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Impeach Mitch McConnell!

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Deapite the obvious need for an independent investigator, Mitch McConnell is refusing to do so.

    As a result, it is critical that all of us wtite to our senators and demand that McConnell be immediately impeached for obstruction of justice.

  • Center Left
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    Social media is how these things get started. Hopefully this type of logic is on many people's mind. I am entirely skeptical but how long do they get their way.

    edit / add

    I signed onto Facebook 1 minute ago and this was the third thing I saw.

    motherjones.com/politics/2017/05/comey-...

  • Strongly Liberal
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    The Republican party is at war with itself. As the leadership is in on the entire Russian takeover of our executive branch and the idiot in chief become more brazen and defiant , the senators not involved are getting very agitated. And the hole that the fat idiot and his gang are digging is getting very deep.

    I do believe that there are elements within the Republican party who are Americans first.

    So the Congress is so broken now that they cannot pass a bill cannot function. The sentence is split wide open and the festering wound is becoming a problem. The fat idiot is intent upon destroying our government ,the executive branch is now an enemy of the state. The only person standing in the way is general McMasters.

    Everyday it gets worse.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    There is little to zero chance of this ever happening.

    For starters - a Senator can't be impeached. They can be expelled from office, but impeachment is held for officers of the Executive and Judicial branches because it requires actions by both houses of Congress while expulsion only requires the action of the house of Congress the individual serves in.

    Secondly, fifteen Senators have ever been expelled from office since the ratification of our Constitution and not one Senator has been expelled since the antebellum period. Other Senators have had expulsion proceedings, but every one of those proceedings either led to acquittal or resignation.

    All I'm trying to say is that McConnell will have to do a whole lot worse than refuse to hire a special prosecutor to investigate Donald if he were ever going to be expelled from the Senate.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Deapite the obvious need for an independent investigator, Mitch McConnell is refusing to do so.

    As a result, it is critical that all of us wtite to our senators and demand that McConnell be immediately impeached for obstruction of justice.

    No can do. The best anyone who dislikes him is that he vapor locks, and someone with less power takes his place.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Ask the Russians for help; they know what to do. (or may be the N.Koreans "with the hand in your face")
  • Liberal Democrat
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    I think the N Korean leader knows how to get rid of people better than the Russians, both are equally deadly though. I'm glad you mentioned it Dutch.
  • Center Left
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    Jared, You have a good intellect but don't get too self assured. These are wacky crazy times and what's happening or what will happen don't fit in the logical column. This crazy deranged leader is not predictable.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    TJ Wrote: Jared, You have a good intellect but don't get too self assured. These are wacky crazy times and what's happening or what will happen don't fit in the logical column. This crazy deranged leader is not predictable.

    I don't know what you mean by that. My self assurance has nothing to do with whether or not the Senate Majority leader will be removed from office.

    All I'm trying to point out is that it is extremely rare for a sitting United States Senator to be expelled from Office. It literally hasn't happened since before the Civil War.

    I can pretty much guarantee that McConnell refusing to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate Trump doesn't rise to the level of him being expelled from office. I agree with you and fellow liberals that it's infuriating he refuses to do so, but it isn't against the law to not appoint an independent prosecutor.


    As President Obama pointed out earlier this week: "[You] get the politicians you deserve. And if you don't vote and if you don't participate and if you don't pay attention, then you'll get policies that don't reflect your interests."

    I agree with him. We're stuck with Donald and McConnell until Democrats decide to get off their lazy asses and actually vote instead of whining about ideological purity and bitching that their preferred candidate didn't win the primary.

  • Center Left
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    I am merely saying we don't have any idea of what will happen. Everything from the bizzarro column is certainly possible. I don't yet expect a Coup but I wouldn't rule it out.
  • Strongly Liberal
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    Mitch may be indicted along with many other repug leaders. The supreme Court , while recusing Gorsch , sent a courier with an order to the white house on Friday warning \ informing the fat idiot that threatening and obstructing Justice is an arrestable offense . The supreme Court is watching. They have authority to remove ANYONE arrest ANYONE.

    They are treading on thin ice. The FBI and the CIA are working with the supreme Court at this point.

  • Independent
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    Maindawg Wrote:

    Mitch may be indicted along with many other repug leaders. The supreme Court , while recusing Gorsch , sent a courier with an order to the white house on Friday warning \ informing the fat idiot that threatening and obstructing Justice is an arrestable offense . The supreme Court is watching. They have authority to remove ANYONE arrest ANYONE.

    They are treading on thin ice. The FBI and the CIA are working with the supreme Court at this point.

    I hope that what you said is true. I'm afraid Gorsuch was asked the same thing as with Comey; "loyalty" to Trump.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Trump himself is probably guilty of obstruction of justice, who is going to take him to task? Surely not his own appointees.
  • Independent
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    I saw part of an interview of Tillerson; it certainly looked like he gave Trump an oath of "loyalty" the way he spoke. The guy certainly did not act as the ex CEO of Chevron; but as acted as an weasel.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Maindawg Wrote: ... The supreme Court is watching. They have authority to remove ANYONE arrest ANYONE.

    No, they don't have that authority. That power lies in the House and Senate.

    Article 1, Section 2, Clause 5 gives the House "the sole Power of Impeachment" and Article 1, Section 3, Clause 6 gives the Senate the "sole Power to try all Impeachments."

    The Supreme Court has also ruled on this exact issue and they have reaffirmed in Nixon v. United States (not to be confused with U.S. v. Nixon) "that the federal judiciary cannot review such proceedings."


    This is why I think it's imperative that Americans get involved in governing. We have a separation of powers and our votes actually do matter. If we vote in someone with dictatorial aspirations and their party backs them up then that's it. The courts can overturn legislation and executive orders, but they can not remove a President, Senator, or member of the House.

    That's what I was trying to get across to all those Jill Stein and "Bernie or Bust" so called Democrats who thought this past election didn't matter.