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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 10:58 AM

Every Republican for himself:...come up with their own Trump defense

Every Republican for himself: McConnell told senators in closed door meeting to come up with their own Trump defense
Published 2 hours ago
on November 10, 2019
By Tom Boggioni


According to a report at HuffPost, Republican lawmakers, left without guidance by the White House on how to push back at the House impeachment hearings being conducted by the Democratic-led House, are being forced to come up with their own defense of embattled President Donald Trump.

With reports that the White House is the scene of a pitched battle over a which plan to use to fight the Democrats, Senate Republicans are floundering when confronted by the press on how they feel about impeachment hearings that could lead to them to have to vote on whether to force Trump from office.

According to the report, “Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, in large part because they can’t agree on how best to defend the president — or for some, if they should.”

Noting, “it’s every Republican for himself or herself,” the report goes on to add, “The result is a mishmash of GOP commentary spilling from Capitol Hill that may shield lawmakers, for now, from risky political choices, but leaves them with a disjointed defense of Trump as impeachment hearings push into the public realm this coming week.”

According to the report, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently convened a closed-door meeting, complete with a PowerPoint presentation, to explain how impeachment works, but left it to his GOP colleagues to fashion their own Trump defenses.

“McConnell told Republican senators their best bet was to calibrate their own message about the impeachment inquiry to fit their political situation, according to two people familiar with the private meeting who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the closed-door session,” HuffPost reports. “But when it came time to broach what Republicans should say about impeachment, McConnell showed a preference for saying as little about it as possible.”


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Reply Every Republican for himself:...come up with their own Trump defense (Original post)
babylonsister Sunday OP
LakeArenal Sunday #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Sunday #2
dchill Sunday #3
SWBTATTReg Sunday #4
stopdiggin Sunday #5
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:16 AM

1. "Abandon ship! It's going down!!"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:20 AM

2. It's getting harder and harder for them to defend conduct

that becomes increasingly indefensible, the more we learn about it. I suppose they could practice among themselves by coming up with arguments in favor of other indefensible things like cannibalism and man-buns, but this is getting to be a pretty heavy lift for them.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:31 AM

3. Defending the indefensible is always a big ask...

...and F. Lee Bailey and Johnnie Cochran are both dead.

So, good luck with that!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 11:38 AM

4. Does anyone seriously think rump even cares about them, truly? What in the world are these...

fellow cohorts / repugs in name only thinking? I would doubt very much if rump ever, ever gave a dime to charity, gives a hoot about paying any bills, or gives a crap about anyone else besides himself. He's a pathetic, little human being.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 12:35 PM

5. no, Trump doesn't care about them

but conversely .. a large majority of elected Republicans don't care about HIM either. Or, to be more precise, care only to the extent that he effects THEM and their careers. Love lost? Not a fat lot.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 04:21 PM

6. They should tell the truth. "Trump made me do badly, or he would have me primaried.

Then, I would be defeated in the primary or election, become jobless, and homeless. Please, keep me in my job as your (representative or senator)."

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