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U.S. Senate (GOP Club)

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  • Cindy McCain says husband John McCain would be 'disgusted' by state of GOP

    11/12/2019 11:08:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 11/12/2019 | Rachel Frazin
    Cindy McCain said in a recent interview that her late husband, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), would be "disgusted" by the Republican Party's current state. "I think he'd be disgusted with some of the stuff that's going on," she said in a CNN interview that will air Saturday evening. "He'd be railing against what's going on," she added of her husband, who was a frequent critic of President Trump. "I think John provided a lot of cover for other members. And when he would do it, then they could get behind him kind of thing. And I'm not seeing that." Asked...
  • Here's the price Mitt Romney is paying for standing against Trump

    10/28/2019 12:52:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2019 | Adam Edelman and Jonathan Allen
    SALT LAKE CITY — One man is an island: Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah. The 72-year-old former Republican presidential nominee has isolated himself from Republicans in the Senate, in his home state and across the country by occasionally — but strongly — criticizing President Donald Trump, including the president's efforts to enlist the aid of foreign governments to probe a leading political opponent. "By all appearances, the President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling," Romney tweeted earlier this month. In recent weeks, the senator's acts of rebellion against the...
  • Pelosi and McConnell are on an impeachment collision course

    10/23/2019 2:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 23, 2019 | Burgess Everett and Heather Caygle
    Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell are attacking each other in increasingly pointed terms as House Democrats burrow deeper into their impeachment inquiry. But if the top two congressional leaders can’t find a way to come together soon, the government could plunge into a shutdown and any last hopes for legislating before the presidential election will vanish. The speaker and Senate majority leader have been trading grievances increasingly over the past several months. Pelosi is lashing McConnell for sitting on House-passed legislation addressing gun violence and ethics reforms; McConnell says Pelosi has done nothing to follow through on her claims that...
  • Lindsey Graham does not rule out the possibility of Trump impeachment if new evidence emerges

    10/20/2019 10:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 20, 2019 | Maeve Reston
    In another sign of the dangerous predicament facing President Donald Trump, his longtime ally Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said in an interview that aired Sunday night that he could not rule out the possibility of impeachment if new evidence emerges. In an interview on "Axios on HBO," Jonathan Swan asked the South Carolina senator: "Are you open minded if more to comes out that you could support impeachment?" "Sure, I mean show me something that is a crime," Graham replied. "If you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo outside the phone...
  • Conservative group tags Romney as anti-Trump, pro-impeachment in ad

    10/16/2019 9:43:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 16, 2019 | Alex Isenstadt
    The Club for Growth, which opposed Trump in the 2016 primary, is spending $40,000 to show the ad in Utah. The Club for Growth, a conservative advocacy group, is going up with TV ads attacking Sen. Mitt Romney — a preemptive warning shot against fellow Republicans who are considering getting behind impeachment. The 30-second commercial, which will begin running Thursday digitally and on Fox News stations in Utah, portrays Romney as a sunglasses-wearing spy and accuses him of being a “Democrat secret asset” who is “plotting to take down President Trump with impeachment.” The move comes as the first-term Utah...
  • McConnell tees off on Democrats over impeachment

    10/15/2019 6:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Jordain Carney, The Hill
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) teed off against the House impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, marking his first comments since Congress returned from its two-week break. "House Democrats are finally indulging in their impeachment obsession. Full steam ahead," McConnell said during a speech from the Senate floor, adding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had "crumbled" to the "left-wing impeachment caucus." "I don't think many of us were expecting to witness a clinic in terms of fairness or due process. But even by their own partisan standards, House Democrats have already found new ways to lower the bar," McConnell added.
  • Harry Reid praises Trump as 'a very, very smart man'

    10/11/2019 8:06:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2019 | John Gage
    Harry Reid had high praise for President Trump calling him "smart" and hard to beat in a recent appearance. "I used to think that Donald Trump was not too smart. I certainly don't believe that anymore," the former Senate majority leader told David Axelrod in an interview preview that aired Friday on CNN. "I don't think he's intellectually a powerhouse, but he is basically a very, very smart man. No matter what the subject, any argument he involves himself in, it's on his terms." The 79-year-old Nevada Democrat said the Democratic presidential contenders should not be under the illusion that...
  • 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...
  • Red-state Dems worried Trump impeachment will hurt Senate chances; Giuliani considering lawsuits

    10/02/2019 3:17:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2019
    Some red-state Senate Democrats are fretting that the ongoing House impeachment inquiry could expand uncontrollably and become a “kitchen sink” of complaints about President Trump and hurt chances of regaining the Senate majority in 2020, Fox News has learned. Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana specifically expressed concerns and have told Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., that leadership cannot allow liberal Democrats to push for the inquiry to include allegations about Trump illegally using his office to enrich himself or relitigate findings from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election meddling in 2016....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cornyn and Cruz stick with Trump, deriding Democratic ‘lynch mob’

    09/26/2019 4:36:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2019 | Benjamin Wermund
    Just hours after the White House released a summary of President Donald Trump's call with the president of Ukraine — in which Trump urged the Ukrainian leader to do him a "favor" — Texas Sen. John Cornyn stood on the floor of the Senate and tore into House Democrats for moving forward with an impeachment inquiry based in part on that call.
  • Democrat claims Republican senators are ready to ditch Trump if he used aid as 'leverage'

    09/25/2019 5:49:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 25, 2019 | Mike Brest
    Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell claimed that she is aware of Senate Republicans who are willing to back impeachment of President Trump if it becomes clear that he tried to use foreign aid as "leverage." In a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump discussed both the aid the United States provides to Ukraine, while also requesting he look into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. The transcript of the phone call in question was released by the White House on Wednesday. In an interview on CNN shortly after, Mucarsel-Powell stated, "I do...
  • Bernie Sanders Worries Impeachment Could Lead To Trump Saying He’s “Vindicated”

    09/25/2019 4:13:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | September 24, 2019 | Ruby Cramer Reporting From Davenport, Iowa
    "I have my doubts that any Republican, or very few, would vote against him," Sanders told reporters. DAVENPORT, Iowa — Bernie Sanders made some of his most pointed comments in support of impeaching Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying he believed the president had committed a number of impeachable offenses, but also expressed deep misgivings about supporting a move that could embolden Republican voters only to fall short of success in Congress. “Enough is enough,” Sanders said before reiterating his previous call for an impeachment inquiry by the Judiciary Committee in the House of Representatives. The Vermont senator, taking questions at...
  • Obama chief strategist: Trump won't be removed from office

    09/25/2019 3:09:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist and senior adviser David Axelrod said that even if President Trump is impeached, it is not likely he will be convicted by the Senate and removed from office. Appearing on CNN Tuesday evening after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry, Axelrod, 64, tossed water on some lawmakers’ hopes that impeachment would successfully remove Trump from the White House.
  • Trump declares 'hate has no place in our country,' as Dems demand recall of Congress

    08/05/2019 3:32:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2019 | Gregg Re
    President Trump on Sunday forcefully denounced two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying "hate has no place in our country." As the president spoke, top Democratic presidential candidates -- including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker -- demanded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recall Congress from its recess, currently slated to last until the second week of September, to vote on initiatives to curb gun violence. Addressing reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, Trump promised "we're going to take care" of the problem. He said he's been speaking to the attorney general, FBI director and members of Congress and...
  • Cory Booker Says Donald Trump "Is Responsible" For The El Paso Shooting

    08/04/2019 3:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | August 4, 2019 | Kadia Goba
    Booker and Beto O'Rourke both cited the president's rhetoric and stoking of racial division in the wake of the Texas shooting. Sen. Cory Booker placed blame on President Donald Trump and his racist rhetoric for a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that left at least 20 people dead. The shooting is being investigated as an act of domestic terror and a hate crime after officials said that they believed, but have not confirmed, a manifesto filled with anti-immigrant and white supremacist language was posted online and written by the gunman. “I think, at the end of the day, especially...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand wants to explain white privilege to ‘white women in the suburbs’

    08/01/2019 6:13:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 31, 2019 | Kenneth Garger
    Presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said during Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate that she can address “institutional racism” by explaining white privilege to women in the suburbs. “I can explain it to white women in the suburbs,” Gillibrand said on the debate stage. “When their son is walking down the street with a bag of M&Ms in his pocket, wearing a hoodie, his whiteness is what protects him from not being shot.” The New York senator was addressing racial injustice issues when she made the remarks. “I don’t believe that it’s the responsibility of Cory and Kamala to be the...
  • Romney fails his own test on Trump’s racist tweets

    07/19/2019 1:46:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Wicked Local ^ | Jul 18, 2019 | Aaron Blake
    After tracking Republican responses to President Donald Trump’s racist tweets over the last couple of days, we can say this: Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, offered one of the strongest condemnations of anyone in his party. But that’s mostly a function of the tepidness of the party’s broader response. And it’s hardly the standard Romney has set for himself. Romney offered a couple responses Monday to Trump’s tweets urging nonwhite congresswomen to “go back” to their countries, both impromptu and in a prepared statement. He said Trump’s sentiment was “destructive, was demeaning, was disunifying and frankly was very wrong.” He added...
  • Jeff Flake offers rare defense of Trump after Jimmy Carter suggests POTUS is 'illegitimate'

    06/28/2019 10:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Outspoken Trump critic Jeff Flake offered a rare defense of President Trump in response to former President Jimmy Carter's remarks suggesting the current president isn't a legitimate one. Speaking at a Democratic forum on Friday, Carter weighed in on Russia's interference in the 2016 election and expressed his belief that it played a much bigger role in the election of Trump than Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded. "I think a full investigation would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016," the 94-year-old former president said. "He lost the election, and he was put into office because the...