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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:39 PM

Hoyer backpedals after contradicting Nadler on impeachment probe

Source: Politico

House Democratic leaders still can’t get their impeachment messaging straight.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday backtracked after saying Democrats were not conducting an “impeachment inquiry,” a remark that directly contradicted top House investigators and further sowed confusion about Democrats’ strategy.

The No. 2 Democrat later released a statement that said he misunderstood a question from reporters, shortly after he told reporters that he did not believe the House was conducting an impeachment investigation — a direct refutation of the language in the House’s own court cases against President Donald Trump, and one that senior Democrats fear could hurt their standing with the federal judiciary.

“I thought the question was in regards to whether the full House is actively considering articles of impeachment, which we are not at this time," Hoyer wrote in a statement.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/11/hoyer-nadler-impeachment-1489506

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Reply Hoyer backpedals after contradicting Nadler on impeachment probe (Original post)
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:44 PM

1. try doing it in heels, Steny ...



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:06 PM

2. Geez, Steny...

 

maybe it’s time to pass the torch.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:16 PM

3. Help can be had for hearing loss, Steny.

KY...........

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:26 PM

4. Spineless. Always was.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:23 PM

5. He doesn't seem to be with the program

Not the person I would want to be the No. 2 Democrat

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 06:49 AM

6. Comical

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:35 AM

7. That hurts more than it helps

All of this noise is about the committee trying to convince the courts to rule in their favor (enforcing subpoenas, holding witnesses in contempt, getting access to grand jury content, etc.). Many of their claims are based on the constitutional prerogatives of the House in regards to impeachments. That their inquiry/investigation/proceedings/whatever should qualify for treatment under those prerogatives.

The problem here is that the committee has none of those powers in and of themselves. They have to convince the courts that the House is considering impeachment... and the #2 Democratic leader just blew that out of the water.

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