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WATCH: Pelosi Has Meltdown, Walks Away From Podium, Then Comes Back For Another Meltdown
byClayton Keirns33 minutes ago
Trump has been found not guilty after another useless impeachment sham, and Democrats are pissed.
The most upset, however, is far-left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
After Trump was acquitted by a vote of 57-43 on Saturday, Pelosi had a total meltdown in front of reporters during her press briefing. Then when everyone thought she was “finished”, she got triggered and came back to the podium for another Oscar-worthy freakout.
“What we saw in that Senate today was a cowardly group of Republicans who apparently have no options because they were afraid to defend their job, respect the institution in which they serve. ‘Hang Mike Pence’, was the chant, and they just dismissed that. Why? Maybe because they can’t get another job,” she said hysterically.
She then went on to act like she cares about the constitution:
“What is so important about any one of us? What is so important about the political survival of any one of us that is more important than our Constitution that we take an oath to protect and defend?” she said.
Watch her first meltdown below:
After several minutes of hysteria, Pelosi began walking away from the podium when a reporter snuck in one more question about censuring Trump in the Senate.
When she heard it, she got incredibly angry again, even slamming her hand on the podium at one point.
“Censure is a slap in the face of the constitution! That lets everybody off the hook. All these cowardly Senators who couldn’t face up to what the President did, and what was at stake for our country. And now they’re going to have a chance to get a slap on the wrist?“, Pelosi exclaimed.
So the leader of the House of Reps (Nancy Pelosi (D), San Francisco, hereinafter referred to as the MaligNancy)So the leader of the House of Reps (Nancy Pelosi (D), San Francisco, hereinafter referred to as the MaligNancy) became the first House Speaker in history to twice impeach a sitting President. What she will be known for in this case, however, is that she is the only Speaker in history to fail at securing a conviction on clearly Trumped-up charges (pardon the pun). As a matter of reference, bringing forth impeachment charges successfully requires a majority vote in the House, but a conviction of said charges requires a 2/3 majority in the Senate.
Thanks! I would like to take credit for that but can't; someone else came up with it and I disremember who it was.So the leader of the House of Reps (Nancy Pelosi (D), San Francisco, hereinafter referred to as the MaligNancy)
Best I've heard yet! KUDOS!
You know, this Dr. Peter Navarro has actually become one of the real stand-up people in this fubar - up there with people like General Flynn.
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Van der Veen said he's far from a "controversial guy" and is not a political figure."My home was attacked. I'd rather not go into it because it would encourage other people to do it more, but you know, I've had nearly 100 death threats," he told a press pool.
"I'm a trial lawyer and I represent people's interests in court. That's what I do. I love doing it. And I'm disappointed that that is the result of just me doing my job," van der Veen added."My home was attacked last night - windows broken, spray paint, really bad words spray-painted everywhere. And the thing is, you guys don't know me, but you know I'm not a controversial guy. I'm not politically minded so to speak," he said.
Later on Saturday, President Joe Biden released a statement in response to Trump's acquittal by the Senate."I've been representing controversial clients for 30 years, and I've never experienced this type of vitriol." He said, "We had no political agenda here. We are not partisan warriors. We are criminal defense lawyers who represented a client."
Joe Biden quoted Mitch McConnell in his statement.President Joe Biden releases a statement following the acquittal of former Pres. Trump. Trump impeachment trial live updates: Biden says charge 'not in dispute' in 1st comments on acquittal pic.twitter.com/9XjJKZ43eD
— ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2021
“If we had charged dereliction of duty, [Republicans] would have said, ‘That’s not an impeachable offense. You’ve got to deal with that within the military system. The president is not bound by the code of universal military justice, the Uniform Code of Military Justice,’ and so on,” Mr. Raskin said. “You can always come up with a lawyer’s argument to get to where you want to go.”
Mr. Raskin added that he had no regrets and said the Republicans who voted not to convict acted “like members of a religious cult [who], when they leave office, should be selling flowers at Dulles Airport.”
“After careful consideration [LOL] of the respective counsels’ arguments, I have concluded that President Trump is guilty of the charge made by the House of Representatives.
“President Trump attempted to corrupt the election by pressuring the Secretary of State of Georgia to falsify the election results in his state. [Um, Mitt? That allegation was not contained in the Article of Impeachment.]
“President Trump incited the insurrection against Congress by using the power of his office to summon his supporters to Washington on January 6th and urging them to march on the Capitol during the counting of electoral votes. He did this despite the obvious and well known [sic] threats of violence that day.
I feel like Mittens would’ve thrown in some totally irrelevant stuff he hates about Trump if it wouldn’t have been obvious. One final twist of the knife kinda thing.“President Trump also violated his oath of office by failing to protect the Capitol, the Vice President, and others in the Capitol. Each and every one of these conclusions compels me to support conviction.”
“The allegations made in the articles of impeachment are very serious,” Romney said on the floor of the Senate. “As a senator juror I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice. I am profoundly religious, my faith is at the heart of who I am.”
“I take an oath before God as enormously consequential,” Romney continued. “I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the president, the leader of my own party, would be the most difficult decision I have ever faced. I was not wrong.”
“The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the president committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to a level of a high crime and misdemeanor,” Romney later added. “Yes, he did.”
I suppose I could point out that Donald Trump, unlike Mitt Romney, at least had an (Oval) office in which to attempt to keep himself. As opposed to Romney’s disastrous 2012 presidential campaign, I mean. But that would be unprofessional, wouldn’t it?“The president asked a foreign government to investigate his political rival. The president withheld vital military funds from that government to press it to do so. The president delayed funds for an American ally at war with Russian invaders. The president’s purpose was personal and political. Accordingly, the president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust.”
“Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destruction violation of ones oath of office that I can imagine,” Romney continued. “I acknowledge that my verdict will not remove the president from office.”
Following the vote the Louisiana Republican Executive Committee unanimously voted to censure Senator Bill Cassidy.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: You probably saw that statement from former President Trump yesterday, he said his political movement has only just begun. Do you think he can run a credible campaign for president again? Will he remain a force in the Republican Party? What does that mean for the Republican Party?
Trump won Louisiana 58.5% to 39.9% or by almost 20 points.SENATOR BILL CASSIDY: I think his force wanes. The Republican Party is more than just one person. The Republican Party is about ideas. We were the party that was founded to end slavery, we were the party that preserved the union, we were the party that passed the first civil rights law, we were the party that ended the Cold War. We are the party that before COVID had an economy that had record low unemployment for everyone; the disabled, the high school dropout, the veteran, the woman, the Black, the Hispanic, you name it, that is the party of the ideas.
The Chairman of the North Carolina GOP condemned Burr in a statement Saturday evening.“When this process started, I believed that it was unconstitutional to impeach a president who was no longer in office. I still believe that to be the case. However, the Senate is an institution based on precedent, and given that the majority in the Senate voted to proceed with this trial, the question of constitutionality is now established precedent,” Burr’s statement said.
Now acquitted in his second Senate impeachment trial, Trump is preparing for the next phase of his post-presidency life. Feeling emboldened by the trial’s outcome, he is expected to reemerge from a self-imposed hibernation at his club in Palm Beach, Florida, and is eyeing ways to reassert his power.
But after being barred from Twitter, the former president lacks the social media bullhorn that fueled his political rise. And he’s confronting a Republican Party deeply divided over the legacy of his jarring final days in office, culminating in the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol. Searing video images of the day played on loop during his impeachment trial, which ended Saturday.
Trump remains popular among the GOP base, but many Republicans in Washington have cooled to him. Never before have so many members of a president’s party — seven GOP senators, in his case — voted for his removal in a Senate trial…
…Sen. Lindsey Graham, who spoke with Trump on Saturday night, acknowledged that Trump is “mad at some folks,” but also “ready to move on and rebuild the Republican Party” and “excited about 2022.”
In their conversations, Graham has stressed to Trump, who has threatened to start his own party to punish disloyal Republicans, that the GOP needs him to win.
McConnel, Romney, just to name a couple.
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Stephen K. Bannon said the start to taking back the Republican Party is getting rid of Mitch McConnell.
“Mitch McConnel has got to go,” he said. “He’s a poison.”
Bannon laid out a political road map during a speech to Boston Republicans on Saturday. Bannon explains how Republicans can take back their party, back the House in 2022, and the White House in 2024: sticking with Trump.
“[McConnell] doesn’t want any MAGA senators,” Bannon said. “You have to remember, in 2016 it was Trump who dragged [Richard] Burr across the goal line. It was Trump who dragged [Roy] Blunt across the goal line. It was who dragged [Ron] Johnson.”
“Mitch McConnell is not leader if it’s not for Donald Trump,” he said.
THE FEDERALIST – […] “So what’s all behind this? After four years of yelling “MAGA!” while pushing his own classic, corporate Republican policies, McConnell had hoped to rid himself and his conference of the conservative populist nationalism the former president had championed and go back to the way things were.
He wants a return to promising to tackle illegal immigration before winking at corporate America that nothing will change. He wants to raise money on fighting the abortion of our infants while comfortably lifting nary a finger. He wants to shrug and change the subject when asked about men dominating women’s sports and using women’s bathrooms. He wants fewer taxes and more wars. Hell, he wants someone to blame for the Republican losses in the Georgia special election, and with them the loss of his seat at the head of the Senate.
Through his power structure, McConnell directly controls about 8 to 15 republican senators; we have called them “The Decepticons” for years. [Cornyn, Thune, Porter, Blunt, Portman, Burr, Barasso, Crapo, Murkowski, Gardner, Roberts, Sasse, Tillis, Rubio, Graham and Romney]
That rebuke irked President Trump, as it should. President Trump responded via twitter: “I don’t think so”…“A Congress goes on for two years. Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point.”
“Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before, and I think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the Democratic process.”
~ Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell
Pennsylvania Republicans are heaping condemnation on Sen. Pat Toomey after their GOP senator voted to convict Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, signaling how fealty to the former president has come to define the party.
Republican state party chairman Lawrence Tabas has advised committee members that he will soon call a meeting to “address and consider actions related to the impeachment vote.” Though the notice didn’t specifically mention Toomey, four party insiders said Monday that there’s growing momentum behind a push to censure the senator.
County parties across the state are already doing so.
“The York County Republican Committee condemns, in the strongest terms, the actions of United States Senator Patrick Joseph Toomey, Jr. for his failure to defend the Constitution and the freedoms it guarantees,” read one censure resolution, passed Saturday before Toomey even voted to convict Trump.
Via Rob Schmitt Tonight:Rob Schmitt: They spraypainted “traitor” on your driveway… Tell us how you’re doing.
Michael Van Der Veen: We had a lot more than that happen to our home. We’re doing fine. I moved my children to a secretive location. We’ve hired armed guards to protect our places of living and working. And we’re doing fine. My family understands and my law firm understands that we fight on the side of right.