House Votes on Impeachment of "World's Most Dangerous Man"

"Donald Trump is a virus. It's time to remove him from his host." Unknown female Rep.

"Donald Trump is the most dangerous man ever to occupy the Oval Office". Rep. Joaquin Castro

Unhinged: Rep. Matt Gaetz

Donald Trump will be impeached by the House today. What will the Senate do? More importantly, what will Mike Pence do if Trump resigns in the next week? I believe he will pardon Donald Trump. Will they make a deal that Trump (who will likely be banned from holding public office in the future by the new Democratic-led Senate)will support a Pence-Ivanka ticket?

I do not care whether Trump finishes his term. I care that Mike Pence not take the helm in the next week because he will eradicate all of the bad karma the Trump family now has hanging over their heads. Pence is the only one who can dissipate it. I hope Congress does not let him.

Colorado's Rep. Diana DeGette is a national treasure. You can tell she used to be a criminal defense lawyer. Gun-toting bar owner/Trump hanger-on Lauren Boebert can't even read her lines without stumbling over them. I don't think her voice wasn't shaking with anger but stage fright. She will never be taken seriously by Democrats.

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    From (5.00 / 1) (#36)
    by FlJoe on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 06:52:13 AM EST
    the "don't know when to STFU" files
    In an interview with BBC News to promote his new book Saving Justice, former FBI Director James Comey said President-elect Joe Biden should "consider" pardoning his predecessor Donald Trump when he takes office on Jan. 20th.

    The heck with (5.00 / 3) (#42)
    by Zorba on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 12:00:35 PM EST
    Comey.  He's a big reason we got stuck with Trump.  
    Yes, he should STFU, go away, and never be seen or heard from again.

    I hope even Biden (none / 0) (#37)
    by jmacWA on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 07:51:10 AM EST
    knows that such an action would be cause to invoke the 25th.

    Seriously (none / 0) (#39)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 10:49:24 AM EST
    and any pardon Biden would give wouldn't prevent Trump from declaring bankruptcy again and keep any state charges away anyway. STFU Comey was trending on twitter. Comey still does not get it. He has to be the worst pick Obama made.

    That's Funny (none / 0) (#40)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 11:10:29 AM EST
    What Joe should do is pull a Mitch, where he acts like he going to seriously consider it, weigh his options, give Trump some light at the end of the tunnel, then do absolutely nothing to stop the onslaught of investigations and hopefully convictions.

    Pardoning Trump isn't going to being anyone together.


    This is a freak show (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 12:56:26 PM EST
    it's making me want to kill myself

    I mean (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 01:12:16 PM EST
    we are winning no but boy

    Sometimes better to not see how the sausage is made.

    Tho I suppose having people on both the left and right who frighten viewers is not a bad thing.


    If You Were to Take a Shot... (none / 0) (#5)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 01:29:09 PM EST
    ...every time some invoked Abraham Lincoln, you would be dead about 20 times over.

    I mean come on, are all these 'debates' so predictable, we get it both sides like Lincoln, but what the F does he have to do with Donald Trump's impeachment.

    I did like the Representative from Virginia that at the end of his minute said, "Richmond Out."


    Are we there yet. (none / 0) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 01:30:51 PM EST
    Pence Will Not be President (none / 0) (#3)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 01:23:04 PM EST
    As a result, the Senate trial would not begin until one hour after President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office.

    "The Senate trial would therefore begin after President Trump's term has expired - either one hour after its expiration on Jan. 20, or twenty-five hours after its expiration on Jan. 21," the memo states.


    What's unclear is whether Chief Justice John Roberts would preside over the trial because Trump will no longer be president of the United States at 1 p.m. Jan. 20, the earliest a trial could start without consent from all 100 senators.

    The Senate impeachment rules state that unless the Senate orders otherwise, once the trial has commenced, the Senate "shall continue in session from day to day (Sundays excepted) ... until final judgment shall be rendered," according to McConnell's memo.

    I think Mitch is good (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 01:25:41 PM EST
    with this happening in Schumer's Senate.  

    But it's said he will vote to remove so it's ok for now.


    Mitch is (none / 0) (#7)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 01:46:21 PM EST
    a chicken but I don't care. Frankly I would rather have Schumer run it and Kamala be the one that puts the stake in the heart of the vampire.

    But, but, but, (none / 0) (#8)
    by Chuck0 on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 01:47:00 PM EST
    Antifa, BLM.

    Agreed. (none / 0) (#9)
    by Chuck0 on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 02:14:30 PM EST
    Matt Gaetz is an unhinged clown.

    Which One is Beavis ? (none / 0) (#11)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 02:24:31 PM EST
    Looks like Boebert... (none / 0) (#10)
    by desertswine on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 02:17:54 PM EST
    gave a guided tour to a group of white supremacists the day before the insurrection.

    I have suspicions that (none / 0) (#12)
    by Chuck0 on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 02:27:21 PM EST
    when confronted with 20 year prison sentences, some of these insurrections are going to start spilling the beans with regard to collusion with members of the GOP.

    I think the FBI will be walking the halls of congressional office buildings before this is over, taking some members into custody.


    I think Boebert (none / 0) (#14)
    by Chuck0 on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 02:31:26 PM EST
    will be on that list. Along with Mo Brooks (AL) and Andy Biggs (AZ).

    WP (none / 0) (#15)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 02:35:05 PM EST
    Ali Alexander, who organized the `Stop the Steal' rally that let to a mob storming the U.S. Capitol, told the Washington Post that he hatched the plan -- coinciding with Congress's vote to certify the electoral college votes -- alongside three GOP lawmakers: Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ), all hard-line Trump supporters.



    From the article. (none / 0) (#16)
    by Chuck0 on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 02:42:11 PM EST
    "1776 is always an option."

    Boebert tweeted out "Today is 1776" the morning of Jan. 6, 2021.


    She is a complete (none / 0) (#20)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 03:39:26 PM EST
    crackpot with a rap sheet.

    Methinks Greene (none / 0) (#48)
    by Chuck0 on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 06:08:16 PM EST
    will not complete her term in the House.

    1776.. (none / 0) (#31)
    by jondee on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 06:36:54 PM EST
    What a bumper-sticker..

    I'd love to see how Boebert would do if she took an in-depth exam on what occurred in 1776.


    One more Lincoln (none / 0) (#13)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 02:31:13 PM EST
    for the road

    It's done (none / 0) (#17)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 03:35:20 PM EST
    I just hope a live feed of Trumps real time reaction exists for history.

    The most bipartisan impeachment vote (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 03:36:53 PM EST
    Evah. According to CNN.

    Only 10 Republicans Voted to Impeach (5.00 / 2) (#23)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 03:45:42 PM EST
    231 to 197 with 5 people not voting, which is 54%.

    Mitch may be backtracking, he says he hasn't decided on how he is voting yet and that the Senate should be focused on transition of power, not impeachment.  

    I'm guessing that means he wants to wait and see how Trump behaves going forward and how much of the country burns on the 20th before he votes to impeachment Donald Trump.


    Bit disappointing (none / 0) (#25)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 03:47:05 PM EST
    But better that zero

    5 did not vote (none / 0) (#19)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 03:38:28 PM EST
    will that make their lives better?

    at least three Dems (none / 0) (#27)
    by leap on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 05:45:50 PM EST
    are home quarantined with COVID-19 via the maskless a$$hole Republicans who holed up with them while the hoards were trying to kill them all. Don't know if that prevented them from voting remotely?

    Dem Reps Bonnie Watson Coleman, Pramila Jayapla and Brad Schneider.


    I believe they voted (none / 0) (#28)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 05:48:08 PM EST
    By proxy

    ah, good (none / 0) (#29)
    by leap on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 05:50:43 PM EST
    I can't imagine Rep Jayapal not figuring out a way to vote on impeachment. She's a firecracker.

    out which lawmaker spread the disease, if one did, no?

    Since the Capitol Attack

    Name State Reported Positive

    (D) Rep. Adriano Espaillat New York Jan. 14, 2021
    (He is apparently asymptomatic, no one knows how long he's had the deisease. Quote: "In addition, I understand that the vaccine creates an antibody response to lessen the severity of symptoms and illness associated with COVID-19, and I am thankful that I am not experiencing those symptoms.")

    (D) Rep. Brad Schneider Illinois Jan. 12, 2021

    (D) Rep. Pramila Jayapal Washington Jan. 12, 2021

    (D) Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman New Jersey  Jan. 11, 2021

    (R) Rep. Chuck Fleischmann Tennessee Jan. 10, 2021
    (Fleischmann was not present in the lockdown area. )

    (R) Rep. Jake LaTurner Kansas Jan. 6, 2021
    (U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner not in secure room during riot where Democrat House members believe they were exposed to COVID-19)


    This assumes (none / 0) (#46)
    by Zorba on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 05:39:19 PM EST
    That everyone who has tested positive, has actually reported it.

    It also assumes that everyone (5.00 / 1) (#50)
    by MO Blue on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 07:51:55 PM EST
    got tested. An a symptomatic person who doesn't take COVID seriously might not bother to get tested.

    Indeed. (none / 0) (#47)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 05:48:25 PM EST
    Seems like a pretty big secret to keep, but maybe not.

    It Also Ignores... (5.00 / 1) (#49)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 06:14:08 PM EST
    ...people who weren't elected to office which probably outnumbered the people that were.  The safe space isn't just for Congressmen and women.

    But I think the real point is this, anyone not wearing a mask in close quarters at this point in time is a real jerk, whether they spread it or not.  Because in the end, people not wearing masks are far more likely to be spreading it then the ones who are.  And the source of infections is far more likely to be a non mask wearing idiot, then a mask wearer.


    They (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by FlJoe on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 03:40:11 PM EST
    should give him his twitter feed for a couple of hours. For entertainment purposes only of course.

    I was harsh in another (none / 0) (#22)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 03:45:08 PM EST
    comment with allegedly "frightened" republicans.  Saying they should just shut up and suck it up.

    But seriously, I sympathize to a point.  Maybe your are not in a position to afford 24 hour security for your entire family.  

    I'm thinking about the 5 who didn't vote.  What a pathetically desperate choice.


    Or Victims of Covid (none / 0) (#24)
    by ScottW714 on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 03:46:40 PM EST
    Remember (none / 0) (#26)
    by Repack Rider on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 05:14:05 PM EST
    ...after Benghazi, the GOP congress spent five years conducting nine investigations as to why Hillary Clinton was unable to deploy troops in time to protect a remote consulate?

    The Capitol is a few blocks from the White House and the Department of Homeland Security.

    I wish that building had been defended by the amount of police manpower, zeal and heavy weapons that were deployed to protect a Walmart in Portland.

    The Insurrection Caucus (none / 0) (#30)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 05:55:09 PM EST
    Today became a large malignant tumor inside the Republican body.

    Amputation is indicated to save the victim.  Unfortunately it's a brain tumor.

    The Lincoln Project (none / 0) (#32)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 07:55:58 PM EST
    is starting. They are taking out full page ads starting in MO in the newspapers there notifying Hawley's contributors.

    I have to say people like Hawley are going to be going through heck and I wonder if there is a limit to how much they will take. If they have a limit to being publicly hounded they might just resign and decide it is not worth it.

    I feel sorry for Ted Cruz's wife. Her life is going to be miserable. I saw an interview with her where she did not even seem all that interested in him running for president back and 2016 and surely she can't be any better now. Of course, I guess you could say if it gets too bad she can always leave.


    Gee (none / 0) (#33)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 13, 2021 at 08:04:29 PM EST
    I thought we were told those devious Lincoln Project people would immediately switch back to defending republicans as soon as the election was over.

    Apparently not.  Who could have predicted. Oh, right, I did.


    I (none / 0) (#34)
    by FlJoe on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 04:19:58 AM EST
    am quite sure they will back the "right" kind of Republicans in the GOP's civil war.

    There is going (none / 0) (#35)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 05:57:32 AM EST
    to be another party. There always has been. Even if the GOP completely fails there will be another party to take its place. It is better to have a Lincoln Project style GOP which at least deals in reality than the current GOP which is brain dead seditionists.

    From the day they launched (none / 0) (#38)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 08:55:02 AM EST
    The Lincoln Project has made it absolutely clear that Trumpism and Trump enablers were every bit as much a target as Trump and his family.

    It was not a secret.  They have always attacked the "right" people.  I've never seen an ad or a tweet that I did not completely agree with.

    They have been the most effective media voice and the will continue to be.  And yes, if there is a new Conservative party it will be essentially the Lincoln Project Party.

    I'll say it again.  For our system of government to work two (at least) sane functioning parties are required.  The reason we are circling the drain is the existing Republican Party is not a governing party.  They don't even try to sound or act like one.

    We need a Conservative party ready to debate policy.  IMO refusing to see the difference between MAGA and the Lincoln Project is as delusional as the MAGAs.  And another reason we are circling the drain.


    strongly disagree (none / 0) (#51)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Jan 16, 2021 at 12:24:55 AM EST
    the Lincln Project is filled with Neocons fron the Bush era -- Libby,, cheney and their ilk. And George Conway types (ghostwirting briefs in the Paula Jones case -- he's more aligned with his unimportant wife Kellyanne than you think. These neocons want to install "democracy" all over the world.

    Steve Schmidt was manager of John McCain (another non progressive Republican's) campaign and pushed him to nominate Sarah Palin.
    We have much ore to fear from these mainstream Repbulicans than the bible-toting tea partiers who are hooked up with Trump Bannon and their sychophantic followers.

    Shorter version: Don't follow leaders and watch your parking meters.


    Thank you, Jeralyn (none / 0) (#52)
    by leap on Sat Jan 16, 2021 at 11:30:13 AM EST
    I have huge side-eyes with that group and don't trust any one of them. They're really slick. And dangerous to our democracy.

    I hope (none / 0) (#41)
    by Zorba on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 11:57:24 AM EST
    Hawley does go through heck and more.  The lowest levels of Dante's Inferno might do.  I'm embarrassed to be from Missouri (sorry, MOBlue).  Way back when, Missouri wasn't this red and nuts.  At the worst, purple, with blue areas.

    As for Cruz's wife, I would have kicked him to the curb when he supported Trump, after Trump dissed her.  But then, I wouldn't have married someone like him in the first place.  I doubt he has a chance to ever get the Republican nomination.  Too many people hate him.  But then, I never would have thought that someone like Donald Trump would ever become President, so what do I know?


    No apology necessary (none / 0) (#44)
    by MO Blue on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 03:09:03 PM EST
    I'm embarrassed to be from Missouri. As you stated, Missouri was not always this red and this nuts. Also, it has only been the last couple of years, that I realized how prevalent racism is here.

    Nice career arc for Hawley (none / 0) (#45)
    by KeysDan on Thu Jan 14, 2021 at 04:27:24 PM EST
    Stanford, Yale Law, clerked for Chief Justice Roberts, gets to be senator at a young age and what does he do?  He becomes lickspittle to a lying, corrupt, racist, twice impeached orange clown.  All in hope of capturing Trump's base of fascists, white supremacists, nihilists, seditious insurrectionists and other assorted deplorables.

    And, not smart enough to figure he is in line behind such luminaries are Cruz, Cotton, Junior, Ivanka, and Pence (with or without the fly).  


    Supremacist or supremist? (none / 0) (#53)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Jan 17, 2021 at 11:20:35 AM EST
    I just heard Sen Cardin say "supremist".  Not the first time I've heard it.  So ...google

    The word "supremacist" has only two standard pronunciations, suh-PREM-a-cist or soo-PREM-a-cist, according to the 10 dictionaries we've checked. However, people are indeed using a shorter word, "supremist," in writing as well as speech.

    Although you won't find "supremist" in standard dictionaries, it's been used in the same sense as "supremacist" since the late 1800s, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

    (In fact, "supremist" showed up back in the 1600s with a different meaning--someone who assumes supreme authority--but the OED says that sense is now obsolete or rare.)

    It turns out that "supremacist" and "supremist" appeared in writing around the same time in phrases that referred to people who believed whites were superior to others.

    The earliest Oxford example for "supremacist" is from the April 5, 1896, issue of the Daily Picayune in New Orleans: