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    Mitch is pissed off at Trump because the Republicans lost the Senate. The Capitol Protest did not help any.



    Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has told associates that he believes President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party, according to people familiar with his thinking. The House is voting Wednesday to formally charge Trump with inciting violence against the country.
    At the same time, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the minority leader and one of Trump’s most steadfast allies in Congress, has asked other Republicans whether he ought to call on Trump to resign in the aftermath of last week’s riot at the Capitol, according to three Republican officials briefed on the conversations.
    While McCarthy has said he is personally opposed to impeachment, he and other party leaders have decided not to formally lobby Republicans to vote “no,” and an aide to McCarthy said he was open to a measure censuring Trump for his conduct. In private, McCarthy reached out to a leading House Democrat to see if the chamber would be willing to pursue a censure vote, although Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ruled it out.
    Taken together, the stances of Congress’ two top Republicans — neither of whom has said publicly that Trump should resign or be impeached — reflected the politically fraught and fast-moving nature of the crisis that the party faces in the wake of last week’s assault by a pro-Trump mob during a session to formalize President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
    As more violent images emerged Tuesday from the mayhem wrought by the rioters, including of the brutal attack that ultimately killed a Capitol Police officer, and as lawmakers were briefed about threats of more attacks on the Capitol, rank-and-file Republican lawmakers grew angrier about the president’s role in the violence.
    Yet as they attempted to balance the affection their core voters have for Trump with the now-undeniable political and constitutional threat he posed, Republican congressional leaders who have loyally backed the president for four years were still stepping delicately. Their refusal to demand the president’s resignation and quiet plotting about how to address his conduct highlighted the gnawing uncertainty that they and many other Republicans have about whether they would pay more of a political price for abandoning him or for continuing to enable him after he incited a mob to storm the seat of government.
    Making their task more difficult, Trump has shown no trace of contrition, telling reporters Tuesday that his remarks to supporters had been “totally appropriate,” and that it was the specter of his impeachment that was “causing tremendous anger.”
    McConnell, R-Ky., has indicated that he wants to see the specific article of impeachment that the House is set to approve Wednesday, which is expected to draw support from as many as a dozen Republicans, potentially including Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the party’s No. 3 in the House. But he has made clear in private discussions that he believes now is the moment to move on the weakened lame duck, whom he blames for causing Republicans to lose the Senate.
    On Monday, Biden telephoned McConnell to ask whether it was possible to set up a dual track that would allow the Senate to confirm Biden’s Cabinet nominees and hold a Senate trial at the same time, according to officials briefed on the conversation who disclosed it on condition of anonymity. Far from avoiding the topic of impeaching Trump, McConnell said it was a question for the Senate parliamentarian, and promised Biden a quick answer.
    David Popp, a spokesperson for McConnell, declined to comment, pointing a reporter to a speech the senator made from the floor after the attack on the Capitol.
    “This failed attempt to obstruct the Congress, this failed insurrection, only underscores how crucial the task before us is for our Republic,” McConnell said as the Senate reconvened to finish the electoral count disrupted by the siege. “Our nation was founded precisely so that the free choice of the American people is what shapes our self-government and determines the destiny of our nation.”
    In the days since the attack, McCarthy has veered from asking Republican colleagues if he should call on Trump to resign to privately floating impeachment to his current posture, opposed to impeachment but open to a censure. He even approached Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the majority leader, about a censure vote, saying he could deliver a large number of Republican votes for a formal rebuke if Democrats backed off impeachment.

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    Republicans lost the Senate all on their own. Bunch of cowards ..they pretty much are weak and afraid to fight. Not loyal to Trump was a big issue for voters.

    Republicans didn't try to fix the fraudulent voting system in GA either. Only have themselves to blame
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    turncoats.. showing their true colors
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    Quote Originally Posted by busterhyman View Post
    turncoats.. showing their true colors
    Honestly they really aren't. These assholes were never with Trump
    Most are necon Republican scum
    Most politicians eat a dick
    Republican party really does need to be burned to the ground
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    Quote Originally Posted by exploited17 View Post
    Honestly they really aren't. These assholes were never with Trump
    Most are necon Republican scum
    Most politicians eat a dick
    Republican party really does need to be burned to the ground
    I'm with you. They won't get my support in their present state.
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    Mitch and the other RINO and establishment R's are going to learn in short time that their party is not theirs any more.

    Their actions are making more and more people disenchanted with them and their party.
    They have lost the party to Trump and they do not understand this fact yet.

    Moving forward they will be minimized as Trump rules the party or Trump will make his own party and
    the R's will be unimportant after then

    I also agree they were never with Trump the last 4 years, they only put up[ with him and used him as much as they could.
    Stay in your lane
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    Oh goody, more anonymous sources.

    I'm calling fake news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RED EYE View Post
    I'm with you. They won't get my support in their present state.
    These are my thoughts exactly. I am sure everyone at therxforum thinks like this as well.
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    80% of Trump voters and 76% of Republicans are less likely to vote for any member of Congress who impeaches this great president!

    77% of ALL voters want Congress to focus on CPP virus, not this sham impeachment.

    Congress has a 72% DISAPPROVAL RATING!

    Suck on that, RINOs!

    Go ahead and impeach him. I dare you...I double dare you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff Joe View Post
    80% of Trump voters and 76% of Republicans are less likely to vote for any member of Congress who impeaches this great president!

    77% of ALL voters want Congress to focus on CPP virus, not this sham impeachment.

    Congress has a 72% DISAPPROVAL RATING!

    Suck on that, RINOs!

    Go ahead and impeach him. I dare you...I double dare you.

    You're gonna get your wish in less than 24 hours, Dipshit. Who gives a shit about the disgruntled members of the party which has now lost 7 of the last 8 popular votes? Besides, you may have noticed, there many instances where down ballot Repubs clearly outperformed Numbnuts, despite his supposed popularity, I wonder why THAT is? Oh, and, NOW you're concerned about Trump's virus (desperately avoiding a "sham" impeachment that will be a very real one by this time tomorrow)? Where were you when he said it was a "Democrat hoax"that would just "disappear?" Don't tell me, lemme guess: you were busy inserting your head up his ass, am I right? And, what happened to all your colorful little stories about how the REAL evidence would be revealed, Asshole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafinch View Post
    You're gonna get your wish in less than 24 hours, Dipshit. Who gives a shit about the disgruntled members of the party which has now lost 7 of the last 8 popular votes? Besides, you may have noticed, there many instances where down ballot Repubs clearly outperformed Numbnuts, despite his supposed popularity, I wonder why THAT is? Oh, and, NOW you're concerned about Trump's virus (desperately avoiding a "sham" impeachment that will be a very real one by this time tomorrow)? Where were you when he said it was a "Democrat hoax"that would just "disappear?" Don't tell me, lemme guess: you were busy inserting your head up his ass, am I right? And, what happened to all your colorful little stories about how the REAL evidence would be revealed, Asshole?
    Hahahahahaha...you demonic scammer from HELL!

    Beijing Biden is totally ILLEGITIMATE and didn't win SHIT!

    https://hereistheevidence.com/

    Everyone knows this election was a sham...except YOU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff Joe View Post
    80% of Trump voters and 76% of Republicans are less likely to vote for any member of Congress who impeaches this great president!

    77% of ALL voters want Congress to focus on CPP virus, not this sham impeachment.

    Congress has a 72% DISAPPROVAL RATING!

    Suck on that, RINOs!

    Go ahead and impeach him. I dare you...I double dare you.
    The real civil war you are wishing for is taking place right now in the Republican party, and for good reason -- the traitors must be cleansed of the party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theDonger View Post
    The real civil war you are wishing for is taking place right now in the Republican party, and for good reason -- the traitors must be cleansed of the party.
    FAIL!

    65% think Pelosi and Biden are dividing the country!

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    While House Democrats improperly invoke the 25th Amendment to try to remove President Trump, House Republicans should be using the 12th Amendment to give him four more years. Last week 138 Representatives from 35 states voted in favor of Trump by objecting to the fraudulent Biden electors from Pennsylvania.
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    "Nobody is above the law...the law is for the lawless" - Pavian the WELCH

    Except when laws are broken by unelected "election officials" in Pavian's corrupt party who were funded by Zuckerberg!

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    Nazi Pelosi tried to steal the nuclear codes from a duly elected president!

    What law was she using again? I can't seem to find it.

    "The law is for the lawless" - Pavian the WELCH

    Sedition and treason for this unhinged evil witch and her CRIMINAL party!!!
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    McConnell Will Not Consent to Reconvening Immediately or Before 19 Jan. to Consider Impeaching Trump.

    When do the Beijing "laptop from hell!" Biden impeachment hearings begin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff Joe View Post
    Hahahahahaha...you demonic scammer from HELL!

    Beijing Biden is totally ILLEGITIMATE and didn't win SHIT!

    https://hereistheevidence.com/

    Everyone knows this election was a sham...except YOU!

    . same with the Ga Senate races.. Too late for the Pussy Republican's to grow a set..They got away with murder so more to come
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff Joe View Post
    Hahahahahaha...you demonic scammer from HELL!

    Beijing Biden is totally ILLEGITIMATE and didn't win SHIT!

    https://hereistheevidence.com/

    Everyone knows this election was a sham...except YOU!


    "Everybody," huh? Does that include the sixty odd courts that ruled against him, Bill Barr, McConnell, the Congressmen who certified JB's win, and the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach his dumb ass yesterday. Let us not forget, you got triple buggered on things Twittler, so, STFU, ya dumb bastard.
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