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Dems see GOP effort to drive them to impeach Trump
The Hill ^ | May 5, 2019 | Mike Lillis and Cristina Marcos

Posted on 05/05/2019 3:54:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

House Democratic leaders facing liberal calls for impeaching President Trump are confronting increasing pressure from an unlikely faction: Republicans who appear eager to goad them into it.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her leadership team have repeatedly sought to defuse the appeals for impeachment hearings, deeming them premature, and some Democrats sense the Republicans are setting a political trap to boost their ally in the White House.

But recent stonewalling actions by the administration have only fueled the liberal push to oust the president, complicating leadership efforts to keep a lid on the campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: briarpatch; conspiracytheory; cristinamarcos; democrats; dnctalkingpoints; impeachment; mikelillis; theshill
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1 posted on 05/05/2019 3:54:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right. Blame Republicans for the left’s nonstop impeachment talk, now that the Mueller report exonerates Trump.


2 posted on 05/05/2019 3:59:29 AM PDT by philippa
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Don’t throw us in that briar patch!”

L


3 posted on 05/05/2019 4:06:38 AM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


4 posted on 05/05/2019 4:12:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: philippa

Republicans are just following Alinsky Rule #4, “force your enemies to live by their own rules”.

Democrats say Bill Barr is lying to Congress, then he must be impeached.

Democrats say President Trump obstructed justice, then he must be impeached.

Democrats say Russia interfered in the election and that that’s an act of war, then they must declare war on Russia.

Right now, we have Democrats saying many things but not backing them up with actions. In Politics, that looks like gutlessness, and yes, voters notice ... so the Democrats have kind-of painted themselves into a corner here


5 posted on 05/05/2019 4:20:14 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...any doubt their sick in the head?


6 posted on 05/05/2019 4:21:24 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2016. Best election ever.


7 posted on 05/05/2019 4:53:14 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ABSS (another BS Story)


8 posted on 05/05/2019 5:01:21 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: canuck_conservative

The insane part of the left (well, MOST insane) will not vote for the D in 2020 without SOME kind of absurd action by dems in congress.

That’s great.


9 posted on 05/05/2019 5:03:07 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fine. Blame the hangman. See if I care.


10 posted on 05/05/2019 5:09:20 AM PDT by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just do it, Nazi, Nads and Schitt...
Do it or stfu...


11 posted on 05/05/2019 5:20:07 AM PDT by Adder (Mr. Franklin: We are trying to get the Republic back!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A good excuse for not following up on their threats


12 posted on 05/05/2019 5:34:26 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I suspect there’s some truth in this claim, but for two different reasons. The constant Never-Trumpers like Senators Romney, Murkowski, Lee, Collins and a few others, would almost certainly vote for impeachment and, given enough of them, combined with Democrat votes, could actually convict and remove the president. The other group would be those who believe that impeaching the president would be the death of the Democrat Party. I think either option is pretty damned dangerous and could lead to unintended consequences.


13 posted on 05/05/2019 6:03:29 AM PDT by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nancy, your own folks are talking IMPEACHMENT. Don’t blame us!


14 posted on 05/05/2019 6:08:52 AM PDT by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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To: ManHunter

Murkowski, Lee, the Bishop and Collins would look out across the nation and see that 98% of republicans would separate their heads from their shoulders for voting for removal and reluctantly change their votes - yes, with a lot of handwringing, but change their votes nonetheless


15 posted on 05/05/2019 6:10:54 AM PDT by atc23
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I call BS on this because the GOP isn’t smart enough to think like this.


16 posted on 05/05/2019 6:42:41 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (California: knowingly give someone aids: misdemeanor. Give them a straw, go to jail.)
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To: atc23

Lee might be the best we can do in Utah.


17 posted on 05/05/2019 6:43:47 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: atc23; ExTexasRedhead

Which is why they’ve been compelled to change their votes and support Trump in other circumstances, right?

I don’t think you fully appreciate the extent to which they are owned and operated by their paymasters, nor the fact that they don’t give a flying f**k what their constituents think. I’m 63 years old and I’ve spent a pretty significant portion of my career at the White House, on Capitol Hill and at various agencies in the DC area and I have a much different perspective of politicians than most people. These days, I spend a few hours walking the halls on Capitol Hill and visiting members and I feel like I need a shower.

Sorry, but I am VERY hesitant to attribute altruistic motivation to ANY member of Congress these days.


18 posted on 05/05/2019 6:56:31 AM PDT by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: ManHunter

No senate republicans are voting for impeachment


19 posted on 05/05/2019 7:26:01 AM PDT by italianquaker
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To: italianquaker

We’ll have to agree to disagree on that point. If you think Mitt Romney won’t, you’re dead-ass wrong. Likewise if you think no one will join him.


20 posted on 05/05/2019 7:35:09 AM PDT by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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