The hearing to mark up the articles of impeachment went on for 14+ hours and got nowhere because of 17 Republicans, all white, mostly men. With no end game in sight, they just threw out one petty hang up after another to delay the inevitable which is a vote.
The 23 Democrats, diverse in race, age and gender, kept their cool, were articulate, and careful to reflect the seriousness of the moment. The Republicans are no match for the Democrats. All they’ve got is noise.
Democrats are making one mistake, however. Pleading for their “colleagues” and “good friends across the aisle” to do the right thing, remember their duty and obligation to country, consult their conscience, and be a patriot is futile. Republicans don’t give a shit.
Gym Jordan kept adding amendments to the articles. He could go until the 2020 election if he could. When asked if he cared about what history will say about him he said he didn’t care. Of course he doesn’t. Anybody who looks the other way while young men are being molested by a trusted doctor in the shower right around the corner from your office isn’t going to care about what people say about you.
Doug Collins got emotional and stormed out of the impeachment hearing. If a woman had done that the whole news cycle would be about how women are too emotional to serve in Congress.
Matt Gaetz, looking pretty hungover or drunk, went off on Hunter Biden’s past history of substance abuse. People caught the hypocrisy right away and he was called out by one of the committee members for being the pot calling the kettle black. This is a typical thing for a raging alcoholic to do, but most alkies don’t end up on camera in a serious setting such as a hearing to impeach a sitting president.
Republican hypocrite fun fact: In 2008, Matt Gaetz got busted driving his dad’s BMW while drunk after leaving a nightclub ironically called, The Swamp. He refused to take a breathalyzer test and his dad, state senate president Don Gaetz, forced the arresting officer to resign, had the video of his son’s arrest and detainment destroyed, and the case dropped. Florida law requires a year long suspension of your drivers license if you refuse to take a breathalyzer test but that didn’t apply to Matt either. Daddy took care of everything, just like Trump’s dad. Matt Gaetz is a dick because his dad is a dick. Big dicks beget little dicks.
At 11:15 Jerry Nadler said the vote was being postponed which made all of the Republicans who had spent 14 hours dragging things out by making amendments and amending amendments and squabbling over spelling really mad. Their little scheme with no end game backfired because now more people will tune in to watch today.
It was Traitor Night on Sean Hannity’s show.
Mike Huckabee explained to Sean and his audience how Trump will be eligible for a 3rd term due to the illegal attempts by Comey, Democrats, and the media who are all trying to get rid of him. He’s thrilled to anncounce that he has been named to head up the 2024 re-election.
Moscow Mitch told Sean that he was going to do whatever the White House (and Sean Hannity) tells him to do regarding the trial in the Senate. The rig is up. A juror in a trial went on state TV to say he is coordinating with the defense attorney by admitting that he was coordinating with White House counsel on the Senate trial and that there is “no difference between the president’s position and our position on how to handle this.” He is quite confident that he knows how things are going to end. “There is no chance the president is going to be removed from office.”
As a juror for the Senate impeachment trial, Mitch McConnell is supposed to be impartial and stay clear of the White House. Calling Justice Roberts! Calling Justice Roberts! Mitch McConnell went on state TV to tamper with the jury pool!
The House Judiciary Committee is going to try again today to get to a vote so if the dirt bag Republicans could grow up for a day that would be great.
He’s tweeting at the crack of dawn, after tweeting over 100 times a day for the past few days. He’s obsessed with impeachment and is watching more TV and tweeting more than usual. Here’s one from this morning: The Do Nothing Democrats have become the Party of lies and deception! The Republicans are the Party of the American Dream!
Who tweets 100 times a day? Who has that kind of time?
The president of the United States does. That’s all he does and the Republicans are cool with it. They never even mention the tweeting but they’re controlled by it (and Sean Hannity’s show.)
Republicans are putting one man — a lying, corrupt, ruthless, cruel, dangerous, tyrant above country.
This is an epic battle between good and evil.
Jerry Nadler just called the meeting to order and they voted to impeach.
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