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Fri Dec 8, 2017, 03:25 PM

Now That Al Franken Is Gone, Democrats Need to Hold Hearings on Trump

Source: The Nation
By: Joan Walsh

They have the moral high ground; now they need to use it to create real accountability for both parties.

I would like to see Franken’s departure be not just another #MeToo moment but a long-delayed #TrumpToo moment. Now that Franken has left the building, why can’t the Democratic senators who’ve asked him to resign—an astonishing 35 out of 48 caucus members—now commit to holding hearings on Trump’s many sexual-abuse accusations? A Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday shows that 70 percent of Americans polled say they want Congress to investigate the allegations against Trump; only 25 percent are opposed. Given that Trump’s pathetic approval ratings normally show him with the backing of 35 to 40 percent of those polled, this means a significant number of Trump supporters also want these charges investigated.






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Reply Now That Al Franken Is Gone, Democrats Need to Hold Hearings on Trump (Original post)
Vidal Dec 2017 OP
nini Dec 2017 #1
L. Coyote Dec 2017 #8
Girard442 Dec 2017 #2
enough Dec 2017 #3
FarPoint Dec 2017 #4
blimablam Dec 2017 #5
bagelsforbreakfast Dec 2017 #6
nycbos Dec 2017 #7
mn9driver Dec 2017 #9

Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 03:27 PM

1. Tell that to the republican controlled congress

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Response to nini (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 03:44 PM

8. Force votes and watch the self-preservation kick in.

Pick your hats fellas .....

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 03:27 PM

2. No, it will be time to hold hearings on the next Dem that gets slagged.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 03:28 PM

3. "Need to." A meaningless phrase in this context. NT

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 03:30 PM

4. Hahaha.... Hahaha

Good luck with that...

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 03:31 PM

5. Technically he's not gone yet. :)

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 03:33 PM

6. Don't hold your breath😴

 

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 03:42 PM

7. Need to be in the majority.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri Dec 8, 2017, 03:49 PM

9. The Dennys down the street isnt too busy on Thursday afternoons.

They could probably meet there and have their hearings. They certainly won’t be able to get an actual hearing room at the Capitol, but Denny’s is nice and they have bottomless cups of coffee.

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