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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:35 PM

Republicans livid after Schiff cites supposed threat to GOP senators

Source: Politico

Rep. Adam Schiff read aloud an anonymous quote about what would happen to Republican senators if they voted against President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial. It did not land well.

The California Congressman, in ending the Democrats' three-day opening salvo, was discussing the internal politics each senator must face as they consider their votes. Then he read the quote from a CBS story: That a Trump ally said "GOP senators were warned ... 'vote against the president and your head will be on a pike.'"

Several Republican senator murmured "not true" as soon as Schiff said it. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) shook her head and said "not true" several times. Schiff quickly tried to recover.

"I don't know if that's true. But when I read that, I was struck by the irony," Schiff said. "I hope it's not true. I hope it's not true."

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/24/schiff-threats-senate-104107

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Reply Republicans livid after Schiff cites supposed threat to GOP senators (Original post)
brooklynite Jan 24 OP
RandySF Jan 24 #1
DonaldsRump Jan 24 #2
Haggis for Breakfast Jan 24 #3
riversedge Jan 24 #4
kacekwl Jan 24 #13
jvill Jan 24 #23
TeamPooka Jan 25 #24
aggiesal Jan 25 #25
Guilded Lilly Jan 25 #28
Mersky Jan 25 #31
dweller Jan 24 #5
Iliyah Jan 24 #6
SunSeeker Jan 24 #7
Phoenix61 Jan 24 #8
napi21 Jan 24 #9
madaboutharry Jan 24 #10
Iliyah Jan 24 #11
rockfordfile Jan 24 #12
paleotn Jan 24 #14
Tactical Peek Jan 24 #15
pangaia Jan 24 #16
stopdiggin Jan 25 #27
OneBro Jan 25 #30
pangaia Jan 25 #44
IronLionZion Jan 24 #17
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 25 #33
IronLionZion Jan 25 #40
keithbvadu2 Jan 24 #18
cry baby Jan 24 #19
grumpyduck Jan 24 #20
DallasNE Jan 24 #21
DeminPennswoods Jan 24 #22
dchill Jan 25 #26
geralmar Jan 25 #29
bonniebgood Jan 25 #32
DAngelo136 Jan 25 #34
Mersky Jan 25 #35
NCjack Jan 25 #36
turbinetree Jan 25 #37
Perseus Jan 25 #38
moonseller66 Jan 25 #39
eppur_se_muova Jan 25 #41
ResistantAmerican17 Jan 25 #42
machoneman Jan 25 #43
Midnight Writer Jan 25 #45
Maxheader Jan 25 #46
murielm99 Jan 25 #47
bluestarone Jan 25 #48
YOHABLO Jan 25 #49
Kablooie Jan 26 #50
dewsgirl Jan 26 #51
Snackshack Jan 26 #52
empedocles Jan 26 #53

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:35 PM

1. It's all they can reach for tonight

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:37 PM

2. They should vent their collective hissy-fit

to Dear Leader and his hench-buffoons, who are the ones attributed with this great phrase.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:39 PM

3. You know DAMNED WELL, he has threatened them into submission.

We'll see if anyone of them still have a backbone/integrity/conscience/balls when the time comes for a vote.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:40 PM

4. Murkowski scoffs at Schiff's comment: "That's where he lost me," she said.

Repugs have another faux outrage. !!

Murkowski scoffs at Schiff’s comment: She tells reporters that Schiff was doing fine until the pike comment. "That's where he lost me," she said.
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“That’s not true,” Susan Collins said several times on the floor, shaking her head when Schiff cited a news report saying WH warned senators that a vote against Trump means “your head will be on a pike.” Risch also said aloud: “That’s not true.” Cotton laughed when Schiff said it
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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 10:01 PM

13. If that's all it takes

to lose you, you were never found. Poor sad sack.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 11:45 PM

23. GOP Senator: "I'm personally offended...

... and therefore I'm going to let a criminal off the hook.

Take that!"

Current Republican values in a nutshell.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 12:22 AM

24. "This is my excuse to ignore the actual evidence." Fixed it for her.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 12:48 AM

25. That's not true ...

She was never with him.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 01:51 AM

28. You all have been looking for any reason to spew anything about Schiff...

because he has made you all look like the pathetic spineless vermin you are, Murkowski.
And “doing fine”???
He has been owning the entire sorry characterless lot of you punks for weeks.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 07:09 AM

31. That's a darn shame. She has to put on an act as well?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:40 PM

5. same reply, if by some miracle he's voted out ..

just more wailing and rending of garments ..

✌🏼

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:40 PM

6. Schiff knowing that will deny . .

He did well . .

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:42 PM

7. But they're not livid about Trump extorting an ally to help his political campaign.

Yeah, fuck them.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:43 PM

8. There wasn't any reason to threaten Collins.

She was always going to tow the party line. The threat would have been made against those who might actually be thinking about doing the right thing.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:45 PM

9. Yjeu can all likely deny that DT said "Heaf on a pike", but if yhose words weree replace by

"you'll NEVER win reelection!", though it's not quite as dramatic, very likely true.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:53 PM

10. Republicans are so fragile!

Murkowski is acting like a jerk. She’s upset because Schiff repeated something reported by CBS, but seems ok with Trump destroying democracy.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:56 PM

11. They are always victims . . .

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:57 PM

12. LoL they were showed to be the lemmings we always knew they were

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 10:01 PM

14. Truth hurts.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 10:06 PM

15. Livid is good.


Makes my day.

The hit dog hollers. Or turns livid.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 10:10 PM

16. I like the , "Schiff quickly tried to recover." line..

Who the hell came up with THAT one ??




Schiff is a 'fucker," (albeit a mild mannered one-- ) I don;t think he needs to recover.

and of the repubs have anyone to fear, HE IS IT !!!!!!!!!



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Response to pangaia (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 01:48 AM

27. gonna' disagree here

probably NOT a good look.
You're trying to sell "evidence" and "testimony" and a very strong facts based case. WHY would you start quoting from an unsourced news bite? And then quickly walk back with, "not sure if that's true .." Then why the hell are you trying to introduce it?

As soon as I read this I thought .. "blunder" .. and from a man who is generally so able and adroit!

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 06:33 AM

30. That was my thought too.

The whole thing reminded me of the Rove era setup of Dan Rather at CBS News with the fake Bush story. Should have just let the “head on a pike” story be the unmentioned elephant in the room.

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 12:43 PM

44. I see your point.... Could be right.....



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 10:10 PM

17. Sounds like something out of the USSR

US Senate Republicans (USSR)

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 07:10 AM

33. Reminds me of Saddam Hussein speech where his goons remove a few people while others sweat.


(dunno what your video is; it is blocked because I block trackers, fingerprinters, and crypto-miners.)

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 09:05 AM

40. Youtube video: The Beatles - Back In The U.S.S.R.

I would hope it's not " trackers, fingerprinters, and crypto-miners".

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 10:18 PM

18. Wasn't that 'head on a pike' one of Donald's tweets?

Wasn't that 'head on a pike' one of Donald's tweets?

An official gov't document.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 10:19 PM

19. Snowflakes. Press too close, Democrats are mean...etc.

Fuck ‘em. They’re just previewing their excuses.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 10:22 PM

20. Like I said elsewhere,

that comment (if true) just tells me that T sees the GOP senators as a bunch of spineless dipshit cowards who would be afraid of a bully.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 11:11 PM

21. Time For CBS To Weigh In

Was the work "pole" rather than "Pike"? Same meaning.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 11:32 PM

22. Maddow asked Michael Bennett about it

He said his R colleagues probably were aggrieved because they were, more or less, being called out as being scared of Trump.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 01:36 AM

26. I think they protest too much!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 07:10 AM

32. Grab them by the pussy in chief has grabbed the GOP by the balls and they know it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 07:13 AM

34. Crocodile Tears

So Murkowski and the other Republicans are butt hurt because Schiff introduced into his presentation an unsubstantiated threat from the Trump Administration against any who would vote against him. Yet, as he pointed out during his presentation, it's quite within his character to do so. So "boo hoo".

But yet these same senators, were perfectly ok with Trump extorting a foreign country through essential and necessary military aid ( Can you imagine if it were food and clothing?) to basically slime a political opponent and his son for his own benefit; to cheat (again) in a political election. Joe Biden was a colleague to all and a friend to many of these same senators who are now willing to turn a blind eye to Trump's numerous shenanigans. And the cornerstone of his campaign is how willing and well he would work with these Quislings, er Republicans.
With "friends" like these, who needs enemies? They are spineless, self serving and are totally craven. They know what Trump has done, they know that Schiff and the other House Managers speak the truth-they've said as much in private. But rather than speaking truth to power to the rabid segment of their constituencies and having the courage of their private convictions, they'll be willing to go along with this sham of a half trial.
History will hunt them down and the hottest corner of Hell will be waiting for them when they are condemned for not confronting evil when it was necessary and proper to do so. If indeed, there is a Hell, I know that I will go for at least half of the mortal sins I've committed (And they were fun) . But none will be more deserving of their fate and joining me than the majority of those Republican senators who not only would betray their country but also a friend.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 07:14 AM

35. Oh, okay, susan. So, you are willing to betray your oath and country

all of your own accord, and not because of any coercion from mcconnell and the WH?

Or is it because when they said, “head on a pike” or “butt in a boiling lobster pot” you knew they were speaking figuratively, and really just meant to take you down on twitter, turn off the money tap, run false ads on fb against you using psychometric precision tabulated offshore for maximum impact, and/or bring up oppo research at worst possible time?

They certainly can’t go accusing you of being in the Russian money/election influence gambit, as that would bring additional heat on their very dealings. So, your “head” will be safe on that count when dealing with Moscow Mitch or Red Don’s angles. As for any past improper such dealings of your own, whether tricked, forced, or willing, you should report such through the proper channels. Your country needs you to do so, and face leniency or maybe even... immunity?

Or if you think fox news viewership constitutes the majority of the electorate, well, then, maybe you are just lost. In which case, you might keep blurting out your concern over how untrue the ABC reporting was, because they only meant your metaphorical head would be relocated to a nonexistent pointy stick. It could just be this, which allows you to bask in your smugness for being literally correct, but otherwise just plain wrong.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 07:56 AM

36. I believe Trump delivered the message to McConnell who gave it to the GOP senators. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 08:40 AM

37. Murkowski, that's where he lost me.......................

your such a fake Murkowski, you and your caucus were presented with 9 amendments to have witnesses and evidence brought forward..........................you voted to uphold your #Moscow Mitch plan/scam..............so Bite Me you hypocrite................most courts hear evidence during a trial not after one................and then when information is presented about a head on the pike, you folks go into tizzy, looking for any excuse.............let's harken back to when you voted to allow a sexual predator who is a (standing member of the Federalist Society) on the supreme court and voted to basically just screw the Constitution and put another one (standing member of the Federalist Society) on after a year, when your "guy" basically said fuck you Obama on your advise and consent Constitutional rules don't mean shit.....................cry us crocodile tears.........................

And has for Collins.........................what a joke, a very dangerous one at that..............she's another one that put party over country....................


November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough.............................

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 08:42 AM

38. That is not a genuine assessment of what happened

"Schiff recovered"???? No, he didn't, that is how he presents his argument, he throws the line and then he explains. Didn't he start by saying "I don't know if this is true, but CBS has just reported..." then he said "I hope it is not true.", and we all know that there is a 90% chance, or higher, that IT IS true and if Collins felt offended that makes our suspicions of it being true much higher. I bet Collins has not only been threatened by the con, but by Moscow-Mitch as well.

Disingenuous to say the least.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 08:55 AM

39. Not True?

They bitch that's not true but never utter a word of the evidence the Dems put forward.
So I guess they know everything Schiff said about al the other stuff IS true.

Way to go Party of the Hippo-crites.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 09:31 AM

41. Republicans livid after Trump threatens GOP senators ... no, wait, that's not what happened.

They got livid after someone had the audacity to report it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 10:01 AM

42. Speaking of "that's not true" republican bullshit

Remember that SOTU address where President Obama said Citizens United would open the floodgates for foreign money in elections and that asshat Alito mouthed “that’s not true.?” Pepperidge Farms remembers.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 11:21 AM

43. Schiff did that on purpose. Watch now as the media asks Trump if he said that. Bet he'll say hell...

...yes I did. Proving Trump's statement as Schiff subsequently brings up Trump's admission that he did, in fact, say that their heads would be on a pike.

Fooled the Stable Genius.....again!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 01:34 PM

45. "That's where he lost me"? But you're on board when Trump says "Lying Liddle Shifty Adam Schitt"?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 01:41 PM

46. Big deal..


Cheetox tenure is about up...Whats he gonna do to these spineless senate gop handjobs...Tweet the usual
psycho b.s.?

Listen up gop dudes...Clear your consciences...Do something for the good of the country instead of yourselves....

Impeach the worthless bastard..

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #46)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 01:49 PM

47. He is impeached.

He needs to be removed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 03:01 PM

48. I wonder what they will say when it's

PROVEN TRUE? I have NO proof BUT i look forward to it being proven true! That's how it happens almost every time!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 04:09 PM

49. "I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn't get there. And she was married"

 

Trump: Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.

Bush: Whatever you want.

Trump: Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.

Bush: Uh, yeah, those legs, all I can see is the legs.

Trump: Oh, it looks good.

Bush: Come on shorty.

Trump: Ooh, nice legs, huh?

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Let's see Susan and Lisa, ''head on a pike'' is too much to swallow, but ''Grab 'em by the pussy" was quite appropriate.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2020, 02:21 PM

50. I think Schiff made a mistake reading that unless he had solid confirmation.

He shouldn't trust one source such as CBS news on such an inflammatory statement.
To say afterward "I don't know if that's true." is a Trump tactic and I don't think he should do that.


But on the other hand it may be that taking on Trump's immoral tactics of spreading dirty, lies by saying he doesn't know if it's true may be the only way to fight him.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #50)

Sun Jan 26, 2020, 02:26 PM

51. Heads on a pike, isn't your everyday phrase. Journalists have

pulled up incidents in the past, where he has said it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2020, 02:28 PM

52. So what.

The faux outrage by the gop is just another tactic of theirs to distract. If they applied that outrage with a fraction of equality the shit DT tweets would have caused hospitalization to them.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Jan 26, 2020, 02:41 PM

53. 'supposed threat'?

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