Skip to comments.Forget what they say — House Democrats are readying for impeachment
Posted on 12/22/2017 6:23:18 PM PST by MarvinStinson
Selection of Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) as the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee was the clearest sign yet of how seriously House Democrats consider the possibility of a full-blown constitutional showdown with Trump.
Nadler anchored his candidacy for his new position, vacated with the resignation of Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), on the 13 years he has spent as chairman or ranking Democrat on the panels Constitution subcommittee and, more recently, its courts subcommittee.
He also politely reminded Democrats in recent days of his efforts, beginning in the mid-1980s, to impede Trumps efforts to develop portions of New Yorks Upper West Side.
There is nobody better prepared, if the president messes around with the Constitution, than Jerry Nadler, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said.
Nadler had the backing of most of New Yorks 18 Democratic lawmakers, as well as many members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
After a failed 1985 mayoral bid, Nadler won his House seat in 1992 and became a force on the Judiciary Committee, particularly as a top defender in 1998 of President Bill Clinton during his impeachment hearings.
History and the precedents alike show that impeachment is not a punishment for crimes but a means to protect our constitutional system, he said then in his opening statement during the committees proceedings. And it was certainly not meant to be a means to punish a president for personal wrongdoing not related to his office.
Nadler refused to attend Trumps inauguration, saying Trumps actions inflaming racial tensions made him not legitimate as president.
By May, after the firing of James B. Comey as FBI director, Nadler told CNN that there might be a very strong case for obstruction-of-justice charges against Trump.
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Remove my president at your peril.
If the dems regain the house majority at any point in Trump’s tenure, they will, without question or evidence, vote and approve articles of impeachment. You can take this to the bank.
not legitimate as president.
Pretty funny coming from a supporter of the Kenyanesian Usurpation.
Good, keeps them busy with something while we MAGA.
Trump has a great week so Amanpour brings on known Trump hater Tony Schwartz (co-author of Trump: The Art of the Deal), to discuss the Tax Bill! Schwartz is such an expert on tax matters, in Amanpour’s mind!
this is getting airplay in Australia on fully taxpayer-funded ABC (which receives more than a billion Australian dollars a year), and is no doubt being played elsewhere in the world!
Schwartz says Tax Bill is an assault on democracy etc.
Schwartz says Trump won’t last through 2018, thought he’d be out sooner. Mueller will indict President, at minimum on obstruction of justice...but the array of charges will be enormous. hoping a catastrophe doesn’t happen before Trump’s presidency ends.
VIDEO: 10mins03secs: 21 Dec: CNN: Amanpour: Trump’s ghostwriter: He’s never brooked dissent
Hearing Vice President Pence and Republicans heap praise on President Trump yesterday “makes me want to vomit,” says Tony Schwartz.
They will be exposed as bitter vindictive losers.
The voters will be reminded that an election is the way to deal with a politician you don’t like.
As usual, the haters resort to the swamp to get what they could not at the polls.
Exactly. This just encourages the Nervous Nellies and other assorted wimps here.
This is SO preposterous. Obama and Clinton conspired to steal the election, committed actual election crimes, weaponized the FBI, COA, and NSA; and when that didnt work, have used the same dirty tricks to prevent Trump from having a legitimate presidency. Obama was essentially running drugs into the US via hezbollah to preserve his horrendous Iran deal.
“...if the President messes with the Constitution...?
Is he talking about the constitution they made up as they went along?
Impeachment will end the democrat party.
The Kenyanesian Usurper was also running guns to jihadis and Mexican cartels.
With Republican support, McCain, Graham, Rubio.
Duct tape over Jabba the Nadler mouth should have happened years ago.
I have no doubt that if they get the house in 18 they will make a serious effort to impeach. Where it would go in the Senate is an entirely different scenario. And the crapstorm it would unleash could be a real wild card. I for one am not going to stand by idly while the commies try to engineer a coup.
The Washington Post Nazi traitors should worry more about getting dragged into the street and hanged from a lamppost.
Iran “lover” Jerry Nadler supported Obama’s Iran deal.
Even worse than ideology, Trump is rocking the boat of the political status quo. That will unify the swamp dwellers like nothing else
He’s like the sheriff that cleans up.the town then they want to get rid of.
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