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Posted By: MissMolly, 12/22/2019 4:24:15 AM

The House of Representatives impeached President Bill Clinton on Dec. 19, 1998. It was a Saturday. The votes, in which two articles of impeachment passed, were held around midday. By 3 p.m., the House had passed a resolution naming its impeachment managers, and those managers had physically delivered the articles to the Senate for trial. Impeachment was on. The House, controlled by a Republican majority, was serious about its ultimately failed effort to remove Clinton from office. Contrast that to today. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, at around 8 p.m., the Democratic-controlled House passed two articles of impeachment against President Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi immediately announced that the House would not appoint managers,

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So Lawrence Tribe is now in charge of the House Dems?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL 12/22/2019 5:13:44 AM (No. 268924)
The senate needs to continue to do the people's work and confirm ALL of Pres Trump's judges! The House is lost until January 2021.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kafka2 12/22/2019 7:34:00 AM (No. 268988)
McConnell needs to tell Pelosi she needs to ready the Constitution and then ready what the Constitution says about the duties of the House and Senate.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: snapper451 12/22/2019 7:48:53 AM (No. 269000)
Meanwhile, if like past years, Pelosi has loaded up her government jet and taken her extended family off to Hawaii. Trump will be dinged by the press for being in Mar a Lago and playing golf but she's sitting on the beach (barf) with her two article that she is holding hostage. Mark Levin noted that this woman, who represents just 1 of 435 House districts has far more power than the founders ever intended. They wrote nothing about having a speaker who thought she was a tyrant.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: rsgonner 12/22/2019 8:55:06 AM (No. 269048)
Mitch should set the date of the trial and commence with the "evidence". If San Fran Nan's stooges don't show up, the verdict can be delivered. Simple.....The "Don't You Dare Smile at This Solemn Thing" Lady is put in her place, Trump is vindicated (and will win in a landslide electoral college vote) and the country can have these morons get back to work. And this charade will not happen again in at least 50 years.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: starboard 12/22/2019 9:29:43 AM (No. 269075)
#4 I agree. Put a date on this charade. If the articles don't show up, the case is null and void...aka dismissed.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 12/22/2019 9:34:36 AM (No. 269079)
Set a December 25th deadline for delivering the articles. Make Nan scrap her Hawaii junket to deadhead back to DC to handle the delivery. Make her pay even though formal delivery of the articles to the Senate is not required.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 12/22/2019 10:18:13 AM (No. 269113)
Once again the Republicans are playing into the Democrats hands. Its probably deliberate. Stop it! Give Nancy Pelosi 24 hours to deliver the articles of impeachment to the Senate or impeachment is dead. If they get delivered, allow 24 hours for preparation. The first vote should be for ending the impeachment inquiry without any testimony because its a political sham. If the vote succeeds, TRUMP IS EXONERATED. It impeachment makes it pass this vote (doubtful), allow one day for testimony. After that, have a vote on impeachment. If the vote fails, TRUMP IS EXONERATED. If the vote succeeds, the left's coup has succeeded, and it will be up to the people to resolve this. We know where the Democrat controlled House stands. We do not know where the Republican controlled Senate stands. The real backstabbers in Congress have always been the Republicans. Its time to hold their feet to the fire. The coup cannot succeed without Republican help. End this!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Omen55 12/22/2019 10:32:15 AM (No. 269123)
If the Dem House waits till after the election & the GOP retakes the House while retaining the Senate then the new GOP House in 01/21 can vacate the articles of impeachment. If Nancy's last act as Speaker in lame duck House is to sent it to the Senate Mitch can refuse to accept till after the new Senate in 01/21. Thus the GOP House vacates. How's that for your legacy Nancy?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: clayusmcret 12/22/2019 10:46:56 AM (No. 269139)
Ignore her and keep on confirming judges.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MDConservative 12/22/2019 10:49:57 AM (No. 269140)
Please, Byron...the reason for the laughter is simple: All parties involved make out in this Impeachment Interruptus: The Dem radicals can crow about impeaching the MF; the Dem "moderates" can claim this was a serious act and that the delay only proves that knowing the Senate will not hold a "fair trial"; the GOPe House minority hung together gaining MAGA cred from the grassroots; the UNIPARTY Senate will not hold a trial that would create consternation for those on the take; and PDT has a great rally cudgel for the upcoming election season. This "impeachment" is a win-win-win-win-win.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Omen55 12/22/2019 10:51:29 AM (No. 269141)
"Nancy Pelosi is brilliant." Everyone try not to laugh too hard & injure yourself.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone 12/22/2019 11:01:31 AM (No. 269149)
Seems like Speaker Pelosi by not sending her two impeachment articles to the US Senate so that the Democrats can claim that Pelosi and the Congressional Democrats legitimately “impeached” President Trump for as long as possible, are also denying Trump a “speedy trial” that has been found by the courts to be enshrined in the US Constitution. In other words Pelosi who is the titular head of the Democrats in Congress is now denying Trump that constitutional right.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: erobot 12/22/2019 11:09:26 AM (No. 269155)
GOP better get on Trump's train or they'll be primaried and have to go back to working for a living.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: NotaBene 12/22/2019 12:37:08 PM (No. 269197)
McConnell is a legislative Sly fox so Pilosi should be very worried. Thank you Mitch for all the Judges. Merry Christmas everyone.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: iamshazzam 12/22/2019 1:02:42 PM (No. 269220)
The RNC needs to get off their rusty butts and start class action recall lawsuits in ALL districts where a congressman has violated their Oath of Office (to uphold the constitution of the United States.) - this would mean recall for all democrats who have publicly supported un-consitutional acts like violating our border laws for illegal (criminal) crossing. Do it NOW!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: smcchk 12/22/2019 2:28:50 PM (No. 269262)
Not sure how the Speaker of the House got so much power. Hoping McConnell has surprises in store for her.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 12/22/2019 3:47:31 PM (No. 269294)
Remember when John Boehner (Big Baby-OH) said "Well, we're just 1/2 of 1/3 of govt and can't do much without the senate." Fast forward to 2019 whereby Pelosi is 1/2 of 1/3 of govt and manages to almost bring the country to a standstill. When Dems are in power they make the most of it. When the GOPe hold power they make the least of it. Useless wimps!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: mamabear 12/22/2019 6:08:52 PM (No. 269373)
I think it would be a grave mistake to assume that what we see on the surface of this issue is all there is to see. There is a plan underway. I don't think Mrs. Pelosi would have moved to impeach unless they had one. There are a wide range of opinions about why she is not sending the articles of impeachment to the senate ranging from PJDT's claim that she has no case to a theory that she is leveraging her position as third in line to the presidency to ultimately appoint Hillary as president, and everything in between. I do not know what will ultimately prove to be true. One thing sure, whatever plan she, her advisors, supporters and party are carrying out it is intended to benefit them, not necessarily the American people. For those who believe in the power of prayer, please, stay on it. Remember, we wrestle not against flesh and blood...
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