By ‘circus’ I mean the impeachment process and by ‘town’ I mean to the people through their preferred news purveyor.
WE have had months of the back and forth dramatics by the GOP…the accusations, the insults, the lies (oh sorry…the misspeak) and the who;e process will step out of the shadows (GOP talking point) and into the light….only difference is that now the GOP members of these committees will show up so they can perform for the cameras…..
The first formal vote in the House related to the impeachment investigation of President Trump is in the books. In a largely party-line vote, 232-196, the House on Thursday approved the ground rules for the public phase of the investigation. This vote doesn’t address whether Trump did or did not act improperly in his dealings with the Ukraine government—instead, it merely outlines the rules for the inquiry into that question that will now proceed, per the AP. No Republicans voted in favor, while two Democrats—Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Jefferson Van Drew of New Jersey—voted against. Both of the dissenting Democrats represent districts won by Trump in 2016, notes the Hill. Independent Justin Amash, who left the GOP this year, voted in favor.
“This is something that is very solemn, that is something prayerful,” said Nancy Pelosi from the House floor before the vote. “What is at stake in all of this is nothing less than our democracy.” But GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Trump had done nothing impeachable and accused Democrats of trying to oust him “because they are scared they cannot defeat him at the ballot box.” An election is only a year away, he added. “Why do you not trust the people?”
To listen to the House GOP plus a few senators this process will bring the end of everything we hold dear…..they, the GOP, are still moaning about the process….but they seem to not know that the hearings in the House are not the trial to remove…that will take place in the Senate.
To be forthright…..Trump made is Twitter comment on the vote in the House….
Right about the time the House voted to approve the rules for the next phase of the impeachment inquiry, President Trump took to Twitter with a familiar criticism. “The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!” he tweeted Thursday. And he wasn’t the only Trump to share the sentiment. While daughter Ivanka doesn’t typically weigh in on her father’s political controversies, she did so in a tweet quoting Thomas Jefferson in a letter to daughter Martha about life in DC: “…surrounded by enemies and spies catching and perverting every word that falls from my lips or flows from my pen, and inventing where facts fail them.”
Before you conservs have a stroke there is one thing you need to remember….. Thursday’s measure merely lays out the ground rules the impeachment inquiry will follow.
The humor for me is the so-called ‘secret’ hearing in the SCIF….but about 45 GOPers are invited and did not show up and complained and moaned about the hearing is secret…..and when the vote came up to make all that process public they all, GOP, voted against making it so.
Perfect example of the silliness and the game being played.
Understanding the significance of today’s GOP establishment requires an understanding of what actually happened during Watergate. In standard U.S. mythology, Watergate was a triumph of American politics, in which bipartisan men of principle joined hands across party lines to protect the Constitution; the entire political spectrum agreed, the logic goes, that what Richard Nixon did was indefensible. In reality, the GOP of the time wasn’t that different from the GOP of 2019, and things could easily have gone the other way. Moreover, since then, much of the Republican Party has believed that Nixon was the victim of a monstrous injustice that must never be repeated.
Send in the clowns….
Who of the Committee members will be the first to act like an ass for the cameras?
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