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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:47 PM

Rep. Adam Schiff: McConnell's shift is a "potential earthquake in the Senate"

From CNN's Josiah Ryan

Reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may be open to impeachment in the House could point to a "potential earthquake" in the upper chamber, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said.

CNN reported today that McConnell had indicated to associates that he believed impeaching President Trump could make it easier to rid the Republican Party of the President and Trumpism. McConnell has not said if he will vote to convict or whether he'd hold a trial in the Senate.

"These reports that Mitch McConnell may be open to the impeachment charges as well is a potential earthquake in the Senate," said Schiff, who was one of the lead investigators in the first impeachment of Trump.

Schiff also praised Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, for her own statement in favor of impeachment, and said he expected many Republicans to follow her.

"These things have a way of gathering momentum," he said. "I wouldn't be surprised now to see a considerable number of Republicans join in supporting the impeachment resolution."

Three Republican lawmakers in the House had indicated they would vote for impeachment, as of 6:30 p.m. ET today.

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-impeachment-news-01-12-21/index.html

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Reply Rep. Adam Schiff: McConnell's shift is a "potential earthquake in the Senate" (Original post)
Donkees Jan 12 OP
Chicago1980 Jan 12 #1
Vivienne235729 Jan 12 #18
Escurumbele Jan 13 #22
Vivienne235729 Jan 13 #26
lindysalsagal Jan 12 #2
MagickMuffin Jan 12 #3
empedocles Jan 12 #4
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MagickMuffin Jan 12 #8
empedocles Jan 12 #5
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MagickMuffin Jan 12 #9
tclambert Jan 12 #16
Escurumbele Jan 13 #24
OnDoutside Jan 13 #20
blueinredohio Jan 12 #6
Gore1FL Jan 12 #13
uponit7771 Jan 12 #7
gldstwmn Jan 12 #10
bdamomma Jan 12 #11
tclambert Jan 12 #17
Cha Jan 13 #21
dhill926 Jan 12 #12
Escurumbele Jan 13 #25
badboy67 Jan 12 #14
rocktivity Jan 12 #15
helpisontheway Jan 13 #19
JI7 Jan 13 #23
lonely bird Jan 13 #27
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 13 #28
NYC Liberal Jan 13 #29

Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:49 PM

1. Payback from McConnell to Trump

For Trump's payback to McConnell for the lukewarm support.

A bunch of backstabbers, but its interesting to watch.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:32 PM

18. True. But I don't trust McConnell. I wouldn't send it until Schiff is officially

Senate majority leader. This is just too important to take any chances. Trump must never be able to run for office again. Ever.
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Response to Vivienne235729 (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:55 AM

22. Chuck Schumer will be the majority leader, not Schiff

Adam Schiff is in the Congress.

And I think trump running for office again is just a fantasy, that SOB will be behind bars for the rest of his life, same with Giuliani, his kids, Kushner, and hopefully a bunch of his enablers.

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:01 AM

26. Omg. I'm a ding dong. I meant Schumer. I have no idea where the heck schiff came from

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:54 PM

2. Avelanche.

McConnell breaks the damn and the waters are rushing in. There is no longer a reason to oppose reality. Frump is silenced and the voters will never be appeased. Like lemmings, they're all going over the waterfall.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:54 PM

3. I'd prefer they wait to send it to the Democratic SENATE


I DO NOT TRUST MOSCOWMITCH.

Some examples:

He decides not to really hold a trial like the last time around.

He doesn't have the votes so his leader goes unpunished.

We know Leningrad Lindsey will not vote to convict. I don't think MoscowMitch will either. As a matter of my facts I don't think we would have the votes because everyone is afraid of his base.



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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:56 PM

4. Nose count key

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Response to empedocles (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:59 PM

8. ?


???

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:57 PM

5. Nose count key

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Response to empedocles (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 07:00 PM

9. ?


???

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:27 PM

16. Democrats won't actually have a majority in the Senate until Kamala Harris gets sworn in as VP

She's the tiebreaker. She takes the oath just shortly before Biden will on Jan. 20th. So Trump will still be President for only a few minutes while the Democrats have "control" of the Senate. But the Senate will have other things to do that day, like watching the inauguration of Joe Biden on TV. Then Trump won't hold office anymore.

If they want to continue impeachment proceedings against Trump anyway and declare him retroactively unfit, I'd support that. But I'm not sure there's any legal point, since the moment Trump ceases to have the protection from criminal prosecution that the Justice Department says a President has (a bullshit Nixon idea), law enforcement agencies will race each other to see who can slap the handcuffs on Donald fastest.

I'm not sure if Trump will try to hole up in the White House bunker, or if he will try to sneak on a flight to a non-extradition country.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:05 AM

24. He needs to be impeached now and kicked out of office now

If I understand the process correctly, he will loose all his "presidential" benefits, including secret service guard. He will also stop being a threat, and Biden's administration will not have to deal with the impeachment process at the beginning, which would distract from his plans to fix the country, instead they will be able to concentrate on their agenda. That is why the impeachment process has to take place now.

Lets hope that McConnell understands they need to get rid of the buffoon, not only for the country but for the one thing they really care about, the republican party. McConnell understands very well, despite having enabled the buffoon for four years, that the buffoon has caused a lot of damage to the party, and they need to get rid of him ASAP, so my hope is that they will vote to get him out.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:30 AM

20. Mitch McConnell wants the same thing as you ! He wants the Senate Trial to start during Biden's

first 100 days, so push Biden's agenda off course. So there is that.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:57 PM

6. Just watch out for them. They'll agree to impeachment

because they want something. They're back stabbers. Never trust a republican. Only out for themselves and their party.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 10:02 PM

13. They want to wash the blood off of their hands.

This won't be enough, but I am OK with them trying it if it mean we lose Trump as soon as possible.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 06:58 PM

7. We'll see, the kGOP will be lost to Trump if they don't go with Moscow Mitch who has NO POWER right

... now and since he has no power MAGA DC is most likely going to eat him and ignore his calls.

We'll see, if they go with Putin's Whore the kGOP is screwed to no end

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 07:00 PM

10. Who is pulling that string?

My this is interesting.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 07:04 PM

11. Payback from

McConnell to Trump for sabotaging the Georgia election and taking him down as Majority Leader.

They are eating their own.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 11:32 PM

17. I believe McConnell and Graham are now receiving death threats from MAGA zealots

who regard them as traitors since they announced they accept the legitimacy of the election. Trump trying to get them killed should help to clarify their thinking.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:38 AM

21. Yeah, That was HUGE & probably also

the reason mitch said he would never speak to trump again.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 07:45 PM

12. nothing like having your life threatened...

to focus the mind...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:08 AM

25. It did not work for Pence, one one-on-one with trump and he is back on the wagon...

Pence must have done some weird stuff that the buffoon reminded him of to have been convinced so quickly and decide to not issue the 25th.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 10:06 PM

14. I don't trust Moscow Mitch.

He's up to his old dirty tricks.

I wonder how he thinks this head fake will help the GOP?

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 10:25 PM

15. They're in a race to throw each other under the bus

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Which began with Six-Hundred-Versus-Twelve-Hundred-Gate.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:08 AM

19. I don't understand why he will not allow a trial

He could impeach and remove Trump. They could also vote so Trump can never hold office then. He would not have to worry about Trump again. Trump is already finished but he would be REALLY finished then. He will be an afterthought in a few years. Especially without his Twitter megaphone.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:04 AM

23. I don't trust McConnell but I DO think he wants to get back at Trump for the loss of the Georgia

Senate Races which meant he would no longer be Majority Leader.



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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:04 AM

27. I call "bullshit"

On anything falling from Yertle the Turtle’s mouth.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:33 AM

28. McCONnell is done with tRump. I predict 50% vote for barring from office will succeed easily


I don't know if that has to be preceded by a vote to eject from office (moot probably) or if it can be standalone separate.

I think the latter, but I'm not sure.

Regardless, I think Minority Leader McCONnell is done at the end of his term. Finished.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:37 AM

29. He has to be convicted first, which requires 2/3.

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