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Impeachment II: This time we mean it
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Jan 11, 2021, 10:02 PM
 
Unless Pence agrees to Rule 25... which he seems surprisingly reluctant to do. Why? Trump supporters were ready to hang him!

Trump could resign but he's a stubborn SOB so very unlikely...

Despite calls for "unity" Pelosi is not backing down. So impeachment is happening. This time with quite a few Republican supporters. I guess they didn't like being pinned down in a room surrounded by wackadoos.

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Jan 11, 2021, 11:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Unless Pence agrees to Rule 25... which he seems surprisingly reluctant to do. Why? Trump supporters were ready to hang him!
I kind of imagine he’s fearful for his and his family’s safety. Invoking the 25th would almost certainly assure violent retribution by Trumplings. The safer bet is to let Pelosi and the Democrats do the dirty work and take the heat.
     
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Jan 12, 2021, 12:12 AM
 
I don't think Pence is the type of person to stick his neck out, at least when he isn't absolutely certain it is safe.

Personally, I would prefer impeachment over the 25th Amendment, not least because Trump could be barred from holding (at least federal) office in the future. I'm not sure, though, whether impeachment proceedings can resume after Trump has left office. I'm sure that's another “nobody knows question”.

I have seen an article that claims to have obtained a time table by McConnell where he uses procedural trickery to ensure that there won't be any hearing before Trump has left office. Awesome. But totally McConnell.
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Jan 12, 2021, 11:24 AM
 
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I kind of imagine he’s fearful for his and his family’s safety.
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Jan 12, 2021, 02:26 PM
 
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America: First-world lifestyle, third-world politics.
Mainly first world lifestyle, third world politics
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Jan 12, 2021, 02:42 PM
 
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Mainly first world lifestyle, third world politics
Yeah I was gonna say, a real first world lifestyle wouldn't be reliant on a GoFundMe to buy insulin or chemo.
     
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Jan 13, 2021, 06:40 AM
 
Its my understanding that impeachment proceedings can proceed after he leaves office. Indeed, its my opinion that the second vote to ban him from office in future is the entire point of the proceedings.
Could President Biden simply pass an XO banning Trump from running again? I imagine he can, but I can't see him doing it.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jan 13, 2021, 09:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Could President Biden simply pass an XO banning Trump from running again? I imagine he can, but I can't see him doing it.
I have to think such an order would run afoul of the Constitution before the ink dried.
     
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Jan 13, 2021, 05:51 PM
 
- The House voted 232-197 to impeach President Trump

- President Trump is the first US president to be impeached twice

- Ten House Republicans broke with their party and voted for impeachment

- The Senate will not convene until next week to hold a trial for the president, according to a spokesperson for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

- On Tuesday, Speaker Pelosi named nine House impeachment managers for Trump’s Senate trial
     
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Jan 13, 2021, 05:52 PM
 
Just 10 brave souls.
     
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Jan 13, 2021, 06:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
- The House voted 232-197 to impeach President Trump
He’s gotta be pumped that he finally got more votes than a Clinton.
     
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Jan 13, 2021, 06:25 PM
 
sick burn, thorz
     
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Jan 13, 2021, 06:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Just 10 brave souls.
Just 14 House Republicans fail to support the instigator of a fascist coup. Four by abstaining.

And this is the status quo.
     
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Jan 13, 2021, 08:30 PM
 
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He’s gotta be pumped that he finally got more votes than a Clinton.


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Jan 13, 2021, 09:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Just 14 House Republicans fail to support the instigator of a fascist coup. Four by abstaining.

And this is the status quo.
And that's the most generous interpretation. I'd peg that number at 10, i. e. only count representatives who voted in favor. The 4 who abstained were just ducking IMHO.
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Jan 14, 2021, 11:48 PM
 
Massachusetts woman fired from hospital after being identified in video by her daughter The daughter went on to ID other members of her family at the Capitol.

The snark is thick in the piece, but it’s a fun read.
     
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After Trump's impeachment legal team quit en-masse over the weekend, he's slapped together a new team of ambulance-chaserslegal eagles. Stellar pedigrees, too. An adviser to Roger Stone, and the Pennsylvania prosecutor who let Bill Cosby walk. The Best People™
     
   
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