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Friday, January 10, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she's preparing to send the impeachment articles to the Senate next week to start the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

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She showed the turtle who's boss.

#1 | Posted by homerj at 2020-01-10 01:27 PM | Reply

The Orange Turd Blossom will be so pleased.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-01-10 01:33 PM | Reply

She showed him all right...after getting heat from Dem senators because each and everyday she was looking more and more idiotic. Hopefully the just vote on it the day they get it and stop wasting any more time on this Dem --- burger. The public has spoken and the Dems are losers again.

#3 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-01-10 01:51 PM | Reply

Prediction: public support for impeachment drops as the Senate hearings are televised and reported on.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-10 01:58 PM | Reply

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she's preparing to send the impeachment articles to the Senate next week to start the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. in the hope of getting a Harrumph.

#5 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2020-01-10 02:10 PM | Reply

Finally we can proceed to the Trump acquittal and total exoneration.

#6 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-01-10 02:13 PM | Reply

So is Hillary going to run for the Dem nomination?

#7 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2020-01-10 02:36 PM | Reply

Here's how I envision McConnell's opening remarks:

"All who have assembled here, the House held an impeachment inquiry, built a case, introduced 2 articles of impeachment and held a vote. With the exception of 2 House Democrats voting against, the vote was a strict party-line vote and articles passed with a simple majority. Back in 1998 when the House impeached Bill Clinton the Senate drafted up protocols dictating how the hearing would proceed in the Senate. Those protocols were put to a vote and the vote was unanimous with all 100 Senators approving of the protocols with not a single nay vote. Given the overwhelming bipartisanship at that time coupled with no interest in reinventing the wheel, those protocols will be in operation for these hearings. This is how it will work: The appointed House managers will present 2 articles of impeachment. 1 article for obstruction of Congress and 1 for abuse of power. This hearing is not a fishing expedition. We will hear the case the House managers present and that is it. After the House managers introduce articles of impeachment they will take questions from this chamber. Once that is complete the Executive will introduce a defense and will then take questions. At that point we will hold a motion to call witnesses. If that motion passes material witnesses will be limited to those who were called by the House. Again, as I said earlier, this hearing is limited to the case the House brings before us and nothing more. After that motion passes or doesn't pass we will be in the home stretch. We will now be in the phase of determining whether or not the articles of impeachment warrant removing the president from office. The House called 4 legal experts to weigh in during the impeachment phase of this 2-step process. Once the case the House has brought before us has been fully presented and the defense fully heard we will also bring in 4 legal experts to weigh in in order to better help each Senator determine whether or not the president should be removed from office. We will follow the same precedent the House established, that means 3 legal experts will be chosen by the majority party and 1 legal expert will be chosen by the minority party. After each expert makes and opening statement they will take questions. Once that has been completed the House managers will make a closing argument. After the House makes its closing argument the Executive branch will make a closing argument. After that, we will hold a vote whether or not to remove the president based upon the case the House managers have made weighed against the defense the Executive office has presented. A 2/3 super majority is required to remove the president from office.

With no further ado I introduce the House managers to introduce articles of impeachment to this chamber..."

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-10 02:51 PM | Reply

And here's how I envision McConnell's opening remarks:

"Eat Trump's shht liberal cucks! Fkkk you fkkk you and fkkk you! Now. Let's get back to gutting Medicare and social security. And someone go check RBG's pulse. I got another dumb fkkking (R)Tard I want on the SCOTUS. Long live the confederacy!!"

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-10 03:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#8 Just hold a vote and get it over. Enough is enough.

#10 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-01-10 03:01 PM | Reply

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The vote was already held. Only a complete fkkktard is unaware of the senate results.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-10 03:03 PM | Reply

*hands Clown a Kitten*

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-01-10 03:24 PM | Reply

The vote was already held. Only a complete fkkktard is unaware of the senate results.

#11 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2020-01-10 03:03 PM | FLAG:

Maybe the Dems can try and change the senate vote from a popular to an electoral?

#13 | Posted by fishpaw at 2020-01-10 03:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If no witnesses are allowed to be called at all, especially given Bolton's willingness to testify if subpoenaed, it will look like a sham trial and sham acquittal. Politically, it would be a smarter move for Republicans to call for Bolton to testify now. Even if what he has to say is very negative but not proof of the impeachable crime Trump has been accused of, it would preempt and defuse the fallout from when his book will be released before the election. If it does support the allegation, then Trump is toast either way this year.

#14 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-01-10 03:38 PM | Reply

*hands Ted Cruz a tissue*

#15 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2020-01-10 03:40 PM | Reply

#8 Nah, he'll copy trump and start with:

"As long as I'm alive, no democrat will ever pass legislation, become president, appoint a judge, help the poor, or tax my wealthy friends.... Good morning."

#16 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2020-01-10 03:43 PM | Reply

The public has spoken and the Dems are losers again.

#3 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Yeah, they have. And it's not in your cult's favor you f$&&ing idiot.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-10 04:17 PM | Reply

8 Just hold a vote and get it over. Enough is enough.

#10 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Tired of being seen as the POS you are?

It won't stop after the sham vote in the Senate. You'll still be a POS.

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2020-01-10 04:19 PM | Reply

It won't stop after the sham vote in the Senate. You'll still be a POS.
#18 | POSTED BY JPW

I'm starting to doubt the Senate vote will be the end to Trump's impeachment worries. Much has been revealed since the House voted to impeach. Plenty more to justify a second inquiry and, potentially, a second vote.

#19 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-01-10 04:38 PM | Reply

*hands Clown a Kitten*
#12 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Kitten is a euphemism for?

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-10 04:56 PM | Reply

Stupid move by Pelosi. With Senators openly pledging to violate their oath to do impartial justice, and it being clear critical witnesses will not be called, there is zero reason to bother sending the articles.

The House should reopen the articles and subpoena John Bolton. They should also continue investigating and impeaching Trump for his myriad other impeachable offenses. Unless Pelosi has something up her sleeve, i disagree with this move.

#21 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-10 05:03 PM | Reply

"Stupid move by Pelosi."

If Pelosi's being bashed by hacks on both sides, she must be doing something right. I never liked her before, but she's been very shrewd during this process. She's gotten at least two Republican senators to publicly state they're in favor of hearing from witnesses, and Susan Collins has said she is working with other Senators to at least try to make that happen. On the flip side, McConnell announced yesterday that he would support a potential motion in the Senate to dismiss the articles In absentia if there's no clear signal from the House about if and when they'll be sent over. Pelosi has calculated she's gotten as much as she can from moderate Republicans out the delay, which was actually quite a lot compared to if she hadn't delayed them.

#22 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-01-10 05:38 PM | Reply

She's gotten at least two Republican senators to publicly state they're in favor of hearing from witnesses

Big whoop. She needs 4 for that to matter, and even then there is a ZERO percent chance 20 Republican Senators vote to convict. I leave a chance out there that she knows something we don't about this, but as it stands she's giving up her only leverage for nothing in return.

McConnell announced yesterday that he would support a potential motion in the Senate to dismiss the articles In absentia if there's no clear signal from the House about if and when they'll be sent over

That's not even a thing. But I wouldn't put it past Republicans to pretend that it is.

#23 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-10 06:44 PM | Reply

Stupid move by Pelosi.

She didn't have a choice. Once Senate Democrats began making calls for her to introduce articles into the Senate certain members of the fawning press began to turn on her as well.

Her hand was forced when McConnell publicly stated they'd follow the exact same protocol as the Clinton impeachment.

The optics for her were getting worse by the day.

#24 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-10 07:33 PM | Reply

Drag this out to November.

#25 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-01-10 07:44 PM | Reply

Trump doesn't care if his acquittal is a sham . . . Shams are the story of his life.

#26 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-10 08:25 PM | Reply

"She didn't have a choice. Once Senate Democrats began making calls for her to introduce articles into the Senate certain members of the fawning press began to turn on her as well."

No one ever seriously thought this was going to go on indefinitely, nor that she would get complete capitulation by Senate Republicans.

"The optics for her were getting worse by the day."

Compared to what? If she had dropped them off immediately and given McConnell complete control over the process without any open dissent from his own party, do you really think that would have been a better starting point for the prosecution?

#27 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-01-10 08:39 PM | Reply

But you know,the dudes like totally guilty and no one is really missing that.murica is doomed we are a has been of a country.Corruption is totally open and unashamed.just like the fall of the roman republic,we are in a terminal decline as a great power.trump is just the first,our commodius.

#28 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-01-10 08:53 PM | Reply

EFFETEPOSER

"we are in a terminal decline as a great power. trump is just the first,our commodius."

I don't think "commodious" (spacious, roomy) is the word you meant to use.

However, that aside, I seriously doubt he'll succeed. Not that he won't try.

I think Trump is finding out that bending America to the will of a dictator is like herding cats. America has not been conditioned by generation after generation of slavish obedience. Sooner or later America will dispatch this mental midget and any of his chosen successors (Pompeo) to the dust bid of history to languish in obscurity until they're pushing up daisies.

#29 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-01-11 09:08 AM | Reply

Commodus.

#30 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-01-11 12:59 PM | Reply

Thank you. Father of Claudius I believe.

#31 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-01-11 01:58 PM | Reply

George Conway has the best idea.. just send the obstruction article and hold onto the abuse of power article while more evidence keeps stacking up... nothing says they have to be sent together.

#32 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-01-12 08:43 AM | Reply

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