Thursday Open Thread | Support Impeachment Inquiry

According to an NBC News count, of the 235 House Democrats, 31 have either called to get the impeachment ball rolling.

A growing number of House Democrats are calling for an impeachment inquiry as the Trump administration resists cooperating with their investigations.

The impeachment talk swelled this week after former White House counsel Don McGahn said he would follow the White House recommendation to defy a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee to appear for a hearing on Tuesday.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has long resisted impeachment and argued that Democrats should instead focus on the policy issues they campaigned on. But the pressure is growing on Pelosi and her leadership team.

Several Democrats have signed on to a resolution from Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) that calls on the Judiciary Committee to inquire whether the House should impeach Trump.

Here’s a tally of which lawmakers have endorsed launching an impeachment inquiry of President Trump. This list will be updated.

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77 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Support Impeachment Inquiry

  1. rikyrah says:

    We spent part of the afternoon at work discussing our childhood memories.

    I will leave this one

    You have been a good kid and your father gives you $2!

    For those who remember…do you remember what you could get for $2?

    The first paper bag would be full of 100 pieces of candy.
    That second dollar?
    Sandwich cookies (lemon were my favorite), a bag of chips And a pickle with the peppermint stick🤗🤗🤗

  2. rikyrah says:

    EXCLUSIVE: Inside the stunning seven bed London mansion ‘Bad Girl Ri Ri’ is renting for £16k-a-week – and star has been secretly living there for A YEAR

    The singer, 31, yesterday revealed she’s been secretly living in London for a year
    Star said she goes out ‘incognito’ and is enjoying the relative anonymity the city brings, but didn’t offer any clues as to which area of London she is living
    MailOnline can reveal she has been renting a stunning, seven bedroom property in an exclusive part of North London worth £30million
    House boasts a manicured garden, underfloor heating and even its own gym with plenty of off-street parking parking
    Ri Ri has filmed a number of Instagram clips from the house including glimpses of the plush kitchen – and done her make up in one of the bedrooms
    Neighbours living there today seemed to have no idea the world’s most famous female singer has been living on their doorstep

    PUBLISHED: 11:03 EDT, 23 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:24 EDT, 23 May 2019

  3. rikyrah says:

    Muthaphuckin’ DEMONS!!!

    Purdue infiltrated WHO, manipulated opioid policies to boost sales, report finds
    Congressional report alleges Purdue corrupted WHO to boost international sales.
    BETH MOLE – 5/23/2019, 3:10 PM

    Infamous OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma used front organizations and sponsored research to deceive the World Health Organization and corrupt global public health policies with the goal of boosting international opioid sales and profits, according to a Congressional report(PDF) released Thursday, May 22.

    The investigation identified two WHO guidance documents that appear to parrot some of Purdue’s misleading and outright false marketing claims about the safety and efficacy of their highly addictive opioids.

    The findings, released by Reps. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), land as the country is still grappling with an epidemic of opioid abuse and overdoses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid overdoses kill an average of 130 Americans every day.

    Clark and Rogers say that the motivation for the investigation follows a 2017 warning letter Congress members sent to the WHO. Given the opioid epidemic unfolding in the US, the lawmakers warned the WHO that opioid makers would try to expand into international markets, which could potentially trigger a global epidemic. But the Congress members say they didn’t get a response (though the WHO disputes this).


    Based on public records, the report outlines a tangle of organizations and individuals that connect financial threads from Purdue to WHO.

    “The web of influence we uncovered paints a picture of a public health organization that has been manipulated by the opioid industry,” said Rep. Clark in a statement. “The WHO appears to be lending the opioid industry its voice and credibility, and as a result, a trusted public health organization is trafficking dangerous misinformation that could lead to a global opioid epidemic.”

  4. Liza says:

    Most ridiculous attempt at a smear ever…

  5. Liza says:

    Look at this bullsh!t. My blood pressure spiked and I’m sitting at my computer. What does it do to the people who endure this? Well, we know what it does. Thankfully, this guy survived.

    • My blood is boiling as well. This is all they do, look for unarmed Black people to harass, maim and kill but coward ass mofos won’t engage school shooters. Got damn race soldiers!

  6. rikyrah says:

    Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) Tweeted:
    Manafort to Jared Kushner in Nov 2016 recommends “black appointment” Vernon Parker as Deputy AG as a “visible answer to bogus racist charges.. leveled” against Sessions. Or as Asst AG for Civil Rts b/c the division will be “a hotbed.”

  7. rikyrah says:


    Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) Tweeted:
    Manafort to Jared Kushner in Nov 2016 recommends “black appointment” Vernon Parker as Deputy AG as a “visible answer to bogus racist charges.. leveled” against Sessions. Or as Asst AG for Civil Rts b/c the division will be “a hotbed.”

  8. rikyrah says:

    Good thread

    Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) Tweeted:
    Looking at her list, @SenWarren could’ve made more — much more — if she hadn’t been so selective, if she hadn’t stuck to work consistent with her principles. The vast majority of her work was standing up for consumers and small businesses.


  9. rikyrah says:

    A Black person’s take on the end of Game of Thrones:

    What the Game of Thrones Finale Teaches Us About White Saviors

    Michael Harriot
    Monday 4:24pm

  10. I wouldn’t even wait until he removes the lie from his website page. Sue now. Get your money. You have to make a bigot feel it. If you don’t take action, he’ll lie and smear another Black woman. SUE HIM TO THE KNEES!

  11. rikyrah says:

    Oliver Willis (@owillis) Tweeted:
    hillary clinton used email
    elizabeth warren earned money
    kamala harris listened to rap music

    truly we are in the golden age of political journalism. line up for your pulitzers, boys.

  12. rikyrah says:


    ‘This is a disgrace’: Furious customers threaten to boycott Wrangler after the denim brand teamed up with Old Town Road singer Lil Nas X on a collection – but many are calling the critics racist

    Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is number one on the Billboard Hot 100
    It features a line about wearing ‘Wrangler on my booty’
    Wrangler has now collaborated with Lil Nas X on a limited-edition capsule collection, which launched this week
    Some social media users are angry, saying the brand is losing touch with its customer base
    ‘If you have any sense, you’ll stop production and burn what’s left,’ wrote one
    Other fans are excited and have accused critics of racism and being dramatic

    PUBLISHED: 11:43 EDT, 23 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:53 EDT, 23 May 2019

  13. This is how punks react when they jump up and get smacked down. Bitchass all in my direct messages…..FKN trash should learn to stop talking smack about innocent Black children

  14. Liza says:

    This article by Chris Hedges is very, very interesting.

    • Liza says:

      From the article:

      “The effort to block birth control and abortion is not about religion nor about politicians pandering to a right-wing base, nor is it a result of prudery, nor is it to punish women for having sex,” Jenny Brown writes in her book “Birth Strike: Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work.” “It is about the labor of bearing and rearing children: who will do it and who will pay for it.”

      Raising children is not a lifestyle choice. It is labor-intensive work that demands of parents, and especially women, huge physical, emotional, financial and time commitments. The wider society reaps the benefits of this work. It has a social and moral responsibility to compensate and assist those who raise children.

      The birthrate decline is an indicator of the despair and hopelessness that define the lives of tens of millions of young Americans who struggle financially and see little hope for the future. Only by addressing this financial insecurity and desperation, by integrating back into society those who have been pushed aside, can the nation’s death spiral be reversed.

      America’s corporate state has no intention of funding programs and building institutions to ease the burden of rearing and nurturing children. Yes, the corporate state needs young bodies as fodder for the bloated military and endless foreign wars. Yes, it needs workers, especially a surplus of workers, to toil in menial, poorly compensated labor. Yes, it needs consumers to buy its products. But the corporate state, Brown argues, intends to achieve these goals “with a minimum of employer spending and a maximum of unpaid women’s work.” If women refuse to produce children at levels desired by economic planners, Brown says, then abortion and contraception will be banned or made difficult to obtain. Social Security and pensions will be abolished so the only financial protection from abject poverty for an elderly parent will be children willing to keep their mother or father fed and housed. Eight states dramatically restrict access to abortion, and legislatures in a number of other states are considering legislation to do so. Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and West Virginia have only one abortion clinic.

      The falling birthrate is the real reason women are being forced to become reproductive slaves. As long as wages are kept artificially low (nearly four in 10 middle-aged Americans have no emergency savings, and a third have less than $25,000 invested for retirement), as long as pensions are denied, children become, as in the developing world, the only form of retirement insurance. Policymakers assume that these assaults, coupled with the privatization and destruction of Social Security, will force women to up the birthrate. Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court makes likely the overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

    • Liza says:

      And this from the article.

      I spent two years with the Christian right in the U.S., often with members of the so-called “pro-life” movement, in doing research for my book “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America.” These Christian fascists, whose heretical version of Christianity is the primary ideology used to justify the outlawing of abortion, have little regard for the sanctity of life. They enthusiastically bless the military and the dropping of iron fragmentation bombs on Muslim families and villages in the Middle East, fervently support the death penalty and absolve militarized police who gun down unarmed people of color trapped in our urban internal colonies. Their bizarre apocalyptic fantasies revel in the mutilation and suffering of nonbelievers, including Jews who do not convert to Christianity and those they dismiss as “nominal Christians.” Once out of the womb, poor children are seen as not deserving of help, and 12 million of them go to bed hungry every night in this country.

      The crusade for the unborn fires up Christian zealots and anti-abortion fanatics with righteous indignation that can lead to violence. It fosters a self-adulatory and repugnant moral absolutism. But its ultimate goal is to strip women of control of their bodies to reverse the decline in births, especially white births, as well as reinstate a tyrannical patriarchy.

  15. rikyrah says:

    And, this is a problem, because?

    Taken as a whole, @ewarren slate of social programs and tax increases could amount to the largest transfer of wealth from the richest Americans to the middle class in U.S. history. Via @ToluseO— Annie Linskey (@AnnieLinskey) May 22, 2019

    • Liza says:

      Equal Justice Initiative
      ‏Verified account


      To avoid enforcement of the law and retain ownership of the men and women they enslaved, the Washingtons regularly sent Ms. Judge and the others in the household out of state for brief periods, to restart the six-month residency requirement.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Democrats pit GOP against American public opinion on Roe v Wade
    Senator Chuck Schumer talks with Rachel Maddow about exposing Republican senators who won’t admit to holding the unpopular position of opposing Roe v. Wade but who consistently vote for judges who are likely to overturn it.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Schumer: Trump bailed on meeting to throw Rose Garden tantrum
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks with Rachel Maddow about how Donald Trump tried to cover for being ill prepared for an infrastructure meeting with Democratic leaders by putting on a temper tantrum spectacle for the media.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Natural Hair Folks…
    If you have been curious about Mielle Organics Products..
    They are having an anniversary sale today until the 26th.
    Just google Mielle Organics and go to their website.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Trump losses mount as cracks form in dam of secrecy
    Rachel Maddow looks at how Donald Trump has steadily lost ground in his fight to keep his finances, campaign, and administration opaque to oversight and investigation.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Anne Boleyn (@TudorChick1501) Tweeted:
    They needed Harry to be “the wild one.” The “damaged” one. The minute he found a real relationship and set about being a dedicated husband, father, and charity leader, was the moment both he and Meghan became a threat to those rooted in his past. #PrinceHarry #MeghanMarkle

  21. rikyrah says:

    Mr. Weeks 🤴🏾 (@MrDane1982) Tweeted:
    Dear White people,
    Some of you are acting like impeachment will save us, it won’t, you know why, we still have 63% of white men and 53% of white women who voted for Trump and continue to support Republicans. Impeaching Trump won’t save us, white people voting Democratic saves us.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) Tweeted:
    A ten-year-old child died in government custody and a morally bankrupt administration hid it from the public for months. Let that sink in.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Once again for the bleachers:
    The number of regular Democratic Party voters in those questionable
    States denied the franchise due to VOTER SUPPRESSION was AT LEAST 2-3 times the margin of Dolt45’s ‘ victory’ in those states.
    In👏 every 👏one👏

  24. rikyrah says:

    NBC News (@NBCNews) Tweeted:
    Sen. Chris Murphy warned that the Trump admin. is considering a move to bypass Congress and push through the sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia by declaring a national security emergency.

    The White House National Security Council declined to comment.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

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