Republican House, Dem Senate (2022 election)

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Republican House, Dem Senate (2022 election)

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 18, 2022, 10:42 am

Kyle Griffin (MSNBC) @kylegriffin1 | 10:00 AM · Nov 17, 2022:

A Missouri judge has ruled that staff in the state attorney general's office — while it was being run by Republican Josh Hawley — used private email accounts to "knowingly and purposefully" subvert the state's open records law.

Missouri judge rules AG’s office under Josh Hawley ‘knowingly’ violated transparency laws
Jason Hancock | November 15, 2022

Judge Jon Beetem concluded Hawley’s staff illegally refused to turn over public records out of concern it could have hurt his 2018 Senate campaign...

Brought forward from previous thread:

C-span | November 17, 2022
Reps. Comer and Jordan Hold News Conference on Biden Family Investigation

Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the incoming House Oversight Committee chair, outlined a Republican investigation into Hunter Biden and the Biden family during a press conference on Capitol Hill. Rep. Comer said this investigation is not about Hunter Biden, but an investigation of President Biden as he alleged the president was directly involved in questionable business deals and financial transactions with foreign countries and companies. Also appearing was Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who promised to investigate reported political activity to the Justice Department.

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Adam Kinzinger #fella @AdamKinzinger | 10:43 AM · Nov 17, 2022:
{US Congressman (R) on Jan 6 committee}

Weird, I though inflation was your big focus? Maybe it should be…

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 18, 2022, 11:56 am

The Republican House will pretty much all have to stick together to impeach Joe Biden because they don't have much as far as a margin. But there is that possibility. Whether Joseph has been committing financial crimes I'm kind of doubtful but even if I doubt even more it would be anywhere near egregious as much of what the Donald has pulled. All that said let's say they do impeach Mr. Biden.

Good job then. Stuck together and hooray!!! Still the House impeaches and the Senate convicts. Say Sen. Schumer wipes his ass with the impeachment documents and flushes it down the toilet. In other words just shitcans it. Doesn't even give it the time of day. Lets it sit on his desk kind of like McConnell did with Merrick Garland's nomination for the Supreme Court. Even if Schumer does give it the time of day there's no way the Senate is going to come to even close to the 60 or so votes to convict and it will be time for Republican partisans to know just what it's like to impeach a POTUS and not be able to remove him.....otherwise known as an exercise in futility. Maybe it's all about TV ratings though. Maybe they think some of us are going to be glued to our television sets watching the likes of Jim Jordan (the pedophile enabler) perorate endlessly on conspiracy theory---laptops and pizzagate. Sorry....not during hockey season and I take summers off from most television.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 18, 2022, 1:07 pm

The taint of the Trump era continues to stick to most House GOPers like tar. The cancer has metastasized in their bodies, and there is no Chemo that can extinguish it.

marraskuu 18, 2022, 12:57 pm

>2 lriley: I think the main goal of impeaching Biden is not to remove him from office, but to remove some of the curse from Trump's impeachments. The idea being to give the morons of the world a talking point - "so what if Trump was impeached? So was Biden!". Nobody will take it seriously, and that's sort of the point.

It also serves as a bloody shirt to wave at their Trump-loyalist base. Kind of like the imbecile Republican Congressthing that marked Pelosi's long-planned retirement from the speaker's chair as a victory ("Promises made, promises kept", he tweeted - in other words, he'd promised that she would do what she'd been planning to do for years, and that happened). Utterly idiotic, but apparently it's pleasing to the imbecile contingent.

marraskuu 18, 2022, 4:48 pm

>4 kiparsky: They have the gavel and will do what they are going to do though. The thing for me is whether or not there’s anything credible and I don’t see anything that really rises to the level of any number of Trumpian crimes. If they think all this is going to be enough to appeal to or appease their base…..

There doesn’t seem to me to be any interest in really governing which has become par for their course. Instead of making the lives of those they represent better they’d rather give their base supporters a third rate circus. 2024 is a presidential election year and the more fucked up their two years is the better the chance that the Democrats take back the House. The Republicans have a very slim majority. If they are smart they need to govern—they should look to work with democrats to show they can get things done. If their main concern is revenge I don’t think they’ll have the majority very long. So by all means let them be stupid.

Muokkaaja: marraskuu 19, 2022, 9:13 am

Sounds like WH has been preparing. Won't duck like TFG. Remember Hillary sitting 14 h for Benghazi hearing? I can't imagine Biden has her stamina, though... He might just snap if Rs subject him of hours of attacks on his son... (Who wouldn't?)

marraskuu 19, 2022, 9:11 am

US midterms: Lauren Boebert's Democratic challenger concedes
Holly Honderich | 18 Nov 2022

...The surprisingly tight House contest is still expected to head to a recount.

...Speaking on Friday, 10 days after last week's midterm elections, Democrat Adam Frisch, 55, told supporters that he did not expect a recount to help him overtake Ms Boebert, a Republican.

"It would be disingenuous and unethical for us, or any other group, to continue to raise false hope and to encourage fundraising for a recount," he said.

"Please, save your money for your groceries, your rent, your children."

...The fight over Colorado's third congressional district had widely been expected to be a cakewalk for Ms Boebert, 35, a Donald Trump loyalist from the hard right wing of her party.

Her district, which covers almost all of Colorado's western half, is staunchly conservative...The constituency has become even more red since Ms Boebert was first elected in 2020, thanks to a recent round of redistricting. Polling site FiveThirtyEight put her odds of an election victory at 97%...

marraskuu 19, 2022, 12:48 pm

>6 margd: I suspect that Biden's really enjoying the lather that people are working up over his supposed frailty and decline, but I wouldn't advise giving those memes any credibility. The idea that people suddenly become incapable once a twenty-year-old virgin in his parents' basement decides to make a clip suggesting that they're "old" is probably not very correct.

I probably wouldn't put money on Biden in a boxing ring at his age, but if you want someone to face down a bunch of ill-prepared Q-tards who believe their own propaganda, he'll wipe the floor with them.

My advice: Watch the news, ignore the twitter.

marraskuu 21, 2022, 12:41 pm

>2 lriley: Agree. I would rather the whole spectacle didn't happen, but if it does, it will likely backfire for the GOP.

marraskuu 21, 2022, 3:36 pm

Oh, the games they will play!

Recently elected Arizona House Republican says she will not do her job unless the 2022 election is redone. Liz Harris, who was recently elected to represent District 13 in the East Valley, says that she will not vote in the state legislature unless the election is redone.

I say, send her home then.

marraskuu 22, 2022, 10:56 am

>10 2wonderY: Funny how good candidates getting more votes than bad candidates is now a conspiracy.

joulukuu 7, 2022, 6:18 pm

>11 prosfilaes: To which I point out Warnock's win over Walker as an example of this. No other Democrat beat a Republican for statewide office, because no other race featured a Democrat as impeccable as Warnock versus a Republican as unsuited for public office as Walker.

joulukuu 7, 2022, 10:56 pm

>12 prosfilaes: I'm not sure I understand that statement - or are you speaking specifically about Georgia races?

joulukuu 8, 2022, 10:47 am

>14 prosfilaes: Specifically Georgia, yes. The political bias of the state kept every Democrat from state office except Warnock.

joulukuu 9, 2022, 6:58 am

Sinema switches to independent, shaking up the Senate
Burgess Everett | 12/09/2022

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is changing her party affiliation to independent, delivering a jolt to Democrats’ narrow majority and Washington along with it.

...the first-term senator told POLITICO that she will not caucus with Republicans and suggested that she intends to vote the same way she has for four years in the Senate...

Provided that Sinema sticks to that vow, Democrats will still have a workable Senate majority in the next Congress... They’re expected to also have the votes to control Senate committees. And Sinema’s move means Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) — a pivotal swing vote in the 50-50 chamber the past two years — will hold onto some but not all of his outsized influence in the Democratic caucus...

Sinema would not address whether she will run for reelection in 2024...

joulukuu 9, 2022, 7:09 am

Kevin McCarthy @GOPLeader | 3:39 PM · Dec 8, 2022:

It's official. → In the Republican-led House, @Jim_Jordan
will become the chairman of the @JudiciaryGOP
Committee. I am confident he will pursue an aggressive oversight agenda to finally hold the Biden administration accountable.

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joulukuu 9, 2022, 4:26 pm

>14 prosfilaes: Gotcha, thanks for clarifying!

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 10, 2022, 7:20 am

The BIG picture

The Trump era has actually been very good for the Dems and for America ~ while GOPers were taking a detour following Donald down the rabbit hole, the never-ceasing brown demographic wave has been moving up the voting-age brackets at a steady pace.

joulukuu 10, 2022, 7:28 am

>18 Molly3028: I wouldn't get carried away. There are silver linings but he's done a serious amount of damage.

Muokkaaja: joulukuu 10, 2022, 9:11 am

>19 lriley:

My take ~
While GOPers are shooting themselves in the foot and steadily dismantling Lincoln's party, good things are happening under the radar screen. The damage will hopefully be a blip on that radar screen.

joulukuu 10, 2022, 12:46 pm

>20 Molly3028: just a peeve of mine but I don’t look at the modern day Republican Party as having a thing to do with Abraham Lincoln. What they are are a coalition of Dixiecrats who felt betrayed by Lyndon Johnson’s civil rights agenda, evangelic and Catholic right wing hardliners and anti-tax ideologues and right wing libertarians and wealth and corporate interests and a lot of resentfuls and racists.

tammikuu 3, 10:31 am

Melanie Zanona (CNN) @MZanona | 10:12 AM · Jan 3, 2023:

Things getting heated in House GOP meeting.

McCarthy swore in his speech, dropping a “god damnit.” And he made clear he would negotiate no more. McCarthy also said opponents came to him with “personal asks” last night.

Lauren boebert yelled in response to speech: “BULL SHIT”

tammikuu 3, 10:37 am

GOP Leader McCarthy has moved into the speakers suite but if he fails to secure 218 he will have to move all his stuff back out ⁦@AllieRaffa

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- Haley Talbot @haleytalbotnbc | 12:13 PM · Jan 2, 2023
Capitol Hill Producer + Reporter @NBCNews @MSNBC. Former @mitchellreports @NBCNightlyNews.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 3, 10:39 am

Historic Footnote to today’s Speaker vote:
The last time Congress needed more than one vote to pick a speaker was 1923: Republicans went 9 rounds to pick Frederick Huntington Gillet. The longest speaker showdown was in 1855, lasting 2 months and requiring 133 rounds of votes.

- Laurence Tribe (Harvard Law) tribelaw | 7:54 AM · Jan 3, 2023

tammikuu 3, 1:56 pm

McCarthy: "Matt Gaetz said, 'I don't care if we go to plurality and we elect Hakeem Jeffries.'"
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- Aaron Rupar @atrupar | 11:12 AM · Jan 3, 2023

tammikuu 3, 2:45 pm

NBC's @haleytalbotnbc reports that right at noon, the magnetometers outside of the House chamber were removed.

- Jesse Rodriguez (MSNBC) @JesseRodriguez | 12:20 PM · Jan 3, 2023

tammikuu 4, 7:47 am

Matt Gaetz sends a letter tonight to the Architect of the Capitol to have Kevin McCarthy removed from the Speaker’s office spaces.
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- Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 @RonFilipkowski | 9:42 PM · Jan 3, 2023
Attorney, Marine, Historian. Fmr Fed Prosecutor & Repub; now Defense Att & Democrat. Track & Report on the Right-Wing. Seen on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Al-Jazeera

tammikuu 4, 9:49 am

In Cdn and UK parliaments, the speakers are apolitical.
(Years ago I asked Cdn MP, then-speaker, for something in a bill. He couldn't advocate for it, but somehow his fellow MPs delivered.

Bill Kristol @BillKristol | 7:49 AM · Jan 3, 2023:
Director, Editor at large, Host,

The Speaker of the House is speaker of the whole House, elected by the whole House. It's a Constitutional office. An election denier shouldn't be Speaker. After a few rounds today, Dems and some Reps should join to elect a non-election-denying Republican.

Should an Election Denier Be Speaker of the House?
The Constitution matters more than Kevin McCarthy.

tammikuu 4, 12:39 pm

>28 margd: That non election denying republican I'm afraid would incur the wrath of his/her entire party. Not just the far far right maniacs either. The other thing is the speaker is charged with setting legislative agenda. Despite the nonsense that Steve Scalise has been spewing the GOP is not all that interested it would seem in legislation so much as holding hearings to attack certain political enemies. What Scalise has in mind for actual legislation is not going to make it through the Senate or past Biden's veto pen simply because Scalise is not serious about real everyday issues. Basically he's about cutting programs and pushing a cultural agenda that would take us back to the 1950's. That said that's another reason I find it hard to believe that a couple dozen republican representatives are anywhere near ready to join up with the democratic caucus to put in a moderate non election denying republican. That setting of agenda that the speaker does and the committee assignments etc. are all big perks for their caucus.

tammikuu 4, 5:14 pm

Not a couple dozen. Democrats have 212 votes and they would only need 6 Republicans to make a majority.

tammikuu 7, 12:17 pm

Ruh roh...

Acyn @Acyn | 2:27 AM · Jan 7, 2023:

McCarthy: But I do want to thank especially President Trump. I don’t think anybody should doubt his influence.
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tammikuu 7, 12:45 pm

Laurence Tribe (Harvard Law) tribelaw | 11:49 AM · Jan 7, 2023:

Here’s the resolution to set up a Special Subcommittee of House Judiciary to hound — er, investigate — the investigators (including those investigating the coup/insurrection leading to Jan 6)

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tammikuu 8, 8:25 am

In the past hour on Truth Social, Trump has made 11 posts claiming all the credit for McCarthy’s election as Speaker.

- Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 @RonFilipkowski | 5:11 PM · Jan 7, 2023
Attorney, Marine, Historian. Fmr Fed Prosecutor & Repub; now Defense Att & Democrat. Track & Report on the Right-Wing. Seen on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Al-Jazeera

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 8, 9:48 am

The skeletal remains of the GOP carcass were on view for everyone in the country to see the first week of 2023.

tammikuu 11, 10:45 am

So there’s indoor smoking on the House side of the Capitol now that the Republicans have taken control.

- Patricia Zengerle @ReutersZengerle | 9:20 PM · Jan 10, 2023
Covering Congress for Reuters, focus on foreign policy.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 13, 1:03 pm
Kevin McCarthy Says GOP-Led House Could ‘Look At’ Expunging Trump’s Impeachments

Newly-elected Speaker of the House Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said at his first official presser in the job that he and the House GOP majority might “look at” the idea of expunging ex-president Donald Trump‘s impeachments.

How much lower can the modern-day GOP go in its Trumpification mode???

tammikuu 15, 6:46 pm

Timorous defensive play. They should look at impeaching de facto precedent Joe Biden instead.

tammikuu 15, 8:43 pm

>37 Kuiperdolin: Again, corruption. Trump and his supporters have corrupted our system by acting as if corruption was normal, in this case talking about impeaching the president without talking about what crimes he allegedly did.

tammikuu 16, 1:54 am

>37 Kuiperdolin: Okay, I'll bite. What exactly do you think Biden is a precedent for?

Or are you confusing the word with its near-homonym, Biden's title?

It's okay, we all make some allowances. We know that it's difficult for you, the English. But I have to say, you're doing better in English than I'd do in Russian.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 16, 8:04 pm
Lauren Boebert files for divorce from her husband

Lauren and Jayson Boebert have been married for nearly two decades and have four sons together

Another marriage of a high-profile MAGA lady is being flushed. Last year it was MTG. These female MAGAs appear to have major relationship issues at home and everywhere else.

toukokuu 17, 12:59 am

I was reading an article a few months back that came with an audio clip. The Boebert's including their children don't seem to be very popular in their small community of Rifle Colorado. They have this 'we own the town' vibe. As well their restaurant went belly up. Anyway the kids are running up and down the roads in their 4 wheelers lickety split as fast as those vehicles will carry them whether or not there are smaller kids and pets about and the neighbors who complain get fucked with. In the audio clip of a 911 call one of them who went to the Boebert's house was chased off the stoop by a drunken Mr. Boebert who then proceeded to attack his property. In the background of the 911 call you can hear this guy (Boebert) yelling a lot as the neighbor describes to the dispatcher Boebert destroying his mailbox. When the dispatcher again asks the caller to tell him who it is---he says 'Boebert. You know, the congressman's husband.' Apparently it's not been the first time this guy had trouble with the congresswoman's family but also he's not the only one. This Boebert is a big guy and he's always drunk and their kids are always running amuck.