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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:03 PM

 

House Dem wants floor vote on bill to protect Mueller from Trump

Source: The Hill

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said Monday that he doesn’t have faith in the bipartisan response to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump, adding that “actions speak louder than tweets or words.”

“I want to see the bill on the floor and people having to say ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ ” Swalwell said on CNN while criticizing lawmakers for not advancing legislation to protect the Justice Department's Russia investigation from White House interference.

“Right now, it’s just talk and with this president, we know how he responds to just talk,” Swalwell said.

“We need to put that bill on his desk and make him make a real decision rather than just benefiting from members saying what they are or are not going to do."


Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/383348-dem-lawmaker-doesnt-have-faith-in-bipartisan-efforts-to-protect



About time democrats turned up the heat. It’s time to find out which Republicans have been pretending to support a bill to protect Mueller.

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Reply House Dem wants floor vote on bill to protect Mueller from Trump (Original post)
Upstate One Apr 2018 OP
SoCalMusicLover Apr 2018 #1
red dog 1 Apr 2018 #2
SWBTATTReg Apr 2018 #3
onetexan Apr 2018 #5
LiberalLovinLug Apr 2018 #4
BlueWI Apr 2018 #6
riversedge Apr 2018 #7
Zorro Apr 2018 #8

Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:05 PM

1. Can't Do A Thing Until January 2019

 

Every Democrat could hold a hunger strike for Mueller, and we'll end up without any Democrats in the House. In other words, the repubs are not going to let anything happen.

VOTE THE REPUBLICAN FUCKERS OUT!!

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:50 PM

2. House Speaker Eddie Munster will never allow a "floor vote to protect Mueller"

But I wonder how many other Democrats in the House might join Rep. Swalwell in asking for such a floor vote?

Even if all 187 Congressional Democrats would vote for a bill to protect Mueller, they would still need 30 GOP votes to pass such a bill
217 votes would be needed ..[there are currently 2 vacant seats]


K&R, thanks for posting!

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:34 PM

3. Get a vote, and see just where these repugs stand...

We will know their true colors for sure. Cowards.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:43 PM

5. Agree

should be done so we can see how many of the repugs have any spine

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:25 PM

4. Fox News and RW hate radio has boxed them into a corner

They'd be basically called a part of the Democrat Deep State conspiracy if they defended Mueller in that kind of way. And their political careers would be over.

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 05:55 PM

6. We should have learned something from the failed Dream Act negotiations.

Don't trust the congressional majority or the president to be an honest broker. Play hardball, and play it in public.

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 05:59 PM

7. The Senate bill is stalled in committee!!



Swalwell said Congress must pass legislation Trump to understand the consequences he would face if he fired Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed support for Mueller but a bill to protect him has stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee, with a vote not expected until April 26.


Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) introduced legislation last week that would restrict Trump's ability to fire the special counsel.


Tillis slammed his colleagues who are blocking his bill, saying they would demand the same bill if Hillary Clinton were president.

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Response to Upstate One (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 06:17 PM

8. The GOPee won't do anything

They are the party of Trump.

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