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Sat Apr 28, 2018, 09:40 PM

Trump: If Dems win in 2018 midterms, they'll impeach me

Source: The Hill


By Morgan Gstalter - 04/28/18 09:07 PM EDT



President Trump said Saturday that Republicans need to maintain the House majority, otherwise he could face impeachment from Democrats.

“We have to keep the House because if we listen to Maxine Waters, she’s going around saying ‘We will impeach him,’” Trump said at a Michigan rally on Saturday.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) often calls for Trump to resign or face impeachment.

Last week at the Time 100 gala in New York, Waters urged Trump to “please resign.”

“So that I won’t have to keep up this fight of your having to be impeached because I don’t think you deserve to be there,” Waters said. “Just get out.”

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Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/385367-trump-if-dems-win-in-2018-theyll-impeach-me



I agree with autie crabby. But I also agree with Pelosi--Let Mueller do his job first.









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Reply Trump: If Dems win in 2018 midterms, they'll impeach me (Original post)
riversedge Apr 2018 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2018 #1
lordsummerisle Apr 2018 #2
jmowreader Apr 2018 #4
lordsummerisle Apr 2018 #5
tanyev Apr 2018 #3
dalton99a Apr 2018 #6
bitterross Apr 2018 #7
BigmanPigman Apr 2018 #9
bitterross Apr 2018 #10
DeminPennswoods Apr 2018 #18
nitpicker Apr 2018 #19
dustyscamp Apr 2018 #25
a kennedy Apr 2018 #8
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2018 #11
George II Apr 2018 #12
vlyons Apr 2018 #13
Sam McGee Apr 2018 #14
calimary Apr 2018 #17
Grassy Knoll Apr 2018 #15
TygrBright Apr 2018 #16
joshdawg Apr 2018 #20
area51 Apr 2018 #33
Thekaspervote Apr 2018 #21
WhoWoodaKnew Apr 2018 #30
raccoon Apr 2018 #22
turbinetree Apr 2018 #23
dustyscamp Apr 2018 #24
beachbum bob Apr 2018 #26
Freethinker65 Apr 2018 #27
ananda Apr 2018 #28
onlyadream Apr 2018 #29
nolabels Apr 2018 #31
malthaussen Apr 2018 #32
FakeNoose Apr 2018 #34
MRDAWG Apr 2018 #35
ochem Apr 2018 #36

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 09:52 PM

1. Doofus tRump thinks that statement will save him and his House. Ha! . . . . nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 10:05 PM

2. Impeachment from the House woud seem likely in that scenario

but the 2/3 vote of the Senate to convict seems impossible. I don't see him resigning either. The only way he'll go is if he loses in 2020.

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Response to lordsummerisle (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 10:32 PM

4. You seem to forget...

A member of Congress, of any party, has five loyalties. They come in this order:

Loyalty to their seat
Loyalty to their donors
Loyalty to their party
Loyalty to their constituents
Loyalty to the country

There are a few exceptions - Senator Tester from Montana shooting down the Candy Man's VA secretary nomination being the most recent example of putting his constituents (there are many veterans in Montana) and nation ahead of his seat - but in general, that's how they roll.

If Robert Mueller presents a solid case for impeaching Donald Trump, the House votes to kick him to the curb and the Senate votes to keep him, there are a LOT of GOP Senate and House seats that just became vulnerable in 2020.

I think it's more likely, though, that the GOP leadership will tell Trump, "resign or we'll impeach you, and the civil and criminal trials that will follow an impeachment will put you in prison for the rest of your life and strip you of all your wealth." Trump being the kind of guy who likes to see his name up in lights, he will haul ass, Pence will pardon him, and the government will go into caretaker mode until the 2020 election can be held.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 10:43 PM

5. Possibly

But the Republicans have completely thrown in with Trump and I have a hard time imagining that scenario.
Also any legal threats to him would be moot if he pardons himself first...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 10:06 PM

3. God I hope so.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 10:56 PM

6. Hey, If You Haven't Done Anything Wrong, You Have Nothing to Worry About.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 10:59 PM

7. We really need to dispell this notion. Take away the rallying point for his base.

 

The Democratic leadership needs to be clear that impeachment is not their goal post 2018 mid-terms. They need to remove this talking point from him or he will continue to use it to rally his base. We don't need them to feel motivated enough to get out and vote.

Now, notice I did not say he should never be impeached. When Mueller delivers his reports/determination/indictments I suspect there will be little choice.

The important thing here is this should not be a campaign trail item and promise from Democrats. It will cause us to be in the weeds far too much.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 11:24 PM

9. Yep, that is what Pelosi said this week and it is smart!

She knows that it will do us more harm than good. We need to have a general Dem agreement that they stick with two issues during campaigning...affordable health care and the tax scam (voters in both parties agree with these issues). Stay away from abortion, the 2nd Amend., and immigration. If the Dems can stick to the local issues like they did during the special elections we have a chance at flipping the House.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 11:30 PM

10. Agreed! WE need to drive the narrative - not him!

 

Exactly correct. We need to drive the narrative and talking points. We do not need to allow him to do it.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 05:34 AM

18. Agree

I hope Dems copy Conor Lamb and run as "FDR Democrats".

If Dems take control of the House, there should certainly be more open hearings though. Rs have hidden so much that Americans not already in the Trump cult, will be shocked.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 06:09 AM

19. It takes away from what we have to do

A Democratic House could pass articles of impeachment.

BUT there is no apparent way that two-thirds of the Senate would pass those articles. There are 42 Republican Senate seats that are not up for election in 2018.

We need to concentrate on keeping the 26 Democratic seats that are up for election in 2018.

Right now, Road to 270 is predicting 41 Democrats, 48 Republicans, and 11 undecided seats. The Democrats need all of the projected wins plus 10 of the projected undecided races to take over the Senate.

We need to act to ensure there is a blue wave in November.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 07:54 AM

25. Agree!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2018, 11:05 PM

8. Well hopefully you'll resign before that happens.....

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 12:16 AM

11. Damn right!! Can't come soon enough!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 12:18 AM

12. Good.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 12:20 AM

13. Damn straight!

We shall impeach his sorry ass

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 12:36 AM

14. Hmmmm. Well . . .

 

Okay, so Trump says if Democrats take the House in 2018, he will be impeached. And how is that a bad thing?

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Response to Sam McGee (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 04:17 AM

17. Doesn't sound like much of a bad thing to me.

Last edited Sun Apr 29, 2018, 07:11 PM - Edit history (1)

Sounds like the salvation of this country. Sounds like the sweet notes of justice served - and richly deserved.

I want him IMPEACHED and REMOVED. And then compelled to face the full force of the law.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 12:40 AM

15. I Need A Snickers..

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 12:46 AM

16. Yup. n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 06:30 AM

20. He won't be impeached.

And even if he is, the republicans will not allow him to be removed from office. They are ALL too cowardly for that to happen.
What would be preferable would be to see Federal officers march into the Oval Office and handcuff the asshole and march him to a waiting paddy wagon. I know, I know, that won't happen either, but I can wish.

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Response to joshdawg (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 12:44 PM

33. +1 n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 07:02 AM

21. Dodart is saying that to drive his idiots to the polls

That’s why Pelosi and others are trying to tap down the impeachment talk

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 09:58 AM

30. EXACTLY!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 07:07 AM

22. Hope Maxine waters haunts him in his dream. Nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 07:16 AM

23. A typical response from someone that has committed a crime

and feels guilty of his association of being a criminal, scamming people out of money, a sexual predator, a malignant narcissistic psychopath, a liar, and a fucking traitor, that is only worried about himself and his imagine of being a dick and so full of shit, that yes as a democrat, I want you to go into a court and be found guilty of your crimes that you created in your zest of greed and lack of empathy of being an asshole, that just liked to fuck people over, because it gave you a woody, and how you demean woman that you assaulted, to take your picture down from the hall of other presidents, and to remove you from history and be placed as a fucking .................FOOTNOTE, right along with your criminal enterprise, and that we the people will never let this happen again, and bring your enablers of the republican party down and expose them for what they are...............enablers of a crime and supporting a traitor that supported a traitor, and were only concerned about power instead of country and preserving and protecting the Constitution................................


The Blue Wave is coming and this November 2018 and it cannot get here fast enough


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 07:54 AM

24. Trump is trying to empower Republicans to vote R with this and It will work.

By saying what he said Trump is trying to scare all his supporters into action because it'll get them to fear the possibility of losing him as President, losing their power in the world. They would rather have the most vilest scum on the earth as president then a Democrat. Don't dismiss these rallies Trump does either. With them he is trying to build up that momentum again that destroyed Hillary and got him the Presidency. We really need to take this calculating psychopath seriously and not just brush him off if we want to actually win this time. If we want him out and win the big boy seats in Washington we need to focus on issues that matter to the common people like jobs, healthcare, economy and educational issues. Impeachment and gun control. People these days hate beating a dead horse so we need to chose wisely when to talk about those things. Also this might not be popular, but we need to keep our cool and not let Repugs get to us. We need to continue to prove to everyone especially independent voters that the Democratic party is the rational party and not the emotional irrational party that the Repugs paint us as.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 08:25 AM

26. probably the biggest "red meat" issue trump/gop can use to mobilize their base, the plus side

 

we outnumber their base AND it will mobilize us as well. I would never want any democrat to use "impeachment" as a campaign issue at all....at least not until trump fires mueller and the GOP covers for him

then its GAME ON

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 08:59 AM

27. And if they do, Trump will keep his job because of the Senate

The Democratic Party must counter that they will provide the needed "checks and balances" to the current one party rule. Only with a Democratic House can proposed decreases in social safety nets (to pay for the GOP tax cuts which increased the federal deficit), decreases in public safety and education, and privatization (selling to the wealthiest) of our country's lands and resources be STOPPED. The Republicans will still have the Presidency and control (Presidential veto power), but will no longer have control of the three branches of federal government.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 09:11 AM

28. Well, they certainly should!

And I consider impeachment the least he deserves.

What should actually happen is for him to be tried
and convicted for treason.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 09:39 AM

29. Wow, to me his statement is a wonderful plan! Nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 10:03 AM

31. I don't think so

I see it breaking another way and him wishing that he would have resigned when he had the chance. When a fool challenges and fights something they shouldn't, then one will only need to go back to the history books to see what happens. Donald might not have seen his grand plan of 'make America great again' but he will wish it wasn't so great when the pursued becomes the pursuer

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 10:15 AM

32. Sounds good to me.

Although we're rapidly approaching the point where Congress would not have time to fully investigate the charges before the 2020 election anyway.

-- Mal

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 01:08 PM

34. No GOP incumbents deserve to be re-elected - not one!

They have all been incompetent doofuses for the last 1-1/2 years. They've accomplished nothing except to create the largest national debt in the history of the planet. If they had their way, they would undo all the Constitutional freedoms that Americans have enjoyed for the last 220 years.

Whether the next step is impeachment - or not - it needs to be decided by much smarter and more qualified legislators. Time to clean house and get rid of these clowns.



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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 05:37 PM

35. I am ready for President Pence.

Not much better politically but he may be sane.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2018, 05:53 PM

36. No

 

I don't want him impeached. I want him executed for treason.

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