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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 02:30 PM

Just called my Congresswoman

Abigail Spanberger from VA's 7th District asking for her stance on impeachment. Her staffer was incredibly polite and shared the canned response with me that she's waiting for all the facts to come in from the various investigations before she makes her decision on impeachment.

I told him that I had read the Muller Report and just in the obstruction section alone there is more than enough evidence to at least justify opening the inquiry process, and I hoped that she'd change her mind and push for things to get started.

I understand that she's in a tough spot. Virginia isn't safely blue, and she took the district, which was a conservative stronghold, away from Dave Brat. If she's not careful, it could swing back. As a former CIA officer, she's focused more on the Russian part of the investigations and finding out more about the information that's been redacted. BUT, like I told her staffer, it's time to get things moving.

So call your Congressional reps! They listen, they are polite, and they make it very easy. Let them know what you think and why.

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Hstch05 Thursday OP
elleng Thursday #1
MineralMan Thursday #2
Bettie Thursday #3
riversedge Thursday #4
Name removed Thursday #5
onecaliberal Thursday #6
marlakay Thursday #7
zipplewrath Thursday #8
Perseus Friday #9
Perseus Friday #10
TryLogic Friday #11

Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 02:35 PM

1. Thanks for calling.

She IS in a difficult spot. I appreciate that she's in touch as often as she is (even tho I'm in MD! I worked for Dem who lost to brat.)

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 02:38 PM

2. Excellent. Everyone should be doing that.

I have done so, as well. I got a response that was similar. Most House members, even Democrats, are trying to find the best approach for what to do. It's not crystal clear what that is.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 02:48 PM

3. I call mine once a week

and ask. I get the same line.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 02:54 PM

4. k for visibility

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:33 PM

6. This is what we have to do. Exert pressure as we can.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:36 PM

7. My congressman is a Trumper

So I don't bother contacting but both senators are dems have contacted and they both say they are fighting Trump with all they can. I am in Oregon. My congressional district is only red one in state

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:39 PM

8. Quite honestly

We really need to be making out case to members of the GOP. We don't need a majority of them, but we really need a few.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:30 AM

9. Just this

In the view of some of the authors of our founding document, the impeachment clause was among the most important parts of the entire Constitution.
Pause over for that. If the nation's leader proved corrupt, invaded their rights, neglected his duty, or otherwise abused his authority, that mechanism gave We the People a way to say: NO MORE.
~~ Cass R. Sunstein - "Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide"


I think the creature meets all the requirements for impeachment.

I just started reading the book, I want to fuly understand everything about impeachment, and so far I think it is well written and surprisingly, because of the topic, a very easy read.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 10:32 AM

10. One question

Shouldn't we be trying to contact Pelosi? I may be wrong, but I understand she is the one holding impeachment proceedings?

Who knows, maybe she is putting all the cards together to start proceeding and going stealth about it...I hope so.

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Response to Perseus (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:26 PM

11. I think we need to contact our own representatives. They are the ones who want/need our vote.

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