Patrickov wrote:If an independent court or investigation committee can be called it would be better. And make it like whoever denying this would be automatically found guilty of Contempt of Court. Then put suspects from both sides on trial.
Impeachment is just to remove someone from office who has corrupted the office. That's all it is. It takes a two thirds majority to remove someone. That's the same for expulsion from the House or Senate. So it requires a supermajority--meaning it requires overwhelming support. This is being done for strictly political reasons.
However, impeachment is a constitutional measure. It cannot simply be changed because you think it's not ideal. It takes two thirds of both houses to propose a constitutional amendment and ratification by 3/4 of the states. So it is very difficult to change it, and there is no political will to do that in the US.
Bob Alou wrote:I think she experienced cognitive dissonance to hear my laughter and lack of concern at the news.
Yeah, I don't think anti-Trumpers get that we think this is hilarious. I think there was a genuine belief among some that we would take it seriously, and all of Pelosi's prayers, and pretending to be somber and wearing black was something we would take seriously. The politics of personal destruction is going down the toilet, and it's just a great thing to watch.
Godstud wrote:@Bob Alou Your laughter doesn't change the fact that Trump was impeached.
Impeaching him doesn't mean that it will hurt Trump. Most Trump supporters think it's a joke, because the Democrats know they can't win in 2020.
"This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia – hysterical xenophobia – and fearmongering to lead the way instead of science."
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