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Posted on 10/17/2019 7:00:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
FULL TITLE: Jason Chaffetz: Pelosi and impeachment There have already been 3 votes. Here's why there may not be a fourth
Speaker Pelosi isn't refusing to hold a vote on impeachment. She is refusing to hold a fourth vote on impeachment. There have already been three votes. They all failed. Miserably.
In other words, Congress has explicitly voted NOT to pursue impeachment.
In December 2017, January 2018, and against in July 2019 under Pelosi's leadership, the House held votes on whether to open an impeachment inquiry. The results weren't even close.
All three votes came up as "privileged resolutions." Under Congressional rules, members can vote to table the resolution or to proceed. To affirmatively table a privileged resolution kills it, meaning the resolution has failed.
Though the first two impeachment votes came up during the Republican majority, the votes to reject or table them were indisputably bipartisan.
In December 2017 there were 126 Democrats who joined House Republicans to reject Rep. Al Green's impeachment resolution 364-58.
A month later, a new resolution was introduced with similar results: Again, 121 Democrats voted to table. Support for impeachment rose from 58 votes in December to 66 in January. But that was before Democrats won a majority in 2018 and Nancy Pelosi became Speaker.
Do any of us want to live in a country where Congress can unambiguously reject legislation and the Speaker of the House can force it through anyway?
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Gosh, that’s right. But those votes went down the memory hole.
Buh buh buh...it’s different now because...uh, whistleblower...uh..Ukraine...uh....oh hell he works for PUTIN!
The votes are invalid if they don’t give the desired result.
What were the vote identifiers (ex.: H.Res. 36)? Would love to look them up.
Democrats only believe in democracy when they win.
Youd listen tot he media and Trump and Kavanaugh have long been proven guilty.
Once again, we have to believe the hysterical cries of Nifong style prostitutes, but reasonable men pointing fingers at potential communists is conspiracy and mansplaining.
And they call it toxic masculinity, bull sht.
Chaffetz walked away from a job where he actually had some influence. His opinion is as worthless as as anyone else’.
Hillary loved the Electoral College when Bill won with only 43% of the vote.
Is this the demoncrats Great Pumpkin?
Great Pumpkin says, Orange man bad!.
“Chaffetz walked away from a job where he actually had some influence. His opinion is as worthless as as anyone else.”
I agree. He found himself a sinecure on Fox News where he offers....well....nothing really.
What’s important in the article is not his opinion, but the fact that there were votes, and they failed.
Stupid article. In the House, a “privileged resolution” to impeach brings up articles of impeachment for voting. It is a means for impeachment that bypasses an impeachment inquiry by the Judiciary Committee. If the resolution passes, the office holder is impeached. Those have come up three times regarding President Trump. There has been no vote on an impeachment inquiry because the Speaker will not allow it.
He stated facts.
Latest actual impeachment vote , for impeachment inquiry, was massively shot down 332-95.
Skip the part about actual votes to impeach...
Let’s be honest about your refusal to hold an impeachment vote in the House - even with a majority, the first 3 votes failed so you know you have to rely on a secret cabal to prop the dead horse up...maybe you can display it with a model of Roy Rogers astride it...
Wow...hat tip to you for including the Ultimate Trigger reference. ;>)
We have enough old timers on FR that I knew some would get it....I think I’m having my second childhood because I keep fantasizing over Sky King’s niece, Penny...
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