Friday, October 04, 2019

Billy Long: Democrats are using fantasies over facts to remove President Trump from office

(From Seventh District Congressman Billy Long)

Ever since President Trump was elected, Democrats have been calling for his impeachment.

Their next move should be having ‘Defeating Hillary Clinton’ added to Bribery, Treason and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors as impeachable offenses. That’s what this is all about after all - overturning the results of the 2016 Presidential election. 

The Democrats have blatantly lied to the American people to justify their position. 

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff not only lied about having direct evidence of wrongdoing during the Mueller probe, he also completely made up what the transcript of President Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president said and had prior knowledge of the whistleblower complaint before it was filed even though he explicitly stated otherwise on national TV. 

With these lies and deception, the Democrats have dug in to their position. They will use fantasies over facts to remove President Trump from office.

Since Speaker Pelosi announced her “formal” impeachment inquiry, absolutely nothing about it has been formal. 

When the House of Representatives decided they were going to move forward on impeaching Presidents Nixon and Clinton, there was a vote by the full House to authorize an impeachment inquiry, and in the case of President Clinton, the minority was given subpoena power. 

This time, through a televised announcement, Speaker Pelosi decided to ignore precedent and open an impeachment inquiry unilaterally without granting the minority subpoena power.

Having skipped the first step in a formal impeachment inquiry, Speaker Pelosi has now instructed the relevant committees to begin investigating which charges should be laid out in articles of impeachment. 

In this sense, the House of Representatives acts like a grand jury, gathering information to see whether or not they should level charges. Once the House decides on the charges to include in the articles of impeachment, the full House of Representatives will vote on them.

If a majority of representatives vote to pass the articles of impeachment, the Senate puts the President on trial with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court presiding. After the evidence has been laid out, the Senate will then vote to convict the President. If two-thirds of senators vote to convict, the President is removed from office.

Since the very beginning of Trump’s presidency, the Democrats have made their intentions clear. They do not want to legislate, they only want to obstruct. They have inserted poison pills into bipartisan legislation, dragged on the Mueller probe, and are now pushing for impeachment over a phone call with the Ukrainian president that had no quid pro quo and was not a crime. If there is one thing they have made clear, its that it's their way or the highway.

I hoped that with the conclusion of the Mueller probe, Democrats would come to the table and work with Republicans and President Trump to pass important bipartisan legislation for the American people. Unfortunately, this isn’t the path they have chosen. 

There is no doubt that impeachment will consume Washington until the 2020 election at the very least. I hope that through all of this, we are still able to do our jobs for the American people and govern.


Anonymous said...

Uh, you mean like Moscow Mitch told Obama and America that nothing he(Obama) brought forth would even be considered of getting out of committee. How can anyone with even an ounce of intelligence complain about a lying, deceitful and crooked politician not being impeached. Unless, of course, someone like Missouri legislators who are living in glass houses and throwing rocks like they have been for the last 11 years. If the GOP Senators do not vote for the country and citizens then it will be time to overhaul the makeup in that congressional body.

Anonymous said...


President Dive Bar Urinal Cake can do no wrong!

Anonymous said...

All this guy does is go to Vegas

Anonymous said...

Spotcheck Billy got down on his hands and knees
He said "Hey momma, hey let me check your oil all right?"

Anonymous said...

She said "No, no honey, not tonight
Comeback Monday, well you comeback Tuesday, then I might."

Anonymous said...

GOP — Lying or Stupid?

Why not both?

Anonymous said...

HAHA all Republicans do is lie! All Democrats do is tell the truth! The difference is plain as day. Nixon lied. Reagan lied. The Bushes lied. Clinton never lied. Carter ever lied. Obama never said I could keep my doctor or my insurance plan... Republicans lied about him lying. Anyone paying attention knows the truth. Biden isn't lying about his son, Trump is. Since this past election it has been one Republican lie after another. Russian collusion, Brett the rapist, building a wall, tariffs on China and now the Ukraine. Those damned Republicans even got the president of the Ukraine to lie and say he wasn't pressured. What a liar.

Anonymous said...

I said Juanita, my sweet Jaunita, what are you up to?
My Juanita
I said Jaunita, my sweet taquita, what are you up to?
My Juanita

Anonymous said...

Don't want nobody who won't dive for dimes
Don't want no speedballs 'cause I might die tryin
Throw me a line, throw me a line
'Cause there's a fat man in the bathtub with the blues
I hear you moan, I hear you moan, I hear you moan

Anonymous said...

Billy got so sad, dejected, put on his hat and started to run
Runnin' down the street yellin' at the top of his lungs
All I want in this life and time is some good clean fun
All I want in this life and time is some hit and run

Anonymous said...

"A just-released report from the Republican-majority Senate Intelligence Committee reveals the social media attacks on the 2016 U.S. election that placed Donald Trump in the White House were performed “at the direction of the Kremlin.” That report also finds that not only did the Kremlin work to ensure Hillary Clinton lost the election, but that Donald Trump won the Republican Party’s nomination in the primaries.

“The Senate panel cited the ‘close-ties’ of Yevgeny Prigozhin,” who is the director of the Russian Internet Research Agency, “to Russian President Vladimir Putin as evidence of ‘significant Kremlin support, authorization, and direction of the IRA’s operations and goals,’” The Hill reports.

The Kremlin’s social media disinformation campaigns were part of a “broader, sophisticated, and ongoing information warfare campaign designed to sow discord in American politics and society,” the Senate report states.

But that report also finds that the attacks on the 2016 election by Putin’s associates did not stop after the election of Donald Trump. In fact, after the 2016 election, they increased.

“Russia is waging an information warfare campaign against the U.S. that didn’t start and didn’t end with the 2016 election,” Intel Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) said.

He added that Russia’s goal is now “broader: to sow societal discord and erode public confidence in the machinery of government. By flooding social media with false reports, conspiracy theories, and trolls, and by exploiting existing divisions, Russia is trying to breed distrust of our democratic institutions and our fellow Americans.”"