Good Friday morning.
Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:
- The president delivers remarks at the White House Summit on Human Trafficking: The 20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000
- President Trump and the First Lady arrive at Mar-a-Lago
The best moment on Impeachment TV…
I am leading with this because it’s just terrific.
Here's the video of Jerry Nadler getting up to answer the final question of the two day Q & A session and Adam Schiff trying to stop him ??? pic.twitter.com/zYNQ1iY43I
— Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) January 31, 2020
Poor, broken House Manager Adam Schiff. His comrade Rep. Jerry Nadler did a speed waddle up to the podium to answer the last question of the night during the impeachment hearing.
“Jerry. Jerry. Jerry,” Schiff is heard saying as he took a few steps towards Nadler, but failed to stop him. One can only imagine how many hours Schiff rehearsed his final remarks which would include tears and hallucinations, I’m sure. Alas, it was not to be.
Even MSNBC had a laugh. “Adam Schiff stood. He was ready to go to the podium. He only had to do about three steps to get there. Jerry Nadler had to do about 12. It’s the fastest I’ve seen Jerry Nadler move, in the 25 years that I’ve known him,” Lawrence O’Donnell told the panel.
I guess Nadler was fed up with Schiff getting the limelight. Impeachment is supposed to originate in the Judiciary Committee but Speaker Pelosi stole that honor from Nadler and gave it to crazy Adam Schiff and the Intelligence Committee (HPSCI), most likely to allow the secrecy protection allowed to the HPSCI. Gotta keep the “whistle blower” secret.
Looks like the Republicans have the votes to block witnesses
So far we know that Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) will vote for witnesses. Raise your hand if you regret supporting Mitt Romney for president. Romney’s anti-Trump behavior since winning office is the best argument about why he should never be president. Trump won the election, is heavily supported in Romney’s state of Utah, but he knows better than the filthy casuals that picked a president. A pox on you.
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will vote against witnesses but he made his statement with a passive aggressive dig.
“There is no need for more evidence to prove that the president asked Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter; he said this on television on October 3, 2019, and during his July 25, 2019, telephone call with the president of Ukraine,” Alexander said in a statement. He went on to say, “It was inappropriate for the president to ask a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent and to withhold United States aid to encourage that investigation. When elected officials inappropriately interfere with such investigations, it undermines the principle of equal justice under the law.” Gimme a break, did this fool sleep through the hearing? Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.
We still don’t know how Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will vote. The tally is up to 50 on the witness votes which means the motion will fail. Majority Leader McConnell said “Tomorrow’s a big day,” as he left the Capitol. Let’s hope this spectacle finishes tomorrow.
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Chief Justice Obamacare Tax blocks Rand Paul’s question again
There’s no way, if you’ve been paying attention the last 4 years, not to “get” what the Democrat/anti-Trump/media’s modus operandi is. They want to make speculative accusations against Trump and his supporters without any scrutiny. This is what their accomplices in the media are for: printing wild accusation as fact. Later, these accusations will be discredited and the media will pretend they never printed lies. First, the dossier, which was never supposed to be released to the public, was going to be used as this mysterious, secret report that would be referenced in news stories to smear the president with ominous-sounding innuendo. Once the dossier was released that plan fell apart since the dossier was beyond ridiculous on its face. But the plan was always to use it without putting it under public scrutiny. So too with the “whistle blower” and his “complaint.” The Democrats want to keep him secret, they don’t want anyone to check out his reliability or motives or ask any questions about his bias and his orbiting resistance posse infecting the U.S. government. In both cases, the dossier and the whistle blower, we are expected to believe they are neutral entities just exposing the facts rather than partisan tools.
Well Rand Paul isn’t having any of it. Once more, Rand tried to ask a question about the “whistle blower” Eric Ciaramella and once more, Chief Justice Obamacare Tax shut him down. Rand tweeted that his question asked “whether or not individuals who were holdovers from the Obama National Security Council and Democrat partisans conspired with Schiff staffers to plot impeaching the President before there were formal House impeachment proceedings.” Good question. John Roberts wouldn’t ask it so Rand walked out of the hearing and spoke to them media. Rand-haters cheered the neighbor who beat Rand up and broke his ribs. Remember, these people hate Trump because they really hate YOU.
The Democrats clutched their pearls over questions about the “whistle blower” and his friends. This is all the more reason to put these folks under a microscope. There are plenty of whistle blowers who do not get special, protected, saint-like treatment, they get the Lt. Col. Mike Flynn treatment: pushed out, targeted and ruined. I know because some of them are my friends, so spare me the virtue signaling.
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And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!