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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:33 AM

It was Republicans who changed House rules in 2015 giving committee chairmen unilateral subpoena pwr



Karen Tumulty ✔ @ktumulty

As the president and House Republicans throw around charges of a “kangaroo court,” this might be a good time to remind people that it was the Republicans who changed House rules in 2015 to give committee chairmen unilateral subpoena power. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-congressional-subpoena-is-too-powerful-to-be-issued-unilaterally/2015/02/05/a9d75160-aca8-11e4-9c91-e9d2f9fde644_story.html

8:13 AM - Oct 9, 2019


FYI to Captain Kangaroo Gaetz...

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Reply It was Republicans who changed House rules in 2015 giving committee chairmen unilateral subpoena pwr (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Wednesday OP
2naSalit Wednesday #1
iluvtennis Wednesday #18
Wounded Bear Wednesday #2
empedocles Wednesday #4
Wounded Bear Wednesday #6
beachbumbob Wednesday #3
pecosbob Wednesday #5
Wounded Bear Wednesday #7
pecosbob Wednesday #8
machoneman Wednesday #11
pecosbob Wednesday #12
HuskyOffset Thursday #23
erpowers Wednesday #9
llmart Wednesday #13
pangaia Wednesday #16
SWBTATTReg Wednesday #10
grantcart Wednesday #14
pangaia Wednesday #17
Proud Liberal Dem Wednesday #15
Pepsidog Wednesday #19
Major Nikon Wednesday #20
lagomorph777 Wednesday #21
CrispyQ Wednesday #22
HuskyOffset Thursday #24
SammyWinstonJack Thursday #25

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:37 AM

1. I've kind of been waiting

for that to come back around and bite them in the collective ass.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:39 PM

18. and I'm so glad the time has come. nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:38 AM

2. But, but, but IOKIYAR...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:44 AM

4. dint know that one - its ok if you're a republican

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Response to empedocles (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:48 AM

6. It's been around for a while, not original with me...

feel free to proliferate.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:41 AM

3. doesn't matter, as honor is long gone from republicans

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:46 AM

5. I also would change this to require a committee majority

but I would also craft statutes (once Dems regain control of the Senate) that make it grounds for any federal employee, appointed or elected to be immediately terminated from government service on refusing to appear for a legal subpeona along with jailing for contempt.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:50 AM

7. Kind of a moot point, as majority party has majority on the important committees...



Kind of like your penalty phase, though. Though suspension might be enough. Without pay, of course.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:51 AM

8. Exactly so.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:56 AM

11. Termination with cause (no pensions, no earned vaca pay), jail time and a $100,000 fine w/o any.....

bail provision. Racked as a felony misdemeanor, meaning the loss of voting rights. I'll even throw in a lifetime revocation of a passport and/or visa.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:59 AM

12. I would probably seek statuatory language barring anyone that has ever committed perjury

or is shown to have lied in any official capacity from government office or service. I would also seek a legal method to prevent 'monkey-wrenchers' from holding office.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 10:11 AM

23. A felony misdemeanor?

Um, I'm pretty sure those are two different things. Like saying a short tall person.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:54 AM

9. Tweet Needs Retweets

This tweet needs a large amount of retweets. People need to see this tweet and be informed on this subject. Is anyone else in the news media giving people this information?

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Response to erpowers (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:51 AM

13. It was talked about and emphasized this morning...

on Good Morning America by the guy, Abrams? (can't ever remember his name) who reports on legal issues. He explained it in simple terms and at the end emphasized that it was the Republicans who put this law in place.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:26 PM

16. WHY don't HOUSE members spread this little fact around???



Like around EVERYWHERE ????

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:56 AM

10. It goes simply w/o saying that the repugs, now that they have control of the Senate, ...

are using their powers to stifle justice and efforts to rein in this corrupt president and his cronies. Goes to show all in full view of just what they are doing w/ their power. Completely disgusting. Never again will this party (the party of 'Laws' etc.) will ever be trusted with the reins of power again being that they abused it so much.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:11 PM

14. They also increased the budget for staff for Chairmen to investigate

They thought Hillary would win and they would win the House.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:30 PM

17. Dems should spread this far and wide....

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:12 PM

15. Umm......oops?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:54 PM

19. Payback is a bitch Republicans.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:58 PM

20. A president who doesn't comply with Congressional requests for information is subject to impeachment

-- Lindsey Graham


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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 01:37 PM

21. OMG I had forgotten that!



OOPS!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 03:07 PM

22. Has there ever been a bigger group of whiny, little babies, than the republican party?

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 10:15 AM

24. I was at a kindergarten once

where they didn't have cookies for the daily cookie & milk snack. There was a lot of whining. There was only about 20 of the little tykes, so not a bigger group than the republican party, but about the same amount of crying and whining per capita.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 10:18 AM

25. Snowflakes.

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