- ABOUT TIME?
The House of Representatives voted Thursday morning in a 232-196 vote to proceed with the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. In her remarks on the House floor, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was sober and reflective. “I doubt anybody in this place, or anybody that you know, comes to Congress to take the oath of office to impeach the President of the United States unless his actions are jeopardizing honoring our oath of office.”
The chairmen leading the inquiry were equally reflective. Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said, “The task before us is a solemn one.” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler was resolute, saying, “I support the resolution because we have no choice.” In concluding the debate, House Rules Chair Jim McGovern said, “History is testing us and I worry, based on what we have heard from the other side, that some may be failing that test.”
Republicans were predictably callow. House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tried to be clever: “It’s only fitting you take this vote on Halloween.” He failed. Recommend 156 Share Tweet183 Comments 183 New
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“It’s only fitting you take this vote on Halloween.”
Fitting because the color orange plays such a prominent role for both Trump and Halloween. ReplyRecommend81Recommended
It’s also the new black.ReplyRecommend41Recommended
Hopefully the color orange will play an even more prominent role for Trump in the future.ReplyRecommend48Recommended
Long red ties — hard to make work with orange fabric, but maybe he can make a go of it. ReplyRecommend3Recommended
Where Trump is going, they don’t allow ties.ReplyRecommend6Recommended
Or “Just for Men” or hair loss drugs, or tanning beds. He could be a quite different looking fellow. ReplyRecommend4Recommended
Gentlemen, start your Photoshops!ReplyRecommend1Recommended
Halloween — when the doors open to spirits. Perhaps the ghosts of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Franklin, and Lincoln will pay a visit to the orange guy tonight, ala Ebenezer Scrooge. Maybe they can “teach” him something about democracy, honesty and integrity where everyone else has failed.ReplyRecommend28Recommended
I wonder if the boos and “lock him ups” of Game 5 called up those ghosts of United States Past, allowing the Nats could head back to Houston and beat the ‘Stros twice more to win the WS :)ReplyRecommend9Recommended
Kevin McCarthy also got illegal campaign money from Rudy Guiliani’s 2 Kremlin linked thugs Lev and Igor. The entire GOP, like Trump are up to their eyeballs in Russian mob money and they are shitting themselves that if Agent Orange gets taken down, he will take all of them with him. Its also why they refuse to defend the country from the traitor in the white house because they are complicit in the treason.ReplyRecommend47Recommended
Well that’s what happens when you choose to superglue yourself to an anchor. Sometimes the anchor gets dropped.ReplyRecommend18Recommended
Kevin McCarthy is a stain on our Irish heritage !ReplyRecommend0Recommended
What, they should have had it tomorrow, on All Saints Day?ReplyRecommend6Recommended
Let’s carve this pumpkin!ReplyRecommend9Recommended
Looks like a jackass-o-lantern to meReplyRecommend7Recommended
barskinOct 31, 2019 at 11:33:11 AM
I’m dreaming of an Impeachment Christmas.ReplyRecommend33Recommended
As a matter of fact, let’s hope we can give thanks for an Impeachment on Thanksgiving.ReplyRecommend18Recommended
Kind of like a ThanksImpeachmentGiving.
A giant deep-fried pumpkin with lots of MoscowMitch sprinkled on along with the assorted RWNJ`s sauces.ReplyRecommend7Recommended
One size fits all! and better than a sweater!ReplyRecommend5Recommended
Actually later is better. Let the investigations continue on well into next year (there’s plenty to investigate!), with a steady stream of incriminating revelations along the way.
Once the impeachment gets to the Senate, Moscow McCocaine will acquit the Putin-Pleasin’ Treason-Weasel Tangerine Rage-Baby in 10 minutes. They will claim Total Exoneration: Partisan Witch Hunt! And sweep all of it under the rug.
Better we keep the atrocities front and center all the way to the elections next year (or close to), to keep these criminals fresh in the voter’s minds. No on is going to be removed via the impeachment process. We are going to have to vote the rat-fuckers out.ReplyRecommend6Recommended
I used to agree with you 100%. I am wavering from that position now. This wavering is due to two related factors. First I have allowed hope that the senate might actually convict if the public opinion turns enough to seep in. The second is because he whom to be compared to is always an insult to that which he is compared (rat, piece of shit, crotch rot, ….whatever) is a cornered animal at this point and is only going to behave worse as the impeachment process goes on. There is nothing this malignant narcissist / sociopath will not do if he thinks it will distract or deflect. He will keep committing more damage to the country and the world as long as he is in office. We need to get him out ASAP and then follow up with endless stream of criminal prosecutions for the innumerable crimesReplyRecommend1Recommended
No on = No one. But of course you knew that.ReplyRecommend0Recommended
It is kind of appropriate for Hallow’s Eve — the gate to Hell is more open than usual, and the ancestors are closer — I hope Nixon and crew are coming back to drag the Rethugs down. The Dems recognize the solemnity and the Rethugs cry “not fair!” as if they were on the school grounds and had gotten caught bullying… ReplyRecommend26Recommended
It’s utterly pathetic the GOP cannot even CONCEIVE of this as being anything more than naked partisanship. They see everything through the lens of corruption and crime.
They know damn well that their impeachment of Clinton was nothing but a hatchet job to get the Democrat and they are so blinded by their corruption they cannot see the obvious crimes of Trump. Rather, they see the crimes but don’t care. They think the law should apply only to Democrats.
They are a disgrace to their oaths and a disgrace to America.ReplyRecommend49Recommended
It’s utterly pathetic the GOP cannot even CONCEIVE of this as being anything more than naked partisanship.
It goes back to every accusation they make being projection. They cannot conceive that THEY would do something that ins’t partisan.ReplyRecommend23Recommended
Sometimes it feels like they opened the gate to Hell a week late in 2016, and forgot to close it for 3 years…ReplyRecommend16Recommended
Indeed. I just saw a scary Halloween monster when I turned on C-SPAN and Gym “See No Evil” Jordan was speaking. I immediately turned it off. That’s too scary even for Halloween.ReplyRecommend3Recommended
CO DemocratOct 31, 2019 at 11:34:01 AM
How McCarthy’s “joke” went down.
Or this one…though hopefully this is the train carrying all of the republicans who carry water for their cult leader.ReplyRecommend19Recommended
Did any Democrats vote against democracy? Did any Republicans vote for democracy?ReplyRecommend13Recommended
Two Dems against. Zero GOPers for. Amash voted with Dems.ReplyRecommend36Recommended
Which Dems voted against? Pathetic. Also so pathetic that no Republicans could muster any courage and integrity.ReplyRecommend19Recommended
Van Drew from NJ is one I don’t know the other.ReplyRecommend8Recommended
Jeff Van Drew NJ
Collin Peterson MNReplyRecommend16Recommended
Brindisi (NY) had said he wouldn’t earlier, but looks like he did unless he abstained.ReplyRecommend3Recommended
Just now from his local media:
JUST IN: Rep. Anthony Brindisi, a Utica Democrat, votes to support a measure setting up rules for a Trump impeachment inquiry. #NY22 http://wnbf.com/?p=209961 Brindisi Votes in Favor of Formalizing Impeachment InquiryRep. Anthony Brindisi voted to support a measure setting up formal rules for a presidential impeachment inquiry.wnbf.com312:38 PM – Oct 31, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Bob Joseph’s other TweetsReplyRecommend9Recommended
Two Democrats, Congressman Collin Peterson (MN) and Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ), voted against the resolution.ReplyRecommend11Recommended
Peterson absolutely gets a pass on absolutely everything. Trump carried his district by 31 points. Anyone who calls for a primary against him is acting against our interests.
Van Drew’s district isn’t quite so bad in terms of statistical margins — Trump only carried it by 5 points — but the Republicans there are so rabid that even though their nominee against Van Drew was so horrible that the Republican Party disowned the guy Van Drew only won by 6 points. He is a prime target for the Republicans.
I suspect Nancy told both of them to do what they needed to do. ReplyRecommend29Recommended
My hometown is in Peterson’s district. When he retires, that district is very likely likely to go Republican, barring a real wave election.ReplyRecommend12Recommended
Thanks for the perspective.ReplyRecommend10Recommended
Sorry, not sorry. If Peterson can’t muster up enough courage to do the right thing for his country on this, he doesn’t deserve to be there. This isn’t, and shouldn’t be about party, or keeping his job. This is about his primary responsibility – putting the country above all else. Obviously, he is not up to the task or his oath of office. He needs to go.ReplyRecommend3Recommended
If Democrats find an excuse (keep their job ) not to vote for impeachment, not to put country over political interests.. How can we expect Republicans to vote for it?ReplyRecommend1Recommended
I don’t understand why you say that about Peterson. What good is having a Democrat in that office if he’s not voting with us? In fact, that’s rather counter-productive.ReplyRecommend2Recommended
Yes and no. Situation is different if his vote impacts the result. But it passed without him, and the Speaker knew that.ReplyRecommend0Recommended
538: Different between actual and projected “Trump agreement%” in the 116th Congress: -74.5%.
Massively Negative means massively not with Trump.ReplyRecommend0Recommended
Only recommending as it has the info..(:-) Thanks!!ReplyRecommend4Recommended
Well now at least we can throw it back in their face, it wasn’t ‘Strictly along party lines’ per se.ReplyRecommend2Recommended
DemSignOct 31, 2019 at 11:34:27 AM
232? Did Tulsi vote against it or was she absent?ReplyRecommend6Recommended
One D and 3 Rs absent. No word on who yet.ReplyRecommend6Recommended
Katie Hill was marked absent on yesterday’s roll calls.ReplyRecommend4Recommended
According to NYT she voted Y.ReplyRecommend3Recommended
Katie was staying for this vote, as the smartest, hardest-working and more effective member of the freshman class, bound for stardom which apparently some vindictive men didn’t like. She’s supposed to be making her farewell speech today. Am I pissed that instead of defending the bullying and harassment that drove her out of Congress, a lot of progressives are blaming her, usually pointing to the one part of the story that is unproven? You bet!ReplyRecommend10Recommended
Per Politics1, the four absentees were Donald McEachin (D-VA) (serious health issues), Jody Hice (R-GA) (father died), William Timmons (R-SC) (reservist on active duty), and John Rose (R-TN) (unknown).ReplyRecommend3Recommended
The roll call hasn’t been posted yet. Gabbard was absent yesterday and also for many other roll calls this year. ReplyRecommend4Recommended
Gabbard missed all three votes on Turkey although she has recently been blistering in her attacks on Erdogan. That puts her barely ahead of Omar, who seems to have become a Turkish asset. :(ReplyRecommend2Recommended
As of Oct 23, Gabbard missed 167 our of 583 roll call votes.
For context, her supporter would probably point out that former Presidential candidates Eric Swalwell and Tim Ryan missed 205 and 165, respectively, this year.
The absentee leader, so far this year, is Republican Ralph Abram, LA-05, who was running for Governor but failed to qualify for the runoff. He missed 255 roll call votes.ReplyRecommend8Recommended
For context, her supporter….
In Swalwell and Ryan’s defense, both have dropped out, and Swalwell did so very quickly. Gabbard shows no signs of doing so.ReplyRecommend3Recommended
One vote against sanctions where she stated fears of causing humanitarian suffering means she’s an asset of Turkey? Get some perspective.ReplyRecommend3Recommended
I’m seriously considering flagging that bullshit.ReplyRecommend1Recommended
Not even Tulsi deserves libels.ReplyRecommend0Recommended
According to NYT she voted Y. (Thanks to peagreen for link.)ReplyRecommend3Recommended
Tulsi voted Yes.ReplyRecommend1Recommended
Tulsi voted Yes
But she shouldn’t have been allowed to vote because she is a Senator
I know she is a Senator because Ann Coulter told me.
No she didn’t. Tulsi is a SENATOR, meaning she’s in the SENATE and doesn’t vote on HOUSE resolutions. https://twitter.com/catturd2/status/1189941618276782081 …Catturd@catturd2For all you foolish Tulsi Gabbard fans …
She just voted for the illegal impeachment coup.
She’s just a better looking Nancy Pelosi.3,9531:14 PM – Oct 31, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy11.9K people are talking about thisReplyRecommend0Recommended
gchaucer2Oct 31, 2019 at 11:35:05 AM
McCarthy has the nerve to say anything — he who knew the psychoperv was being paid by Putin. That should be brought up every damned time he opens his yap.
Besides Van Drew of NJ, does anyone know who the other Dem chickenshite is who voted with the GOPers? Amish voted with Dems.ReplyRecommend16Recommended
Collin Peterson of the Trump +41 district.ReplyRecommend12Recommended
Thank you — still cowardly. ReplyRecommend5Recommended
Especially since he isn’t running for re-election.ReplyRecommend5Recommended
He usually does not announce until later in the cycle. So, we don’t know whether or not he is running for re-election.ReplyRecommend3Recommended
No, smart. ReplyRecommend4Recommended
Agreed. I’ll give Peterson a pass. Van Drew, not so much.ReplyRecommend3Recommended
Van Drew’s district is more complicated, as I explained in a comment above. ReplyRecommend1Recommended
McCarthy is a moron.ReplyRecommend2Recommended
BlueToTheCoreOct 31, 2019 at 11:35:17 AM
Any news on the vote breakdown? I can’t see Twitter at the office and all of the links are Twitter links.ReplyRecommend3Recommended
Last I saw — 2 Dems voted with the GOPers and Amash, indie, voted with the Dems.ReplyRecommend4Recommended
I can’t wait to confirm who from the Dems voted with the RethugsReplyRecommend3Recommended
Peterson and Van Drew, both of whom probably were told by Pelosi to do what they needed to do. See my comment above. ReplyRecommend5Recommended
Thank you. I figured as much.ReplyRecommend0Recommended
It’s hard to imagine how miserable our lives would be if there had been no blue wave last election. But it’s important to remember that we can win when we get out the vote. ReplyRecommend37Recommended
You mean the 2018 “coup” right? 🙂
For all those people calling impeachment vote a “coup,” worth noting Trump lost popular vote by 2.9 million votes while Dem House candidates won it by 9.7 million votes in 20182,05011:40 AM – Oct 31, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy655 people are talking about thisReplyRecommend16Recommended
stevembOct 31, 2019 at 11:38:13 AM
Have the blasts of explosive Twitterrhea from Napoleon Boneyspurs started yet?ReplyRecommend7Recommended
Do trees grow in the woods?
The Impeachment Hoax is hurting our Stock Market. The Do Nothing Democrats don’t care!
Still more ….
The Impeachment Hoax is hurting our Stock Market. The Do Nothing Democrats don’t care!
Actually it is your trade policy.
The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is Trump’s best defense?
Who could have foreseen that crimes have consequences?