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July 17, 2019

House Votes to Kill Fakey-Fake Impeachment Inquiry

Should be a lot of anger among the emotionally incontinent.

The resolution went down on a vote of 332 to 95, with all Republicans voting for it and more Democrats in favor of killing the impeachment resolution than were for backing it. There was a single abstention.

After hours of uncertainty about the mechanics of how the measure would be dealt with, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, a Trump loyalist, moved to table the resolution – not long after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would 'deal' with it, without specifying precisely how.

This doesn't mean that the Democrats got out of this with no penalty -- now they have a lot of "moderate" Democrats who have voted to keep Literal Hitler, Worse Than the First Hitler, in Das Weiss Haus, and that's going to Not Be Okay with the progressives, super-partisans, NeverTrumpers and assorted other lunatics who sit on Twitter all day and then cry in the shower like Glenn Close in the Big Chill.

Also, Trump can now say, correctly, that even his enemies in the Democrat-controlled Congress have decided that there's no case for impeachment.

From Tami:

@ChadPergram

Hse votes to set aside articles of impeachment for President Trump prepared by Rep Al Green (D-TX).

The vote was 332-95

137 Democrats voted yea

95 Democrats voted no

All Republicans voted nay

Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) voted yes.

Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) voted present

This is a delight:



Also via Tami: Jake Tapper's twitter thread with what he hears from his many, many, MANY close Democrat friends, some of whom don't even work for Fusion GPS!


House Democrats appeared unified in their votes this week but I've spent the day talking to a bunch of them and many are extremely frustrated. All agree POTUS's tweets needed to be condemned; they spoke under condition of anonymity so they could be candid. (Thread)

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2/ "The president won this one," said House Dem 1 of the Trump v Squad (AOC, Tlaib, Omar & Pressley) showdown. "What the president has done is politically brilliant. Pelosi was trying to marginalize these folks and the president has now identified the entire party with them."


3/ Another issue: what are Dems focused on? Is it what will help the class of 2018 (largely more moderate than the Squad) get reelected?

Dem Rep 2: "The president's words and actions speak for themselves. We need to focus on the issues that got them here: jobs, health care..."

4/ "...instead of the issues the president brings up deliberately. Anything that takes away from bread and butter issues is playing into his hands."

5/ Other House Democrats are conflicted about having to defend the Squad given things they've said and done. House Dems cited: talk of supporting challengers to incumbent Dems in primaries, AOC's use of the term "concentration camps," anti-Semitic comments by Tlaib & Omar.

6/ This perceived selective outrage rankled some Dems.

"Everybody was completely outraged by what the president said," said House Dem 3, "and everybody thought it was appropriate to criticize him...

7/ "...but this was the *first* time the House has taken action to criticize him in any way, We couldn't even bring ourselves to have a resolution exclusively condemning anti-Semitism uttered by one of those members" -- Omar -- "but we leapt to their defense here."

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8/ A few House Dems noted that Omar and Tlaib just introduced a resolution affirming the right of Americans to boycott, perceived as an expression of support for the anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction) movement that most House Dems oppose.

9/ "So we'll hear a tirade of attacks on Israel from the same group," said House Dem 3. "Hopefully they won't be anti Semitic."

House Dem 4 also brought up that bill coming "from someone with a history of anti-Semitism" -- Omar -- "So yeah it’s challenging."


10/ House Dem 4 recalls that "less than 2 weeks ago when members of our caucus were trying to support funds for children at the border," the Squad was arguing that "we're pro-putting kids in cages, we're against human rights. So there’s frustration."

11/ Others noted that this week the House Democratic Caucus stood by a group that is not perceived as standing by them.

"I can't tell you the number of Members who are angry and annoyed about them criticizing us," said House Dem 3.

12/ AOC, in particular "gives her chief of staff license to get candidates to run against her colleagues and to go after them on social media. It makes people's skin crawl," said House Dem 3.

House Dem 4 summed it up: "We were there for them; they should stop attacking us."

Wow. There's more drama here than David French and Jonah Goldberg arguing about what Starbucks to hang out while their wives are "otherwise occupied."

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