Come on, man. Chuck Schumer’s been in Congress long enough to know what being in the minority means, especially because Schumer helped engineer the defenestration of minority rights in the Senate. Still, Schumer still thinks he can split the Republican majority and get Mitch McConnell to do what his own Democratic colleagues in the House refused to do — go to court to get four Trump administration officials to testify.
“Many of my Republican colleagues,” Schumer told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, “will be in a real dilemma, because their constituents will want them to do that.” Er … has Schumer seen how impeachment has been polling, especially among Republican “constituents”?
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he will force votes on Senate floor over witness testimony from WH Chief of Staff Mulvaney, fmr. National Security Adviser Bolton, and others. pic.twitter.com/GMfOrVYYKQ
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 18, 2019
“I am allowed, even though 51 votes governs, I am allowed to ask for votes. I will ask during the impeachment proceeding for a vote on whether Mulvaney should testify, and whether Bolton should testify,” the New York Democrat said in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
“Many of my Republican colleagues will be in a real dilemma because their constituents will want them to do that, they will have no good reason not to, and they can well be held accountable for doing that.” …
“Asking for witnesses, something so reasonable and supported by 64% of Republicans is — I expect we will get a bunch of Republicans to vote with us on these requests, I do, I do.”
Would that be 64% of all Republicans, or only 64% of the 10% that support impeachment? How about 64% of the handful that think impeachment is actually a high priority for Congress, or themselves? Senate Republicans know what their constituents think, and it’s not Gee you should follow Chuck Schumer’s leadership.
This is all bluster and no substance. Schumer’s stuck with an incomplete impeachment that has no chance of selling in the Senate, not even to all of the Senate Democrats. Republicans have closed ranks in large part because of the rushed and bitterly partisan process on display in the House Intelligence Committee hearings, and last week’s stunt by Jerrold Nadler in Judiciary didn’t help matters either.
December 10, 2019 – Trump pays $2 million in damages ordered by judge over misuse of charity funds, according to NY attorney general
Our Man in the White House… What a guy!
The entire article. It’s difficult to get to the link at present, most likely owing to the number of people trying to read it.
From Christianity Today, December 19, 2019 – Trump Should Be Removed from Office
so egregious that they had to make it up. So, what’s with Pelosi and her little impeachment? There was once a dire necessity… now, not so much? You people need “Full of Shit” signs hanging around your necks.
How much integrity does it take to LIE? Pelosi lied about opposing impeachment, Schiff lied and lied and lied and lied; he lied about meeting and coordinating with the “whistle blower”, he lied about what was in Trump’s call and he lied every time he opened his mouth about impeachable conduct. Nadler repeated Schiff’s lies. They all lied about quid pro quo and bribery. I am not surprised at all that you view this as “integrity”. For future reference, lying, suppressing exculpatory evidence, bias, prejudice and disregard for the Constitution is not “integrity”, yet that was the outstanding characteristics of the Democrats’ impeachment hoax.
The Democrats’ idea of integrity and a “fair trail”? James Clyburn said Trump should get a “fair trial, then hang him.”. THERE’S your “integrity”.
Pelosi puts the nation through months of this fake impeachment trash, then fears sending the product of her duplicitous, lying, corrupt acts to the Senate, where she and her fellow liars no longer can suppress the truth and facts… THERE’S your “integrity”.
And the ONLY reason Democrats have brought forth impeachment is because they are desperate to win in 2020, have no candidates, no accomplishments, nothing the voters want and need to gin up more fake accusations to try and damage Trump. He’s been spied on and investigated for over 4 years and you can’t find ANYTHING to hurt him with, so all you have is fake accusations and the abuse of your majority in the House.
@Deplorable Me: It’s funny how Greg and his lot sound worse than any Birther ever did.
At least the birthers, including Trump, moved on when he released his record (shoddy as it was).
The level of gaslighting by these morons is insane.
@Nathan Blue: Also, at least the birthers were based on some evidence. Obama hid all his past and his actual birthplace was clouded in purposeful obscurity. Of course, Democrats never cared if Obama was Constitutionally qualified to be President; he is liberal and offering free stuff.
Democrats only need a viable excuse to hate.
December 20, 2019 – Calling Trump ‘Morally Lost,’ ‘Christianity Today’ Editor Calls For Impeachment
Regarding the accompanying image, the shoe most definitely does not fit.
The Trumper’s predictable response to the article:
Sadly, Franklin Graham has joined Trump in his slam of his father Billy’s magazine. This is what Trump does to people, a little bit at a time. If the water is too hot at the start, the frog jumps out of the pan.
@Nathan Blue, #55:
Ah, yes… Trump’s predictable “I’m rubber, you’re glue” response. It impresses the hell out of the other kids.
@Greg: Pelosi proves her impeachment is nothing but politics. No crimes, no necessity, just political. Impeachment for political purposes. That’s the Democrats.
@Greg: #57 Is your article from one magazine suppose to cause a tent revival moment? Where Nancy Pelosi with her prop crutches are tossed aside as Schiff heals her and she dances to the Senate with the articles ?
Hallelujah pass the collection plate for the DNC.
@Deplorable Me, #59:
Why are republicans so terrified of letting the public hear testimony from witnesses who would prove them right that they’d break their Affirmation Oaths to prevent it?
The article takes the position that sincere Christians should think about just who and what they’re endorsing and enabling. The ends justify the means has never been a Christian principle.
This isn’t about the DNC. It’s about Trump. If Trump were removed, the president would be Mike Pence, not Hillary Clinton.
@Greg: So they should endorse baby killers, people who give young boys castration drugs, and not believe in forgiveness because of 1 author in 1 magazine. Do you know there are lifelong Catholics who believe the Pope is a heretic? They remain Catholics attend church but reject a flawed man.
Your partys weird attempts to separate Trump from his voters when they have nothing to offer but death taxes and empty promises, is in vain.
Why are republicans so terrified of letting the public hear testimony from witnesses who would prove them right that they’d break their Affirmation Oaths to prevent it they will hear it when the House brings it.
The article in Christianity Today wasn’t put out by the Democratic Party. Nor is Christianity Today a far left or very progressive publication. That would just be another of Trump’s reflexive lies.
Trump lies about any person or institution that crosses him. He swims in a sea of lies. His behavior is doing enormous damage that will continue long after we’re rid of him. He’s about to lead half of the Senate to break an oath they’ll take before God to provide impartial justice. They may find ways rationalize what they do, but that won’t change what it is.
Im sure you are a subscriber and just ran across it while praying.
You put it forward you and your silly media. Even the fact that Billys own son denounces the author and his opinion.
You and your media are idiots to think anyone but the author himself GAF what he thinks. Take that sheep shit mentality to MSNBC s chat.
Write to your House representative and demand they do their sole part of the procedures of impeachments.
He is about to dismiss the case for lack of evidence as any court would do.
Schiff, Pelosi and Nadlers fault.
From The Washington Examiner, December 20, 2019 – ‘Factually inaccurate’: Christianity Today editor refutes Trump claim it’s ‘far left’
Christianity Today has an estimated readership of 260,000. I suppose Trump can safely blow them off as irrelevant.
@Greg: Sure every single reader totally agrees with the author, they arent Vox or slate readers, fool. Again take it elsewhere, keep to the subject Demands of the minority of the Senate and if they are constitutional.
Why do you whiny, crybaby, sore loser liberals always demanding all the rules are always under your control? What did Democrats fear from hearing ANY Republicans witnesses in the House? Why do YOU ignore questions but continue to ask them and expect answers?
Well, the choice was between Trump, who actually respects Christians and their beliefs and Hillary, married to a pedophile and serial rapist, who PROTECTED this pedophile and serial rapist, who actually joined him on some of his pedophilic trips with their good friend and supporter Epstein, who is most likely a lesbian herself, who says a woman that supported euthanasia and race control through abortion and called blacks “human weeds”. Trump is Mother Theresa compared to Hillary.
Yes, it was.
Democrats lie about, accuse of racism and promote violence against anyone that will not agree with them. So, even though your assertion is false, which is better?
Why is Pelosi so ashamed of her impeachment hoax and fearful of how it will be treated without complete Democrat control of the evidence and procedure? Why does she and every other Democrat fear the truth?
@Deplorable Me, #68:
Thirteen Republican witnesses having direct, first-hand knowledge of the situation were subpoenaed by the House but refused to show up to testify, following the orders of the man who’s under investigation. Democrats don’t fear hearing from them. Democrats are still trying to get at least four of them to testify before the Senate. That is a fact. Another fact is that it’s the republicans who are lying and whining about it.
@MOS # 8541: I disagree although you may be right. I think he is just a stupid dolt.
@Greg: Democrats blocked the witnesses Republicans wanted as well as the questions that were asked, even while coaching witnesses not to answer questions. Give it up; you lose.
@Greg: This has been explained to you at nauseum . You really are not ignorant, just stupid or not able to read or not able to comprehend what you read.
@Randy: Greg wants to believe the House of Representatives has limitless power to demand like kings, that a co- equal branch must bow to their whims, with no legal recourse.
They can just whip out this impeachment sword and slay the ONLY representative that is elected for the entire and by the entire electorate. Trump is protecting the office of the President, Mitch is protecting that office and the constitution, they are great and patriotic.
They have their impeachment it has been put in the congressional record as a stain on them all.
He just cant seem to make us think as he does because we are citizens not slaves.
They wanted to call Hunter Biden, who has no knowledge of any sort related to Trump’s extortion scheme. He’s just a target of it. Sorry to disappoint. Their bullshit didn’t work. It might work in the Senate, but I wouldn’t count on the outcome. People know what they’re trying to do. They know what Trump did. Because it obvious, and they’re not effing stupid.
@Greg: But it was ok to call professors as witnesses who had no knowledge of any sort related to Trump’s extortion scheme.
The others that had no first hand knowledge.
You got your impeachment be happy, you know what? the constitution says nothing that compels the senate to do anything with the articles not a word, so let Nancy roost on them and her and schumer can cluck their powerless demands like the mindless animals that they are.
Yes. They testified concerning interpretation of the law. If you recall, one of the initial republican claims was that there was nothing wrong with what Trump is accused of doing, or if there is something wrong with it, it doesn’t rise to the level of an impeachable offence.
Hunter Biden’s relationship with Burisma totally disproved that Trump had any kind of Biden-like extortion scheme going at all. Hunter himself admitted in an interview (Biden’s aren’t very smart, it seems) that were it not for being the son of the Vice President, he wouldn’t have had the job. Therefore, Schiff didn’t want ANY actual facts tainting their procedures that were based solely on hearsay, opinion, presumption and lies.
It’s crap like this that makes Needless Nancy afraid to turn it over to the non-Democrat controlled Senate.
@Greg: Its hard to recall as the Democrats chucked new charges on a daily basis, each one knocked down, so they would use the defense from 3 accusations before to really sound like they were retarded.
Each new charge had a different defense.
Then they used a news clip, edited to mislead everyone from when Comey was fired over 2 years ago.
Face it my slow dim witted Brother they totally screwed it up, no amount of media pressure on the Senate will change that fact
Trump is exonerated again.
That’s loose logic—which is to say there’s no logic there at all.
What should we conclude from the fact that Rick Perry and Rudy Guiliani were lobbying the Poroshenko government on behalf of republican party donors to change board members at NaftoGaz before Poroshenko was unseated by Zelensky? Guiliani’s little buddies Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, both currently under indictment, were part of that scheme. It was only after that effort fell through that they hit on the scheme to conjure up a scandal involving Hunter Biden—which as yet has no supporting factual basis at all.
Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal
I was all about money, which is usually at the root of things. The lobbying was on behalf of a circle of wealthy republican donors.
First on CNN: Giuliani’s associates boasted of US government ties, Ukraine gas executive says
But hey… You believe Trump is draining the swamp. Because he told so. As has been noted many times before, his administration and all its hangers-on have become the swamp. The latter day GOP is all about facilitating and providing cover.
@Greg: Nice try but the subject my dear ADD brother is Schumer making unconstitutional demands in the senate and Nancy holding these articles that were URGENT to national security til her highness is pleased with the Senates actions.
So, are you now claiming Hunter didn’t work for Burisma? Where’s the logic in that?
I tell you what is illogical; denying Biden’s videoed admission that he got the Ukrainian prosecutor fired so he would not expose his dope-head son’s function as a shield from investigation.