Democrat Postpone Impeachment Theater Vote Till Friday, Supposedly

I wonder how many so-called moderate Democrats will go missing for the vote today, provided they have it?

House panel adjourns, to vote Friday on articles of impeachment

The House Judiciary Committee spent more than 14 hours Thursday locked in a rancorous and contentious debate about whether to approve two articles of impeachment against President Trump, with Democrats making an abrupt decision before midnight to hold off on the history-making vote until Friday morning.

The debate ended as it began, with angry exchanges, personal insults and recycled arguments about process and propriety as the committee moved toward voting to impeach Trump for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

“It has been a long two days of consideration of these articles, and it is now very late at night,” said Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), at 11:15 p.m. “I want the members on both sides of the aisle to think about what has happened over these last two days and to search their consciences before we cast our final votes.”

Trump faces impeachment for “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” over his dealings with Ukraine. Democrats allege that Trump withheld military aid and a White House meeting while pressuring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch political investigations targeting Democrats. Trump’s blanket refusal to cooperate with the Democratic investigation is the basis of the “obstruction of Congress” impeachment article.

If you have to put the charges in quotes, that should tell you how silly and bullshit they are. If there wasn’t an unhinged, ultra-partisan, TrumpDerangementSyndome investigation to start with, there would be no “obstruction of Congress”. Considering how much Obama ignored Congress and Democrats were fine with that, must not be particularly serious.

(Breitbart) House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) offered a bizarre justification Thursday for ignoring House rules requiring him to allow Republicans to call witnesses: it did not say he had to do so on a particular day.

The existing resolution authorizing the impeachment inquiry, H. Res. 660, allows the Ranking Member of the committee to call witnesses — subject to the approval of the chair and a majority vote by the whole committee.

Failing that, Republicans invoked House of Representatives Rule XI 12(j)(1), which requires the chairs of House committees to allow the members of the minority party to hold a full day of hearings featuring their own witnesses.

But, Jerry is playing games, so

Reading from a prepared text, Nadler argued: “The House rule does not require me to schedule a hearing on a particular day, nor does it require me to schedule the hearing as a condition precedent to taking any specific legislative action.”

In other words, he interpreted the rule as allowing him to schedule the minority witness hearing after the articles of impeachment had already passed.

If Democrats pass their little impeachment thing today, you can bet those witnesses will be called in the Senate, along with Adam Schiff, and perhaps Nadler himself. They might ask Joe Biden and Hunter Biden to come explain things.

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One Response to “Democrat Postpone Impeachment Theater Vote Till Friday, Supposedly”

  1. Doom and Gloom says:

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff stunned Capitol Hill when he included in his committee’s impeachment report metadata from the president’s personal attorney.

    Neil W. McCabe spoke to a legal analyst for his take on the latest Schiff stunt.

    Abuse of power. Spying on fellow political opponents using government resources. Egregious abuse of his rank and privilege.

    In short. The democrats are doing the VERY THING they are trying to impeach Trump for supposedly doing which we all know He did not abuse his power in the least.

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