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  • Donald Trump Is 'impeachable' for Doing 'irreparable' Harm to U.S., House Democrat Says

    09/21/2018 3:34:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 20, 2018 | Jessica Kwong
    President Donald Trump has done “irreparable” damage to the United States and is “impeachable,” regardless of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, a House Democrat said Thursday. Texas Representative Al Green, who has forced two failed votes to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump, renewed his call in an interview with Hill.TV. "What he has done to this society is harmful and in some cases it may be irreparable,” Green said on the media outlet’s Rising show. He gave the example of Trump telling “police officers that you don’t have to be nice, when you’re arresting someone.” "These are the kinds of...
  • Dem calls for House uprising if Kavanaugh confirmed without hearing from Ford

    09/19/2018 6:05:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    A House Democrat called on his colleagues Wednesday to "rise up" if Republican senators push forward with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation without hearing from his sexual assault accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. "For the men and women of the House of Representatives, we must rise up in disgust and anger and make certain that our voice is clear," Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., said during an interview with CNN. "Get the facts out. Give this woman the benefit of the doubt. Don't treat her as so many women have been treated time after time in courtroom after courtroom." Only the...
  • Maxine Waters Suggests “Knocking Off” Trump Then “Going After” Pence

    09/17/2018 6:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 17, 2018 | Kemberlee Kaye
    “There are those who say, ‘What if we get rid of him? Then we’ve got that Vice President and he’ll be worse.’ I say knock off the first one and then go after the second one. We have the power.” You can always count on Rep. Maxine Waters to give away the plans to destroy Trump’s presidency and administration. The latest of which occurred Friday and included a suggestion to “knock off” Trump, which was greeted with applause and cheers. The National Newspaper Publishers Association gave Waters a National Leadership Award and Waters used her platform to trash Trump. Watch:...
  • Save the Democrats! Vote Republican

    09/15/2018 8:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2018 | Heather Wilhelm
    The arguments for doing the converse are getting a little silly. If you’re a long-time Republican voter, you’ve likely by now heard the growing and insistent and highly concerned media refrain: Republicans who truly care about America will vote for Democrats this fall. In RealClearPolitics last month, columnist Froma Harrop addressed the woes of Republicans in the age of Trump, offering her take on the only honorable options for this fall: “You can follow the lead of GOP strategist Steve Schmidt, conservative columnist George Will and others who have fled the party. Or you can stay in and help a...
  • Maxine Waters Unloads on Trump: ‘The Most Deplorable, Despicable Human Being’

    09/15/2018 4:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 13, 2018 | Rob Bluey
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., escalated her ongoing feud with President Donald Trump, calling him “the most deplorable, the most despicable human being” and advocating his impeachment. Waters received a hero’s welcome, including two standing ovations, at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference Thursday in Washington. Introduced as a leader of the “resistance,” Waters spoke for more than 30 minutes about the Trump administration’s policies related to criminal justice. After finishing her prepared remarks, she made her most pointed comments about the president. “This is a bad time—to put it mildly. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,”...
  • CBC Members Firmly Opposed to Trump SCOTUS Pick

    09/15/2018 3:18:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Black Press USA ^ | September 14, 2018 | Stacy Brown
    The Senate Judiciary Committee completed four days of hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of D.C. Judge Brett Kavanaugh and a vote reportedly will come in about two weeks. The hearings were marred with protests and demonstrations against Kavanaugh as more than 227 demonstrators were arrested between the Sept. 4 start of the proceedings and the end of testimony Friday, according to Capitol authorities. On Day 2, California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris grilled Kavanaugh on whether he had discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election with anyone at the law firm of Kasowitz Benson...
  • The Democrat Who Could Lead Trump’s Impeachment Isn’t Sure It’s Warranted

    09/12/2018 7:05:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 10, 2018 | Russell Berman
    If the House flips, Representative Jerry Nadler would head the committee that could try to oust the president. But he’ll have to be convinced first. BROOKLYN—“Right now, I don’t want to talk about it,” Jerry Nadler told his curious, concerned constituent. “We don’t want to talk about it.” The man positioned to lead the House of Representatives’ impeachment effort against President Donald Trump next year was holding court on a suffocating early August afternoon outside a Walgreens in the Brooklyn half of his New York City congressional district. This was a “Congress on Your Corner” event, and the 71-year-old Nadler—dressed...
  • Maxine Waters mocks: I threaten Trump supporters 'all the time'

    09/10/2018 11:34:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2018 | Megan Keller
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) mockingly said in a speech last weekend that she threatens Trump supporters all the time, defending her comments in June that said people should confront members of President Trump's administration. Waters said she was not threatening Trump supporters or constituents when she called on people to confront Trump Cabinet members and supporters in June — and said Trump was wrong to accuse her of doing so at the time. "I did not threaten [Trump] constituents and supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn't do that that time," Waters said to laughter from...
  • Trump Republican running for Florida governor resigns from U.S. House seat

    09/10/2018 8:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | September 10, 2018 | Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post
    Rep. Ron DeSantis, a conservative Republican running for governor of Florida, has resigned from the House to focus on his campaign, he told House Speaker Paul Ryan in a letter delivered Monday. DeSantis, 39, has represented Florida’s 6th Congressional District since 2013. He faces Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, in a closely watched race this November. “As the Republican nominee for governor of Florida, it is clear to me that I will likely miss the vast majority of our remaining session days for this Congress,” DeSantis wrote. “Under these circumstances, it would be inappropriate for me to accept a...
  • Maxine Waters goes on Trump 'impeachment' tear, vows to 'get him'

    09/10/2018 5:07:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters escalated her rhetorical assault on President Trump over the weekend – vowing to "get him" and repeating the word "impeachment" over and over. Waters, who took heat earlier this year for urging her supporters to confront Trump administration officials in public, told a group gathered in Los Angeles that some Democratic leaders have asked her to stop talking about impeaching Trump. “There’s a difference in how some of our leadership talk about how we should handle all of this,” Water said. “They say, ‘Maxine, please don’t say impeachment anymore.'” “And when they say that, I say...
  • Dem Who Compared Trump to Bin Laden Also Said ‘Nazis’ Work in White House

    09/10/2018 2:24:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 10, 2018 | Brent Scher
    Illinois Democrat Sean Casten, who found himself in hot water after his belief that President Donald Trump has a "tremendous amount in common" with terrorist Osama bin Laden was revealed by the Free Beacon, has also told voters there are "Nazis" in the White House. Casten, the Democratic nominee in Illinois' sixth district, responded to the initial report by saying he regretted the bin Laden comparison and his words were "poorly chosen," but new video obtained by the Free Beacon indicates this type of language was used often by him on the campaign trail. On two separate instances during his...
  • President Trump Tweets Endorsement for Congressional Candidate Hughes (Minnesota)

    09/08/2018 2:49:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KSTP-TV ^ | September 8, 2018 | The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump is endorsing Minnesota congressional candidate Dave Hughes. Dave Hughes is running for Congress in the Great State of Minnesota. He will help us accomplish our America First policies, is strong on Crime, the Border, our 2nd Amendment, Trade, Military and Vets. Running against Pelosi Liberal Puppet Petterson. Dave has my Total Endorsement! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 8, 2018 Trump tweeted Saturday that Hughes "will help us accomplish our America First policies." KSTP 2018 Election Page Hughes is trying to unseat 14-term Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota's 7th Congressional District.....
  • Trump tells supporters it'll be 'your fault' if he gets impeached

    09/06/2018 9:58:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 6, 2018 | Kate Sullivan
    President Donald Trump told supporters Thursday that if he is impeached "it's your fault 'cause you didn't go out to vote." "You didn't go out to vote -- that's the only way it could happen," Trump said during a rally in Billings, Montana. "I'll be the only President in history they'll say: 'What a job he's done! By the way, we're impeaching him,' " Trump said. "This election, you aren't just voting for a candidate, you are voting for which party controls Congress," the President said. "Very important thing. Very important thing." The rally in Montana -- where Trump was...
  • Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Care What You Think of Her. And She Isn’t Going Anywhere

    09/06/2018 6:52:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 6, 2018 | Molly Ball
    Nancy Pelosi stopped caring about what people think of her a long time ago, so she has no qualms about eating ice cream for breakfast with a stranger. Dark chocolate, two scoops, waffle cone. It’s a freezing January morning in Baltimore’s Little Italy, where Pelosi grew up in the 1950s. “You know what’s good about ice cream in this weather?” she says. “It doesn’t melt down your arm while you’re eating it.” We are sitting in an Italian café on Albemarle Street, alone save for the staff and Pelosi’s security detail, to whom she has offered coffee. The Trump era...
  • Illinois Democratic congressional candidate compares Trump to Osama bin Laden

    08/30/2018 3:09:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | August 30, 2018 | Tahman Bradley and Melissa Espana
    An Illinois candidate for congress is facing backlash after comparing President Donald Trump to al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden in a recording that was posted to an online news outlet. Sean Casten, who is running for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District, made the comments during the primary in February. The audio was posted on the Washington Free Beacon’s website on Thursday. In the audio clip, Casten can be heard saying, “I don’t mean to sound overly hyperbolic in this. Trump and Osama bin Laden have a tremendous amount in common because they both figured out how to use the bully pulpit...
  • Dem lawmaker slams Trump for warning of violence if Dems win House: 'Fascism in the flesh'

    08/29/2018 9:33:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2018 | Megan Keller
    Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) condemned President Trump’s warning of possible violence if the Democrats take back the House in the fall, calling it “fascism in the flesh.” “This is fascism in the flesh. This is the language of a fanatic that could be lifted from a tyrant’s playbook,” Pascrell tweeted Wednesday. “This is not a warning but an incitement. Unless we stand united against it." (TWEET-AT-LINK) The president told evangelical leaders Monday that Democrats will “violently” overturn Republican gains if they win back the lower chamber. “They will overturn everything that we've done and they'll do it quickly and violently,...
  • Watch—Maxine Waters Urges Democrats to Make Impeachment a Central Issue

    08/29/2018 1:30:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 27, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    During an appearance on MSNBC Monday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) urged fellow Democrat lawmakers to make efforts to impeach President Donald Trump a central issue. A partial transcript follows: DAVID GURA: You’ve had a couple of days to consider what happened on Tuesday of this week, just to pivot to another subject here. That being what happened in a federal courtroom outside of Washington, D.C. in Alexandria, what happened in New York, as well. Michael Cohen plead guilty to some campaign finance violations, among other things. I want to read a little bit from your statement you issued after those...
  • Is Trump going to be impeached? What Bill Clinton's past suggests about Trump's future

    08/28/2018 11:01:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 28, 2018 | Keith Koffler
    This president is not going to be forced out of office because of infidelity. Congress has been down that road before — and it led nowhere. Last week was widely held to be the darkest of President Donald Trump’s presidency. His longtime former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to a campaign finance violation — paying off Trump mistresses in what amounted to an illegal campaign contribution — and indicated Trump put him up to it. It was, some said, the beginning of the end. Well, the end may come. But this is not the beginning of it. Trump is not...
  • Viola Davis: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is the One to Fix Race Relations

    08/27/2018 12:30:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 26, 2018
    Viola Davis has one person in mind when it comes to improving race relations in the country -- and she's a new, young face in politics who could soon be in congress. We got the 'How to Get Away with Murder' star Sunday at LAX and asked who she thought might be the next champion of our time, especially when it comes to easing racial tensions ... which seem to be at a bit of a boiling point lately. She nominates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who just won the Democratic primary in New York and earned a spot on the midterm election...
  • Pollster Pat Caddell: Obvious Dems Will Try to Impeach Trump if They Take House

    08/26/2018 8:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26, 2018 | Trent Baker
    During Sunday’s “The Cats Roundtable” on New York AM 970 radio, pollster and political analyst Pat Caddell weighed in on the 2018 midterm elections and said it was pretty obvious Democrats would “make an effort to impeach” President Donald Trump if they took the House. “I’m not sure this is an ordinary midterm, any more than 2016 was an ordinary presidential election. I believe we have yet to see this election engaged,” Caddell told host John Catsimatidis. “And it should be a national election. It will be nationalized. One of the issues is going to be impeachment. I don’t think...