These 4 Republicans could prevent rapid acquittal

Posted by on January 17, 2020 12:10 am
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(Bloomberg) — Donald Trump’s impeachment moves to the GOP-controlled Senate where the president and Democrats will battle over a small group of Republicans whose votes will determine the course of a trial on whether he should be removed from office.

 

The Senate proceedings will begin formally on Thursday with a show of pageantry that includes the reading of two impeachment articles and U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts swearing in 100 senators as jurors. Yet one of the most pressing and contentious issues — whether to meet Democratic demands for witnesses — will remain unresolved for more than a week.

 

The seven House Democrats chosen by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday to argue the impeachment case will have their best shot when the trial fully gets under way early next week to persuade at least four Republicans that new witnesses must be heard and new evidence presented. White House officials said Wednesday the president’s team is seeking a short trial and that no additional testimony is needed.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that’s his preference as well, but it may be up to his Republican colleagues, Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney and Lamar Alexander.

 

 

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Anon
Anon

Of course. The RINOs are part of the coup, too.

The Prisoner
The Prisoner

Mitch is a RINO. He passes leftist budgets, blocks the wall, held ZERO hearings on the coup/FISA/Ukraine corruption.

ibid
ibid

Mitch is up for re-election too.
He had better choose wisely or he’ll be looking for lobbyist work after he is fired in November.

ibid
ibid

…maybe he should just be fired, anyway.
His interests are obviously more personal than in the interests of the USA.

Chuck
Chuck

Wish you were correct, however, I don’t think that Mit the twit is up or election for several more years, in addition, he has said he will not run again.

eric
eric

unfortunately Mit just got in h has 5 years on his term . i wish we had a way to recall him but in Utah there are no ways to do it

Joy
Joy

Romney is corrupt.

Gatling
Gatling

That’s Mr. Pierre Delecto to you, pal!

Reddog
Reddog

No calling him by an alias just gives him cover. He’s Mitt Romney, RINO.

One Who Knows
One Who Knows

I don’t think he is really corrupt, just definitely stupid, and insanely jealous of Trump.

KAG
KAG

Think again. Mitt has people on his staff that are also on the board at Burisma.

Bruce D.
Bruce D.

When Mitt lies about President Trump that is not stupidity on his part. It is corruption. Especially if it stems from jealousy.

👊 The Equalizer ✍️
👊 The Equalizer ✍️

@ Joy

I happen to be good friends with a family who live in Orem, Utah. They are among the most decent people I have known in my lifetime. Their son served in the Marines and saw action in Iraq. I sent him and his squad holiday gift packages and prayed for their well being. Thank God, they all made it home safely. This family is beside themselves, having Mitt Romney, whom they voted for, representing them as their United States senator. They feel that he deceived them. And they have let him know it. They are a quiet, close knit family, but that man has infuriated them so, that the husband has called Romney’s office repeatedly, to indicate their immense disappointment and displeasure with his actions, since being elected, and his lies. A small sampling perhaps, but it speaks volumes, especially if you knew these fine people.

Anthony Weiner
Anthony Weiner

I have a queezey feeling that photos are being privately sent to a lot of senators of their last visit to one of Jeffrey Epstein’s properties.

MTK
MTK

Our political system has run its course. Its all power politics now.

Gatling
Gatling

If you want to know what this is all about, listen to correspondent Diana West’s interview on the Epoch Times channel American Thought Leader series. A real eye opener. Critically important you listen to the interview all the way to the end.

Bruce D.
Bruce D.

It isn’t Mitch that is the problem.
The problem is that over 8 million Republicans did not vote in the 2018 election handing over power in the House to Democrats.
Mitch has been a great asset and alley to President Trump.
Mitch has helped President Trump secure over $10 billion dollars for the border wall, including upholding President Trump’s veto that would have blocked the Emergency Fund.
Lindsey Graham is the one in charge of holding hearings. That is on him.
Mitch blocks all left wing legislation coming from the House.
Mitch has confirmed 187 originalist judges and is already working on more even with the impeachment hoax going on..
Mitch stopped Obama’s Supreme Court nominee from being confirmed in the Senate which was huge.

Back to Basics
Back to Basics

Susan Collins was one of the four who broke with Republicans and voted ‘Not Guilty’ for both Clinton Articles of Impeachment (perjury and obstruction of justice). Be interesting to see how this RINO votes this time.

Gatling
Gatling

The USA has one, and only one political party. Sure, we have an arbitrary dividing line between “Democrats” (now a perverted oxymoron) and “Republicans”. These factions stage public squabbles and noisy disagreements but inevitably, the Democrats get their way while the Republicans retire to their usual place in the shadows and fume, perhaps grumbling a bit to put on a good show. All the parties involved split up taxpayer money – and power – along predetermined lines. Elections have little to do with this.

So when an outsider comes along to expose the vast and deep corruption in our government, naturally these actors immediately arise, howling and screeching and throwing feces to protect their power and their turf.

But there is much more to this, since the Dem/Socialist/Republican Uniparty has solid backing of ultra-wealthy and powerful globalists in D.C., Brussels, London and elsewhere, as well as the financial backing of the IMF. Essentially, stamping out this impeachment sham is our last chance to save the USA from the same fate as western Europe, swallowed by The New World Order.

Dick Deplorable
Dick Deplorable

They aren’t Republicans

DFW
DFW

They’re Uniparty-R’s, not much better than Uniparty-D’s.

Yr Mum
Yr Mum

Worse… because they wear a disguise

JohnHancock
JohnHancock

Imagine if we had gone with McCain or Romney in 2008 or 2012. It would have been four or eight years wasted plus four or eight years of a Democrat after that.
America doesn’t have any more time to waste on RINOs!

SID
SID

Well Said.

Charles
Charles

repugnant-cans

Stevie
Stevie

And the definition of republican is what?

BlueGreen
BlueGreen

They think they want a long trial….

AmericaLastRomney
AmericaLastRomney

Romney is a useless P O S. If it’s America First, then that global socialist posing as an American is against it. Everyone knows this.

Skid Marx
Skid Marx

Romney is just carpetbagger moving from one political theater to another. The lowest form of politician.

Pattaya Pat
Pattaya Pat

And if so, these 4 should be called out and have their noses rubbed in their political grandstanding until they are red faced and baboon-assed.

Collins and Murkowski – I have a hard time believing this is what their constituency wants
Alexander – isn’t he retiring? What is he trying to do? McShitstain this vote? Disgraceful. Tennessee deserves better.
Dumney – is a wolf in sheeps…never mind he is who he is….a Globalist. C’mon Utah, vote him out ASAP.

Slingingsnot
Slingingsnot

Wahahahaha, I like that

Wayne Fisher
Wayne Fisher

yes, Alexander is retiring and good riddance, too.

Solomonpal
Solomonpal

Murpigtroughski!

orlandocajun
orlandocajun

I dare them to go ahead with that plan.

Marvin Lewis
Marvin Lewis

One thing is for sure. None of these RINO’s will ever be president.

Reddog
Reddog

The way they are going they will never be conservatives either.

Damn Skippy
Damn Skippy

These 4 are as bad as no name, and should be considered the enemy within the gates….

Welshman
Welshman

Hopefully these pieces of shit will be forced out of their districts.

ALR
ALR

They are Senators. They represent their respective states. Two (2) Senators for each state. Murkowski and Collins have been pulling this sh&t for years and keep getting reelected. Go figure!

The Prisoner
The Prisoner

Mitch and the other RINOs support Murkowski for the senate, over the republican nominee.

Solomonpal
Solomonpal

She is an illegitimate senator. Vote splitter and panders tote native corporations

The Prisoner
The Prisoner

Mitch and his club of RINOs will help reelect them, they have been doing this a long time.

Reddog
Reddog

Donate to individual members, not the RNSC or the RNC. Starve them.

Iron
Iron

The true headline would be, “These 4 RINOs could prevent rapid acquittal…”

mediapostate
mediapostate

Romney is the worst. What a terrible replacement for Hatch. Just awful.

Reddog
Reddog

He stopped being a douchebag long enough to get Trump to campaign for him and then went right back to stabbing him in the back. He has not idea what it means to be loyal to a cause.

Haachooo!
Haachooo!

Those 4 must all believe the House procedures were legit like… Not letting the Pubs. call their own witnesses, not being able to face your accuser, guilty by presumption, not addressing The Constitutions requirement for the impeachment of high crimes and misdemeanors… What fools they are to let the Dimz. set a new precedent for the Constitutional impeachment process.

Iron
Iron

Looking at my past voting record, I regret voting for: the second Bush, Romney, and McCain. Trump was probably the best vote I ever made, even with taking out the witch Hillary, but Trump tries to keep all of his promises.

donnieboy
donnieboy

democrats have the gop on the defensive and on the run….just as they always have. in large part that is because there are so many women that identify with the left even when interacting with men on the right that the new world order of feminism has all but castrated the GOP.

if president trump is removed (as soon as six weeks from now) our country will never recover. islam will quickly be (rightly) seen as the second greatest threat to mankind, behind only china. perhaps they will battle it out or possibly even merge into a one giant monolith, although that’s not likely.

if trump is removed we may see a world war between islam and china.

Louis IX
Louis IX

Check out the re-education camps in China to see what the Chi-coms would have in store for Islam.

dr D
dr D

I can’t believe I voted for that weasel pictured above for Pres. in ’12. Even shook his hand! (at a rally) Now I’d like to piss on him (I wouldn’t because that’s the kind of thing nasty leftists do, but I’d like to!).

Pattaya Pat
Pattaya Pat

Doc, many of us held our noses and voted for this POS. That was Pre-Trump GOP. We’ve been dealt a shit-waggon full…Ford, Bushies, Dole, McShitstain, Dumney. I wonder if the GOP has the balls to move forward post Trump with like-minded America First candidates. If not we are back to more tail wagging the dog RINOs.

Curt
Curt

Unfortunately the GOP has a long history of picking some horrible candidates, like Rummy, the guy who invented Obamacare.

Mozart
Mozart

MTHRFKNGDDMNSONOFAB!TCH RINOS! EFF THEM!

Charles
Charles

Bring back dueling, 20 paces and a 44 magnum. The best solution, I’m game.

Rick Smith
Rick Smith

There are vermin in the GOP that SHOULD be rooted out and exterminated like the cockroaches that they are.

The Burren
The Burren

And to think we voted for this jackass.

Curt
Curt

What you mean WE? I had to go with the Libertarian Party that time. The less bad of 2 is still bad.

Upon Whose Shoulders
Upon Whose Shoulders

Americans won’t stand by idly if these enemies try to remove our president. Just ask AL Jolsen in Virginia

HeddaLettuce
HeddaLettuce

Mitt Romney is a jealous basket case. So bitter because he couldn’t win the presidency…

Whoseyore
Whoseyore

Article meant to say the four Democrats in the Republican Party. The Deep State always make sure that there are just enough votes to go against our dully elected President.

GSB
GSB

We all know this whole thing is BS and a waste of time. I swear to god if their isn’t some kind of sweet revenge against the Democrats in Trumps second term we will do it ourselves. I want Trump to take off the gloves and ruin these people.

2smartforlibs
2smartforlibs

To all you voters: Why support them?? They don’t even agree with you on issues.

sh*t romney is a stain
sh*t romney is a stain

Sh*t romney=vindictive scumbag rino. I hope, for President Trump’s sake, Rhona McDaniel, romney’s niece, doesn’t screw over our President.

duckandcover
duckandcover

Headed by the ringleader, the reliable RINO Romney who else?

NotADim
NotADim

I’m cleaning the weapons, unpacking the ammo and loading all mags. The coup starts, for real, when the gavel comes down to remove.

NotADim
NotADim

Or maybe I should say the “coup” ends and CW2 begins when the gavel comes down to remove our President.

Tom
Tom

I almost trust Sen Collins over the others to do the right thing. The impeachment was a sham, President Trump was railroaded with the help of the FBI, DOJ and apparently CIA officials.

Kambei Shimada - masterless
Kambei Shimada - masterless

I don’t know about the other three, but Mitt Romney is definitely ‘anti Trump’

Hoop
Hoop

Democrat Senators running for POTUS should RECUSE THEMSELVES FROM ALL PROCEEDINGS….

That is the fair thing to do…

(so naturally the Dems will not do it.)

Curt
Curt

They would need to be impeached if they vote on it.

Joy
Joy

Romney is an asset of the Democrat Party.

Brian
Brian

Every damn cent of RNC funding needs to be immediately withdrawn from these losers.

NavyVet
NavyVet

I can’t believe you left Burr off that list, he’s a royal putz.

Ginger
Ginger

If those 4 Senators stand in the way of a rapid acquittal the GOP should not give them any money for their re-election campaigns. Based on his recent action, I want my $1,000 back that I donated to Romney’s presidential campaign.

Mary
Mary

If these 4 slow things down, voters will remember. Every one is wide awake and most voters are willing to fight by voting these rascals out if necessary and I imagine a few could even need a recall. That would make things even more interesting.

Doug
Doug

The DS wants a rapid acquittal.

These RINOS will go along with that.

JeffD_NC
JeffD_NC

Think you mean conviction.

Gatling
Gatling

Hey, lookie here, it’s Pierre Delecto!

TexasJack
TexasJack

Rand Paul says he will expose them if they stop this

Daizy
Daizy

Rand Paul is a feckless wind sock.

Curt
Curt

Rand Paul is one of the best assets the Republicans have.

JeffD_NC
JeffD_NC

Keep the President & our GOP leadership in prayer (also the few moderate Dems who know this is all a sham). Now isn’t the time to “expect” an acquittal, it could very easily go south.

Gatling
Gatling

The USA has one, and only one political party. Sure, we have an arbitrary dividing line between “Democrats” (now a perverted oxymoron) and “Republicans”. These factions stage public squabbles and noisy disagreements but inevitably, the Democrats get their way while the Republicans retire to their usual place in the shadows and fume in silence, perhaps grumbling out loud a bit to put on a good show.

So when an outsider comes along to expose the vast and deep corruption in our government, naturally Democrats and “Never Trumpers” arise in unison to protect their power, wealth and their turf.

But there is much more to this, since the Dem/Socialist/Republican Uniparty has solid backing of ultra-wealthy and powerful globalists in D.C., Brussels, London and elsewhere. Essentially, rejecting this impeachment sham is our last chance to save the USA from the fate of western Europe, swallowed by The New World Order.

Hermione
Hermione

How many Repubs in the Senate have been captured and put under control by our Commie intelligence agencies? CIA, NSA and other shadow intelligence groups that we the people don’t even know about control and run just about everything. They are linked up into the Commie Dictator Globalist cabal, doing their part.

Deb D
Deb D

I grew up in Utah, and live in Utah. There is a very anti- Trump undertone from LDS Head Quarters, which is actually surprising. Utah has always been a very, very conservative State. Our liquor laws are strict, our marijuana laws are strict, and the Mainstream Church is all about traditional values.. And not a single bill gets a pass without the Church’s blessing or consent. Romney and Lee either have zero interest in being reelected, or they are carrying water for someone. And sorry folks in the culture here it’s Church First. This will make for some interesting choices for voters. If those two get endorsed by LDS leadership, will Mormon voters go against the ecclesiastical endorsement… And vote these clowns out of office? God I hope so! But right now LDS INC. is having their own whistle blowing problem on their finances in the news. Utah needs to grow up, and start voting for themselves and not the Church.

Grannygoodwitch
Grannygoodwitch

Time to seriously get ready for civil war. The saving of this republic is in our hands. Treason is being committed before our eyes. All Democrats are traitors. They support China, Iran, Russia, and NoKo. WAKE UP AMERICA.

jayjay
jayjay

Hopefully their states are giving them an earful.

rob
rob

Will China Mitch allow witnesses to badmouth Trump? Of course the 4 RINO traitors will.

Oh Say
Oh Say

I want to withdraw and delete my votes for Romney and McCain in the presidential elections. Where can I accomplish that?

Flyboy51v
Flyboy51v

Alexander is retiring. The GOP found the fourth vote they needed with a Senator that doesn’t care about backlash. Mitch had other rinos he could have deployed but protected them with Lamar. Trump voters are the ONLY thing protecting him ….

JOBS1
JOBS1

Mitt better not stand in the way of anything or his sweet a$$ is going to be investigated along with the Biden’s over Burisma.

JOBS1
JOBS1

Well then we can count on Manchin or his arse will be out in W. Va we only need to find a few Democrats to replace these 4 idiots if they choose unwisely. Any thoughts as to who that could be?

Marie Joy
Marie Joy

Please, email all the politicians, you know, every day, to express your opinions. It cannot hurt.
http://www.house.gov
http://www.senate.gov