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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:33 AM

U.S. Republicans plan vote to censure Democrat Schiff, face of impeachment inquiry

Source: Reuters

Republican lawmakers will bring a motion to censure the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, on Monday, a largely symbolic act by the minority party to express dismay about the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican.

“How many times has he (Schiff) lied to us? He should be censured,” said the top Republican in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, on Friday.

McCarthy said Schiff misled the public by saying he did not know the identity of the whistleblower who reported that Trump had pressed Ukraine’s president to dig up information about a political rival, Democrat Joe Biden.

That report precipitated the investigation into whether Trump should be removed from office. McCarthy said the whistleblower had met with Schiff’s staff.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-censure/us-republicans-plan-vote-to-censure-democrat-schiff-face-of-impeachment-inquiry-idUSKBN1WX23E



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Reply U.S. Republicans plan vote to censure Democrat Schiff, face of impeachment inquiry (Original post)
alp227 Oct 19 OP
NRaleighLiberal Oct 19 #1
dalton99a Oct 19 #7
NRaleighLiberal Oct 19 #14
TeamPooka Oct 19 #29
LenaBaby61 Oct 19 #2
underpants Oct 19 #3
not_the_one Oct 19 #4
cstanleytech Oct 19 #21
PatSeg Oct 19 #23
SergeStorms Oct 19 #35
PatSeg Oct 19 #36
PatSeg Oct 19 #22
bucolic_frolic Oct 19 #5
usaf-vet Oct 19 #6
noneof_theabove Oct 19 #25
pazzyanne Oct 19 #8
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 19 #19
pazzyanne Oct 19 #31
keithbvadu2 Oct 19 #9
Scarsdale Oct 20 #40
Midnightwalk Oct 19 #10
NurseJackie Oct 19 #11
yaesu Oct 19 #12
The Liberal Lion Oct 19 #13
iluvtennis Oct 19 #15
pandr32 Oct 19 #16
TryLogic Oct 19 #30
BlueIdaho Oct 19 #17
Moral Compass Oct 19 #18
Smackdown2019 Oct 19 #20
GeorgeGist Oct 19 #24
Progressive Jones Oct 20 #39
SWBTATTReg Oct 19 #26
mysteryowl Oct 19 #27
Scarsdale Oct 20 #41
Marthe48 Oct 19 #28
Mr.Bill Oct 19 #32
world wide wally Oct 19 #33
Evolve Dammit Oct 19 #34
machoneman Oct 19 #37
sakabatou Oct 19 #38
beachbumbob Oct 20 #42
lunatica Oct 20 #43
Brother Buzz Oct 20 #44
milestogo Oct 20 #45
Scruffy1 Oct 21 #46

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:35 AM

1. how many times has he lied? Zero. you, McCarthy? it's all you do.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:48 AM

7. McCarthy spoke the truth once





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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:21 AM

14. ha!

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 01:03 PM

29. Twice. He also admitted the Benghazi and email investigations were fake, intended to ruin Hillary

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:36 AM

2. Not gonna Work

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:38 AM

3. Wow being lead by there propaganda again.

From what I've read the whistleblower did approach Schiff's staff but the staffer (s) wisely said "Whoa! Get a lawyer. I can't hear anymore details" and rightly informed Schiff of the conversation. It was vague and that was about it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:43 AM

4. Do I smell DESPERATION?

I thought so.

Just one more example of the GOP's absolute TERROR of the people being told the truth.

Bring. It. On. assholes.

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 12:01 PM

21. "Do I smell DESPERATION?" Yup, they are throwing anything and everything in an effort to

save themselves because they (the House and Senate Republicans) have been active accomplices to the Trump corruption from day one and now they are worried that if he goes down so do they.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #21)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 12:29 PM

23. If they were smart,

they would go hide in the shadows until all of this is over. Then hope and pray no one remembers their support of Trump. A lot of voters have short memories and some of these politicians might survive. Hopefully, however, they keep running their mouths and earn an early retirement from government.

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 06:35 PM

35. "If they were smart".......

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #35)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:26 PM

36. Yeah, point taken

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Response to not_the_one (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 12:24 PM

22. Oh yes

It is desperation when you try to turn the squeaky clean people into the bad guys. This is much like trying to accuse Joe Biden of corruption.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:44 AM

5. Desperation

McCarthy is the Devil

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:46 AM

6. You have the nerve to try and censure a Dem. chairman for lying. Trump has racked up 13,000 lies

Censure him! NO! Better yet impeach him and kick him to the street.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 12:38 PM

25. don't insult the streets

they did nothing wrong.

Let him have a last plane ride, with a parachute one of those old auto open from ww2, and kick him out over the Kurds.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:49 AM

8. They are going to censor him for doing his job?

Good luck with that, Kevin!

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:53 AM

19. Censure, not censor.

With love, the Grammar Nazi.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:22 PM

31. Glad to meet you.

Fee free to censure my grammar anytime. Have a lovely afternoon!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:50 AM

9. McCarthy claimed in private that Trump was likely receiving payments from Russian President Vladimir

One month before Donald Trump won the Republican nomination, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed in private that Trump was likely receiving payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/05/17/house-majority-leader-kevin-mccarthy-in-2016-i-think-putin-pays-trump

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 08:56 AM

40. Yes, he did.

He also added Rohrabacher to tRump as receiving payments from Putin. Paul Ryan quickly shut McCarthy up, saying "Keep it in the family" The gop is like a Mafia family, aren't they? I saw McCarthy on "60 Minutes" and he was a DUD. Long pauses, while he looked into the camera like a deer caught in the headlights. Perfect for the leader of the corrupt gop Russia lovers.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:53 AM

10. It is always such trivial nonsense

First I don’t think Schiff lied about anything

The whistleblower alleges illegal and impeachable actions by trump. That is what is important. Who cares who knew his name? How does that have any bearing on the whistleblowers claims? Those should be judged on their own merit.

This country keeps electing buffoons and McCarthy is one of the bufooniest

On the positive side this kind of vote while popular opinion is trending towards impeachment might get people to notice the fecklessness of the republicans.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:59 AM

11. Aw. (What babies.)





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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:59 AM

12. Dems MUST immediately censure McCarthy for obstruction of justice. nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:19 AM

13. Someone should teach McCarthy about the saying

"those in glass houses..."

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:23 AM

15. Wouldn't this [ludicrous]censure action require a vote on the House floor? If so, why do it as Dems

have the majority in the House.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:29 AM

16. McCarthy is probably using this to fund-raise for his 2020 campaign

It will probably work, too.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:07 PM

30. And to spread discord and disinformation.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:30 AM

17. Good Luck With That...

Minority Members.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:43 AM

18. Kevin McCarthy is an idiot

Where do they find these people? Kevin McCarthy, Mark Meadows, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Jim Jordan...and who can forget Devin Nunes. The list goes on and on. They seem slavishly loyal to a man who has done everything he can to harm the country. But why? Trump wouldn't piss down their throats if their teeth were on fire. Loyalty to Trump is a one way street. I don't get it. I really don't.

All they all on the take from Putin?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 11:55 AM

20. DUH!



You stated the witness met his staff. Never did you state he met the witness.... you are assuming!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 12:31 PM

24. Republican strategy ...

throw shit and hope something sticks.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #24)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 01:58 AM

39. Distract and confuse. The FOX viewers will think "censure"

is something like impeachment.
Mopes like McCarthy just like to make noise.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 12:50 PM

26. Nothing like aiding and abetting a criminal enterprise, eh? I guess the repugs have gained...

enough experience by now.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 12:53 PM

27. I wish the democrats would be more aggressive with taking actions.

We could start with holding those accountable that are in contempt of congress.

The repukes run with made-up stuff and take action. The dems have actual problems to take action with and don't.
I am frustrated.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #27)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 09:01 AM

41. This is because the democratic politicians

are working on laws to HELP their constituents. The gop just works on dragging the (D)'s down, and do nothing for their constituents. The gop is just filling empty space, waiting for orders from Moscow Mitch before they make any moves.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 12:53 PM

28. go to hell traitor

Don't impose your cupidity on my country, you dirtbag p.o.s.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:36 PM

32. So with all that's going on,

McCarthy is pissed of because he can't find out the whistleblower's name so he can out him.

That tells me all I need to know.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 03:30 PM

33. If anything is based on lying... Censure fucking Trump!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 05:30 PM

34. Traitor. Schiff is a patriot for what is left of the democracy you assholes want to replace with


a dictatorship. But you wouldn't want it called that, exactly. You'd love a return to the good old days of slavery, no women's rights, no justice (unless it is in your favor; wink), child labor and all things deplorable. H never should have apologized for that one. It is a vast right wing conspiracy and she called it out 30 fucking years ago. Republicans Suck, especially the older ones who are watching, know it's an end to the rule of law and are doing NOTHING. Special place in Hell for all of them. They think their money and position will protect them and theirs. Good luck traitors.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:54 PM

37. Odd they aren't trying to censure Speaker Pelosi. I mean, she did start the impeachment...

investigation, not Schiff. He's only one of what, 4+ committee chairs doing the investigations.

My guess is that they do fear Pelosi and the entire Democratic caucus. Besides knowing that their efforts will fail, it's hard to see how this could affect the outcome. And yes, it sounds more like a fund-raising tactic than anything else. They likely also fear him as a highly organized, intelligent and aggressive committeeman who will turn up even more dirt. Yet we have a host of others who could take his place and do a fine job.

I'd like to see some gamesmanship whereby Schiff could fake stepping down into a mere committee role for awhile and then take back over later. A head fake so to speak to make the 'Pubs howl. Hey, why not?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:59 PM

38. WTF?!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 11:32 AM

42. Pelosi should come back with official censure on trump on Hurds and Syria

let all the house GOP reps have to take a position. I know how well its playing here in the midwest for abandoning long time allies and being left to be murdered by the turks, ISIS and Asad.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 01:48 PM

43. Empty threats

Screaming, clothes wrending and pulling out their hair to drown out the truth.



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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:27 PM

44. Here's the deal, Kevin McCarthy

'I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them' - Adlai Stevenson

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:32 PM

45. Fucking losers who can't stand a man with integrity.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:46 AM

46. I'm sure Nancy will bring it to the floor right away.

After all the speaker controls the calender and nothing gets to the floor without her ok.

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