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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:25 AM

Republicans battle to defend Trump from threat of impeachment


Lawmakers are jockeying for the top GOP spot on the House Judiciary Committee, which will be ground zero for Democratic attacks on the president.

By KYLE CHENEY 11/18/2018 06:59 AM EST

The audition to become President Donald Trump's most visible defender in Congress — and lead the fight against any impeachment proceedings — is in full swing.

One of Trump’s fiercest allies, Rep. Jim Jordan, on Friday began flirting openly with a bid to serve as the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, the panel where a flood of Democratic-led investigations, and potential impeachment, will begin.

"We’re still looking at it," the Ohio Republican said when asked if he would run for the post. "I’ve always been one who’s going to fight to get the truth out no matter what role I have. So we’ll just wait and see."

Republicans' pick will be critical for Trump and his party. The new House Democratic majority has detailed a long list of targets for investigation, from Trump’s business entanglements to his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey. Even after Republicans were routed in the midterms, GOP leaders are vowing to aggressively defend against Democratic probes, which they've labeled "presidential harassment."

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DonViejo Nov 2018 OP
manor321 Nov 2018 #1
duforsure Nov 2018 #2
beachbum bob Nov 2018 #3
samplegirl Nov 2018 #5
beachbum bob Nov 2018 #7
agingdem Nov 2018 #4
malaise Nov 2018 #6
tanyev Nov 2018 #8
lindysalsagal Nov 2018 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:27 AM

1. LOL. It's the House. They will have no power in the minority.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:30 AM

2. By doing this

It'll become clear to them they''re making it easier to retake over the Senate next election. This will backfire badly for them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:36 AM

3. Jordan will have his own problems when the 2019 House democrats investigate his role in the Ohio

 

State coverup and may even be kicked out of congress

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:47 AM

5. I hope so!

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:32 AM

7. if democrats want to drain the real swamp, this must happen as well

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 09:42 AM

4. what a waste of time...

they should worry more about the multitude of subpoenaed documents and testimony , investigations, pushback...we've waited a long long time for "what goes around comes around"...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:23 AM

6. Gym would better spend his time hiding

from those young wrestlers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:35 AM

8. Well now I can't get the song Waterloo out of my head.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:41 AM

9. Dunning-Kruger nominee of 2018: A.k.a: The next fool to be swallowed by frump:

And as for Jordan's reputation as a pro-Trump street fighter, Collins said he's better equipped to be a strategic defender of the president. He's been on the Rules Committee, he noted, which gives him expertise on potential tactics to fight Democratic probes.

"You don’t always have to be the loudest voice in the room," he said. "You just have to be the smartest voice in the room."


Yeppers! Never mind that everything frump touches DIES, he's the smartest guy in the room!!! Riiiiight.

Maybe it would be smarter to self-flush the orangatan out of your party and promise to do better......

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