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Idea to dismiss articles of impeachment cools in Senate

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Posted By: tisHimself, 1/14/2020 5:59:09 AM

Senate Republicans signaled they would reject the idea of simply voting to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as the House prepares to send the charges to the chamber for the historic trial. “I think our members, generally are not interested in the motion to dismiss. They think both sides need to be heard,” Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who is part of GOP leadership, said Monday

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Reply 1 - Posted by: pixelero 1/14/2020 6:07:17 AM (No. 287931)
Meritless waste of time. Dismiss it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: ARKfamily 1/14/2020 6:07:50 AM (No. 287933)
As long as Donald Trump gets a fair trial. I do not want Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, or Mitt Romney making the rules. But let me be clear. I think this is a sham of a trial. I am DISGUSTED with how this president has been treated. It started with Megyn Kelly in 2016 and has only become worse.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 1/14/2020 6:08:37 AM (No. 287934)
Tie up these idiotic Senators who are running for President for as long as possible. They can't campaign while they are doing this. Make them drink from the same poison cup. Make them all suffer through a long trial that will expose the entire Government for the corrupt pile of stinking trash that it has become. Drain the festering cesspool known as the swamp. Do it!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jhpeters2 1/14/2020 6:48:00 AM (No. 287955)
I want feet held to the fire. President Trump has been tortured everyday with 93% negative press even when employment is booming, wages are up and the world is becoming more peaceful. Fake news and leftist coupsters need a sunlight bath. An utter fair (unlike the House Impeachment fiasco) Senate trial with witnesses like Schiff, Ciaramella, Biden and Sons and many more who will need to vocalize their innocence before the American people will be quite refreshing. BTW, unlike President Trump, Schiff etal will not be proven innocent. The opposite will occur. Many arrests of leftists will occur as a result.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: BarryNo 1/14/2020 7:09:47 AM (No. 287978)
Impeachment deserves to be dismissed. However. Airing Trump's side, for a change, may also be fun. Especially when the various Democrat criminals, refuse to testify.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: chillijilli 1/14/2020 7:50:41 AM (No. 288011)
HUGE mistake. Even if the Bidens would be caught in a hundred lies, who's gonna know that? Do you think the media is suddenly gonna report what actually happened or will they cherry-pick testimony to make the Republicans look like crazed, hateful nutcases? So yeah---both sides may be HEARD, but only ONE side will be REPORTED. If the Pubbies decide to cave in to Demo's demand for more witnesses and testimony, it would he a cataclysmic cave. Why open a Pandora's box that doesn't NEED to be opened? I
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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/14/2020 8:11:43 AM (No. 288027)
Just as expected. Lindsey Graham said DOA. But now we know that is not true. The virus is now in the Senate. The Democrats will get this extended out, so we will now have a trial, witnesses, and cover months. Susan Collins will get 20 questions. Can you imagine how long Collins will take to write out 20 questions, get the answers, and reflect on them? It will be months. The Democrats will keep it going through the election. This will turn into a fiasco, and the Republicans will let the Democrats do it, vote for it, participate in it. Republicans have agreed again to investigate and prosecute themselves. Roy Blount, by the way, is surfacing as an establishment Republican, which we always knew, but Blount likes to hide in the background, to hide his lack of any personality, sociability, knowledge, or talent.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: planetgeo 1/14/2020 8:30:58 AM (No. 288049)
Confirming once more why they are called "The Stupid Party".
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Reply 9 - Posted by: hershey 1/14/2020 8:49:58 AM (No. 288072)
I call BS on this...there never was a democratic 'side', it has all been about deposing a duly elected Republican President...the GOP Senate needs to quash this crap as quickly as possible and send a message to the democrats in the House....
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/14/2020 9:05:20 AM (No. 288095)
In re #3, that cuts both ways. the Pubbie senators won't be able to campaign either. Meanwhile, Bloomers, Soros, and Steyer will be flooding the airwaves with propaganda designed to separate pubbie supporters from their candidates.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/14/2020 10:06:25 AM (No. 288166)
Anyone who expects both sides will be heard is sadly mistaken. This trial will be not be broadcast by the MSM, just carefully edited portions detrimental to the President will be seen on TV.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TLCary 1/14/2020 10:16:17 AM (No. 288183)
To Start With, THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES A TRIAL! We still care about stuff like the Constitution, right? Impeachment was the Democrats political theatre. Now the GOP gets a turn on stage and considered passing on the opportunity? Play the game! Fight! WIN! CNN can not ignore a Biden or a Schiff testifying, stuttering, and dodging. When someone pleads the 5th... The media failed to spin the impeachment hearings and have no chance of spinning the Senate hearings. Also, it would look like a partisan Senate gave a guilty Trump a pass because they were afraid of a trial. Great idea, dismiss the charges and secure defeat from the jaws of victory. Well, it is the GOP way.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 1/14/2020 10:24:27 AM (No. 288196)
First the Constitution requires a crime. No crime = no trial.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: TLCary 1/14/2020 10:32:19 AM (No. 288206)
#13 The defendant doesn't get to interpret what is and isn't a crime. If the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, sitting as a Judge, decides to throw out the charges because they fail to meet his interpretation of "high crimes and misdemeanors"... OK. Fine, (want to bet the House will come unglued?). But the Senate has no more standing to make that Constitutional interpretation than the House does. And you and I get no say at all, (I checked the document... nope)
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Reply 15 - Posted by: preciosodrogas 1/14/2020 10:47:28 AM (No. 288227)
I thought this was already decided. Mitch announced that the would go by the Clinton protocol. Hear both side, determine if any witnesses are needed, and render a judgement. I do see that there are certain R senators (cough Romney, Collins, etc. cough) that want to use the impeachment hearings to, in their mind, will make them more visible to the public and to virtue signal to the dems. This is a waste of time and money, and seems to be losing much of its glitter and becoming more of a bore. Although it would allow President Trump the opportunity to present his side of it, it's likely to give the msm more fuel for their fake news campaign.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: wakeupcall 1/14/2020 11:55:52 AM (No. 288298)
Republicans senators should hold a meeting with all republicans only. Announce they have intelligently studied the charges and supporting evidence. After carefully study by non Marxist Communist democrat legal experts, the conclusion is there is no legally chargeable crime as both charges are not a crime but the duty of the President to use at his discretion under our Constitution. All so-called evidence of the non criminal charges is mere hearsay which is not admissible in any U.S. court of law. All charges are hereby summarily dismissed for lack of any factual evidence. As an addendum to our findings, we are hereby requesting the DOJ Attorney General, William Barr, to thoroughly investigate everyone involved in these phoniest of charges against a duly elected president since 2016 for an attempted coup de tat by treasonous elected and non elected Americans and foreigners.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: dwa 1/14/2020 1:13:24 PM (No. 288411)
You can always rely on Republican Senators to be stupid!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 1/14/2020 1:53:49 PM (No. 288442)
It's AssPress desperately hoping to influence things with this Fake News.
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