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Icy silence between Dems, GOP amid Trump
impeachment trial

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 1/23/2020 9:05:20 PM

It’s a Capitol Hill cold war. A chilly silence has enveloped the Capitol — with senators on either side of the political aisle telling The Post there has been very little communication between Democrats and Republicans behind closed doors during President Trump’s impeachment trial. Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat, lamented that the parties appeared entrenched in their two camps and said there had been “strikingly little” late-night texts or phone calls to debate calling additional witnesses or introducing new documents as evidence. “I understand that on the floor we’ve got, you know, TV cameras and the attention of our wonderful press corps, but my colleagues know how to reach out,”


Leftists are waiting for the Pubbies to "cross the aisle" and are frustrated that they are standing fast with the President. But the aisle crosses both ways, and the leftists apparently have their shoes nailed to the floor as well.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: hoopsfan 1/23/2020 9:16:28 PM (No. 296661)
Thank goodness Jeff Flake is no longer there.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muncsdad 1/23/2020 9:22:44 PM (No. 296666)
Duh. I don’t trust ANY Democrat scum and I am relieved GOP Senators are seeming to get how serious this is!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Omen55 1/23/2020 9:37:02 PM (No. 296674)
There will be at least 1 or 2 of dem voting with GOP. This will end as in the House. Partisan vote to impeach. Bi-partisan not to.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 1/23/2020 9:42:36 PM (No. 296676)
"Coons notably worked with now-retired GOP Sen. Jeff Flake" Well yeah, dems are looking for a Republican, like Flake, they can exploit and Republicans seem to have FINALLY realized that the dems think of them as useful idiots. Case in point, "moderate Republican Mitt Romney had been engaged in repeated discussions with Senate Democratic leadership". Rummey shot the story down but it is exactly what you might expect of him and that is not a good thing. Dems cannot win this trial. If any dem Senator thinks they can, they are too stupid to live. What they are looking to win is the PR battle and points for the election. That's unlikely as well unless they can peel off a Colins or Rummey or Murkowski to mouth off against the President. With the disgusting, false assault the dems are making there is NO reason to talk with them and every reason NOT to. They have declared themselves the enemy, not colleagues. They are dangerous to our republic and the Republican party. The Republican Senators seem to know that.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 1/23/2020 9:51:51 PM (No. 296683)
Maybe GOP sens are sick and tired of Dem lies? Will Republicans senators grow a pair and stand with Trump? Only time will tell.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles 1/23/2020 10:00:00 PM (No. 296687)
If democrats find the Senate chilly, it is their own big stupid mouths that put them there. They are not in charge for the coffin nailing (in their minds) so it will never be their definition of 'fair' unless he is impeached. The democrats have set so many historical BAD precedents this is the least of their problems.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: judy 1/23/2020 10:24:03 PM (No. 296693)
I saw Lindsay Graham shake Schiff’s hand & compliment his presentation. Unbelievable!One thing for sure you never know how Graham or Rand Paul will react .
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jar 1/23/2020 10:39:20 PM (No. 296708)
Lisa Murkowski and Kirsten Gillebrand were photographed walking along, making nice with each other.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Harlowe 1/23/2020 10:52:02 PM (No. 296717)
#7- Agree that Lindsay Graham is an uncertain personality; however, having watched about 20-30 minutes of Adam Schiff speaking, have to agree with Senator Graham that Adam Schiff is an excellent orator. If people are not fully aware of true facts and the dishonesty of Democrats, people could easily be deceived and believe the shameful, unscrupulous “facts” that Adam Schiff was spewing.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Wendybird 1/23/2020 11:23:01 PM (No. 296736)
Perhaps it’s a good omen when democrats are so embarrassed about how foolish and dishonest they appear that even they are ashamed to speak to relatively honest people.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Annie Xango 1/24/2020 2:38:15 AM (No. 296818)
Schiff thinks he is Jimmy Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 1/24/2020 7:12:40 AM (No. 296903)
Nothing to talk about.
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