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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 02:51 PM

I didn't see the start of the proceedings today. What happened with Sen Lee's grandstanding?

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Reply I didn't see the start of the proceedings today. What happened with Sen Lee's grandstanding? (Original post)
FSogol Feb 2021 OP
TwilightZone Feb 2021 #1
servermsh Feb 2021 #2
LAS14 Feb 2021 #3
gratuitous Feb 2021 #4
LAS14 Feb 2021 #5
gratuitous Feb 2021 #8
lagomorph777 Feb 2021 #7
lame54 Feb 2021 #6
Mr.Bill Feb 2021 #9

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 02:52 PM

1. It was dropped before they left last night.

From my understanding, Raskin withdrew the reference and Lee dropped the objection. It served its purpose - reminded everyone what they already knew since it was widely reported a month ago already.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 02:54 PM

2. It was not mentioned today.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 02:59 PM

3. I saw the back and forth but never figured out what, exactly, Lee was

objecting to (a supposed misquote, I know). What was it? A small statement? A whole story?

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 03:08 PM

4. Having to do with Trump trying to call Tuberville

While Representatives and Senators were hiding in fear for their lives on January 6, Trump was busy trying to rally support to his cause and called what he thought was Senator Tuberville's number, but which turned out to be Senator Lee's phone. According to a news report, Lee took the call and handed the phone over to Tuberville, who just happened to be sheltering in the same barricaded office. The news report about this unbelievable vignette (Why was Trump calling Tuberville instead of trying to call off the mob he'd unleashed?) said that Lee made certain characterizations of what he heard of Tuberville's end of the phone conversation. The House managers described what the news report said of Lee's characterizations. Lee objected to that description, claiming he hadn't said anything of the sort, and demanding that the House managers' quotation of the news report be taken down (removed from the official record).

What was said about Lee was not germane to the House managers' presentation, and they agreed to have the remarks stricken because it was immaterial. Lee protested some more about how his delicate fee-fees were irretrievably hurt by the news report and the insensitivity of the House managers in bringing up such a sore subject. Nobody cares, but you can bet that Lee will use this one isolated episode to justify months and months of incessant whining about being misquoted.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 03:34 PM

5. Thanks for taking the time for such a clear report. nt

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 03:38 PM

8. It helps me to fix the narrative in my aging memory

In the grand scheme of things, it's nothing, except for all the whining I expect to hear from Sen. Lee in the time to come, and it will be useful to have a narrative of the insignificance of what Lee's banging on about.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 03:37 PM

7. Also, shortly after the Trump/Tuber/Lee call, Rudy did the same exact call, and they played the TAPE

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 03:37 PM

6. They tossed it because much like Lee himself...

It wasn't important

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2021, 03:42 PM

9. They can still bring it up later if they want to.

Frankly, I think think they dropped it because Leahy seemed a bit confused by it all and his speaking was difficult to comprehend. I can't blame him, he's over 80 and had a long day. But the republicans smelled blood in the water and were pouncing on him.

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