Patterico's Pontifications


Marjorie Taylor Green Stripped Of Committee Assignments

Filed under: General — Dana @ 4:37 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Because Republicans chose not to do anything, Democrats had to:

The House approved a resolution Thursday that removes embattled GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her assigned committees.

The final vote tally was 230-199 and 11 Republicans voted in support of the resolution: Reps. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, John Katko of New York, Nicole Malliotakis of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan, Carlos Gimenez of Florida, Chris Jacobs of New York, Young Kim of California, Maria Salazar of Florida, Chris Smith of New Jersey and Mario Diaz Balart of Florida.

Before the vote, Greene blamed her conspiracy theory beliefs on others:

“I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true.”

Greene said as recently as Tuesday that “I have said that things that I shouldn’t say at some time or another, but I don’t think I have anything to apologize for.”

Confirming yet again that the Republican party is no longer the party of self-responsibility.


Impeachment Managers Invite Trump To Testify At Senate Trial

Filed under: General — Dana @ 2:18 pm

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Earlier today, the House impeachment managers invited Trump to testify at his upcoming impeachment trial. I feel fairly confident that Trump is chomping at the bit to appear on his own behalf so that he can defend himself by declaring, for the thousandth time, that the election was stolen from him. However, wiser heads prevailed and his attorneys put the kibosh on it. After all, he would have had to testify under oath:

Former President Trump will not testify at his impeachment trial, Trump adviser Jason Miller told CNN.

“The president will not testify in an unconstitutional proceeding,” he said.

Miller has also tweeted a response from Trump’s lawyers to the request from Democratic impeachment managers that the former president testify.

“We are in receipt of your latest public relations stunt,” Trump’s attorneys write to Rep. Jamie Raskin.

“The use of our Constitution to bring a purported impeachment proceeding is much too serious to try to play these games,” wrote Trump’s attorneys, Bruce Castor and David Schoen.

They also asserted that the impeachment managers’ request demonstrates that they “cannot prove the allegations against the former president, who is now a private citizen.”

I say let him testify! After all, he’s been CANCELED and has had ABSOLUTELY NO WAY to get his message out for at least a month, so let him testify because boy, oh boy, you know he’s got a bigly amount to say!


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