Open Thread | The Impeachment Inquiry Is Approved: NOBODY Is Above The Law

The House of Representatives voted on the rules for the Impeachment Inquiry of Dolt45.
The vote was 232-196, with no Republicans voting in favor, and 2 Democrats voting in opposition, with the Republicans.
Let’s be clear – this is the vote that the Republicans have been whining about for weeks, ever since the beginning of the closed door testimony. Now that it has happened, they voted against it, and will have another goalpost for them to move.
You either have a society of laws or you do not.
The President is not above the law. This vote today makes that clear.

Manu Raju (@mkraju) Tweeted:
#BREAKING: 232-196, House passes resolution to set procedures for impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

Here is the vote – thank you, C-SPAN:

She caught hell, but, she stood strong. Had patience. And, in the end, she was right.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi:

Tell it, Nancy Smash 👏 👏

Keith White (@keethers) Tweeted:
It’s hard to put into words how fortunate we are to have Nancy Pelosi in charge right now. The partisans who disagree with her politics don’t fully realize it, but she’s holding the republic together right now.



Another person who has held it down is Congressman Adam Schiff- Chairman of the Intelligence Committee:

Now, remember, NO Republican voted with the Democrats. When it came down to it, all of them are cowards. There are no ‘ principled’ ones. Even the ones who won’t be running again, couldn’t come and vote for the Constitution that they swore and oath to:

Mieke Eoyang (@MiekeEoyang) Tweeted:
House GOP: “The process is a sham, there are no open hearings!”
House Dems: “Let’s vote to have open hearings.”
House GOP: “I vote no.”

Oliver Willis (@owillis) Tweeted:
republicans keep saying you can’t impeach trump because the election is 13 months away. must have missed that section of the constitution. i guess its next to the “no scotus nominations in an election year” clause.

Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) Tweeted:
Important: Each time GOP uses “no due process” argument it is incumbent on press to point out this is false. The resolution provides more due process than afforded any other president in history. Ask what other due process do they want? They will not be able to name anything.

For the bleachers
Malcolm P. Johnson (@admiralmpj) Tweeted:
I hope everyone heard what @RepAdamSchiff just said.
A lot of Republican members who have had the right to attend the depositions, HAVE NOT ATTENDED THE DEPOSITIONS.
A lot of Republican members who have had the right to attend the depositions HAVE NOT ATTENDED THE DEPOSITIONS.

Someone who way ahead of the curve:
Congresswoman Maxine Waters👏👏

Now, after the House holds its impeachment vote, if they vote for impeachment, it goes over to the Senate, led by Moscow Mitch. Well, we know what the GOP Senate Caucus looks like….they look like bought and paid for stooges of Dolt45.

Everytime you want to open your mouth to complain about what the Democrats are not doing…think on this…..without November 2018, you would not be here. NONE of this would be happening. The Republicans have proven that they will not follow their oaths of office. That they will not follow the Constitution. They will follow Dolt45 and his illegality to the very end. No matter how much it betrays our country, and puts the National Security of our country at risk. They chose Dolt45 over America. Never forget that.

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30 Responses to Open Thread | The Impeachment Inquiry Is Approved: NOBODY Is Above The Law

  1. rikyrah says:

    I am not a Russian Troll.
    I am not a passerby in observing American politics.

    I deal with the system we have…not the one for ponies and unicorns.
    The woman said, from her own plan, that it would cost 2 million jobs.
    She has also said that she’s too pure to accept PAC money.
    Anyone naive enough to think that the insurance industry is going to go down without a fight. So, think about their millions upon millions spent .
    Then the GOP ads. Like I said, 2 million jobs lost…speaks for itself.
    They aren’t being honest about them actually DESTROYING MEDICARE AS WE KNOW IT. They took the name of something popular – MEDICARE – all the while with the intentions of actually demolishing it.
    We have a party so hateful and spiteful, that, in a number of states, they don’t care about their own people losing access to care due to rural hospital closings…they won’t expand Medicaid….
    And, you think that folks are going to be ok with letting this plan tear up healthcare as we know it?

    Plus, this can’t be done with reconciliation. So, let’s say you actually get it past the House…tell me how you get to 60 votes in the Senate….even if the Democrats take over the Senate in 2020? Show me the support – on the Democratic Senate side – for destroying the filibuster.

    Is nobody going to bring up that a nice part of this depends upon Comprehensive Immigration Reform passing? Or, is that too trollish to point out.

    • Liza says:

      I don’t think we’re going to get to “Medicare for All” in a single leap. Basically for the same reasons that we don’t have solar panels everywhere in Arizona (the Valley of the Sun) or high speed rail coast to coast (or anywhere) or energy efficient automobiles or mass transit systems in every city etc etc…

      Corporations rule. The insurance companies are not going to allow a single payer health care system any time soon, maybe never. So, if we want to provide universal access to healthcare, and I mean healthcare not just access to insurance, it is most likely going to be a very fragmented, hosed up conglomeration of different “systems” (much like it is now).

      Sure, the Medicaid expansion in red states would help a lot. But someone please explain to me how we are going to deal with the under insurance problem.

      People need to get more for their healthcare dollars than just the peace of mind that if something really bad happens to them they won’t go broke. And that is really what health insurance is about for a lot of people. The rest is high premiums, copays, deductibles, etc…

  2. rikyrah says:

    Here is a candidate’s tweet that lists all the agencies that will be allowed to exclude LGBT:

    There’s more to it than that!— Babs Ramsey For Congress (@babsramsey) November 1, 2019

  3. rikyrah says:

    BREAKING: Trump’s @HHSGov just proposed a rule that would allow taxpayer-funded child welfare agencies to turn away foster parents because they are LGBTQ or otherwise fail to meet a religious litmus test.

    — ACLU (@ACLU) November 1, 2019

  4. rikyrah says:

    The Trump administration is creating a center that will give immigration agents access to classified info from U.S. intelligence agencies. Endgame: Migrants and others denied entry will be unable to see the evidence against them because it’s classified.— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) November 1, 2019

  5. rikyrah says:

    Trump lures senators on impeachment with cold cash: Report

    As the impeachment inquiry kicks into high gear, the president is essentially giving a cash reward to senators who have his back.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Natasha Bertrand
    · 22m
    NEW: Days after White House lawyer John Eisenberg moved record of Trump call w/Zelensky into top secret system, he instructed Lt. Col. Vindman—who listened to the call & raised alarms—not to tell anyone what had happened on the call, Vindman testified.

  7. rikyrah says:

    BREAKING: The Trump administration announced it will allow anti-LGBTQ discrimination in all grants from @HHSGov, impacting federal funding for foster care, adoption, HIV & STI prevention, youth homelessness, & countless other public health initiatives.— National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) November 1, 2019

  8. rikyrah says:

    NEW: 60% of Americans say it was inappropriate for Pres. Trump to involve his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in U.S. policy toward Ukraine, including 61% of independents and 32% of Republicans, per @ABC News/WaPo poll.— ABC News (@ABC) November 1, 2019

  9. rikyrah says:

    Schiff: Expect impeachment inquiry transcripts release next week

    Rep. Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about the next steps in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry, and flags that he expects transcripts of witness depositions to be released as soon as next week.

    Schiff: Impeachment inquiry doing the work Barr shirked

    Rep. Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, who leads the Trump impeachment inquiry talks with Rachel Maddow about the unique challenges facing the impeachment committees and the steps he’ll take in the next phases of the process.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Missouri tracked patients’ periods in GOP anti-abortion effort

    Rachel Maddow reports on the lengths to which Missouri’s health director, Randall Williams, has gone to pursue the Republican agenda of eliminating the last abortion-providing clinic the state, and the trauma suffered by Planned Parenthood patients and staff as a result.

  11. rikyrah says:

    As impeachment enters next phase, witnesses tell consistent story

    Rachel Maddow reports on the vote in the House to move ahead with the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry, and the way each new witness corroborates the overall picture of a Trump quid pro quo with Ukraine.
    Oct. 31, 2019

  12. rikyrah says:

    This thread:

    Hi, Florida attorney here.

    Donald Trump is about to get ripped apart by NY Courts and there isn’t a single presidential power that can stop it.

    He’s moving to Florida because of a unique unlimited Homestead provision in our Constitution letting him keep a home of any value.

    — Jeff (@20thgrader) November 1, 2019

  13. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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