Elijah Cummings says that even if the House moves to impeach Trump and the Senate votes against it, "history would smile upon us for standing up for the Constitution."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 21, 2019
Counter-argument, which refutes itself in the person of the panty-sniffer making it:
Ken Starr says Democrats shouldn't pursue impeachment of Trump because "it's so bad for the country" pic.twitter.com/EamjLAPK1U
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) April 19, 2019
I never thought much about impeachment. Viewed it solely as a “base” issue for political space.
Today, Mueller invites us to reconsider impeachment through the lens of politics and instead through the lens of fitness and Trumps loyalty.
So consider me accepting the invite. https://t.co/fmYHSaw2dS
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) April 18, 2019
As I noted yesterday, if this was 2010 and the subject of the Mueller Report was Barack Obama, Tea Party Republicans would have finished impeachment by noon and would right now be building a gallows on the National Mall. https://t.co/1lPBfgsRGM
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) April 19, 2019
Every time the media asks what are the Democrats going to do on impeachment, they simultaneously should ask what is the GOP going to do on holding this administration accountable. We shouldn’t discuss one without the other.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) April 21, 2019
It's a sign of the rot in our political system that all conversation about holding the president accountable takes the form of discussing "What Democrats should do," because Republicans have utterly abdicated their oversight role.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) April 19, 2019
By not acting on Trump’s obstruction, we tell the witnesses who gave SCO truthful information that truth doesn’t matter & isn’t worth it. And we send that same message to future witnesses in future investigations of powerful people. That’s just not the message we should send.
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) April 21, 2019
1) We're just 18 months from election day, providing some flexibility to HJC on timing.
2) There's abuse that Mueller didn't mention. (Posts incoming)
3) There's other shit that is akin to Mueller report coming down the pike.
Start the process.
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) April 21, 2019
— Tormund XtopHodor, First of His Name (@tommyxtopher) April 20, 2019
One of the most amazing things about this Fyre Festival of a Presidency is the amount of duped attendees who angrily insist that the leaky tents and soggy cheese sandwiches really are luxury villas and gourmet meals.
— Marko Kloos (@markokloos) April 18, 2019
OJ Simpson was acquitted, too. He’s never been able to outrun the stink. People watched, and they knew. Same here. The object isn’t to perform an ‘intervention’ w/ Trump’s base, but to speak to the whole country.
— Rick Petree (@RickPetree) April 19, 2019
— Charles Gaba (@charles_gaba) April 18, 2019