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'Cannot Afford to Wait': Tlaib Leads Letter Demanding Congress Immediately Reconvene to Impeach and Remove Trump

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/08/cannot-afford-wait-tlaib-leads-letter-demanding-congress-immediately-reconvene


It is my understanding that impeachment in the House and removal by the Senate only require votes. Votes only require a conscience. How in the hell can two-thirds of each side of Congress not have acquired a conscience in the matter of Donald John Trump after Wednesday’s fiasco? Impeach and Remove on the same day, today would be great. I am sure that there are indictments just waiting to be served at the stroke of a pen–federal and for the State of New York. Let’s do this right so as to prevent the next dictator want-to-be from stepping into the fray.


Donald Trump has not been accountable to a single thing he has done in his entire life, not one single thing. For a man who is and has been a crime boss, a gangster, and now a rogue president for 4 years, that really says something. It also speaks volumes as to what “blind justice” really looks like in this nation, where pipe bombs, assault rifles and overt terrorism does not elicit a police response in a right wing NAZI riot, and overt assault on our government institutions, but a lawful, peaceful, black protest against racial motivated murder by the justice system evokes a militant and violent response.


12 days, and counting.


How the hell can everyone be in favor of invading Iraq, when Osama Bin Laden , the Saudi perp, was screaming for the well deserved credit?


The Dems are praying for the quick passage of time.


Fingers crossed.

A contingent of ten officers, four on each side and three in front and three in back, escort the mafia boss out of the WH along with his spike heeled don’t care twat and their get. Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Destination? behind walls… let him pay for the walls, build it on Mar Lago, fence, no Wall it off with an outer bastion. His outstanding debt far exceeds the cost of prison for life for the whole lot of them.

WHY have the likes of ted cruz and the others been reelected? scrambled shitshow

Think corporate power buying representation might have anything to do with it?
The game is overt and needs to be OVER. The planet is dying, ass kissers. Wake the deuce UP!
Think the hyper funded, militarized police in this country might have their leadership’s heads up their asses?


Ted Cruz like Mitch McConnell Nancy Pelosi get re-elected because the people in Texas think Cruz represents them, as the people in Kentucky believe Mitch represents them and the folks in San Francisco say Pelose is us. We are a nation of diverse idiots.


Absolutely, and very well put.

Both to see justice done, and as a deterrent to future would be dictators, Trump and his entire crime family must be prosecuted!


Yes, it does. And the fact that nearly half the voting public voted for him says more to my mind and indicates the fascist character of a vast number of people. Given our history from its very founding this was long in the making.



Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., told a conservative talk radio host he has “no regrets.”


My growing understanding is that for impeachment, only a simple majority in the House s required to begin proceedings. The Senate however, then needs to first bring the motion to the Senate floor, obstacle #1, and then a two thirds majority is required to convict.

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Forget impeachment , call Brutus .
Invoking the 25th and or impeachment will go nowhere . it’s just a formality so the dems can appear as having done something .
Biden has made it abundantly clear that he is willing to let criminal behavior go unpunished in favor of unity and reconciliation .
When you get bit in the arm by a den of rattlesnakes , don’t stick your other arm in to create balance .


Maybe the reason Nancy’s not doing anything to stop this is because she knows that when Joe and Kamala are killed during the attack on, and bombing of, the inauguration, she gets to be pres.

Lincoln spoke clearly here:

“This country, with its institutions , belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.”

It is clear that these rioters are in favor of plan B.

It is still not known how many of Trump’s 74 million voters are with the mob.

I expect we will soon know.

Correct me if I am wrong - but the president-elect must have more than significant input into the decision to reconvene the House and initiate impeachment proceedings, which in the House only requires a simple majority.

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I don’t think it is a formality - or done for show. And if the House were to impeach Trump, which only requires a simple majority, he would be the first president ever to be impeached twice.

I am tending to think however that the hangup is Biden - as you suggest.

I am wondering if Putin is smiling - and I would like to see what John O. Brennan thinks.


Cannot Afford to Wait’: Tlaib Leads Letter Demanding Congress Immediately Reconvene to…

Vote on M4A? Pass a $2000 monthly COVID stimulus? Pass the Green New Deal? Take your pick, those are all actually more important, and yet…


That spook probably thinks America needs even more illegal surveillance now, and somehow blames all of this on Edward Snowden, that Russian spy.

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I would still like to hear what he thinks, but a quick search turned up no results.

As for your earlier comments - re the Green New Deal and such - what came to mind was ~

You are on the Titanic - saying ‘pass the caviar’.

Since you bring up the environment, however, a new report out of Europe has 2020 tied with 2016 as the hottest on record, 1.25 C above pre-industrial, on track for plus 3 C even if the Paris Accords were fully complied with.

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True enough. This ship is going down now no matter what.

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