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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:09 PM

Republicans have been skipping House Intelligence meetings for months

Politico

GOP members say the panel's virtual sessions are insecure. Democrats accuse Republicans of a partisan snit.

By MARTIN MATISHAK

06/29/2020 10:07 PM EDT

Democrats see a boycott motivated by partisan politics. Republicans argue they have legitimate security concerns.

Either way, GOP members of the House Intelligence Committee have skipped all but one of the panel's proceedings, public and private, since before Congress went into its coronavirus-lockdown in early March. And that impasse shows no signs of ending, even as the panel takes up issues like China, Covid-19 and the annual intelligence policy bill.

Democrats see it as yet another manifestation of the toxic partisan split dividing the panel during Donald Trump's presidency, in contrast to the still-bipartisan spirit that prevails on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“It seems almost counterproductive on their part,” House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told POLITICO when asked about the Republican no-shows. “It seems rather childish but I hope that they will reconsider.”

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JoeOtterbein Jun 29 OP
rickford66 Jun 29 #1
Baked Potato Jun 29 #2
MontanaMama Jun 29 #3
onetexan Jun 30 #4
NoMoreRepugs Jun 30 #5
Jamastiene Jun 30 #6
UCmeNdc Jun 30 #7
chriscan64 Jun 30 #8

Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:32 PM

1. Insert joke here.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:34 PM

2. Laughable Deniability, lazy ass Republicans.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 11:35 PM

3. So it would make sense to publicly call out these do nothing assholes who are

skipping meetings and other basic responsibilities of their positions. They’re not doing their jobs. They should not get paid or receive benefits. Publicly embarrass them. Then, vote them the hell out.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:06 AM

4. +1 -K&R

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:12 AM

5. Nunes is worried about that cow hacking his commodore64.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:17 AM

6. So, their pro-Trump nonsense means they don't think the country needs to be protected.

This entire group of Republicans lives by the stick your head in the sand idea. They live in a fairy tale world. They don't care about America's safety. They are just using excuses. Is there some dereliction of duty type clause they can be charged with for that?

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:58 AM

7. How does skipping National Security Meetings improve national security?

Why not ask the obvious question?

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:11 AM

8. This includes non-classified hearings open to the public.

Another example of the excuse being too small to cover the behavior.

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