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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:15 PM

Serious Question: Can Mitch McConnell be impeached/censured/removed from office/somthing?

Trump needs to go obviously, but this shutdown *could* be shut down if Mitch McConnell holds a vote on a clean CR. So far, however, McConnell is aiding and abetting Trump's shutdown by refusing to hold a vote, so he is just as guilty IMHO and, at some point, he needs to be held accountable for his dereliction of duty as well, especially if his constituents aren't going to hold his feet to the fire over this.

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Reply Serious Question: Can Mitch McConnell be impeached/censured/removed from office/somthing? (Original post)
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 11 OP
Eliot Rosewater Jan 11 #1
beachbum bob Jan 11 #2
maxsolomon Jan 11 #3
diva77 Jan 11 #7
maxsolomon Jan 11 #13
diva77 Jan 11 #15
Scruffy1 Jan 11 #19
maxsolomon Jan 11 #20
diva77 Jan 11 #4
YessirAtsaFact Jan 11 #5
WillowTree Jan 11 #16
elleng Jan 11 #6
FM123 Jan 11 #8
TreasonousBastard Jan 11 #9
ksoze Jan 11 #10
2naSalit Jan 11 #17
cemaphonic Jan 11 #11
LiberalFighter Jan 11 #12
brooklynite Jan 11 #14
Recursion Jan 11 #18

Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:15 PM

1. Mitch like most GOP despise people who work for a living.

I cant say out loud my feelings.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:20 PM

2. No impeachment whatsoever, removal from senate when GOP

Controls ...99.99999999 improbable.

Retiring after his term is up? Most likely

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:24 PM

3. Serious question: is this a serious question?

McConnell is a fact of life. He's not going anywhere, even in 2020, and his power is only growing during this debacle.

A better question is: What does McConnell want?

The answer is easy: He wants more power.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:27 PM

7. Rohrabacher and Issa seemed like permanent fixtures but they're out now -- can be done

(although it ain't easy)

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Response to diva77 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:45 PM

13. CA ain't KY

Orange Co. ain't Hazard Co.

The Senate ain't the House.

Who are you going to run against him? The only viable Dem with a state-wide profile is Steve Beshear, the Gov. before the Tea Party asshole who's in power now.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:52 PM

15. Well, that sounds like a potenial starting point -- with Beshear. It would be great to make use

of the current crop of corrupt actions of McConnell to start up a campaign against him -- whether or not you have a candidate to oppose him

But I get that CA ain't KY!!!

I just saw this posted: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211657474

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:57 PM

19. I don't think he'll run again.

His unfavorabilty ratings are very high in his home state. He was won before because he had tons of money from PACS to pillory his opponent with nonstop BS and make them look worse than him. Without access to the Russian cash spigot it would be a lot harder. He has been around long enough to know the safest thing for the guilty to do is leave town. If the Democrats take the control of the Senate in 2020 and he stayed he would be a large target for investigations and possbile charges. If you take the money and run they have no power over you when you are no longer a member and no one else will care.
I actually hope I'm wrong in a way, since I would love to see him in the minority and watch him get his just deserts. But it just doesn't work that way in the America.

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Response to Scruffy1 (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:02 PM

20. when he was minority leader he was nearly as powerful

he only becomes irrelevant with 61 dem senators.

he won't retire.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:24 PM

4. I'm going to call my senators and ask that McTurtle be sharply censured

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:24 PM

5. He could be indicted

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:56 PM

16. For what?

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:25 PM

6. Sure, in '20, if KY gets a brain.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:31 PM

8. If memory serves me right, a while back there was a moveon.org petition to have him removed

I can't find the DU post, obviously it didn't work then but who knows, maybe it's time for another petition....

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:33 PM

9. He could be censured, and that would mean he loses his leadership role, but...

fat chance of that happening now.

It's possible he could be tossed out of office by the Senate, but that's even less likely.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:35 PM

10. Flip him over on his shell

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Response to ksoze (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:11 PM

17. +1

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:35 PM

11. He could be easily ousted as Majority leader if the other GOP senators were so inclined

A big part of the reason that he holds that position in the first place is that he has one of the safest seats in the Senate. He can afford to be a lightning rod that the "moderate" Senators in purple states can point to and say "not my fault, my hands are tied."

So yeah, fuck McConnell, but never forget that every single Republican senator has his back.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:36 PM

12. He currently makes the rules. So no. He needs to either die or get voted out.

He is more likely to die before getting voted out.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:48 PM

14. Nope

The Senate could choose to censure him or expel him, but that would require a majority of the Senate. Not likely to occur any time soon.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:16 PM

18. The Senate can remove him, or his caucus can oust him as leader

If he were in jail he would be physically unable to manage the proceedings, but that wouldn't by itself remove him from the Senate.

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