Skip to comments.Hoyer: Trump ‘Seeks to Establish a More Authoritarian Regime’
Posted on 07/25/2018 11:02:30 AM PDT by Olog-hai
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump seeks to establish a more authoritarian regime.
Houer was responding to a question about whether former CIA Director John Brennan should be allowed to keep his security clearance after calling a sitting presidents actions treasonous.
At his regular pen-and-pad briefing with reporters, CNSNews.com asked Hoyer: Former CIA Director John Brennan has publicly declared the sitting president treasonous. Should he be permitted to keep his security clearance?
Hoyer responded: Im very, very concerned. This is one instancebut there are so many otherswhere this president opts to promote totalitarian responses and processes, and seeks to establish a more authoritarian regime under his presidency. This is one of those instances. If Obama had done this with respect to Republicans, the Republicans would have been on the ceiling as they were with the IRS, looking at whether or not certain groups were getting a tax benefit to which they were not entitled.
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This is today’s talking point.
No one was more ruthless about extending the power of the executive branch than Mr. Pen and Phone.
Who told him he could speak?
What, Mueller throwing Manafort into solitary confinement without a trial isn’t authoritarian enough? Hoyer even had the nerve to bring up the IRS under 0bama. If he dislikes authoritarianism he needs to talk to his own party.
I hope his first such move is putting people like Steny Hoyer into a konzentrationslager somewhere in Alaska.
It’s OK when Dems do it, or deep staters. Or even well-behaved RINOs.
More Shaping Operations by the dems.
Mold the Lie. Build the Lie. Shape the Lie. Create Crisis and Chaos.
Pure Projection by a Commie-fa.
Yes, because he’s the originator of the “pen and the phone” quote, right, Steny?
You know, the cat who wants to go around Congress and impose “authoritarianism” on everybody else
Oh, and then there’s those left wing Federal judges . . .
Meanwhile, nobody on the ground is buying the lie.
That DEFINITELY looks like an Obama / Hillary crowd.
No one except the desperate left.
"Commie-fa" - perfect!
I think he means President Trump intends to restore the Constitution.
THAT’S what they can’t abide.
Revoking security clearances for people who no longer work in our government, seems rather normal.
How is this authoritarian?
Hoyer, take another dose of Vita-Vita-Vegamin.
If it’s from Hoyer, you can bet it’s a lie.
Hoyer is a Progressive, cares not a whit for America, Her Constitution or Her people. He is another useful idiot.
If you have (let’s say) a Top Secret clearance, it doesn’t mean you are free to roam around the government and just look at all the Top Secret stuff that appeals to you.
“New To Know” is SUPPOSED to be part of the equation.
Reality is that you can flash an ID at people and probably get access to classified stuff, but it’s not supposed to be quite that simple.
Brennan has no current role in the government, right? Therefore he does not NEED TO KNOW jack squat.
If the system worked properly, his clearance would have been pulled long ago. There is no good reason for him to have access to anything.
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