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  • Graham: ‘Political suicide’ for Pelosi to try to impeach Trump

    05/26/2019 1:09:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 26, 2019 | Mark Moore
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be committing “political suicide” if she tries to impeach President Trump. “Her job is very much at risk,” the South Carolina Republican told “Fox News Sunday.” “Nancy Pelosi is riding a bucking, wild bronco called the Democratic caucus.” He noted that 70 percent of the Democratic base backs beginning impeachment hearings against Trump. “She knows that impeachment would be political suicide because there’s no reason to impeach the president. So she’s trying to keep the party intact. If she goes down the impeachment road, Republicans take back the House, we keep...
  • Democratic senator says McCain listed off names of dictators during Trump inaugural

    05/26/2019 9:09:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2019 | Brooke Seipel
    The late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) listed off the names of dictators while watching President Trump's inauguration, according to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). HuffPost reported that during a campaign event in Iowa, the 2020 Democratic presidential contender told the crowd of more than 200 about sitting next to McCain and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during Trump's inaugural address. “I sat on that stage between Bernie and John McCain, and John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation,” she said. “He understood...
  • Elizabeth Warren Tries Out Presidential Pitch in Cincinnati

    05/11/2019 5:45:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    City Beat ^ | May 11, 2019 | Nick Swartsell
    The Massachusetts senator talked up economic policies she says will benefit America's working and middle classes at a campaign event today You probably wouldn't usually go to Cincinnati's cavernous music venue Bogart's at 11 a.m. for a 45-minute talk about economic policy, but roughly 1,000 prospective voters supporting or curious about Democratic presidential primary contender U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren did today. Minus a couple flubs, Warren brought enough energy to fill the room, showcasing a wonky but neatly-packaged policy platform aimed squarely at voters disenchanted with the nation's economic and political structures and a controversial Republican administration. The Massachusetts senator,...
  • 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders says he doesn't 'fault Trump' on North Korea

    05/04/2019 8:45:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KRCO-AM/FM ^ | May 4, 2019
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the early front-runners in the 2020 Democratic presidential field, said Saturday that President Donald Trump’s handling of North Korea is one area where he doesn’t “fault” the current commander-in-chief. Speaking to ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl in an exclusive interview for “This Week,” the Vermont senator said that Trump meeting face-to-face with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “is the right thing to do.” Karl asked Sanders how he would respond as president to the apparent launch of unidentified short-range projectiles by North Korea into the Sea of Japan Friday night. “You...
  • Trump calls for Sen. Warren to resign

    05/01/2019 4:47:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Enterprise News ^ | May 1, 2019 | Matt Murphy, State House News Service
    After U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday, President Donald Trump accused Warren of “defrauding the public” with her claims of Native American ancestry and said she should resign. Trump, calling in to a local conservative talk radio show, also suggested that Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins and Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan “don’t mind crime” if they think immigration agents should be barred from courthouses. Trump phoned into Boston Herald Radio’s “Talk It Up” show hosted by Adriana Cohen and Herald editorial page editor Tom Shattuck, and spent about...
  • Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says she is a ‘no’ on Trump impeachment

    04/27/2019 2:40:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 27, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., said this week that she does not support launching impeachment hearings against President Trump in the wake of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report -- the latest wrinkle in left-wing Democrats’ plans to oust the president. The Arizona Republic asked Sinema, who won a tight race in the traditionally Republican state in November, whether she supported impeachment proceedings. “No,” she responded. When asked why, she said: “Everyone knows.” Sinema will receive a classified version of the report next week, and she said that she wants to “read all the information I can get before making a...
  • Lindsey Graham tells Trump to 'expect impeachment proceedings'

    04/24/2019 5:39:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 24, 2018 | Dave Maclean, The Independent
    A senior Trump ally says he expects impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump - despite Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi attempting to steer party members away from the move. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, chair of the senate judiciary committee, made the prediction on Twitter on Tuesday morning. He declared that the ‘radical left’ is now in charge of the Democratic Party, meaning attempts by House Speaker Ms Pelosi to avoid divisive impeachment proceedings will fail. “Nancy Pelosi is not in charge of the Democratic Party. The radical left is in charge. “So, I will expect that there will be impeachment proceedings against...
  • Trump brushes off Romney's criticism, points to loss in 2012

    04/21/2019 10:05:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New Jersey Herald ^ | April 21, 2019 | The Associated Press
    Sen. Mitt Romney says he's "sickened" by the dishonesty the Russia investigation found in the Trump White House, but the president fires back that Romney should have put the same energy into running for president in 2012 that the Utah Republican has tapped in criticizing him. Romney also tweeted Friday that in reading the special counsel's report he was "appalled" Americans working on the Trump campaign had welcomed help from Russia.
  • Elizabeth Warren becomes first 2020 Democratic candidate to call for Trump's impeachment

    04/19/2019 5:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 19, 2019 | Ashley Thomas, The Associated Press
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to make a full-throated call for the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report. Mueller, who investigated whether Trump's campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 election and whether the president tried to interfere with the inquiry, found no evidence of a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign and made no verdict on obstruction of justice. Mueller did find, however, that Trump made numerous attempts to interfere with the investigation but was largely...
  • Romney: We have a 'responsibility' to fulfill Obama's 'commitment' to Dreamers

    04/07/2019 11:53:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 7, 2019 | Sean Higgins
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said Sunday Dreamers, children of immigrants brought into the country illegally, should get legal status. "Well, it's been put in place by President Obama and I believe we have a responsibility to fulfill what is a presidential pledge and commitment. So that's in the past. I would provide legal status for those Dreamers in the country," Romney said on NBC's "Meet the Press," referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shields these individuals from deportation. "That's something the president's put on the table. I think we should get that job done, and hope,...
  • Bernie Sanders calls Trump a racist before Apollo event

    04/05/2019 7:19:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Summerland Review ^ | April 5, 2019 | Ashley Wadhwani and John Carucci, The Associated Press
    Democratic presidential contender was at the Jazz Foundation’s ‘A Great Night in Harlem’ annual gala Sen. Bernie Sanders made a trip to the Apollo Theater in Harlem to pay tribute to Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett and the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., but along the way slammed President Donald Trump as a racist. The Democratic presidential contender was at the Jazz Foundation’s “A Great Night in Harlem” annual gala where Belafonte and Bennett were honoured on Thursday night. Both worked with King, and the evening marked the 51st anniversary of King’s slaying in Memphis, Tennessee, during a...
  • Republicans trigger ‘nuclear option’ to speed Trump nominees

    04/03/2019 2:47:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 3, 2019 | Burgess Everett
    The move by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) immediately paves the way for quicker confirmation of President Donald Trump’s judicial and executive branch picks and comes amid deep GOP frustration with Democratic delays. Future presidents will benefit too, though McConnell and Trump stand to gain inordinately as they seek to fill 130 District Court vacancies over the next 18 months before the 2020 election. The nuclear option — a change of the Senate rules by a simple majority — gained its name because it was seen as an explosive maneuver that would leave political fallout for some time to...
  • Vindication for Trump? Not so fast, says Connecticut congressional delegation on the Mueller report

    03/24/2019 6:53:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | March 24, 2019 | Neil Vigdor
    Despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller finding no evidence of Russian collusion by the Trump campaign in his now-closed investigation, members of Connecticut’s all-Democrat congressional delegation say they are not fully convinced that there was no wrongdoing by the president. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is not backing away from his declaration on MSNBC Thursday that “there are indictments in this president’s future” — even though Mueller recommended no further indictments as part of his 22-month probe. The vociferous Trump critic and frequent target of the president’s Twitter barbs called on the Justice Department Sunday to release the full Mueller report, saying that...
  • On 'The View': Meghan McCain hits back at Trump's criticism of Sen. John McCain

    03/18/2019 9:26:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 18, 2019 | Annika Merrilees
    Meghan McCain, on "The View", defended her father, the late Sen. John McCain, against disparaging comments from President Donald Trump. Over the weekend Trump reiterated jabs he's made at the senator over the years, calling McCain "last in his class," in a post on Twitter. On 'The View' Monday, Meghan McCain said Trump "spends his weekend obsessing over great men" because "he will never be a great man." "My father was his kryptonite," McCain said.
  • Dems prepare next steps after Trump's veto

    03/15/2019 7:01:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2019 | Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis
    Democrats are planning a vote that aims to override President Trump's veto of legislation blocking his emergency declaration, an effort that’s all but certain to fail...
  • The Senate's emergency vote showed Trump's enduring strength

    03/15/2019 10:18:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Brookings Institution ^ | March 15, 2019 | John Hudak
    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate joined the House in passing a resolution disapproving President Trump’s Emergency Declaration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The resolution—H.J. Res. 46—faces certain veto from the president, which will not be overridden; the House fell 45 votes short and the Senate fell eight votes short of a veto-proof majority. Although many, including my colleague Elaine Kamarck, see this as a striking rebuke for President Trump from several of his own partisans in Congress, there are multiple silver linings for the president. First, Mr. Trump won in his battle with Congress over his emergency declaration....
  • 11 Reublican senators want more Illegals!

    03/14/2019 2:04:31 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 45 replies
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    Emergency Resolution Disapproval PASSES 59-41 with Romney & Rubio voting against the emergency funding for the Wall. Republican "YES" votes: Alexander Blunt Collins Lee Murkowski Paul Portman Romney Rubio Toomey Wicker
  • A political upside to impeachment for Trump? Some Trump advisers think so

    03/13/2019 3:53:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 13, 2019 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Donald Trump and his allies weren't shy about using the specter of impeachment during the 2018 midterm campaign to rally the President's core supporters to the polls. And for their 2020 campaign, they were prepared to use the real thing. With House Democrats newly in the majority and the prospects of impeachment surging, Trump and his political allies -- while certainly not hankering for it -- have eyed the potential political upside: using a Democratic impeachment as a powerful foil to galvanize Republicans in droves to re-elect Trump. Several of the President's political advisers, preparing for a re-election campaign...
  • Senate GOP working with Trump on wall

    03/12/2019 9:08:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Times Union ^ | March 12, 2019 | Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press
    The White House and Republican senators sought compromise Tuesday on limiting presidents' powers to unilaterally declare national emergencies, as chances improved that President Donald Trump might avoid a long-expected rejection by Congress of his effort to divert billions more for building barriers along the Mexican border. As a Thursday showdown vote in the Senate neared, GOP Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Thom Tillis of North Carolina and others were talking with the White House about related legislation that would curb the ability of presidents to declare future emergencies. If Trump would commit to signing a bill handcuffing future emergency declarations,...
  • Nancy Pelosi just admitted that Democrats have nothing on Trump

    03/12/2019 5:44:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 11, 2019 | Editorial Board
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she’s against impeaching President Trump “unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.” Which is exactly the point — there isn’t. The speaker is surely up to speed on what evidence Democrats actually have against Trump and has a fair sense of what Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s report will say. And she recognizes that it’s nothing that will persuade anyone who hasn’t wanted Trump ousted since Election Day 2016. Which means that moving to impeach him would be not just “divisive to the country,” as she says, but also bad for Democrats...