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U.S. Senate (GOP Club)

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  • Just Like Impeachment Knocked Biden out of the Demo Pres Race, Romney has knocked Kelly Loeffler out of the Georgia Senate Race

    02/07/2020 2:00:02 PM PST · by Amish · 29 replies
    Just Like Impeachment Knocked Biden out of the Demo Pres Race, Romney has knocked Kelly Loeffler out of the Georgia Senate Race
  • Romney's Visceral Hatred of Donald Trump is Over 3 Years Old and has never chnaged

    02/05/2020 1:16:11 PM PST · by Amish · 55 replies
    Bloomberg Politics ^ | Mar 3 , 2016
    Mar 3, 2016 -- At a speech in Salt Lake City, Utah, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney laid out a scathing critique of GOP front-runner Donald Trump. “Dishonesty is Trump’s hallmark,” he said. The former Massachusetts governor called Trump a phony and said, “if we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished.”
  • Will there be a "Profiles in Courage" Senator

    01/27/2020 6:39:20 PM PST · by Amish · 31 replies
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    Will there be a "profiles in courage" Democrat? When a future "President to be" writes a book on "profiles in courage" will a chapter be directed to a current Democrat senator who has stood up and said "this case is without merit, flawed with partisanship, and in no way rises to the level justifying impeachment. It should be dismissed out of hand". He would be crucified by his fellow partisans, but how would history (and his great grandchildren) remember him.
  • Popular meteorologist to run for US Senate in New Mexico

    01/07/2020 7:56:25 AM PST · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 7, 2020 | Russell Contreras
    Mark Ronchetti, a meteorologist in Albuquerque and one of the most popular television figures in the state, is joining the race for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, adding more drama to a contest some Democrats had believed was a safe seat. Ronchetti, 46, announced Tuesday he is jumping into the fight for the GOP nomination after stepping down for his job Monday as chief meteorologist for the CBS affiliate in Albuquerque. ... Ronchetti said he was jumping into the race because he was “fed up” with politicians in Washington not solving problems. He called himself a “proud conservative New Mexican”...
  • Fourth Republican entering U.S. Senate race (NM, To replace retiring Dem)

    01/05/2020 4:47:16 PM PST · by CedarDave · 10 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 5, 2020 | Scott Turner
    Businessman Louie Sanchez remembers growing up in a trailer in the South Valley where he said he learned the value of hard work. It’s those working class roots he wants to emphasize when he launches a bid for the U.S. Senate on Monday. Sanchez will join a growing Republican field that includes former New Mexico State University professor Gavin Clarkson; anti-abortion advocate Elisa Martinez; and Albuquerque contractor Mick Rich in the race to replace Democrat Tom Udall, who is not seeking reelection to a third term. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján and accountant Andrew Perkins are seeking the Democratic nomination....
  • US Election 2012: Mitt Romney fortune built with help from Robert Maxwell and Jack Lyons

    12/27/2019 8:06:12 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 26 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 19, 2012 | Jon Swaine,
    Maxwell, the late owner of Mirror Newspapers, invested $2 million in Mr Romney's first private equity fund, which launched the controversial career in finance that the Republican presidential challenger now cites as proof of his ability to lead the US to prosperity. He was recruited by Lyons, a late colleague of Mr Romney's at Bain & Company and one of the "Guinness Four" who were convicted in 1990 over the infamous share-trading fraud at the drinks firm. Lyons and his family invested almost $3 million in Mr Romney's fund.
  • GOP lawmaker says 'out-of-the-box strategy' could give Trump an 'advantage' in impeachment hearings

    12/08/2019 3:38:07 PM PST · by entropy12 · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec 8, 2019 | Kadia Tubman
    While Trump has continuously blasted the impeachment inquiry, calling it a “one-sided sham process” and blocking his highest-profile officials from testifying before a Democratic-dominated House, the president has also said he would "love" for his administration officials to testify in the Senate. “It will be fair in the Senate,” he said ahead of the first House impeachment hearing.
  • Ukrainian Servers, Roger Stone & Adam Schiff’s Impeachment Circus

    11/13/2019 7:22:10 PM PST · by TheAmericanDossier.com · 6 replies
    theamericandossier.com ^ | 11/13/2019 | Lucy Aubrac
    A simple stone shall take down the giants” – Kim Clemente The rule of law has gone to hell here in America. We have a sitting US Congressman rejecting even the most basic tenants of a trial by focusing his entire case on hearsay, which is not admissible in court. Make no mistake, an Impeachment is a court case and must be tried under rule of law. But Adam Schiff doesn’t care much about that, he’s too busy trying to hide the antics of deep state. Meanwhile, we have Roger Stone standing trial for several different charges all predicated on...
  • Cindy McCain says husband John McCain would be 'disgusted' by state of GOP

    11/12/2019 11:08:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 125 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 11/12/2019 | Rachel Frazin
    Cindy McCain said in a recent interview that her late husband, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), would be "disgusted" by the Republican Party's current state. "I think he'd be disgusted with some of the stuff that's going on," she said in a CNN interview that will air Saturday evening. "He'd be railing against what's going on," she added of her husband, who was a frequent critic of President Trump. "I think John provided a lot of cover for other members. And when he would do it, then they could get behind him kind of thing. And I'm not seeing that." Asked...
  • Here's the price Mitt Romney is paying for standing against Trump

    10/28/2019 12:52:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2019 | Adam Edelman and Jonathan Allen
    SALT LAKE CITY — One man is an island: Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah. The 72-year-old former Republican presidential nominee has isolated himself from Republicans in the Senate, in his home state and across the country by occasionally — but strongly — criticizing President Donald Trump, including the president's efforts to enlist the aid of foreign governments to probe a leading political opponent. "By all appearances, the President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling," Romney tweeted earlier this month. In recent weeks, the senator's acts of rebellion against the...
  • Pelosi and McConnell are on an impeachment collision course

    10/23/2019 2:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 23, 2019 | Burgess Everett and Heather Caygle
    Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell are attacking each other in increasingly pointed terms as House Democrats burrow deeper into their impeachment inquiry. But if the top two congressional leaders can’t find a way to come together soon, the government could plunge into a shutdown and any last hopes for legislating before the presidential election will vanish. The speaker and Senate majority leader have been trading grievances increasingly over the past several months. Pelosi is lashing McConnell for sitting on House-passed legislation addressing gun violence and ethics reforms; McConnell says Pelosi has done nothing to follow through on her claims that...
  • Lindsey Graham does not rule out the possibility of Trump impeachment if new evidence emerges

    10/20/2019 10:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 20, 2019 | Maeve Reston
    In another sign of the dangerous predicament facing President Donald Trump, his longtime ally Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said in an interview that aired Sunday night that he could not rule out the possibility of impeachment if new evidence emerges. In an interview on "Axios on HBO," Jonathan Swan asked the South Carolina senator: "Are you open minded if more to comes out that you could support impeachment?" "Sure, I mean show me something that is a crime," Graham replied. "If you could show me that, you know, Trump actually was engaging in a quid pro quo outside the phone...
  • Conservative group tags Romney as anti-Trump, pro-impeachment in ad

    10/16/2019 9:43:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 16, 2019 | Alex Isenstadt
    The Club for Growth, which opposed Trump in the 2016 primary, is spending $40,000 to show the ad in Utah. The Club for Growth, a conservative advocacy group, is going up with TV ads attacking Sen. Mitt Romney — a preemptive warning shot against fellow Republicans who are considering getting behind impeachment. The 30-second commercial, which will begin running Thursday digitally and on Fox News stations in Utah, portrays Romney as a sunglasses-wearing spy and accuses him of being a “Democrat secret asset” who is “plotting to take down President Trump with impeachment.” The move comes as the first-term Utah...
  • McConnell tees off on Democrats over impeachment

    10/15/2019 6:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Jordain Carney, The Hill
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) teed off against the House impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, marking his first comments since Congress returned from its two-week break. "House Democrats are finally indulging in their impeachment obsession. Full steam ahead," McConnell said during a speech from the Senate floor, adding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had "crumbled" to the "left-wing impeachment caucus." "I don't think many of us were expecting to witness a clinic in terms of fairness or due process. But even by their own partisan standards, House Democrats have already found new ways to lower the bar," McConnell added.
  • Harry Reid praises Trump as 'a very, very smart man'

    10/11/2019 8:06:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2019 | John Gage
    Harry Reid had high praise for President Trump calling him "smart" and hard to beat in a recent appearance. "I used to think that Donald Trump was not too smart. I certainly don't believe that anymore," the former Senate majority leader told David Axelrod in an interview preview that aired Friday on CNN. "I don't think he's intellectually a powerhouse, but he is basically a very, very smart man. No matter what the subject, any argument he involves himself in, it's on his terms." The 79-year-old Nevada Democrat said the Democratic presidential contenders should not be under the illusion that...
  • Fmr Schumer aide claims Trump will be impeached, urges House to hold full vote to begin Senate trial

    10/10/2019 3:42:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2019 | Charles Creitz
    Radio host Christopher Hahn predicted Wednesday that President Trump will ultimately be impeached and he called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to schedule a floor vote on the matter. Hahn, a former aide to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told "The Ingraham Angle" he is awaiting a potential U.S. Senate trial in which Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts would oversee the proceedings. He dismissed Republicans' criticisms of the impeachment inquiry process, telling host Laura Ingraham there is nothing untoward about what's going on in Congress. "This is basically the grand jury portion of this investigation, and in...
  • Red-state Dems worried Trump impeachment will hurt Senate chances; Giuliani considering lawsuits

    10/02/2019 3:17:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2019
    Some red-state Senate Democrats are fretting that the ongoing House impeachment inquiry could expand uncontrollably and become a “kitchen sink” of complaints about President Trump and hurt chances of regaining the Senate majority in 2020, Fox News has learned. Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana specifically expressed concerns and have told Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., that leadership cannot allow liberal Democrats to push for the inquiry to include allegations about Trump illegally using his office to enrich himself or relitigate findings from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election meddling in 2016....
  • Which GOP Senators Would Vote to Impeach Trump? Jeff Flake Says There Are 35

    09/28/2019 5:37:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 28, 2019 | Jennifer Doherty
    Former Senator Jeff Flake caused a stir Saturday when he amended Republican consultant Mike Murphy's comment that 30 GOP senators would vote to impeach President Donald Trump if they could keep their votes secret. "That's not true," the former Arizona senator said. "There would be at least 35." Until his retirement from the Senate earlier this year, Flake was among the small but notable cohort of Republican senators who remained vocal in their opposition to Trump after the election. While most of the Senate's 53 Republican members have stuck to the White House's talking points since the House of Representatives...
  • Isn’t it strange while the Dem house committees are in full coup mode the GOP Senate sits idly by?

    09/27/2019 8:10:05 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 86 replies
    Really not strange at all! *sigh* Trump seemly stands alone except for a small group of House and Senate allies in D.C. while everyone else is activity engaging in taking him down or passively giving lip-service of support while standing down with intent!!! It’s depressing that there is no great urgency in the GOP to fight the Dems and start calling people up that haven’t answered serious questions about who what when where and how in this attack on Trump. Maybe Barr is planning to take down the original core coup group and maybe he’s not but even if he...
  • Cornyn and Cruz stick with Trump, deriding Democratic ‘lynch mob’

    09/26/2019 4:36:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2019 | Benjamin Wermund
    Just hours after the White House released a summary of President Donald Trump's call with the president of Ukraine — in which Trump urged the Ukrainian leader to do him a "favor" — Texas Sen. John Cornyn stood on the floor of the Senate and tore into House Democrats for moving forward with an impeachment inquiry based in part on that call.