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First House Republican backs Trump impeachment inquiry

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posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 12:15 PM
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Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) is the first House Republican to support an impeachment inquiry following a whistleblower's complaint that President Trump allegedly pressured Ukraine, reports the New York Times. "Listen, I want to see what the process produces. And quite frankly, if there's something that rises to that level, then guess what, that's not something that we can have by a Democrat or a Republican." — Rep. Mark Amodei during a conference call Between the lines: Amodei has not come out in support of impeachment. He supports Congress looking into the complaint made by the whistleblower to see what's credible, according to a press release from Amodei. Other Democrats echo Amodei's message. They want to wait and see what the impeachment inquiries will dig up before moving forward, per the Times.


So it has gotten into the house republicans brain to dump "Team Trump" and recognize that "high Crimes" have been committed. What is the next step? I have heard that as many as 40 republican Senators are willing to remove Trump. These are strange times. I still remember when Nixon finally went down. Although the investigation into Nixon went on for a long time, when he finally resigned it was only days after the tapes came out. Will it go that quick with Trump? Will Pence try to pardon like Ford did? Will the states still put Trump in a prison?

Strange times indeed.




posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: HanyManny

I think Trump will beat this.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: highvein

How can Trump hide from crimes he has admitted to - using a foreign power to influence elections, obstruction, personal profit from office?



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 12:33 PM
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Checking Vox (the Hill is strangely silent on it right now), it appears that he is simply supporting an inquiry and not actual impeachment: www.vox.com...


There's a headline on The Hill (one of the best conservative news sites) that says Republicans are increasingly uncomfortable with what's going on and just how far things have gone: thehill.com...

While (according to The Hill) Trump can probably shrug off most of the Republican attacks as "fringe" or "wannabe candidates for 2020", or opportunist Republicans from blue states who want to keep their seats, there's some not-so-quiet indications of displeasure from some fairly powerful Republicans.

Will they abandon Trump? I think it's unlikely that the entire party will abandon him. But as this develops, Giuliani is not proving to be an asset and I suspect that more resignations will follow.

...and someone, somehow will spin this into "drain the swamp" in spite of the fact that the guys being "drained" were the ones Trump put in place.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: Byrd

Once more, excellent points to consider. Thanks for the thought you put into this post.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 12:40 PM
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posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 12:42 PM
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Haven't heard a peep about the Epstein scandal...
Nothing to see here...haha



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: Byrd


Will they abandon Trump? I think it's unlikely that the entire party will abandon him. But as this develops, Giuliani is not proving to be an asset and I suspect that more resignations will follow.


I think given the opportunity, a lot of Republicans will abandon him. Especially if it looks like the party overall will be hurt.

I think the loyalty Trump has is conditional for a lot of the Republicans that support him. As long as he's in a position to take the heat off of them and push through the legislation they want they'll have his back. If it comes down to a situation where it's Trump or them, I have a hard time believing they'll pick Trump.

The party and McConnell is who they want to protect overall. Because that's their true source of power.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

The American people voted for trump, not the Republican Party.
He is an outsider and they don't like it.
But I doubt many republicans will want an impeached president on their party's record.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

The republicans got a tax cut for the 1% and a bunch of judges out of Trump. The useful fool has served his purpose. He is disposable now.

Move on, nothing to see here.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: underwerks

The American people voted for trump, not the Republican Party.
He is an outsider and they don't like it.
But I doubt many republicans will want an impeached president on their party's record.


It's not the American people who will decide whether or not to drop him from their party. It's the Republican politicians who might lose their money and their power.

I have a hard time believing any of them will support Trump if it means bad things for themselves. I think a lot of them have felt like they're being held hostage in their support of him.

As soon as they see an out, they're going to take it.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 12:56 PM
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originally posted by: HanyManny
a reply to: underwerks

The republicans got a tax cut for the 1% and a bunch of judges out of Trump. The useful fool has served his purpose. He is disposable now.

Move on, nothing to see here.


Pretty much. If there's any pattern here, it's in how disposable people are to the Republican party at large.

You're only as good as your ability to give them a win..

Once that's gone, so are you.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 01:02 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: underwerks

The American people voted for trump, not the Republican Party.
He is an outsider and they don't like it.
But I doubt many republicans will want an impeached president on their party's record.


It's not the American people who will decide whether or not to drop him from their party. It's the Republican politicians who might lose their money and their power.

I have a hard time believing any of them will support Trump if it means bad things for themselves. I think a lot of them have felt like they're being held hostage in their support of him.

As soon as they see an out, they're going to take it.



The people that elected trump are the same people that elected the congress and senate.
Turning their backs on the president will have a huge backlash on their reelection campaigns.
I know if any of my reps vote for impeachment I will not be voting for them again.
I'm not likely alone on that sentiment.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 01:02 PM
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The republican party is certainly a mess and worthy of a vote of zero confidence.

With all the false accusations and fabricated scandals by the democrats against Trump, and all of them exposed as lies, there isn't any large republican push to investigate it and punish it, only democrats endlessly investigating fabricated scandals and hearsay gibberish, and doing nothing else for the country except limiting liberties and growing government to protect themselves from prosecution.
Turning nothing burgers into causes for impeachment. What a pathetic puerile joke we have for leadership in the Senate and Congress.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 01:04 PM
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Republicans seem to be tied to power, not their core beliefs. They have little integrity.

What ever happened to a balanced budget? Civil rights? Following the constitution? Rule of law?


Republicans: "we chucked all that when Trump became president. We are his bitches in crime right now, until another bitch comes along."



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 01:13 PM
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I know if any of my reps vote for impeachment I will not be voting for them again. I'm not likely alone on that sentiment.


Nope, definitely not alone... especially among independents and third party voters.

Many are also quite happy to see the investigation follow through -- for wrongdoing on anyone and everyone's part regardless of party -- but for information purposes more than impeachment purposes.

Because there's no way around the fact that Trump is being persecuted for asking for an investigation into criminal corruption and wrongdoing by a then sitting Vice President and a current Presidential candidate, which Trump has (or should have) the power and authority to do.

Further, the assumption that such an investigation would help Trump in his re-election would seem to also assume they believe that Biden and son (and Heaven only knows who else) are in fact guilty of something. It seems to me that this effort in and of itself is a clear effort to interfere in an election by protecting a candidate's (Biden) criminal corruption.

None of this plays well with the general public. It all just stinks.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 01:21 PM
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originally posted by: Byrd
Checking Vox (the Hill is strangely silent on it right now), it appears that he is simply supporting an inquiry and not actual impeachment: www.vox.com...

Yes,
I think it's also mentioned in the OP's article, although it does leave doors open, a wait and see policy.

Overall, I think it's very possible that Trump's own gub is really going to be the biggest deciding factor, he's really all over the shop with tall tales....One instant, when at the private US/UN mission, Trump had this imaginary conversation with Trump adviser and Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman, about The Biden's, specifically about the son in China, however Schwarzman is disputing President Trump's account, to wit...it never happened.

This is what Trump does, drags people into the vortice...and probably making them pretty angry toward Trump.

Keep that up, and he'll no one left to help him, and the sharks will get him.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: Byrd
Checking Vox (the Hill is strangely silent on it right now), it appears that he is simply supporting an inquiry and not actual impeachment: www.vox.com...


There's a headline on The Hill (one of the best conservative news sites) that says Republicans are increasingly uncomfortable with what's going on and just how far things have gone: thehill.com...

While (according to The Hill) Trump can probably shrug off most of the Republican attacks as "fringe" or "wannabe candidates for 2020", or opportunist Republicans from blue states who want to keep their seats, there's some not-so-quiet indications of displeasure from some fairly powerful Republicans.

Will they abandon Trump? I think it's unlikely that the entire party will abandon him. But as this develops, Giuliani is not proving to be an asset and I suspect that more resignations will follow.

...and someone, somehow will spin this into "drain the swamp" in spite of the fact that the guys being "drained" were the ones Trump put in place.


The Hill is a conservative news site?

Every single article on their homepage is bashing trump.



posted on Sep, 28 2019 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: underwerks

The American people voted for trump, not the Republican Party.
He is an outsider and they don't like it.
But I doubt many republicans will want an impeached president on their party's record.


It's not the American people who will decide whether or not to drop him from their party. It's the Republican politicians who might lose their money and their power.

I have a hard time believing any of them will support Trump if it means bad things for themselves. I think a lot of them have felt like they're being held hostage in their support of him.

As soon as they see an out, they're going to take it.



The people that elected trump are the same people that elected the congress and senate.
Turning their backs on the president will have a huge backlash on their reelection campaigns.
I know if any of my reps vote for impeachment I will not be voting for them again.
I'm not likely alone on that sentiment.


I think there's enough people that will still vote Republican regardless. And they know this. Trumps base that care about him first and foremost isn't nearly as big as a lot of people believe.

I think that when the only other options are vote Democrat or don't vote, most Republicans will vote Republican.




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