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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:28 PM

Manchin: Sessions firing puts U.S. 'on the verge' of constitutional crisis

Source: Politico




By CAITLIN OPRYSKO 11/08/2018 09:31 AM EST

Sen. Joe Manchin on Thursday warned that the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as well as his replacement by an acting attorney general loyal to President Donald Trump, has put the country “on the verge” of a constitutional crisis.

In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told anchor Norah O’Donnell that “it's a big mistake to let Jeff Sessions go.”

Manchin praised Sessions, whom he called a good friend, as a “good person” who is “grounded” and committed to the rule of law and he expressed worry over the future of the Justice Department’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

Sessions recused himself from the probe early on after it was revealed that Sessions had met with the then-Russian ambassador while he served as an adviser to Trump during the campaign, despite previously claiming he had no contacts with Russians.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/08/manchin-constitutional-crisis-973745

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Reply Manchin: Sessions firing puts U.S. 'on the verge' of constitutional crisis (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 8 OP
Sneederbunk Nov 8 #1
Initech Nov 8 #2
Marthe48 Nov 8 #11
liberal N proud Nov 8 #3
rogue emissary Nov 8 #14
Racerdog1 Nov 8 #4
Sherman A1 Nov 8 #6
Fullduplexxx Nov 8 #5
niyad Nov 8 #7
janterry Nov 8 #8
Just a Weirdo Nov 8 #9
The Liberal Lion Nov 8 #10
Marthe48 Nov 8 #12
Lanius Nov 8 #13
SayItLoud Nov 8 #15
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Nov 8 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:31 PM

1. Hope your guy Kavanaugh does not let you down.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:31 PM

2. We've been in a constitutional crisis since the day this vile cretin took office.

Everyday it's something new and something horrible, yesterday was another nail in Donnie's coffin. What is it going to take to end this madness?"

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:21 PM

11. an actual coffin?

although I hope p.o.s. lives to see jail and suffers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:32 PM

3. Verge?

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:16 PM

14. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:33 PM

4. We have been in a crisis since the orange anus was put in office

Where the hell have you been for the last 2 years?

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Response to Racerdog1 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:36 PM

6. Precisely

I guess he was asleep 😴.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:34 PM

5. You voted for trump's protector

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:36 PM

7. as colbert said of him, "wait-I'm a Democrat???"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:38 PM

8. verge?

please.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:45 PM

9. Manchin has no permission to speak on behalf of Democrats.

Good that he won, but he lost all privileges of speaking when he voted for Kavanaugh, instead of doing politically the right thing to do.

Conservadems like him does not belong in the caucus, honestly.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:49 PM

10. Correction: On 1/20/2017 we were in the verge of a consitutional crises

by 1/20/2017 12:17 pm we entered already a full blown constitutional crises, as somehow a traitor had been sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. A traitor who without the consent of the majority denigrated and insulted the American nation, and declared war on it's very people in his inauguration speech. Pitting those who foolish gave him their support, against a mainstream America in want of nothing more than the gifts of American citizenship: justice and liberty.

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Response to The Liberal Lion (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:22 PM

12. this

n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:03 PM

13. I hate this guy. I know Manchin's a Democrat, and he's better than a right-wing Republican, but

Conservadems like him prevent the Democrats from truly controlling the Senate when they have the majority.

My biggest fear is Manchin is going to throw a wrench into the Democrats' efforts to appoint liberal SC justices (if they win control of the Senate in 2020 and/or beyond). Unless the Democrats can get a large enough majority that Manchin's vote wouldn't matter.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:23 PM

15. Sick and tired of hearing....we are in a

Constitutional Crisis. Of course the fuck we are. Will someone with a law degree start a thread that explains how we stop a Constitutional Crisis when the next election is years away? It's obvious that our system of Gov has given too much unchecked power to the President and changes are needed, imo.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:32 PM

16. We have been on "the verge of a Constitutional crisis" for almost two years now.

WTF is it going to take to push it over the line? When Donnie Two Scoops said he could stand in the middle of the street and shoot someone in the face and not lose a single supporter, I thought he was talking metaphorically. Now, I'm not too sure.

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