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The Democrat Who Could Lead Trumpís Impeachment Isnít Sure Itís Warranted
The Atlantic ^ | September 10, 2018 | Russell Berman

Posted on 09/12/2018 7:05:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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 sensibly for the heat in a light-blue button-up shirt without the suit jacket—was answering questions from a gaggle of local residents on whatever topics happened to be on their mind.

It was Robin Bady, a 67-year-old neighborhood resident, who asked about impeachment: What were the chances, she wondered, that it could happen if Democrats won back the House majority this fall?

It’s a question likely on the minds of millions of Americans at the moment, and more than just about anyone else in the country, Nadler is the person to ask. After a quarter century in Congress, the liberal stalwart is now the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee—the panel that would consider articles of impeachment—and if a blue wave does crest in November, he would become its chairman.

Nadler wasn’t dismissing Bady’s question—the fast-talking New Yorker will offer his two cents on pretty much any subject. But he was sharing the not-so-secret political strategy of the Democratic Party during the midterm campaign: Impeachment, though it looms over both Congress and the presidency, is a topic for others to discuss.

“It doesn’t serve the function of a Democratic House to talk about it,” Nadler said....

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: New York; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: 115th; democrats; impeachment; nadler; trump
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Not Maxine Waters?
1 posted on 09/12/2018 7:05:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here are Marxist RATs in action. I do believe they’re gonna be stopped real soon. Comments anyone?

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/09/leftists-caught-uprooting-us-flags-at-veterans-cemetery-urinating-on-them-here-are-their-photos/?omhide=true&utm_source=TGP+Communications&utm_campaign=12d75998ac-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_09_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b3


2 posted on 09/12/2018 7:10:46 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If there’s ever another Dem President he/she better be on their best behavior and squeaky clean ,LOL


3 posted on 09/12/2018 7:12:38 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It encourages Trump supporters to vote this election.


4 posted on 09/12/2018 7:19:52 PM PDT by Democrats hate too much
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Evne the Rats aren’t stupid enough to give her chairmanship of any committee.


5 posted on 09/12/2018 7:28:09 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Democratic socialism is when the majority of people vote to steal your property.)
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To: butlerweave
The Republicans don’t have the balls to treat a dem the way these jerks have treated Trump
6 posted on 09/12/2018 7:28:53 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: butlerweave

We will be good little sheep. By then if any of us even speak in opposition, we will be put in the slammer.


7 posted on 09/12/2018 7:29:40 PM PDT by Luke21 (The Hill sucks.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Congresswoman Maxine Waters serves as Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee.

Congresswoman Waters also serves as member of the Steering and Policy Committee, making her an integral part of the House Democratic Leadership led by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn.

Additionally, Congresswoman Waters is an influential member of several Congressional caucuses and task forces:
• Congressional Black Caucus, former Chairwoman
• Congressional Progressive Caucus, co-founder
• Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, co-chair
• Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
• Congressional Diabetes Caucus

https://waters.house.gov/about-maxine/congress


8 posted on 09/12/2018 7:33:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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It doesn’t serve the function of a Democratic House to talk about it,” Nadler said....

Might sound admirable to some, but what he means is he believes such talk will frighten prospective Dem voters.

It is naïve to think the Dems will abandon their effort to defeat Trump. That may be the only way a great many of their principal players stay out of jail. If they take both chambers they only need to coerce, compromise or buy off a handful of Rino's.

9 posted on 09/12/2018 7:43:39 PM PDT by frog in a pot (Obama's "Remaking of America" continues apace in the absence of effective political opposition.)
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Jerry Nadler would head the committee that could try to oust the president.

Operative words “could” and “try”... Good luck with that, dimocraps.

10 posted on 09/12/2018 7:48:08 PM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s apparent that a few weeks ago the notion of impeaching president Trump tested very poorly in some Democrat focus groups. If I looked back over the headlines I could probably pinpoint to within two days when this happened. Suddenly no Democrat who was running for office would say anything about impeachment.

If heaven forbid these commies take power the first thing they do will be to impeach our president. They just know not to admit it for now.


11 posted on 09/12/2018 7:49:33 PM PDT by Junk Silver ("It's a little hard to herd people onto trains when they're shooting at you." SirLurkedalot)
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To: butlerweave
If there’s ever another Dem President he/she better be on their best behavior and squeaky clean ,LOL

Doesn't matter.

We'll show 'em how Sedition is done right...

12 posted on 09/12/2018 8:01:10 PM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: Junk Silver

If the American people are stupid enough (or if enough Hispanic and Black voters turn out) to flip Congress, then Articles of Impeachment will be introduced and passed within weeks.


13 posted on 09/12/2018 8:01:51 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (I'm old enough to remember when we were going to "Build a wall".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Remember that "No-Nads" Nadler saw no evil during the Clinton impeachment wars.

No-Nads looked clear perjury in the face, and voted "Nyet"...

14 posted on 09/12/2018 8:03:24 PM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: martinidon
The Republicans don’t have the balls to treat a dem the way these jerks have treated Trump

Tens of millions of Deplorables do.

We're talking the baby Harp seal cure, the hemp cure and the guillotine cure.

15 posted on 09/12/2018 8:04:54 PM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

That’s going to win friends and influence people. /s


16 posted on 09/12/2018 8:09:14 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (Opportunities multiply as they are seized.)
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To: Junk Silver

They won’t be doing much impeachin’ after they get involuntarily enrolled in the Nouveau Spandau Ballet...


17 posted on 09/12/2018 8:14:33 PM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I take it back. Apparently they are stupid enough.


18 posted on 09/12/2018 8:31:41 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Democratic socialism is when the majority of people vote to steal your property.)
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To: frog in a pot

Exactly. Translation: “We all know we will impeach him. But don’t say the ‘I’ word or even bring it up until we capture the House and Senate. Then we will do it.”


19 posted on 09/12/2018 8:48:04 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All of the Democrats in the House will be for impeachment though some may deny it now.


20 posted on 09/12/2018 8:52:04 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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