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U.S. Congress (GOP Club)

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  • Trump won’t lose his job due to impeachment – Dems will have hard time beating him in 2020

    10/14/2019 3:05:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2019 | Liz Peek
    Can former Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., actually defeat President Trump in the 2020 presidential election? Democrats watching Trump’s Minneapolis rally Thursday night have to wonder. President Trump wowed the crowd in blue-state Minnesota. And what a crowd it was; tens of thousands inside the arena chanting and cheering, while hundreds more stood outside hoping to get in. The energy in the room was extraordinary, especially considering that the president, buoyed by his fans, spoke for an exhausting hour and 45 minutes. Forget the polls, forget the partisan impeachment inquiry; the enthusiasm of those Minnesota supporters...
  • Why Democrats are sure Adam Schiff is the perfect person to take on Trump

    10/14/2019 1:56:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 14, 2019 | Jonathan Allen
    The chairman of the House Intel committee, who is leading the impeachment inquiry, couldn't be more different than his prey. No one understands the political perils of impeaching a president quite like Rep. Adam Schiff. In 2000, he won a House seat centered in the north Los Angeles suburbs of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena by defeating Republican incumbent James Rogan, a colorful and camera-loving former prosecutor who had become nationally prominent as a House manager of President Bill Clinton's impeachment. While Schiff concentrated on district-specific issues, Rogan's high profile in going after Clinton made it easier to portray him as...
  • Trump supporters target Crow, call on Democrats to drop impeachment inquiry

    10/11/2019 3:30:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 10, 2019 | Ernest Luning
    AURORA • Leading Colorado Republicans and supporters of President Donald Trump braved sub-freezing temperatures Thursday to demand that U.S. Rep. Jason Crow and his fellow House Democrats drop the escalating impeachment inquiry targeting the GOP president. "We know the Republicans are the party of fighters, we are the party that's going to pay attention to the facts — the roaring economy in our nation and here in Colorado," said Kristi Burton Brown, the Colorado Republican Party's vice chair, at a news conference held outside a building that houses Crow's congressional office in Aurora. "We're going to support the president." Burton...
  • Chelsea Clinton could run for Nita Lowey’s seat in Congress

    10/11/2019 11:53:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 10, 2019 | Marisa Schultz
    The retirement of longtime New York Rep. Nita Lowey could open the door for a political newcomer with big political name — Chelsea Clinton. “Is Chelsea Clinton going to make her move?” one New York Democrat asked shortly after learning of Lowey’s retirement. Page Six first reported in 2016 that the former first daughter was being groomed for the 17th district seat. The district includes Rockland County and portions of Westchester, including the Chappaqua home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. “Chelsea would be the next extension of the Clinton brand,” a source said at the time. A spokesman for the...
  • Adam Schiff, The Surprising Face Of The Impeachment Inquiry Of President Trump

    10/10/2019 5:43:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    New Hampshire Public Radio ^ | October 10, 2019 | Domenico Montanaro
    Adam Schiff has been a ubiquitous media presence criticizing President Trump. Trump, an omnivorous television news consumer, has returned the favor, tweeting disparaging comments about (Liddle') Schiff. (and worse.) But, beyond that, the California Democrat and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has had something of an unlikely path to becoming the face of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry and, in turn, the Democratic Resistance. So here are some things to know: 1. A political career spurred on by... impeachment His congressional district, California's 28th, includes Hollywood. It's heavily liberal — Hillary Clinton won 72% here in 2016. But it wasn't...
  • Fmr Schumer aide claims Trump will be impeached, urges House to hold full vote to begin Senate trial

    10/10/2019 3:42:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2019 | Charles Creitz
    Radio host Christopher Hahn predicted Wednesday that President Trump will ultimately be impeached and he called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to schedule a floor vote on the matter. Hahn, a former aide to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told "The Ingraham Angle" he is awaiting a potential U.S. Senate trial in which Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts would oversee the proceedings. He dismissed Republicans' criticisms of the impeachment inquiry process, telling host Laura Ingraham there is nothing untoward about what's going on in Congress. "This is basically the grand jury portion of this investigation, and in...
  • White House letter: Why Democrats aren't planning to vote on an impeachment inquiry

    10/09/2019 12:08:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 8, 2019 | Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju and Pamela Brown, CNN
    The latest standoff between House Democrats and the Trump administration over the testimony of State Department officials has the White House questioning in a new letter sent Tuesday why the House is not voting to authorize a formal impeachment inquiry. The White House and its Republican congressional allies have argued that such a vote is necessary, and President Donald Trump's lawyers told House Democrats in the letter that the President and his administration won't cooperate in the ongoing impeachment inquiry, arguing the proceedings amount to an illegitimate effort to overturn the 2016 election results. The lengthy letter all but dares...
  • I sat through 6 hours of town halls. Here’s what I learned about impeachment.

    10/06/2019 10:40:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 6, 2019 | Andrew Desiderio
    SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. — Nearly every voter I met here felt the need to remind me. “This is a Republican district, you know.” For Democrats, it was a reflection of their pride that this suburban Chicago district flipped from red to blue last year after more than 45 years as a reliable Republican stronghold. Conservatives, on the other hand, wanted to emphasize to me that Rep. Sean Casten is just too liberal for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District, and that voters here support President Donald Trump and his agenda. Many of those same Republicans — who lived for nearly five decades...
  • LaRouche PAC Claims Credit for ‘Eat the Babies’ Prank That Fooled Ocasio-Cortez

    10/05/2019 4:09:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 4, 2019 | Hannah Bleau
    The extremist, antisemitic LaRouche PAC claimed responsibility for the “troll” at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) town hall on Thursday, who said we must “eat the babies” in order to save the planet from climate change. The bizarre moment unfolded at Ocasio-Cortez’s town hall at the Queens Public Library on Thursday after a woman stood up and proclaimed that we must “eat the babies” to save the planet from climate change, leaving the New York lawmaker dumbfounded. “A Swedish professor [said] we can eat dead people, but that’s not fast enough. So I think your next campaign slogan has to be...
  • Swalwell Hosts Impeachment Town Hall With Nixon White House Counsel

    10/02/2019 1:34:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | October 1, 2019
    UNION CITY (CBS SF) — Roughly 400 people showed up for an impeachment town hall meeting with U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, Tuesday evening at James Logan High School in Union City. The event also included commentary and discussion with John Dean, former White House counsel for the administration of President Richard Nixon. During the question and answer session, concerned voters asked the two men what to do next. One person asked about the possibility that impeachment proceedings against the president could fail due to lack of support in the U.S. Senate. “Doing nothing will make his behavior worse,” Swalwell...
  • Email from a member of Congress

    10/01/2019 8:40:53 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 14 replies
    email ^ | 10-01-2019 | Staff of US Congressman Dean Philips
    Image Hi Friend, By now I'm sure you've seen the news of the House's impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. It's a somber week in America, but I believe it is also an important one for the Constitution and the rule of law. As Congress moves forward with constitutionally-mandated oversight, I want to make sure you have access to the documents relevant to the investigation. If you would like, I encourage you to read them for yourself: (Full text below)
  • Impeachment inquiry so far – Trump's days are numbered and never underestimate Pelosi

    09/30/2019 3:05:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30, 2019 | Mary Anne Marsh
    On the day Donald Trump stood before the United Nations advocating that the world embrace nationalism, Nancy Pelosi decided to protect our nation from Donald Trump. And that means Trump’s days in the White House are numbered. The past week revealed that Trump solicited foreign assistance from Ukraine for his 2020 election, hid the transcript of that request on a separate, highly secure computer system designed for national security purposes, and acknowledged that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and deemed it acceptable in a White House meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov....
  • YouTube: Chris Farley Imitating Newt Gingrich and Contract for America

    09/29/2019 9:06:44 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 9 replies
    This is funny. Chris Farley with Newt at the start of the "Contract with America" 25 years ago.
  • Pelosi 'abusing' her role as speaker w/ impeachment inquiry, failing to give Trump due process

    09/29/2019 7:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 29, 2019 | Frank Miles
    House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins told Fox News on Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has "abused" her role with her treatment of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, claiming the president won't receive "due process" over a whistleblower's claim he improperly pushed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a July phone call to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who served on the board of an energy company in Ukraine. "We saw Speaker Pelosi abuse her oath of office, if you would, by abusing the role of the speaker by saying an impeachment inquiry had started and...
  • Which GOP Senators Would Vote to Impeach Trump? Jeff Flake Says There Are 35

    09/28/2019 5:37:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 28, 2019 | Jennifer Doherty
    Former Senator Jeff Flake caused a stir Saturday when he amended Republican consultant Mike Murphy's comment that 30 GOP senators would vote to impeach President Donald Trump if they could keep their votes secret. "That's not true," the former Arizona senator said. "There would be at least 35." Until his retirement from the Senate earlier this year, Flake was among the small but notable cohort of Republican senators who remained vocal in their opposition to Trump after the election. While most of the Senate's 53 Republican members have stuck to the White House's talking points since the House of Representatives...
  • Legal help needed.

    09/28/2019 11:22:45 AM PDT · by Bessellieu · 20 replies
    Concerned citizen
    Its been a long time sense I posted anything and I'm a little rusty but now I feel compelled to reach out for help. Jay Sekulow, Rudy Giuliani, Judicial Watch if any of you read this, please help. I stand ready to file a class action lawsuit against the congress of the United States if they commit the unconstitutional act of filing impeachment charges against President Trump. The constitution says a president can only be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors. So far what they have does not even come close to that requirement. I feel that if they impeach...
  • Subpoenas mark first concrete steps for Trump impeachment

    09/27/2019 11:57:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Jackson Hole News & Guide ^ | September 28, 2019 | Zeke Miller, Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press
    House Democrats took their first concrete steps in the impeachment investigation of President Trump on Friday, issuing subpoenas demanding documents from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and scheduling legal depositions for other State Department officials. At the end of a stormy week of revelation and recrimination, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi framed the impeachment inquiry as a somber moment for a divided nation. “This is no cause for any joy,” she said on MSNBC. At the White House, a senior administration official confirmed a key detail from the unidentified CIA whistleblower who has accused Trump of abusing the power of his...
  • Democrats in Trump country cautious about impeachment

    09/27/2019 11:12:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Pierce County Tribune ^ | September 27, 2019 | The Associated Press
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrat Kendra Horn surprised even her own supporters in 2018 when the first-time candidate eked out a victory in an Oklahoma City congressional district that had been in Republican hands for nearly four decades and had voted heavily for Donald Trump in 2016. But now the impeachment drive against the president has put her and others like her in a tight spot. She opposes an impeachment inquiry at this time, Horn spokeswoman Chacey Schoeppel said Thursday, but she will listen to the facts and "go through them methodically." As of Friday morning, an Associated Press survey...
  • Republicans see impeachment backfiring. Democrats fear they may be right.

    09/27/2019 10:33:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 27, 2019 | Gabriella Borter and Brendan O'Brien and Andrew Hay and Zachary Fagenson, Reuters
    Having his morning coffee and cigarette outside a Starbucks in one the most politically contested counties in the United States, Richard Sibilla recoils at the memory of President Donald Trump's election. But impeach him now? Sibilla can see little upside. "After this he has a much better chance of winning another election, as scary as that sounds," said Sibilla, 39, a resident of Pinellas County, Florida, who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. "It's not even worth following because it's all going to help him." Alarmed by a whistleblower's revelations that Trump pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate the...
  • Isn’t it strange while the Dem house committees are in full coup mode the GOP Senate sits idly by?

    09/27/2019 8:10:05 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 86 replies
    Really not strange at all! *sigh* Trump seemly stands alone except for a small group of House and Senate allies in D.C. while everyone else is activity engaging in taking him down or passively giving lip-service of support while standing down with intent!!! It’s depressing that there is no great urgency in the GOP to fight the Dems and start calling people up that haven’t answered serious questions about who what when where and how in this attack on Trump. Maybe Barr is planning to take down the original core coup group and maybe he’s not but even if he...