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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 05:02 PM

Even the memes seem to be on the side of impeachment

By Sid Schwab / Herald columnist

As impeachment heats up, memes are hopping around cyberspace like bedbugs at Mar-a-Lago. A few, paraphrased:

“Trump and Republicans would have us believe people willing to testify under oath are liars, and those who refuse are truth-tellers.” Or: “If someone has information that would exonerate you, why would you prevent them from testifying?” Also: “The perpetrator of a coup takes power. If it’s really a coup, it’s Pence.” Best: “The house is on fire, Trump is lighting matches, and Republicans are demanding to know who called the fire department.”

On what basis can a “president” prevent people from appearing before Congress as it carries out its constitutional oversight duties? Would he have them arrested? Under the aegis of what laws? Can a “president” order a citizen not to speak? Isn’t there something about that in the Bill of Rights? (OK, under the Bill of Barr, we know it could happen.)

When Susan McDougal ignored a subpoena by Republicans chasing Bill Clinton’s penis around D.C., she went to jail. Why not now? Maybe because the party that no longer believes in enforcing the Constitution currently controls the DOJ. If Democrats ordered arrests, Barr would simply ignore them. What’s past is prologue.


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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 05:09 PM

1. Susan McDougal is a great point but that was a Special Prosecutor, this isn't.

I've heard very little in the press comparing this to Clinton.

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