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Inside the Republican Plan to Deep-Six
the Trump Impeachment Hearings

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Posted By: MissMolly, 11/4/2019 4:51:18 AM

As House Democrats ramp up their impeachment push, their adversaries on the Republican side are preparing to unleash a counter-push to disrupt impeachment proceedings, discredit the whistleblower, and interrogate every person the whistleblower spoke with. In a show of unity, House Republicans unanimously voted on Thursday against a resolution recognizing the framework of the impeachment inquiry and outlining its next phase. Though that resolution passed, it was a chance for the GOP to lock arms on the proceedings and beat back lingering questions over just how committed Hill Republicans are to risk their political hides in defense of the president.


Outside political circles, this effort would be called a strong defense.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rinktum 11/4/2019 5:25:30 AM (No. 226494)
The article is very skeptical of the Republican’s assertion that this process is fundamentally unfair to the President. This fiasco is so flawed that it surprises me that legal scholars who revere the Constitution and rule of law aren’t up in arms loudly proclaiming the whole thing a travesty of justice, but as we know, the legal profession is full of Trump hating progressives and they will ignore anything if they believe it will get rid of this President even the law, precedent and protocol. Any Republican who sides with these dastardly democrats in this travesty of justice is unworthy of their office. The harm the democrats eagerly do to the Constitution by trying to nullify the votes of 63 million Americans simply because they hate this President will be massive and will set a terrible precedent of any future President. The progressives, elected and unelected, are laser beam focused on removing this President because he is determined to expose them for what they are. The Deep State is thoroughly corrupt and drunk on power. They believe they are above the law and will fight to the death to live to continue the abuses that are destroying this country. Republicans must stand united against them or the country will be controlled by these creatures who have zero integrity and believe they have the right to rule over the rest of us. They want to give the appearance of a Constitutional Republic all the while running a shadow government that betrays the will of the people. A more noble cause to fight them with every fiber of your being will not come along again. Republicans should get into the fight with real determination because it is the right thing to do. History will confirm that one way or another. Republicans, be on the side of right.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Deety 11/4/2019 5:27:20 AM (No. 226495)
The filthy rats(D) are getting cornered... see how they run.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 11/4/2019 5:38:21 AM (No. 226499)
Looks like Trump loaned the Republicans a set of... oh what's the word...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DCGIRL 11/4/2019 5:46:44 AM (No. 226503)
The republicans are going to have to come out fighting like h3ll. They must all stick together. In order for them to take back the house, they will have fight like the senate did during the Kavanaugh hearings.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: janjan 11/4/2019 6:34:46 AM (No. 226529)
The Republicans are very definitely not the ones ‘risking their political hide’.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2 11/4/2019 6:43:03 AM (No. 226535)
Exactly, OP. Open letter to Republicans in Congress: We are watching you and taking names. If you like your job and want to keep it, you had damn well better support Trump. and don’t try voting “present.“ We are watching more carefully than you think.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 11/4/2019 6:53:53 AM (No. 226542)
OMG! The author appears upset that Republicans might start acting like Democrats when it comes to defending their own. This cannot stand!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jacksin5 11/4/2019 8:51:15 AM (No. 226664)
Any Republican who cannot see the gravity of this situation and it's threat to a maintaining this Government as a Representative Republic, needs to be replaced.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ivehadit 11/4/2019 9:20:40 AM (No. 226707)
It is about time they started protecting our Constitution (and us) not to mention our magnificent president.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: 2assume 11/4/2019 9:51:36 AM (No. 226746)
Democrats will use old playbook and say for good of country we must impeach as this has become so much a distraction that Trump can no longer do his job. We better start using this ploy on them right now. If at all possible for us to call on witnesses now, Call on Nancy and Shift. Also whatever they have accused Trump of,we can show it has been common practice among them. look into trips they have taken to questionable country’s during questionable times.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 11/4/2019 10:07:15 AM (No. 226762)
As usual, the reporting is all backwards and upside down, designed to mask the fact that democrats should not be pushing impeachment at all based on a Hillary Clinton scheme to remove Trump from office and illegally award her the 2016 election because it was her turn. Paying the House Democrats $174K or more per year for three years to fabricate a fantasy based on a lie is not what the American taxpayers signed up for. She let that dream of becoming the first "woman" president totally eat up her brain. Too bad that it wasn't much more than an appetizer to that dream and the fact that the democrats would rather make total jackasses of themselves rather than admit there was a surprising but honest victory by Donald Trump says very little of the entire party. In a fair world it would be the end of that crooked organization but they can still count on the crazy/stupid/delusional half of the country to keep them alive.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DennisM 11/4/2019 10:27:04 AM (No. 226789)
If this was Democrat president and was being exposed you can be quite sure the whistle blowers name would be released. You think not look back at how much information was leaked from the intelligence committee run by none other than Shifty.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: tlyons1 11/4/2019 10:58:53 AM (No. 226823)
hastert.. boehner.... ryan! We need them to return and do the good work they started! With their help, our ship can be righted! Oh wait! Ya think they’d be never-trumpers??
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Reply 14 - Posted by: steph_gray 11/4/2019 11:56:04 AM (No. 226893)
I'll release it: Eric Ciaramella. First syllable rhymes with "Charlie," the confidential informant, smuggled into the White House and discussed in the Page and Strzok texts. Every last swamp critter knows this. We all know this. The whole world knows this. Have a nice day!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 11/4/2019 12:42:27 PM (No. 226933)
Best wishes to the Repubs in the House trying a pushback. We are behind you, keep disrupting, be rude, be assertive, shut things down. It is a time to FIGHT, not be polite.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 11/4/2019 3:03:09 PM (No. 227047)
Plain and simple: If Trump goes down, so do the Republicans. They can stop this.
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