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  • UPDATE: Just five GOP senators vote Trump impeachment trial is constitutional

    01/26/2021 2:12:58 PM PST · by RandFan · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/26/21 03:27 PM EST | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate sent a strong signal Tuesday that there are not nearly enough votes to convict President Trump in an impeachment trial when only five GOP senators rejected an effort by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to declare the looming trial unconstitutional. The Senate voted 55-45 to set aside Paul's motion, with all but five GOP senators siding with Paul. GOP Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah), Ben Sasse (Neb.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Pat Toomey (Pa.) voted with Democrats to table Paul's point of order. The vote is the clearest sign yet that Trump is heading toward a second...
  • Media headline that Mitch McConnell announces he's willing to abandon the filibuster, jettisoning this 215-year-old protection for minority right based upon the promises of Democrats

    01/26/2021 8:37:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    <p>Most of the time, Americans pay scant attention to the rules that the House and Senate choose to govern themselves. We laugh when the House decides to go for gender-neutral language, but none of us thinks that makes any real difference. However, in the Senate, "China" Mitch McConnell has paved the way for a rule change that will allow the Democrats to alter forever America's longstanding structure and enable them to become a permanent governing class.</p>
  • Senate Republican leader McConnell drops objection to power-sharing deal with Democrats

    01/25/2021 8:26:59 PM PST · by Coronal · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2021 | Joseph Ax
    Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate Republican leader, said on Monday he would agree to a power-sharing agreement with Democrats, dropping demands that had held up the basic organization and daily work of the 50-50 chamber for days. Democrat Chuck Schumer, now the majority leader thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote, and McConnell had been at odds over the Republican’s request that Democrats promise to protect the filibuster, which requires a 60-vote supermajority to advance most legislation. Schumer has refused to guarantee the filibuster would stay. But in a statement, McConnell cited comments from moderate Democratic Senators Joe Manchin...
  • Schumer: We’ll ‘Try’ to Pass COVID Relief ‘in the Next Month, Month-and-a-Half

    01/25/2021 12:09:27 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/25/2021 | Ian Hanchett
    While speaking with the Riders Alliance on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) discussed the timing of passing the next round of coronavirus relief, the American Relief Act, and said that “we’ll try to get that passed in the next month, month-and-a-half.” Schumer said, [relevant remarks begin around 20:00] “[I]n the new bill, which President Biden has put together with my help, there are lots of other — there’s more money for transit and other things. It’s called the American Relief Act, and we’ll try to get that passed in the next month, month-and-a-half.”
  • Watch: ABC’s ‘This Week’ Alters Schumer Audio to Fix ‘Erection’ Gaffe

    01/25/2021 4:41:37 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2021 | JEFF POOR
    Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer committed a blunder when speaking on the U.S. Senate floor, misspeaking and called the allegation that former President Donald Trump led an insurrection against the U.S. government an “erection.” “Make no mistake, there will be a trial, and when that trial ends, senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the erection,” Schumer declared, before correcting himself. During the introduction of Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” through editing, the “erection” portion of Schumer’s remarks was apparently edited out.
  • Speed should not be focus of Trump impeach trial (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 37)

    01/23/2021 1:54:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Can former President Donald Trump get a fair trial? It’s a question worth asking, as his impending impeachment before the Senate appears to favor speed over due process. According to Politico, multiple sources on Capitol Hill said that lawmakers have privately discussed the possibility of a three-day impeachment trial for Trump - the fastest of any such procedure for a president. (Bill Clinton’s impeachment lasted nearly two months, and Trump’s first trial clocked in at about three weeks.) Talks about the trial’s parameters between Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are still ongoing, so nothing has been...
  • Breaking! Schumer Announces Trump's Senate Impeachment Trial to Begin Week of February 8

    01/22/2021 4:23:04 PM PST · by White Lives Matter · 148 replies
    GP ^ | January 22, 2021 | Cristina Laila
    Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Friday evening announced the impeachment trial for Trump will begin the week of February 8th. .... Snip.... The swamp knows that Trump won the 2020 election and still has a solid base of tens of millions of supporters so they are working to bar Trump from ever running for office. The House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump last week – 10 Republican traitors joined the Democrats and voted in favor of impeachment. Speaker Pelosi will send the articles of impeachment to the senate on Monday. Pelosi and the Democrats have accused Trump of...
  • WATCH: Schumer Says Senators Will Have to Decide if Donald Trump ‘Incited the Erection’ at the Capitol

    01/22/2021 11:07:35 AM PST · by White Lives Matter · 49 replies
    GP ^ | January 22, 2021 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made a really hilarious gaffe on Friday on the Senate floor. Schumer told his colleges that they will have to decide if former President Donald Trump incited the “erection” against the US. “Make no mistake, there will be a trial and when that trial ends, senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the erection against the United States,” Schumer said. ..... Snip...... Naturally, the puns came rolling in on social media.
  • Schumer: ‘Senators Will Have To Decide If Donald John Trump Incited The Erection’

    01/22/2021 10:20:27 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/22/2021 | Virginia Kruta
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tripped over his words during a Friday speech from the Senate floor. After announcing that the article of impeachment was expected to be delivered by Monday, Schumer said that the Senate would take it up and proceed with a trial. “Senators will have to decide if Donald John Trump incited the erection,”.....
  • Schumer says Pelosi to deliver Trump impeachment article Monday, triggering trial amid standoff with McConnell

    01/22/2021 9:00:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/22/2021 | Tyler Olson
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is sending the article of impeachment against former President Trump to the Senate on Monday, paving the way for a trial. The House of Representatives this month voted to impeach Trump for the second time in his presidency for "incitement of insurrection" after a mob of his supporters besieged the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a failed attempt to stop the certification of then-President-elect Joe Biden's electoral college win. "I've spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the article will be delivered to the Senate on...
  • Schumer says senators will decide if Trump incited ‘erection’ at US Capitol

    01/22/2021 8:58:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 84 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/22/2021 | Yaron Steinbuch
    This going to be hard to live down. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer got a rise out of lawmakers on the Senate floor Friday when he fumbled his words and said that they will have to decide if former President Donald Trump incited the “erection” against the US. “Make no mistake, there will be a trial and when that trial ends, senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the erection against the United States,” Schumer said.
  • U.S. Senate's Schumer Reviewing Republican Request for Trump Impeachment Trial Delay (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 36)

    01/22/2021 1:46:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    US News ^ | 1/21/20 | Makini Brice, Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is reviewing a request from Republicans to put off the start of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial until mid-February, a Schumer spokesman said Thursday. **SNIP** Trump is the only U.S. president to have been impeached twice, and his trial in the Senate will be the only one ever to have taken place after a president has left office. A source familiar with the planning told Reuters the House could transmit the article of impeachment as early as Friday, and No. 2 Senate Democrat Dick Durbin said he expected it "in...
  • 'We feel incredibly betrayed': Thousands of Guardsmen forced to vacate Capitol (Sleeping in Parking Garages)

    01/21/2021 7:10:42 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 98 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 21, 2021 | Lara Seligman, Natasha Bertrand and Andrew Desiderio
    Thousands of National Guardsmen were forced to vacate congressional grounds on Thursday and are now taking their rest breaks outside and in nearby parking garages, after two weeks of sleepless nights protecting the nation’s capital in the wake of the violent assault on Jan. 6. One unit, which had been resting in the Dirksen Senate Office building, was abruptly told to vacate the facility on Thursday, according to one Guardsman. The group was forced to rest in a nearby parking garage without internet reception, with just one electrical outlet, and one bathroom with two stalls for 5,000 troops, the person...
  • Mitch McConnell Blames President Trump, Says Mob “Was Provoked By The President”

    01/20/2021 10:52:02 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 19, 2021 | Sundance
    If there has been one politician on these pages we have WARNED ABOUT over the years it is Senator Mitch McConnell. The Senate Majority Leader is the most conniving, cunning and Machiavellian member of the republican party.With his positions solidifying CTH warnings for well over a decade, his actions over the past several weeks now highlight the dark background of his politics. Today, McConnell took the final stab at the people’s president as Donald Trump prepares to depart the White House. The bloom is off the ruse:video at the link>>The institution of the modern UniParty senate chamber requires a voter...
  • McConnell pressures Democrats to keep Senate filibuster

    01/19/2021 5:45:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | January 19, 2021 | Lisa Mascaro
    In one of his final acts as majority leader, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is pressuring Democrats to keep the filibuster — the procedural tool that liberals and progressives are eager to to do away with so President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative priorities can be approved more easily over GOP opposition. McConnell has told Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer that retaining the legislative filibuster is important and should be part of their negotiations for a power-sharing agreement in the narrowly divided Senate. Schumer and McConnell met Tuesday to begin hammering out the details of organizing the chamber, which will be split...
  • Chuck Schumer: ‘Donald Trump Should Not Be Eligible to Run for Office Ever Again’

    01/19/2021 2:15:59 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/19/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday repeated the widely-held belief among his leftist colleagues that President Donald Trump should “not be eligible to run for office ever again,” a goal they hope to achieve as part of the forthcoming Senate impeachment trial. “After what he has done, the consequences of which we were all witness to, Donald Trump should not be eligible to run for office ever again,” Schumer said on the Senate floor Tuesday, the last full day of Trump’s presidency.
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘I Don’t Think’ Anyone Could Unite America like Chuck Schumer

    01/18/2021 11:58:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/18/2021 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said Sunday in a press conference that she does not think that there is “a human being alive” who could unite the country like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). “I don’t think there’s a human being alive in America today that could do a better job than Chuck Schumer in this moment to bring this country back together,” Gillibrand, the junior senator from New York, told reporters.
  • The Left Slanderously Accuses Trump of Inciting the Capitol Riot

    01/11/2021 7:36:48 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jan 8, 2021 | Joseph Klein
    Progressives' malicious power grab escalates to the wickedest heights. A contingent of protestors invaded, vandalized and occupied portions of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th -- as the constitutional process of electoral college certification of the 2020 presidential election results was getting underway. The mob violence was an outright assault on the greatest constitutional republic in the world. But instead of making an effort to unite the country against such anarchy, the Left’s leaders and their friends in the establishment media are applying their usual double standard of “for thee, but not for me.” Not surprisingly, they are blaming President...
  • Schumer Calls on GOP Colleagues to Join in ‘Convicting’ Trump — ‘Most Despicable Action Any President Has Ever Taken’

    01/18/2021 12:08:01 AM PST · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Januari 17 2021 | TRENT BAKER
    During an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged his GOP colleagues to join him and the Democrats in voting to impeach President Donald Trump even though his term ends on January 20. The House impeached Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after a group of the president’s supporters breached the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Schumer argued that Trump inciting the group is “the most despicable action any president has ever taken” and said convicting him means he can never run for office again.
  • Schumer: We’ll Investigate Role of ‘Disinformation’ in Riots and ‘Disparity in Force’ Between Capitol Riots, BLM Protests

    01/16/2021 1:41:54 PM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 16 2021 | IAN HANCHETT
    During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Senate Democrats will “conduct a rigorous investigation of the events” leading up to the Capitol riot, “including the role of white supremacy, disinformation, and the gross disparity in force between the Trump administration’s response to the Capitol rioters and the administration’s response to the racial justice protesters last summer.”