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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:04 PM

At FBI Agent's Hearing, Congressman Connolly Shades Republicans Who Also Criticized Trump

“You’re under oath, I want you to say yes or no,” Connolly told Strzok during the hearing. “The following email: ’Character matters, @RealDonaldTrump is obviously not going to win but he can still make an honorable move, step aside and let someone else try.′ Did you write that email?”

“I don’t believe I did,” Strzok replied.

“No, you didn’t,” Connolly said. “Republican senator Ben Sasse wrote that email. Another unforgivable sin, he should be here as well apparently.”

Connolly didn’t stop there.

″‘My wife Julia and I, we have a 15-year-old daughter,’” Connolly read. “‘Do you think I can look her in the eye and tell her that I endorse Donald Trump when he acts like this and his apology ― that was no apology, that was an apology for getting caught. I can’t tell the good people of my state that I endorse a person who acts like that.’ Was that you, Mr. Strzok?”

“No sir,” Strzok said.

“No it wasn’t,” Connolly said. “It was Republican Jason Chaffetz, former chairman of my committee.”

Connolly continued to point out the hypocrisy by reading out tweets and statements from other Republican lawmakers before Trump was president, including: Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Rep. Barbra Comstock (R-Va.), Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.), Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah).

“So it sounds like when you were writing these emails in the heat of the campaign, you had a lot of company on the Republican side of the aisle,” Connolly told Strzok. “And now you’re an orphan. I wonder what happened?”


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/congressman-uses-fbi-agents-hearing-to-make-a-point-about-gop-hypocrisy_us_5b47ab41e4b0e7c958f9651b

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Reply At FBI Agent's Hearing, Congressman Connolly Shades Republicans Who Also Criticized Trump (Original post)
ehrnst Jul 2018 OP
stonecutter357 Jul 2018 #1
Towlie Jul 2018 #21
Dem_4_Life Jul 2018 #2
SkyDaddy7 Jul 2018 #16
BigmanPigman Jul 2018 #3
True Blue American Jul 2018 #17
BigmanPigman Jul 2018 #23
True Blue American Jul 2018 #24
True Blue American Jul 2018 #25
BigmanPigman Jul 2018 #29
dameatball Jul 2018 #28
True Blue American Jul 2018 #32
dameatball Jul 2018 #33
Ilsa Jul 2018 #4
bucolic_frolic Jul 2018 #5
Cha Jul 2018 #6
kacekwl Jul 2018 #7
R B Garr Jul 2018 #8
LineReply .
Brother Buzz Jul 2018 #9
bdamomma Jul 2018 #13
Brother Buzz Jul 2018 #14
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2018 #10
JohnnyRingo Jul 2018 #11
TomCADem Jul 2018 #12
True Blue American Jul 2018 #18
Merlot Jul 2018 #20
TomCADem Jul 2018 #22
malthaussen Jul 2018 #15
lark Jul 2018 #19
True Blue American Jul 2018 #26
oasis Jul 2018 #27
Name removed Jul 2018 #30
Delphinus Jul 2018 #31
Achilleaze Jul 2018 #34
lagomorph777 Jul 2018 #35
NewJeffCT Jul 2018 #36

Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:15 PM

1. K&R !

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:01 AM

21. "I wonder what happened" was actually "I wonder what changed."

The video is fun to watch:

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:17 PM

2. This is the best!

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Response to Dem_4_Life (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 02:26 AM

16. It was the very BEST!!

Every time I heard Republicans trying to blow up what they said to each in private emails about TRUMP I thought to myself like I always do that there is no limit to the Republicans hypocrisy & projection...But it never crossed my mind to quote ALL THOSE TWO FACE HYPOCRITES during hearing!! …And many of those same Republicans said far worse things about TRUMP!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:54 PM

3. I listened to the hearings from various rooms

on the TV this afternoon and I could almost tell when a Dem was speaking (if it was a woman it was a Dem by the way) and when I heard Donnelly speak I had to stop what I was doing and see who specifically was speaking. Man, he hit it out of the ballpark. I have been writing to MSM and Cable News for over a year begging them to dig out the old quotes from the GOP during the campaign who were super critical of him yet now pledge their loyalty. THANK YOU CONNALLY! You did what the so called "liberal media" has failed to do on a regular basis since the election. Throw their own, hypocritical words towards their Dear Leader back in their faces every single day. America needs to remember this treason by the GOP all day and every day, especially leading to the midterms.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 04:42 AM

17. You could tell the

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Change in volume from Republican to Democrat from any room in the House. Democrats talk normally, Republicans shouted insults.

Funny thing happened to me this Morning. I had contacted the new Mayor of our Town asking who was responsible for putting Carbon Monoxide Detectors in my House. The Red Cross has a program to install Smoke Detectors free for those who do not know.

The Mayor and his wife came this morning. During our conversation it turns out they went to School with my Son. His one act of kindness will be spread.

But here is the kicker. He looked at my TV, asked,” You watch MSNBC?” I sure do. She asked if I watched Morning Joe.

Of course the Mayor is non Political, but I know a couple of the Commissioners, too! Seems our tiny little Republican Town is turning Democrat! You can bet this old girl will be spreading this! At Church, the Y, friends at the Grocery.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 02:02 PM

23. The mayor made a "house call"?

That is interesting. Too bad he can't do the town another favor and get Fux Ruse off the air somehow. It is good to know that at least he listens to MSNBC (or maybe his wife does and she has the remote control).

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 03:14 PM

24. The Red Cross is installing

Smoke Detectors. In our years with the Volunteer Fire Department,I knew CM Detectors were important I emailed him to ask about the program. He decided to come and bring his wife.

Small Town Politics. The former Mayor was a Republican. She came around when it was time to vote. Strong Republican neighborhood.

Mayor is non Political, but that MSNBC brought up the subject. He is young,new.I look for a great Political future for him.

Maybe replace Mike Turner,the Congressman. I will do all I can to help him.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 03:15 PM

25. No. He was the one who noticed.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 03:26 PM

29. That makes me wonder just how many Americans in red areas

are really, truly GOP, do they just go along with the crowd, or maybe they are fearful of repercussions if they admit they be leaning left?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 03:24 PM

28. Lol, my mayor put snow cleats on my metal roof....:)

Small town living has its advantages sometimes!!!

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Response to dameatball (Reply #28)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 01:12 AM

32. I have to agree.

Everything I need is in a small circle.

When I had to go to the ER with what looked like a stroke, turned out to be Carpal Tunnel,( Execised too hard at the Y,) neighbors told me the Police Chief came back 3 times to make sure my house was locked, found my credit card holder that fell out of my pocket, then called that evening to see how I was.

I love that cleat story. Lots of snow?

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 07:52 AM

33. Just moderate. Mountain town in VA.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:58 PM

4. This was a wonderful counterattack. nt

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:06 PM

5. Strzok was dynamite today

Transparent, outraged, truthful, professional, and showing ample indignation at the way he has been villified

Before today, I thought the country was doomed. Tonight I know we have a chance. This was a red-blooded American doing his patriotic best.

Today was the moment we reached the "Sir, have you no sense of decency?" moment.

The tide has turned.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:09 PM

6. Thank you for Rep Connolly, ehrnst!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:22 PM

7. BAM !

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:34 PM

8. That was brilliant!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:37 PM

9. .

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 10:24 AM

13. thanks for posting

Rep. Connolly was brilliant.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 10:41 AM

14. Truth be told, Rep. Connolly has been flying under my radar

When I was listening to his brilliant delivery, I was riffing on a mashup of Barney Frank and Henry Waxman, with just a hint of Al Franken thrown in for good measure.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:05 PM

10. What happened was that the RepubliCON Party got corrupted by power, absolutely. . . . nt

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 10:09 AM

11. Kick

I missed that. Thanx for posting.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 10:14 AM

12. Kick - Masterful. If Dems Had A Fox News/Sinclair on Their Side

...contributing billions in in-kind political propaganda, Trump would be impeached and Democrats would be well on their way to dominating both houses of Congress. Instead, Republicans are aided by Sinclair Broadcasting, Fox News and the hold hate media apparatus along with their Russian cohorts.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 04:45 AM

18. We do. It is called

MSNBC! Every Democrat I know has that station on.

Even Scarborough has switched sides. I think Mika did that!

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 08:53 AM

20. Both fox and sinclair are owned by republicans, MSNBC is not owned by democrats

MSNBC is subscription, fox & sinclair are FREE. The audience for MSNBC is much smaller, and the programming is not across the board liberal by any means.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 12:02 PM

22. Please. MSNBC Does Not Ignore Bad Data or Make Up Data

Sinclair Broadcasting handouts scripts to its new affiliates throughout the country. Fox News actively coordinates talking points or feeds talking points to the GOP. MSNBC, CNN, ABC and CBS are just pushing news. So, during the Obama administration, when the news was bad, they were just as critical of President Obama and Democrats.

Finally, NBC/MSNBC keeps on trying to creep into RW space with hirings of Republicans and folks like Megan Kelley. Fox is hardly trying to make a pitch for progressives.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 11:31 AM

15. Okay, Mr Connolly!

Sometimes, Congressional hearings work more-or-less as they're supposed to.

-- Mal

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 08:36 AM

19. Best part of the grilling that I saw.

Funny, not one repug said one word about this, it was met with total silence and not referenced once in the following hours. It did totally prove their points, all of these folks criticized drumpf and wanted him gone and yet there they all are still voting for every repug policy orange assmouth puts forward. So obviously criticism isn't a predicator of actions and it proved that the hearing was the real witch hunt.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 03:17 PM

26. I knew that clip would go all over.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 03:19 PM

27. Oh yeah!

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Sun Jul 15, 2018, 06:12 PM

31. Wonderful!

Love that he was able to speak the truth in this way.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 07:54 AM

34. k and r

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 10:35 AM

35. OMG that is just evil! Connolly kills it! The Putin Caucus is toast!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 10:45 AM

36. That sort of questioning of a witness

reminded me a lot of Al Franken - he would have been proud of Rep. Connolly.

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