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Wed Oct 21, 2020, 06:30 PM

Democrats called on to impeach Bill Barr -- immediately

https://www.alternet.org/2020/10/democrats-called-on-to-impeach-bill-barr-immediately/

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, more than 40 progressive groups urged the House Democrats to initiate impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Bill Barr—not only to hold his accountable for numerous wrongdoings while in office, but also as a procedural tactic to keep the Senate from confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The groups, including United We Dream Action, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Sunrise Movement, listed multiple offenses by the attorney general which would warrant impeachment proceedings, including:

Misleading Congress regarding the Mueller investigation
Supporting—and reportedly personally ordering—the use of federal troops against protestors in support of racial justice
Prohibiting the referral of an intelligence community whistleblower complaint to Congress
Failing to comply with subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives

Beyond holding Barr to account, as a team of legal experts also demanded the Democrats do in a report last week, beginning impeachment proceedings before this Friday, Oct. 23, would throw a wrench into Senate Republicans' plans to confirm Coney Barrett ahead of Election Day as well as their intent to use the court system to President Donald Trump's benefit.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 06:31 PM

1. Waste of time.

The process is the same as the presidency. 67 votes. Not happening and a complete waste of time at this point.

It won't stall Barrett's confirmation. McConnell has already made that clear.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 06:51 PM

3. It isn't about the votes. It's about the optics.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 06:56 PM

4. Trump got a bump after he was impeached.

You want that now? Is that the optics you're looking for?

It's an idiotic idea. It's up there with progressive groups trying to pressure Biden to change his agenda when he hasn't even won yet.

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