HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Graham introduces resolut...

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:24 PM

Graham introduces resolution condemning House impeachment process

Source: CNN

The resolution, co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, calls on the House to hold a vote to initiate the inquiry, so House Republicans can participate in proceedings and President Trump can call witnesses, Graham tweeted.

“I have introduced a resolution today with Senator McConnell and the purpose of the resolution is to let the House know that the process you’re engaging in regarding the attempted impeachment of President Trump is out of bounds, is inconsistent with due process as we know it …. and is a substantial deviation from what the House has done in the past regarding impeachment of other presidents.” Graham said at a press conference today on Capitol Hill. 

CNN’s Lauren Fox pressed Graham on whether he is confident that the Hill and the White House are on the same page when it comes to impeachment messaging and whether the Hill is leading the messaging strategy.

Graham responded, “I talked to chief of staff Mulvaney, I think they’re working on getting a messaging team together.”

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/impeachment-inquiry-10-24-2019/index.html



Love seeing Republicans resorting to ineffectual Senate resolutions. This after yesterday's tantrum in the House. They are looking defeated.

22 replies, 2570 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 22 replies Author Time Post
Reply Graham introduces resolution condemning House impeachment process (Original post)
ArcticFox Oct 2019 OP
dlk Oct 2019 #1
TreasonousBastard Oct 2019 #2
Leghorn21 Oct 2019 #3
crazytown Oct 2019 #18
yaesu Oct 2019 #4
FirstLight Oct 2019 #5
keithbvadu2 Oct 2019 #6
rurallib Oct 2019 #7
LawnKorn Oct 2019 #17
rurallib Oct 2019 #19
sinkingfeeling Oct 2019 #8
wiggs Oct 2019 #10
Buckeyeblue Oct 2019 #9
wiggs Oct 2019 #11
wiggs Oct 2019 #12
patphil Oct 2019 #13
Maeve Oct 2019 #14
NurseJackie Oct 2019 #15
Bradical79 Oct 2019 #16
Calista241 Oct 2019 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2019 #21
Thekaspervote Oct 2019 #22

Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:30 PM

1. This would mean Graham is condemning the Constitution

What is wrong with him?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:31 PM

2. Well, it seems the House is acting in accordance with CURRENT House rules...

on impeachment inquiries.

And Mulvaney has already proven he's useless.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:31 PM

3. Oh good, you had a chat with Mulvaney, oh, I see



FUCK OFF Y’ALL

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:14 PM

18. "LINDSEY GRAHAM INTRODUCING RESOLUTION TO PERMANENTLY ATTACH LIPS TO TRUMP'S ASS"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:35 PM

4. poor little russian snowflakes. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:39 PM

5. "messaging team"




So Lindsay is trying to pass a resolution that says the CONSTITUTION is wrong? Did I hear that right?

I may not be a Civics major, but even I know that's some serious bullshit.

And these MFers all took the Oath of Office? WTAF

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:43 PM

6. "and President Trump can call witnesses" - who can confront him directly... Right?

"and President Trump can call witnesses" -

who can confront him directly... Right?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:50 PM

7. Yes - make sure it has a recorded vote

So Republican senators can explain to voters why they voted against the constitution - this should be entertaining.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rurallib (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:06 PM

17. And when the resolution fails, the Republicans can see who doesn't support Trump

I am thinking that at least five, and possibly as many as ten, Republicans will not vote for the resolution. It will probably never come to the floor for a vote because Graham will know in advance it will not pass.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LawnKorn (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:26 PM

19. that would be delicious!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 04:53 PM

8. The House should introduce a resolution condemning the Senate

for failure to advance bills and a** kissing IQ45.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 05:41 PM

10. like. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 05:10 PM

9. I would like to think this is cover so the Senate can surprise Trump with a conviction

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 05:41 PM

11. doubt a senate majority agrees with Graham resolution. We'll see how they vote though. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 05:43 PM

12. Reminder: several gop congressmen wanted to impeach Obama for extending the

sign up period for ACA due to computer problems. They practically feinted at the unconstitutionality.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:01 PM

13. The "Trump can call witnessess" part of the process doesn't happen until his trial in the Senate.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:02 PM

14. He can call witnesses when it gets to the TRIAL phase

Someone give Lindsay a civics lesson, fer cryin' out loud

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:03 PM

15. He's a laughing stock. If he only knew what people were saying behind his back...

He's a laughing stock. If he only knew what people were saying behind his back as he stomps his tiny little feet down the halls of congress when he's having one of his temper tantrums.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:03 PM

16. Lol, fucking traitor

 

Wants the House to follow some made up tradition that's not part of the rules, yet wants the President directly involved in an investigation of him in violation of the Constitution. Impeachment is the solely the power of the House, then the Senate gets to hold the trial. The President gets no power over the process whatsoever. It's a very important check against the executive and judiciary branches.

Graham and McConnell need to be gone.

Edit: Of course he knows all this. It's all about confusing and tricking Americans who have zero clue what any of this actually means, and how this all actually is supposed to work. It gives his caucus something to yell about without directly addressing any evidence or testimony.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:30 PM

20. 44 Repubs signed on. So it looks like we won't be having impeachment. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Calista241 (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:36 PM

21. You misunderstand a basic point about the Constitution. It's OK, Linda Graham get C wrong too


Impeachment is for the House to decide by a majority vote (over 50%). Democrats control the House.

Conviction is for the Senate on a two-thirds vote. As things stand, it is unlikely that there will be conviction in the Senate because of Republicons.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ArcticFox (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2019, 06:57 PM

22. F U graham.. you have no say in it!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread