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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 10:52 AM

Republicans who held 33 hearings on Benghazi complain that Cohen's testimony was a waste of time

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Republicans spent much of Wednesday's Oversight Committee hearing wishing they were talking about something more useful -- like Her Emails?
Frank Dale, Josh Israel
Feb 28, 2019, 5:15 pm

House Republicans spent the past few years — when they were the majority party — eschewing oversight of President Donald Trump and his administration, and instead holding hearings into such topics as social media and campus censorship of Trump supporters. Now that Democrats are in the majority and holding hearings that describe the potential legal jeopardy facing the president, House Republicans are suddenly very upset about wasting time.

The GOP members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform spent much of Wednesday’s hearing with former Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen (who also served as the Republican National Committee Deputy Finance Chair) making it clear that they did not want to be there. “This isn’t the reason the people of West Virginia sent me to Congress,” complained Republican Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV), who ran her campaign on a pledge to support President Trump.

Miller said that she was “appalled” that the committee was listening to sworn testimony about alleged felonies committed by a sitting president, when it “could be focused on actual issues that are facing America like border security, neo-natal abstinence syndrome, or improving our nation’s crumbling infrastructure.” She said the committee should instead be holding hearings on child separation — a policy implemented by Trump’s own administration.

Even the Republicans’ oversight committee Twitter account repeated the claim:

https://thinkprogress.org/after-years-of-hearings-on-benghazi-diamond-and-silk-house-gop-says-cohen-was-a-waste-of-time-c22626b510ea/


"Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV), who ran her campaign on a pledge to support President Trump."


So Miller, you are now a full fledged enabler of aiding and abetting someone that has committed a felony, by providing cover during hearings into your hero's malfeasance, how do explain this to your kids on what is wrong with this picture to what you and everyone in your corrupt party think is right.....................absolutely amazing....................

Did you by chance see ( Rachel Maddow Show---2/28/2019) about a piece of property that your hero inflated for a bank loan in Bedford, NY, to the tune of get ready..........$291,000,000 million dollars and then in his financial disclosure forms he has it listed at 21-50 million, do you think that if someone defrauded the state of New York out of 400 million in tax, by committing a crime on his state and federal tax returns, you think that is just fine and dandy also...................so do you support bank fraud and insurance fraud, that your hero committed...........................keep on whining.......................

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Reply Republicans who held 33 hearings on Benghazi complain that Cohen's testimony was a waste of time (Original post)
turbinetree Mar 1 OP
Sherman A1 Mar 1 #1
ck4829 Mar 1 #2
flor-de-jasmim Mar 1 #3
spanone Mar 1 #4
UpInArms Mar 1 #5
gratuitous Mar 1 #6
lame54 Mar 1 #7

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 10:58 AM

1. All depends upon who's ox is being gored

and the GOP doesn't like it when they are the subject of investigations.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 11:20 AM

2. K&R

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 11:53 AM

3. Was it really only 33? Seemed like 333 to me.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 11:55 AM

4. This will go on as long as dems hold any majority in congress. that's how they roll.

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Fri Mar 1, 2019, 12:30 PM

5. Reminder: The House Voted to Repeal Obamacare More Than 50 Times

March 24, 2017

After a contentious debate Friday, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives canceled a vote on a Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act.

That came after the House voted to repeal or amend the Affordable Care Act more than 50 times since it was passed in October 2009.

According to a Washington Post analysis, by March 2014 they had already voted on it 54 times, including measures to undo, update to change it. Republicans took control of the House in 2011, and on January 19 of that year they voted on, and passed, a measure to repeal all of the Affordable Care Act. (It was never considered by the Senate).


http://time.com/4712725/ahca-house-repeal-votes-obamacare/

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 12:50 PM

6. That's an impressive list of "actual issues" there, Rep. Miller

What did you and your Republican friends do about any of it while they were in the majority of both houses of Congress? And just because the people of your West Virginia district don't give a flying fuck about the Constitution, it doesn't mean the rest of us aren't interested in the corruption of the Trump administration. Criminals and their supporters rarely care much about the rule of law.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 01:08 PM

7. Their concerted effort to discredit Cohen...

Certainly was a waste of their time

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