What Yesterday’s House Vote Says About Republicans | Morning Joe | MSNBC

What Yesterday’s House Vote Says About Republicans | Morning Joe | MSNBC


AMERICA” ROGERS PROFESSOR, THE PRESIDENCY OF VANDERBILT PRESIDENCY OF VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY JON MEACHAM. UNIVERSITY JON MEACHAM. HE’S AN NBC NEWS AND MSNBC HE’S AN NBC NEWS AND MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR. CONTRIBUTOR. WELL, THE HOUSE TOOK A WELL, THE HOUSE TOOK A SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD IN THE SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD IN THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY OF PRESIDENT IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. TRUMP. LAWMAKERS APPROVED A RESOLUTION LAWMAKERS APPROVED A RESOLUTION 232-196 LARGELY ALONG PARTY 232-196 LARGELY ALONG PARTY LINES TO FORMALIZE THE RULES AND LINES TO FORMALIZE THE RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE PUBLIC PHASE GUIDELINES FOR THE PUBLIC PHASE OF THE IMPEACHMENT PROBE. OF THE IMPEACHMENT PROBE. THE EIGHT-PAGE RESOLUTION LAYS THE EIGHT-PAGE RESOLUTION LAYS OUT THE FORMAT FOR OPEN HEARINGS OUT THE FORMAT FOR OPEN HEARINGS AND WOULD ALLOW THE PRESIDENT OR AND WOULD ALLOW THE PRESIDENT OR HIS COUNSEL TO PARTICIPATE IN HIS COUNSEL TO PARTICIPATE IN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS HELD BY IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS HELD BY THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. TWO DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMEN, NEW TWO DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMEN, NEW JERSEY AND MINNESOTA, BROKE WITH JERSEY AND MINNESOTA, BROKE WITH THE PARTY TO BROKE VOTE AGAINST THE PARTY TO BROKE VOTE AGAINST THE RESOLUTION. THE RESOLUTION. BOTH REPRESENT DISTRICTS THAT BOTH REPRESENT DISTRICTS THAT DONALD TRUMP WON IN 2016. DONALD TRUMP WON IN 2016. INDEPENDENT CONGRESSMAN JUSTIN INDEPENDENT CONGRESSMAN JUSTIN AMASH ALSO VOTED WITH THE AMASH ALSO VOTED WITH THE DEMOCRATS. DEMOCRATS. UP UNTIL THIS POINT, REPUBLICANS UP UNTIL THIS POINT, REPUBLICANS HAVE LARGELY COMPLAINED ABOUT HAVE LARGELY COMPLAINED ABOUT THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS BEING THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS BEING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, BUT HOUSE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, BUT HOUSE AGAINST COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ADAM AGAINST COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ADAM SCHIFF TOLD MSNBC LAST NIGHT SCHIFF TOLD MSNBC LAST NIGHT THAT THE PROCESS OF RELEASING THAT THE PROCESS OF RELEASING TRANSCRIPTS CAN NOW BEGIN AS TRANSCRIPTS CAN NOW BEGIN AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK. EARLY AS NEXT WEEK. HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI DEFENDED THE RESOLUTION ON THE DEFENDED THE RESOLUTION ON THE HOUSE FLOOR DURING A NEWS HOUSE FLOOR DURING A NEWS CONFERENCE AND WITH AN CONFERENCE AND WITH AN APPEARANCE ON LATE NIGHT APPEARANCE ON LATE NIGHT TELEVISION FRAMING THE TELEVISION FRAMING THE INVESTIGATION AS A INVESTIGATION AS A CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY THAT MUST BE CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY THAT MUST BE CARRIED OUT FAIRLY. CARRIED OUT FAIRLY.>>IT PROVIDES THE PRESIDENT AND>>IT PROVIDES THE PRESIDENT AND HIS COUNSEL OPPORTUNITIES TO HIS COUNSEL OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE, INCLUDING PARTICIPATE, INCLUDING PRESENTING HIS CASE, SUBMITTING PRESENTING HIS CASE, SUBMITTING REQUESTS FOR TESTIMONY, REQUESTS FOR TESTIMONY, ATTENDING HEARINGS, RAISING ATTENDING HEARINGS, RAISING OBJECTIONS TO TESTIMONY GIVEN, OBJECTIONS TO TESTIMONY GIVEN, CROSS-EXAMINING WITNESSES, AND CROSS-EXAMINING WITNESSES, AND MORE. MORE. AND CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU MAY AND CONTRARY TO WHAT YOU MAY HAVE HEARD TODAY, WE GIVE MORE HAVE HEARD TODAY, WE GIVE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO THE — TO HIS OPPORTUNITY TO THE — TO HIS CASE THAN WAS GIVEN TO OTHER CASE THAN WAS GIVEN TO OTHER PRESIDENTS BEFORE. PRESIDENTS BEFORE. I DON’T KNOW WHY THE REPUBLICANS I DON’T KNOW WHY THE REPUBLICANS ARE AFRAID OF THE TRUTH. ARE AFRAID OF THE TRUTH. EVERY MEMBER SHOULD SUPPORT EVERY MEMBER SHOULD SUPPORT ALLOWING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO ALLOWING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO HEAR THE FACTS FOR THEMSELVES. HEAR THE FACTS FOR THEMSELVES. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CAME OUT, THEY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CAME OUT, THEY SAID MR. FRANKLIN WHAT DO WE SAID MR. FRANKLIN WHAT DO WE HAVE A MONARCHY OR A REPUBLIC? HAVE A MONARCHY OR A REPUBLIC? AND HE SAID A REPUBLIC IF WE CAN AND HE SAID A REPUBLIC IF WE CAN KEEP IT. KEEP IT. AND HERE THIS RIGHT HERE IN THE AND HERE THIS RIGHT HERE IN THE HERE AND NOW WE ARE KEEPING THE HERE AND NOW WE ARE KEEPING THE REPUBLIC FROM A PRESIDENT WHO REPUBLIC FROM A PRESIDENT WHO SAYS ARTICLE TWO SAYS I CAN DO SAYS ARTICLE TWO SAYS I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT. WHATEVER I WANT. NOT SO. NOT SO. IT’S ABOUT FAIRNESS. IT’S ABOUT FAIRNESS. BECAUSE, AS I SAID, THIS IS BECAUSE, AS I SAID, THIS IS ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION AND HOW ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION AND HOW WE GO FORWARD WITH THIS. WE GO FORWARD WITH THIS. NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE TO NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE TO IMPEACH, THAT’S WHAT THE IMPEACH, THAT’S WHAT THE INQUIRY’S ABOUT. INQUIRY’S ABOUT. HOW HOW BUT HOW WE GO FORWARD SAY TEST BUT HOW WE GO FORWARD SAY TEST FOR DOUSE SO WORTHY OF THE FOR DOUSE SO WORTHY OF THE CONSTITUTION, WORTHY OF OUR CONSTITUTION, WORTHY OF OUR FOUNDERS’ SACRIFICE WHEN THEY FOUNDERS’ SACRIFICE WHEN THEY ESTABLISHED THIS CONSTITUTION. ESTABLISHED THIS CONSTITUTION.>>SO NANCY PELOSI, SO JON>>SO NANCY PELOSI, SO JON MEACHAM, I’M STUCK ON THE FACT MEACHAM, I’M STUCK ON THE FACT THAT NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN THAT NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN VOTED TO LAUNCH THIS INQUIRY. VOTED TO LAUNCH THIS INQUIRY. OBVIOUSLY DEMOCRATS DID. OBVIOUSLY DEMOCRATS DID. THEY VOTED TO LAUNCH THE INQUIRY THEY VOTED TO LAUNCH THE INQUIRY ON BILL CLINTON, RICHARD NIXON ON BILL CLINTON, RICHARD NIXON QUITE A FEW REPUBLICANS QUITE A FEW REPUBLICANS OBVIOUSLY ENGAGED EARLY ON MANY OBVIOUSLY ENGAGED EARLY ON MANY THAT PROCESS. THAT PROCESS. BUT HERE WE’VE ALREADY HAD A BUT HERE WE’VE ALREADY HAD A PRESIDENT WHO HAS LIED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS LIED ABOUT THE PHONE CALL, A PRESIDENT WHO HAS PHONE CALL, A PRESIDENT WHO HAS LIED ABOUT THE QUID PRO QUO, A LIED ABOUT THE QUID PRO QUO, A PRESIDENT WHO HAS LIED ABOUT PRESIDENT WHO HAS LIED ABOUT THE, QUOTE, TRANSCRIPT, A THE, QUOTE, TRANSCRIPT, A PRESIDENT WHO HAS LIED ALREADY PRESIDENT WHO HAS LIED ALREADY AND BEEN CAUGHT ABOUT SEEKING AND BEEN CAUGHT ABOUT SEEKING DIRT ON JOE BIDEN’S FAMILY, A DIRT ON JOE BIDEN’S FAMILY, A PRESIDENT WHO HAS LIED ABOUT PRESIDENT WHO HAS LIED ABOUT TWISTING AND WRETCHING U.S. TWISTING AND WRETCHING U.S. FOREIGN POLICY IN ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN POLICY IN ASSISTANCE TO A DEMOCRATIC ALLY UNDER ATTACK A DEMOCRATIC ALLY UNDER ATTACK BY VLADIMIR PUTIN FOR HIS OWN BY VLADIMIR PUTIN FOR HIS OWN POLITICAL PURPOSES, AND NOT A POLITICAL PURPOSES, AND NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN FINDS THIS SINGLE REPUBLICAN FINDS THIS WORTHY OF INQUIRY. WORTHY OF INQUIRY. WHERE DOES THAT PUT US AS A WHERE DOES THAT PUT US AS A REPUBLIC? REPUBLIC?>>SO, I WANT MIKA TO GET READY>>SO, I WANT MIKA TO GET READY TO GET EXCITED AND INTERESTED IN TO GET EXCITED AND INTERESTED IN WHAT I’M ABOUT TO SAY. WHAT I’M ABOUT TO SAY. I THINK WE’RE INTERESTINGLY — I THINK WE’RE INTERESTINGLY — WE’RE ALMOST IN A — ARE YOU WE’RE ALMOST IN A — ARE YOU READY? READY? WE’RE ALMOST IN A KIND OF A WE’RE ALMOST IN A KIND OF A PREENLIGHTENMENT, PREREFORMATION PREENLIGHTENMENT, PREREFORMATION AT THE MOMENT. AT THE MOMENT. IT’S LIKE YOU COULD LOOK AT DATA IT’S LIKE YOU COULD LOOK AT DATA AND OBSERVE REALITY AND THEN AND OBSERVE REALITY AND THEN FORM YOUR VIEWS AS OPPOSED TO FORM YOUR VIEWS AS OPPOSED TO BEING HANDED YOUR VIEWS FROM ON BEING HANDED YOUR VIEWS FROM ON HIGH, OFTEN FROM PEOPLE WHO HIGH, OFTEN FROM PEOPLE WHO EITHER BY AN ACCIDENT OR BIRTH, EITHER BY AN ACCIDENT OR BIRTH, INCIDENT OF ELECTION WHO WAS INCIDENT OF ELECTION WHO WAS ECCLESIASTICAL AUTHORITY, THEY ECCLESIASTICAL AUTHORITY, THEY WERE THE ONES WHO WERE ABSOLUTE WERE THE ONES WHO WERE ABSOLUTE RULERS AND THEY WOULD INTERPRET RULERS AND THEY WOULD INTERPRET THE WORLD FOR YOU AND YOU DIDN’T THE WORLD FOR YOU AND YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT. HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT. WELL, ALONG COMES THE WELL, ALONG COMES THE GUTTENBERG, ALONG COMES LITERACY GUTTENBERG, ALONG COMES LITERACY AND THE REFORMATIONS, THE AND THE REFORMATIONS, THE EUROPEAN ENLIGHTENMENT AND EUROPEAN ENLIGHTENMENT AND SUDDENLY INDIVIDUALS ARE AT THE SUDDENLY INDIVIDUALS ARE AT THE CENTER OF THE STORY AND ARE NOT CENTER OF THE STORY AND ARE NOT SIMPLY IN THE AUDIENCE WAITING SIMPLY IN THE AUDIENCE WAITING TO BE TOLD WHAT DO AND WHAT TO TO BE TOLD WHAT DO AND WHAT TO BELIEVE. BELIEVE. IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, FOR IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, FOR ALL ITS FAULTS, WAS, IN FACT, ALL ITS FAULTS, WAS, IN FACT, THE CLEAREST POLITICAL MANIFEST THE CLEAREST POLITICAL MANIFEST OCCASION OF THAT INSIGHT. OCCASION OF THAT INSIGHT. AND SO WHEN CONSERVATIVES SAY, AND SO WHEN CONSERVATIVES SAY, MODERN-DAY CONSERVATIVES SAY MODERN-DAY CONSERVATIVES SAY THEY WANT TO BE TRUE TO THE THEY WANT TO BE TRUE TO THE FOUNDING OR THEY WANT TO RETURN FOUNDING OR THEY WANT TO RETURN TO THE TRADITIONS OF THE TO THE TRADITIONS OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDING, THE CENTRAL AMERICAN FOUNDING, THE CENTRAL TRADITION OF THE AMERICAN TRADITION OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDING IS THAT YOU THINK FOR FOUNDING IS THAT YOU THINK FOR YOURSELF. YOURSELF. YOU OBSERVE WHAT’S HAPPENING, YOU OBSERVE WHAT’S HAPPENING, AND YOU DECIDE WHAT TO MAKE OF AND YOU DECIDE WHAT TO MAKE OF IT. IT. AND YOU DON’T SIMPLY DO WHAT AND YOU DON’T SIMPLY DO WHAT SOMEONE ELSE TELLS YOU. SOMEONE ELSE TELLS YOU. YOU DON’T SEE. YOU DON’T SEE. WAY SOMEONE ELSE TELLS YOU. WAY SOMEONE ELSE TELLS YOU. IF THEY’RE ON A CERTAIN CABLE IF THEY’RE ON A CERTAIN CABLE NETWORK OR IF THEY WON A CERTAIN NETWORK OR IF THEY WON A CERTAIN ELECTION. ELECTION. AND THE FACT THAT NO REPUBLICAN AND THE FACT THAT NO REPUBLICAN THINKS OF THAT THIS IS WORTH THINKS OF THAT THIS IS WORTH LOOKING INTO SUGGESTS TO ME THAT LOOKING INTO SUGGESTS TO ME THAT PASSION AND SUPERSTITION AND PASSION AND SUPERSTITION AND BLIND OBEDIENCE HAVE REPLACED BLIND OBEDIENCE HAVE REPLACED REASON FOR THOSE PEOPLE IN THIS REASON FOR THOSE PEOPLE IN THIS MOMENT. MOMENT.>>WELL, GREAT MINDS THINK>>WELL, GREAT MINDS THINK ALLOT. ALLOT. ED LUCE, YOU WROTE A COLUMN ED LUCE, YOU WROTE A COLUMN TALKING ABOUT HOW REASON HAS TALKING ABOUT HOW REASON HAS BEEN REPLACED BY CORRUPTION, BEEN REPLACED BY CORRUPTION, NEPOTISM, BY THIS BLIND ON SEE NEPOTISM, BY THIS BLIND ON SEE ON SEEK CONSEQUENCE THAT BLOWS ON SEEK CONSEQUENCE THAT BLOWS PAST WHAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS PAST WHAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS ALL TALKED ABOUT THAT, AGAIN, WE ALL TALKED ABOUT THAT, AGAIN, WE ACTUALLY USE REASON AND DID NOT ACTUALLY USE REASON AND DID NOT BLINDLY FOLLOW A MONARCH OR THE BLINDLY FOLLOW A MONARCH OR THE DICTATES OF WHAT AN AUTOCRAT DICTATES OF WHAT AN AUTOCRAT SAYS. SAYS.>>YEAH, WELL MY COLUMN LOOKS AT>>YEAH, WELL MY COLUMN LOOKS AT IS THE REALLY STRIKING PARALLELS IS THE REALLY STRIKING PARALLELS BETWEEN TRUMP’S AMERICA TODAY BETWEEN TRUMP’S AMERICA TODAY AND THE WAY THE PRESIDENT IS AND THE WAY THE PRESIDENT IS CONDUCTING HIMSELF AND THE SORT CONDUCTING HIMSELF AND THE SORT OF RIGHT CORRUPTION AND LATE OF RIGHT CORRUPTION AND LATE MID-EVIL ROME WHEN THEY USED TO MID-EVIL ROME WHEN THEY USED TO BUY THE POPESHIP. BUY THE POPESHIP. WHICH IT WAS SORT OF PLAGUED WHICH IT WAS SORT OF PLAGUED BY — ONE WAS THE SALE OF OFFICE BY — ONE WAS THE SALE OF OFFICE AND ONE CAN’T BUT THINK OF AND ONE CAN’T BUT THINK OF GORDON SONDLAND, THE AMBASSADOR GORDON SONDLAND, THE AMBASSADOR TO THE EU AND HIS MILLION TO THE EU AND HIS MILLION DOLLARS DONATION TO THE TRUMP DOLLARS DONATION TO THE TRUMP INAUGURAL COMMITTEE. INAUGURAL COMMITTEE. NO DIPLOMATIC EXPERIENCE. NO DIPLOMATIC EXPERIENCE. ANOTHER IS NEPOTISM, WHICH OF ANOTHER IS NEPOTISM, WHICH OF COURSE POPES REFUSED TO GIVE COURSE POPES REFUSED TO GIVE JOBS TO THEIR CHILDREN. JOBS TO THEIR CHILDREN. AND IF YOU THINK OF IVANKA TRUMP AND IF YOU THINK OF IVANKA TRUMP AS FIRST DAUGHTER AND HER AS FIRST DAUGHTER AND HER HUSBAND JARED KUSHNER AS THIS HUSBAND JARED KUSHNER AS THIS SORT OF FIGURE IN THE WHITE SORT OF FIGURE IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THIS IS VERY MUCH WITHIN HOUSE, THIS IS VERY MUCH WITHIN THE NEPOTISM. THE NEPOTISM. AND THE THIRD SIN DULL GENT. AND THE THIRD SIN DULL GENT. THE MEDIEVAL CATHOLIC CHURCH THE MEDIEVAL CATHOLIC CHURCH WOULD SELL INDULGENCE IN WOULD SELL INDULGENCE IN EXCHANGE FOR GOOD WORKS YOU’D EXCHANGE FOR GOOD WORKS YOU’D GET LESS TIME IN PURGATORY. GET LESS TIME IN PURGATORY. AND IF YOU THINK OF THE AND IF YOU THINK OF THE EXTRAORDINARY GAP BETWEEN WHAT EXTRAORDINARY GAP BETWEEN WHAT THE CHURCH WHICH WAS THE GOSPEL THE CHURCH WHICH WAS THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST AND HOW BISHOPS LIVED OF CHRIST AND HOW BISHOPS LIVED IN PALACES AND THINK OF THE GAP IN PALACES AND THINK OF THE GAP BETWEEN THE ELITES TODAY, BOTH BETWEEN THE ELITES TODAY, BOTH TRUMP SUPPORTING AND TRUMP TRUMP SUPPORTING AND TRUMP OPPOSING, AND THE CREATIVE OPPOSING, AND THE CREATIVE ECONOMY OF OPPORTUNITY, I THINK ECONOMY OF OPPORTUNITY, I THINK YOU SEE A DOMINATE INSTITUTION YOU SEE A DOMINATE INSTITUTION WHICH IS RIPE FOR DISRUPTION. WHICH IS RIPE FOR DISRUPTION. IF DONALD TRUMP IS ALEXANDER THE IF DONALD TRUMP IS ALEXANDER THE 6th, WHICH IS THE POPE, HE’S THE 6th, WHICH IS THE POPE, HE’S THE ONE WHO SORT OF BREAKS THAT ONE WHO SORT OF BREAKS THAT SYSTEM. SYSTEM. AND AS JON MEACHAM IS VERY AND AS JON MEACHAM IS VERY ELOQUENTLY PUTTING ARE CREATES ELOQUENTLY PUTTING ARE CREATES THE CONDITIONS, THE ANGER THE CONDITIONS, THE ANGER AMONGST THE PEOPLE. AMONGST THE PEOPLE. AND FOR MARTIN LUTHER TO NAIL AND FOR MARTIN LUTHER TO NAIL THOSE 95 FEESCES TO THE DOOR, THOSE 95 FEESCES TO THE DOOR, SHOULD BE SAID THAT PRINTING WAS SHOULD BE SAID THAT PRINTING WAS THE DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY THEN. THE DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY THEN. SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOW, I FEAR IT’S SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOW, I FEAR IT’S SORT OF A POST LITERATE RATHER SORT OF A POST LITERATE RATHER THAN AN ENLIGHTENMENT ERA, THAN AN ENLIGHTENMENT ERA, SOCIAL MEDIA, THAT WE’RE LIVING SOCIAL MEDIA, THAT WE’RE LIVING IN. IN. IT’S A KIND OF MEMOLOGY. IT’S A KIND OF MEMOLOGY. BUT THOSE PARALLELS PROVIDE BUT THOSE PARALLELS PROVIDE VERY, VERY STARK WARNING SIGNS VERY, VERY STARK WARNING SIGNS AS TO THE WORLD TRUMP’S LEADING AS TO THE WORLD TRUMP’S LEADING US INTO. US INTO.>>QUITE A HISTORY LESSONS FROM>>QUITE A HISTORY LESSONS FROM PROFESSORS LUCE AND MEACHAM THIS PROFESSORS LUCE AND MEACHAM THIS EARLY IN THE MORNING. EARLY IN THE MORNING. WELL DONE BY BOTH OF YOU. WELL DONE BY BOTH OF YOU. GENE ROBINSON, LET ME STOP AND GENE ROBINSON, LET ME STOP AND PAUSE AND THE BANNER HEADLINE IN PAUSE AND THE BANNER HEADLINE IN THE “NEW YORK TIMES” ABOUT THE “NEW YORK TIMES” ABOUT IMPEACHMENT. IMPEACHMENT. THIS IS A HISTORIC MOMENT. THIS IS A HISTORIC MOMENT. I’M NOT SAYING IT’S A GOOD DAY I’M NOT SAYING IT’S A GOOD DAY OR BAD DAY, YOU DON’T WANT TO OR BAD DAY, YOU DON’T WANT TO LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE YOUR LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE YOUR PRESIDENT SEMIPEECHD. PRESIDENT SEMIPEECHD. BUT DEMOCRATS ARE COMPELLED THAT BUT DEMOCRATS ARE COMPELLED THAT THEY HAD TO DO SOMETHING AT THIS THEY HAD TO DO SOMETHING AT THIS POINT AND THIS WILL NOW MOVE POINT AND THIS WILL NOW MOVE INTO THE PUBLIC KASPHASE WHERE I INTO THE PUBLIC KASPHASE WHERE I WILL BECOME MORE OF A SHOW. WILL BECOME MORE OF A SHOW. BUT WHAT WE SAW YESTERDAY FROM BUT WHAT WE SAW YESTERDAY FROM REPUBLICANS TO BRING IT BACK REPUBLICANS TO BRING IT BACK MAKES ME DOUBT ALL THE MAKES ME DOUBT ALL THE SPECULATION WE HEAR AND BEHIND SPECULATION WE HEAR AND BEHIND THE SCENES REPORTING THAT THERE THE SCENES REPORTING THAT THERE ARE CRACKS IN THE BASE, THAT ARE CRACKS IN THE BASE, THAT SOME REPUBLICANS PRIVATELY ARE SOME REPUBLICANS PRIVATELY ARE MOVING AWAY FROM THE PRESIDENT. MOVING AWAY FROM THE PRESIDENT. THEY’RE UPSET BY WHAT THEY’VE THEY’RE UPSET BY WHAT THEY’VE SEEN PUBLICLY, THEY’RE UPSET BY SEEN PUBLICLY, THEY’RE UPSET BY SOME OF THE TESTIMONY THEY’VE SOME OF THE TESTIMONY THEY’VE HEARD IN THESE CLOSED HEARINGS. HEARD IN THESE CLOSED HEARINGS. BECAUSE WHEN THEY GO OUT IN BECAUSE WHEN THEY GO OUT IN PUBLIC AND WHEN THEY GET A PUBLIC AND WHEN THEY GET A CHANCE TO VOTE ON THIS, THERE’S CHANCE TO VOTE ON THIS, THERE’S NO MOVEMENT AT ALL FROM NO MOVEMENT AT ALL FROM REPUBLICANS. REPUBLICANS. WHY WOULD THERE BE ANY MOVEMENT WHY WOULD THERE BE ANY MOVEMENT AT ALL AS THIS PROCEEDS TO AN AT ALL AS THIS PROCEEDS TO AN IMPEACHMENT VOTE AND THEN TO A IMPEACHMENT VOTE AND THEN TO A VOTE PERHAPS TO CONVICT IN THE VOTE PERHAPS TO CONVICT IN THE SENATE? SENATE? REPUBLICANS HAVE SUPPORTED REPUBLICANS HAVE SUPPORTED PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM THE PRESIDENT TRUMP FROM THE BEGINNING AND YESTERDAY ON THE BEGINNING AND YESTERDAY ON THE RECORD SHOWED THAT THEY’RE NOT RECORD SHOWED THAT THEY’RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE. GOING ANYWHERE.>>THAT’S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT,>>THAT’S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, WILLIE. WILLIE. AFTER MEACHAM AND LUCE I WAS AFTER MEACHAM AND LUCE I WAS GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE CODE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE CODE OF — OF –>>GO FOR IT.>>GO FOR IT.>>OR MAYBE CYRUS THE GREAT.>>OR MAYBE CYRUS THE GREAT. BUT INSTEAD, I’LL TALK ABOUT BUT INSTEAD, I’LL TALK ABOUT THIS AGE OF CYNICISM THAT WE’RE THIS AGE OF CYNICISM THAT WE’RE LIVING IN. LIVING IN. IT’S NOT NEW THAT MANY IT’S NOT NEW THAT MANY REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE OF REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND MANY, MANY REPRESENTATIVES AND MANY, MANY REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE SEE REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE SEE WITH CLEAR EYES WHO DONALD TRUMP WITH CLEAR EYES WHO DONALD TRUMP IS, WHAT HE’S DOING, AND IS, WHAT HE’S DOING, AND UNDERSTAND THE DAMAGE THAT HE IS UNDERSTAND THE DAMAGE THAT HE IS DOING TO OUR INSTITUTIONS, TO DOING TO OUR INSTITUTIONS, TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY, AND YET OUR NATIONAL SECURITY, AND YET THEY FOLLOW. THEY FOLLOW. AND IT’S CYNICAL SELF-INTEREST AND IT’S CYNICAL SELF-INTEREST IN A LOT OF CASES. IN A LOT OF CASES. AND SO IT WAS A HISTORIC DAY AND SO IT WAS A HISTORIC DAY YESTERDAY. YESTERDAY. BUT, TO THOSE REPUBLICANS, IT BUT, TO THOSE REPUBLICANS, IT WAS, OKAY, IT’S A VOTE ON THE WAS, OKAY, IT’S A VOTE ON THE PROCESS AND REALLY THE PARTY PROCESS AND REALLY THE PARTY LINE IS THAT THE PROCESS IS ALL LINE IS THAT THE PROCESS IS ALL FLAWED AND IT’S NOT ACTUALLY A FLAWED AND IT’S NOT ACTUALLY A VOTE ON THE — ON THE MERITS OF VOTE ON THE — ON THE MERITS OF THE CASE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. THE CASE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. SO WHY SHOULD I STICK MY NECK SO WHY SHOULD I STICK MY NECK OUT AND GET IT CHOPPED OFF BY A OUT AND GET IT CHOPPED OFF BY A TWEET? TWEET? THEY ALL SWEAR AN OATH AND THEY THEY ALL SWEAR AN OATH AND THEY SWEAR AN OATH TO THE SWEAR AN OATH TO THE CONSTITUTION. CONSTITUTION. THEY DON’T SWEAR AN OATH TO THEY DON’T SWEAR AN OATH TO DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. BUT THEIR OATH IS MORE TOWARDS BUT THEIR OATH IS MORE TOWARDS SELF-PRESERVATION AND THEIR OWN SELF-PRESERVATION AND THEIR OWN POLITICAL PROSPECTS AND THEIR POLITICAL PROSPECTS AND THEIR OWN POLITICAL FUTURE AND THEY OWN POLITICAL FUTURE AND THEY SEE IT THREATENED IF THEY STAND SEE IT THREATENED IF THEY STAND UP HONESTLY AND TELL THE TRUTH. UP HONESTLY AND TELL THE TRUTH. AND SO THEY WON’T DO IT. AND SO THEY WON’T DO IT.>>WELL, PART OF THIS, THOUGH,>>WELL, PART OF THIS, THOUGH, HAS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN — HAS HAS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN — HAS A LOT DO WITH THE DIFFERENCE A LOT DO WITH THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HOUSE AND THE BETWEEN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE. SENATE. IN THE HOUSE YOU HAVE IN THE HOUSE YOU HAVE GERRYMANDERING DISTRICTS THIS GERRYMANDERING DISTRICTS THIS THAT HAVE GOTTEN INCREASINGLY THAT HAVE GOTTEN INCREASINGLY GERRYMANDERED AND INCREASINGLY GERRYMANDERED AND INCREASINGLY PARTISAN OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS. PARTISAN OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS. THE UNITED STATES SENATE, THE THE UNITED STATES SENATE, THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS THAT ARE REPUBLICAN SENATORS THAT ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THIS, GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THIS, SUSAN COLLINS WHO A LOT OF SUSAN COLLINS WHO A LOT OF REPUBLICANS BELIEVE IS GOING TO REPUBLICANS BELIEVE IS GOING TO LOSE HER SEAT. LOSE HER SEAT. CORY GARDNER IN COLORADO, I HAD CORY GARDNER IN COLORADO, I HAD ONE SENIOR REPUBLICAN TELLING ME ONE SENIOR REPUBLICAN TELLING ME HE’S GONE. HE’S GONE. HE’S JUST NOT GOING TO WIN. HE’S JUST NOT GOING TO WIN. THOM TILLIS IN NORTH CAROLINA THOM TILLIS IN NORTH CAROLINA WHO’S IN THE FIGHT FOR HIS WHO’S IN THE FIGHT FOR HIS POLITICAL LIFE AS WELL. POLITICAL LIFE AS WELL. WHO ELSE DO WE HAVE? WHO ELSE DO WE HAVE? MAINE, COLORADO — YEAH. MAINE, COLORADO — YEAH. SO IN A LOT OF THESE STATES, SO IN A LOT OF THESE STATES, FOUR OR FIVE REPUBLICANS. FOUR OR FIVE REPUBLICANS. AND THEN ADD MITT ROMNEY ON TOP AND THEN ADD MITT ROMNEY ON TOP OF THAT. OF THAT. SUSAN DEL PERCIO, THEY’RE GOING SUSAN DEL PERCIO, THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE SOME TOUGH CHOICES TO TO HAVE SOME TOUGH CHOICES TO MAKE. MAKE. ESPECIALLY IN MAINE SUSAN ESPECIALLY IN MAINE SUSAN COLLINS ALREADY IN TROUBLE COLLINS ALREADY IN TROUBLE BECAUSE OF HER BRETT KAVANAUGH BECAUSE OF HER BRETT KAVANAUGH VOTE. VOTE. NOW IF SHE BECOMES A RUBBER NOW IF SHE BECOMES A RUBBER STAMP FOR DONALD TRUMP AND TELLS STAMP FOR DONALD TRUMP AND TELLS THE PEOPLE OF MAINE SHE’S THE PEOPLE OF MAINE SHE’S PERFECTLY FINE WITH HIM USING PERFECTLY FINE WITH HIM USING HIS POLITICAL OFFICE AND USING HIS POLITICAL OFFICE AND USING U.S. FOREIGN POLICY TO DIG UP U.S. FOREIGN POLICY TO DIG UP DIRT ON A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE DIRT ON A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE POLITICAL OPPONENT, SHE MIGHT AS POLITICAL OPPONENT, SHE MIGHT AS WELL START PACKING HER BAGS FIVE WELL START PACKING HER BAGS FIVE MINUTES AFTER THAT VOTE. MINUTES AFTER THAT VOTE.>>WELL, YOU’RE RIGHT, JOE.>>WELL, YOU’RE RIGHT, JOE. BUT WHAT I ALSO THINK IS TO THE BUT WHAT I ALSO THINK IS TO THE SENATORS’ ADVANTAGE IS THAT THEY SENATORS’ ADVANTAGE IS THAT THEY CAN WATCH EVERYTHING UNFOLD IN CAN WATCH EVERYTHING UNFOLD IN THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE. BECAUSE THIS WILL BE MOVING TO BECAUSE THIS WILL BE MOVING TO THE PUBLIC PHASE. THE PUBLIC PHASE. SO THEY — THE HOUSE WILL BE SO THEY — THE HOUSE WILL BE MAKING THEIR CASE, THEY’LL BE MAKING THEIR CASE, THEY’LL BE PRESENTING IT NOT WITH PRESENTING IT NOT WITH FIVE-MINUTE QUESTIONS FROM FIVE-MINUTE QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE BUT RATHER MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE BUT RATHER PROFESSIONAL STAFFERS WHICH IS A PROFESSIONAL STAFFERS WHICH IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING. VERY IMPORTANT THING. SO YOU CAN BUILD UP A MOMENTUM SO YOU CAN BUILD UP A MOMENTUM IN QUESTIONING WITNESSES. IN QUESTIONING WITNESSES. AND LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS. AND LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WAY THIS IS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WAY THIS IS ROLLING OUT FROM ALL THE THINGS ROLLING OUT FROM ALL THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED BEHIND CLOSED THAT HAPPENED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, THERE’S A LOT MORE DOORS, THERE’S A LOT MORE INFORMATION THAT CAN HAPPEN IN INFORMATION THAT CAN HAPPEN IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC. FRONT OF THE PUBLIC. I THINK THE HOUSE IS WISE. I THINK THE HOUSE IS WISE. NANCY PELOSI IS WISE TO MOVE NANCY PELOSI IS WISE TO MOVE THIS FORWARD. THIS FORWARD. I THINK SEEING PUBLIC TESTIMONY I THINK SEEING PUBLIC TESTIMONY NEXT WEEK OR I SHOULD SAY OR THE NEXT WEEK OR I SHOULD SAY OR THE RELEASE OF THE TESTIMONY NEXT RELEASE OF THE TESTIMONY NEXT WEEK TO THE PUBLIC IS CRITICAL. WEEK TO THE PUBLIC IS CRITICAL. AND NOW THEY CAN BE BUILDING AND NOW THEY CAN BE BUILDING THEIR CASE. THEIR CASE. AND LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS ONCE AND LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS ONCE THAT HAPPENS. THAT HAPPENS. THAT’S WHERE THE SENATE, THEY THAT’S WHERE THE SENATE, THEY ARE THE JURORS, THEY GET TO HAVE ARE THE JURORS, THEY GET TO HAVE TIME AND FOR THE PUBLIC TO ALSO TIME AND FOR THE PUBLIC TO ALSO MAKE THEIR OPINIONS. MAKE THEIR OPINIONS. AND, AS WE KNOW, WHETHER YOU’RE AND, AS WE KNOW, WHETHER YOU’RE DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN, MOST OF DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN, MOST OF THEM LOOK AT THE POLLS AND SEE THEM LOOK AT THE POLLS AND SEE WHICH WAY THE WIND IS BLOWING. WHICH WAY THE WIND IS BLOWING. SO THESE REPUBLICANS MAY END UP SO THESE REPUBLICANS MAY END UP BEING IN A POSITION WHERE IT’S BEING IN A POSITION WHERE IT’S ADVANTAGEOUS TO THEM TO ACTUALLY ADVANTAGEOUS TO THEM TO ACTUALLY VOTE FOR IMPEACHMENT IF THE CASE VOTE FOR IMPEACHMENT IF THE CASE IS PROPERLY MADE. IS PROPERLY MADE.>>WELL, LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>WELL, LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS. CERTAINLY YESTERDAY WAS A BIG CERTAINLY YESTERDAY WAS A BIG STEP. STEP. LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS IF JOHN LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS IF JOHN BOLTON DOES, IN FACT, TESTIFY. BOLTON DOES, IN FACT, TESTIFY.>>HUGE.>>HUGE.>>HIS ATTORNEY WAS IN FEDERAL>>HIS ATTORNEY WAS IN FEDERAL COURT YESTERDAY FOR ANOTHER COURT YESTERDAY FOR ANOTHER CLIENT, BUT SUGGESTED THAT JOHN CLIENT, BUT SUGGESTED THAT JOHN BOLTON WOULD ALSO ASK THE BOLTON WOULD ALSO ASK THE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM WHETHER HE FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM WHETHER HE SHOULD COMPLY WITH THE SUBPOENA SHOULD COMPLY WITH THE SUBPOENA OR NOT. OR NOT. I SUSPECT THEY WILL TELL HIM TO I SUSPECT THEY WILL TELL HIM TO DO THAT AND THEN THAT TESTIMONY

100 Replies to “What Yesterday’s House Vote Says About Republicans | Morning Joe | MSNBC

  1. Unfortunately, the GOP Congress members are mirror images of their leader Trump – racists, liars, cheaters, and persons lacking any moral standards nor patriotism. This is a sad state of affairs, and very discouraging.

  2. When Trump's legal arguments go before actual judges, they are usually laughed out of court for having so little legal merit. Of course, in the court of popular opinion where the average American knows little of law or the facts surrounding Trump's crimes, things are not so black and white. Middle "Mericans" are too intellectually lazy, hateful, or simply stupid to know when an elected official should be impeached.

  3. Anyone who supports donal Drumpf is not in any manner someone who believes in either the rule of law, or the Constitution. Then recent data indicates, republican commoners support putin! Support one of the United States of Americas main enemies!

  4. The Republicans seem to be operating on the notion that if they keep their eyes squeezed shut, they won't have to see anything wrong about the President and no one else will either.

  5. Republicans should never be trusted to run the country ever again. They betrayed their oath and the American people that trusted them. They came in as elected officials but act like monarchies. They’re are clearly abusing their power out of desperation.

  6. F'ing weak Dems better not limit this to the Ukraine call. First check what other calls have been inappropriately moved to keep hidden.
    Bring up the codefendant with Michael Cohen the scheme to pay off Stormy d.
    Also Look at his finances and taxes. Obvious wrong doing and prob has been leveraged over from Russia and possibly turkey. Put it all out there so the GOP doesn't have only one thing to defend against.
    Trump talks about Bidens kid bring up Trump's kids deals how they have been cashing in like copy protections for Ivanka in China.

    Theres done been a list of Trump's wrongdoings, security clearance, his properties being used by foreign governments, etc

    I do think something is a little fishy the Dems don't investigate his taxes maybe they to have something to hide same with the access and nepotism. Bidens son getting that job is something both parties at all levels of the government do along with legal bribery aka Political donations but they are both wrong

  7. The rot began when Delay or Armey or anther Gingrich successr announced the goal of a permanent Republican majority. This could have been good if it had been intended to mean they would strive to serve the people better than the Dems, but it actually meant to use every possible trick in the book to win, despite not serving the general population. This means gerrymandering, this means minority voter suppression, I think there has been at least one case f voting machine rigging . And of coourse, lying. From this viewpoint that anything goes which results in a Republican majority, it is clear that many Republicans see no crime in this as long as it is a Republican doing it.
    It is wrong, it threatens the Constitution, nad it is why it is urgent to remove as many Republicans as possible, and build a new center-right party based on pre-GIngrich principles, one in which few, if any national level politicians from this era play a part

  8. Every American who supports and tolerates Trump's violates the Constitution and endangers our Nation's security and interests is unpatriotic and stupid!!!

  9. This POS president or any future president should not be able to run for re-election when he's impeached by the house. I'm not confident the senate will remove him and that's scary.

  10. Even Will Hurd, who lately whined that the Impeachment Inquiry was being held behind closed doors – even tho the House rules for investigations was developed by the GOP so they cld hold over 50 closed door Hearings over Benghazi – that transcripts were not available to him and his colleagues (even tho he was actually IN the Hearing he still pouted about not having transcripts), that there weren't opportunities to hear Spanky's side of the story. Yet Hurd, along with the rest of the GOP herd, voted against the very rules that wld give him everything he SUPPOSEDLY wanted. I used to think Will Hurd was a man of integrity, he's proven that he's just another hypocritical, raging, GOP partisan..

  11. Intelligent people speaking eloquently about important things. Huzzah! This is an excellent example of what our discourse should be like.

  12. McSorley is also in rough water. And Mitch is in the race of his life. I also think Dems are going to win a Senate seat in Georgia.

  13. Is this guy Jon Meacham for real? He comes on the biggest Leftist propaganda network in the world and talks about how people need to think for themselves? Ha — Ha Ha Ha!

  14. No pelosi, this is not about the Constitution , of course is what you want people to believe,,but we are not falling for the B,S. And we the people know that you want. Power and the president out of office because this outcome is what can save the fake demo,out of the corruption involved ment

  15. Democrats an media been after trump to impeach trump
    From day one when was elected president
    Democrats socialist liberal behind closed doors how to impeach trump
    Do what ever it take lie cheat steal
    Now keep changing rules
    Pelosi adam shifter will lie in front in your face
    Keep talking about constitution
    Lies practice what you preach
    MSNBC anchor lies bought an paid for bye Democrats socialist liberal Hillary Obama
    Afraid trump going expose Democrats socialist liberal all corruption and crimes Democrats committed
    Trump did not take money from Ukraine Biden jr did
    Fake news

  16. The constitutional duty will be when the democrates and there power grab this is nothning more than money climate change and taking down america.

  17. 2:50 Joe is surprised no Republican voted non-partisanly for the impeachment inquiry, even though they did versus Nixon, and some Dems did versus Clinton. The reason? This isn't our daddy's GOP any more. If anyone, they belong to the Kochs, etc. Loyalty to donor is more important to most modern Republicans than loyalty to America!

  18. So let me get this strait, Bill Clinton lied under oath and got impeached but not remove in office for a bj. Trump commits high crimes including treason and Republicans say not enough evidence to impeach. Huh.

  19. So who will check is Biden did something illegal or immoral to help his son? It’s proven Obama never would. So the current president does and now is to be impeached because it’s a possible person he will run against! Let’s not forget Biden dropped out of the President race in 88 because he plagiarized speeches and more!

    Most if not all in U.S. government is corrupt and need to be replaced!

  20. some people are just to dumb to see that democrats have been trying to muster up an impeachment since before trump became president. it's all fabricated.

  21. And meanwhile the russian agent Trump is destroying the NATO alliance…
    He told UK now, they have to break up with Europe in every way, Brexit isn't enough.

  22. It’s very simple republicans know o hoax when they see one.
    Just like your fake polls and that BS Russia story
    Look you are the democrats. You are all democrats.
    It’s Trump haters and democrats on this station.
    Who listens and who cares. Your ratings will never be the same after the Russia hoax. They are going to go down further after this hoax. Your digging your own grave.
    I don’t mind I’m voting for trump.
    THIS COUNTRY IS BOOMING

  23. All democrats hope to do is convince people not to vote for President Trump on the next election. This impeachment won’t happen

  24. It's obvious the Republican party works for Trump not America. Pelosi said nothing wrong unless you're guilty. She is the epitome of an real American.

  25. The fact is that the Democrats lost 2 votes to Trump.

    The fact is that all the Republicans supported Trump.

    The fact is that the vote was a total and utterly failure for Pelosi and Schiff, and it is clear evidence that the Dems have no support outside their own mental institution, and that even a few of the patients have jumped the fences already.

  26. Meachum is correct … in a backwards sort of way, Trump has brought us closer to political enlightenment as individuals than business-as-usual HRC would have, despite the fact she seemed an astronomically better choice in 2016, and the symbolism of the first female POTUS would have been welcome. Sad but true, even though Progressives and Dems (and Republicans) probably don't want to hear it.
    Meanwhile, credit where it is due; turns out some Independents and near-nihilist Aggressive-Progressives will be proven correct. We heard them in 2016 wanting to politically blow things up with Trump to prevent status-quo Hillary from lulling us to sleep for four years, then possibly allowing a much more coordinated and powerful Alt-Right led GOP to win in 2020! Could you imagine that heart-breaking scenario!? Though unlikely, Trump getting re-elected in 12 months would probably have been less disastrous than a demoralized America allowing HClinton to lose to a MUCH stronger Alt-Right next year. Phew, we may have dodged one there! So … in a backwards sort of way … thanks Trump! Thankyou Trump voters. And thankyou GOP toadies and donors.

  27. Fascinating discussion. When all this presidential chaos and crime is over, the US will have the political system that its Founding Fathers envisioned. Painful at the moment but you’ll win through and be greater than ever.

  28. Your "founders" were mostly slave owners, the "freedom and democracy" was for white people only, it's all hype and flagwaving.

  29. Nunes calls the Dems a "cult" yet Dems (and one ind) voted 232-2. The GOP was 196-0.

    What kind of logic do you have to use when 231-2 is due to unconditional cult followers and yet 196 to ZERO is NOT a hive mind loyally following regardless???

    Now I'm glad for the 2 dissenting votes. Cause at least it can be used to prove that it ISN'T a cult hive mind.

    I wonder, how many of those "Nay" voters will turn around and claim they voted no because they AGREED with the process being behind closed doors like EVERY PROPER DEPOSITION and THEN opened to the public at the proper time (instead of rushing to be public now) when things get worse and Trump is impeached and those Nay voters are seeking re-election and have to cut bait?

  30. By tying their cart to Trump, the Republicans have effectively destroyed the legitimacy of their political party. The American people now have to ask themselves if, now that Trump is our President, they are willing to let him destroy our Constitutional democracy, because in allowing him to run roughshod over the rule of law, that's exactly what they're allowing him to do.

  31. Yes a president who is being lied to by the same people who claims to be doing things right and by the laws,as far as I know people like this are supposed to loose all credabilities. How ever they're still running investigations, and are telling people what to do, still holding government jobs and positions they continue to lie and yet, you the people in Congress have not found a way to get this, dual of Berny and claid, or whatever out of there it is shame

  32. Thomas Jefferson in an April 11, 1823, letter to John Adams:

    The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. … But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding.

  33. Right now the GOP are so blinded by the corruption and fear of this administration that they are not interested in the content of the investigations. Can you imagine what they would do if the DEMS were able to get his taxes and discover he received loans from Russian oligarchs and scammed the IRS?? They would say, well he was a regular citizen at the time so there is nothing to see here.. if a Democratic president did what Trump did…. He would ne impeached and imprisoned..

  34. To those that want the two Democrats out, unless they are replaced by Democrats, it would take two places that help us to have a majority. Their presence in office outweighs their policy.

  35. If the Republican Congress does not want to stand up for the Constitution they need to vacate their seat and allow someone who will

  36. So none of the Republicans found anything wrong with Donald Trump's conduct with Ukraine to warrant an inquiry? SAD! VOTE 2020!

  37. This is a totally partisan one party impeachment of a political opponent that cannot be fairly beaten in an election. And that one party impeachment had defections.

  38. The Republican Party of the 1970-2000 died in 2000's. The Republican Party sold their souls when a African American President was elected. Republicans offended by the election on 2008 voted in the members of Congress that stumped that they would defy the President and vote against him to stop his legislation. The Republicans that are in the Congress now do not want to lose the presidency and will do anything to keep it including ignoring a president that is believing that he can do whatever he wants including breaking the laws of the Constitution.

  39. btw America, what's happening to your country today is exactly what happens as an empire collapses. The USA will not stand, it cannot stand against the weight of lies, greed, cowardice and corruption it's being made to bear. The experiment is over and it failed.

  40. The entire Republican Congress has turned into mini Donald Trump's they want to turn the clock back to when monarchs rule days it won't happen rule of law willl stand

  41. The cancer of this country is the Republican Party. The cancer cells are conservatives. Together, they are the chronic illness that is killing every other citizens.

  42. i get tired of people saying there is a distance between Trump and normal republicans. They vote with Trump 95% of the time. The republicans vote with Trump on all but wars. He's just rude.

  43. They won….. we lost our democracy….. its going to be years, decades actually before order is restored…… if that

  44. Dear President Trump,   I am a combat veteran and a law abiding citizen.  I am around the voting class of regular folks and we support you.      The demos will feel this backlash and eat crow.        I know you have the 2020 sealed as I don't meet many demos anymore.

  45. The gorrilla in the room is unlimited money. Every Republican know that the Russians will put any amount of money on table needed to defeat them.They love their jobs more than America's constitution.

  46. Pelosi is no friend of democracy when she is reluctant impeachment "hero" and when in her own party she shuts it down to silence the non-corporate funded Democrats. Who does she really serve – the people or $$$$$$$

  47. Election season is coming for these GOP coward traitors to the constitution. Their day of reckoning will be upon them.

  48. LOL DUMB AND DUMBER still getting it wrong , but i see the viewers get it by the way the polls say there losing viewers , holding closed door hearing saying someone else is afraid of the truth lol only a dumbacrap could make that statement
    cant believe how these morons keep getting EVERYTHING wrong and you morons still watch lol mentaly handicaped i guess

  49. How come that it is when you are talking to a person that you do not know,that you can discern in a very short time that they are a republican?

  50. The Republicans are worried about losing their seats in the House or Senate. They put their jobs before country. Term limits anyone? VOTE 2020!

  51. Under Trump administration, USA political process today now looks like gang bangers running the country. Every party is aligned to its personal gains and no longer country's gain. It's a shame Trump lacks leadership abilities. He thinks good for the country but lacks the spirit of uniting a country he claims to love.

  52. The Senate was Not up for 2018 or they would have lost but
    We are Ready for 2020 to vote out ALL 🤡trump republicans and sh*t head trump too

  53. Like I've always said, how can you trust a man to be honest when he can't even be honest about his baldness!! seriously, something so small he lies, then there's the "Sir" stories with big strong guys…….CRYING!! ffs he is pathetic

  54. Yes the GOP-er’s are only in it for the money. They think if DT, is rich they want to be rich too and not pay for nothing!!!!

  55. I can't emphasize how hard it was listening to what Republicans were saying yesterday. They are an embarrassment to our nation and of course they've been complicit in all of Trumps corruption since day one, but seriously every single thing they said yesterday does not reflect on reality whatsoever. What makes this even worse is knowing that there are millions of people out there who believe everything they say because they watch Fox News or get all of their information and facts strictly from the conservative media who are, in my opinion, one of the biggest threats to our national security.

  56. So the scumball republicans want the 2020 election decide. Well the problem is then you're endorsing cheating by chump for that very election.

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