. It does. There was absolutely nothing wrong with what he said or how he said it. He was absolutely right and spoke the truth. Jake Tapper was bordering on hostile and very passive aggressive in his questioning, in my opinion, and Beto handled him with class and dignity, as always.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 04:41 PM

8. +1. Beto was correct.

 

To do nothing is to condone, and in effect, reward Trump for his treasonous and criminal behavior
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 04:32 PM

7. Hear! Hear! k&r n/t

 

-Laelth
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:25 PM

9. Here is the video of the FULL interview

 

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/06/16/sotu-orourke-full.cnn
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Response to Indygram (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:28 PM

10. +1

 

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