‘This Is Cowardice’: Many Outraged After ‘Feckless’ Steny Hoyer Declares ‘Impeachment’ Still ‘Not Worthwhile’
Many are outraged after Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) declared that even after everything revealed in the Mueller report, impeachment of President Donald Trump is off the table.
“Based on what we have seen to date, going forward on impeachment is not worthwhile at this point,” Leader Hoyer told CNN’s Dana Bash. “Very frankly, there is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgement.”
Hoyer is the second most-powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives, behind Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
The redacted Mueller report makes clear President Trump engaged in possible obstruction on at least ten separate occasions. More importantly, it also makes clear that Mueller laid out the case for Congress to impeach Trump, because DOJ regulations bar indicting a sitting president.
Related: Mueller Report Busts Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Telling Blatant Lies to America to Defend Trump
Here’s how many are responding to this new development:
Truly amazing to see the Democrats extend their theory of “People will get mad at us if we do the things we’re supposed to believe in” to encompass not just things like poverty relief or healthcare but the basic requirements of the constitution
— Tom Scocca (@tomscocca) April 18, 2019
this is an abdication of constitutional responsibility https://t.co/kKqG06SGIv
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) April 18, 2019
This is cowardice. Impeachment hearings are plainly the right thing to do, even if the Senate won’t convict. This is a simple ask and a basic responsibility and a party incapable of fulfilling it can’t be relied on to address the more daunting challenges we face. https://t.co/WWvTgqg064
— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) April 18, 2019
If you want to depress Dem turnout in 2020 after millions of people worked their asses off to put give you the power to put a check on Trump last November, go ahead and act like a feckless coward, Steny
Americans like winners and you are making Trump into a fucking superhero https://t.co/I6wgLTlUWS
— digby (@digby56) April 18, 2019
what if the American people want you to impeach? what’s the bat signal for that?
How many calls to your office do we need to make? https://t.co/2vSDtwMOMD
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) April 18, 2019
Steny Hoyer should be removed from House leadership. https://t.co/S6fF5BAcXH
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) April 18, 2019
The Democratic House leadership has this amazing combination of “savvy” and stone-cold dumbassery. They think they’re playing chess where everyone else is playing checkers, but they’re playing Hungry Hungry Hippos and two of the hippos are broken. https://t.co/xpBQSJkxf4
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) April 18, 2019
Imagine being a member of Congress and three months into a term you’ve been elected to serve, you punt your constitutional responsibilities to voters a year and a half from now https://t.co/djcFtbkY98
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) April 18, 2019
I think @StenyHoyer we are going to need a better explanation than that. If you want us to fight, we need to see you do it first
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) April 18, 2019
“i’m not going to do the thing that is literally my job because maybe our fucked up election system will accidentally work a year and a half from now” https://t.co/IC3a1KpNP3
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) April 18, 2019
Rehash of “let the people decide” bullshit. Impeach now! DOJ wont do the job, let’s put a check on the imbalance!
— Andrew Fine (@AFineBlogger) April 18, 2019
Everyone who thinks being attacked in impeachment hearings would galvanize support for Trump: What evidence have we seen to support that in the 2+ years of negative press he’s received in office? Why hasn’t any of that galvanized support?
— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) April 18, 2019
Steny is wrong. Any Democrat that doesn’t find their spine today will pay at the polls.
— Jason Haddix (@doctor_eon) April 18, 2019
the single biggest thing to understand about the democratic party is that it actually has no desire to hold, exercise, or be accountable for having power https://t.co/yCFfMIvONU
— Patrick Blanchfield (@PatBlanchfield) April 18, 2019
Yeah, well, that’s crap.
— Freeman (@NewWorldReality) April 18, 2019
Eighteen months! Very frankly, your TERM is only 24 months! By that standard you’re literally never going to be in a position to do the job you took an oath to do. https://t.co/f0DDuJiwEr
— Tom Scocca (@tomscocca) April 18, 2019
This is infuriating.
Time to start calling your Representatives.
Impeachment hearings must be called or we as a nation will have an outlaw Presidency. https://t.co/Jwvia99fIj
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) April 18, 2019
Now is not a time to be fucking cowardly and weak. https://t.co/vuqUnlPfBD
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) April 18, 2019
Is this quote supposed to be from Bill Barr? https://t.co/PLUfGUAYeR
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) April 18, 2019
Esquire’s Charles Pierce posts video to Rep. Hoyer of the late Rep. Barbara Jordan speaking in favor of impeachment of President Richard Nixon:
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) April 18, 2019
HERE’S HOW BARR LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
MUELLER DECLINED TO DECIDE ON CHARGING TRUMP WITH OBSTRUCTION BECAUSE OF DOJ POLICY AGAINST IT
WATCH: FOX NEWS’ CHRIS WALLACE SLAMS AG BARR FOR ‘MAKING A CASE FOR THE PRESIDENT’
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‘Real Winner’: Internet Destroys Trump for Congratulating Racist, Islamophobic, Anti-Semitic QAnon Conspiracy Theorist
President Donald Trump Wednesday morning congratulated a QAnon conspiracy theorist who has racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic beliefs for winning her Republican Congressional primary. Marjorie Taylor Greene is now the GOP’s candidate to face Democrat Kevin van Ausdal in November.
“Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big Congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent. Marjorie is strong on everything and never gives up – a real WINNER!” Trump tweeted.
Politico published a video of Greene making vile and offensive remarks, but Georgia Republican voters cast their ballots for her anyway. The remarks were so offensive Politico had to place a disclaimer at the beginning to ensure viewers knew they did not endorse her hatred.
Watch: We uncovered hours of videos of Marjorie Taylor Greene, a leading GOP congressional candidate in Georgia, expressing racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic views. https://t.co/y6oZzomnlR pic.twitter.com/DKv8sCPjrK
— POLITICO (@politico) June 18, 2020
In the video Greene “suggested that Muslims do not belong in government; thinks black people ‘are held slaves to the Democratic Party’; called George Soros, a Jewish Democratic megadonor, a Nazi; and said she would feel ‘proud’ to see a Confederate monument if she were black because it symbolizes progress made since the Civil War,” Politico reported.
She also insists the Quran cannot be used to swear elected officials into office. “No. You have to be sworn in on the Bible,” she says, which is false.
Her QAnon conspiracy theories make her an even less suitable candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Many condemned Trump on Twitter for endorsing Greene – take a look:
She called Pelosi a "bitch" last night. She said Q, from the QAnon conspiracy theory, is a "patriot." She called George Soros a "Nazi" (he is Jewish and survived Nazi-occupied Hungary.) And she claimed there was "an Islamic invasion into our government." https://t.co/BcE7taqBm8 https://t.co/7qefoXzGRa
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) August 12, 2020
Trump embraces Marjorie Taylor Green, a believer in Qanon, a conspiracy theory that asserts liberal Hollywood actors and Democratic politicians are running an international child sex-trafficking ring and Trump is the only one who can stop them https://t.co/iMuK4xZTLd
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) August 12, 2020
Wow. Donald Trump just endorsed a racist, anti-Semitic QAnon supporter. Even some members of the GOP House leadership are going to be uncomfortable with this.
If Steve King and Michele Bachmann had a hell spawn, it would be Marjorie Taylor Greene. A certified lunatic.#GA14 pic.twitter.com/NRPQRMV7Jn
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) August 12, 2020
QANon supporter with some “racially charged” language in her recent past who threw out reporter from victory party who tweeted she called Pelosi a “bitch” and who is endorsed by Charlie Kirk. That about covers it.
— Matthew Boedy (@MatthewBoedy) August 12, 2020
I grew up across the street from Marjorie my entire childhood.
After watching her videos I’m now wondering what her family was saying about my black family, my Vietnamese next door neighbor, and my Korean next door neighbor.
— Carlos Whittaker (@loswhit) August 12, 2020
Trump is saying a QAnon candidate who thinks there's a 'deep state' of child-molesting Satanist traitors and has made racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic comments in the past is a "future Republican Star"
So, that tracks. https://t.co/7bACpi4Mbk
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) August 12, 2020
If crackpot Q conspiracy theories are everything then, yes, she is strong on everything.
— Inigo Montoya Resists 🏳️🌈 🌊 🇺🇸 🌈 ❄️ (@IMontoyaResists) August 12, 2020
The president of the United States, giving Georgia's racist conspiracy nut a hearty welcome to the Republican mainstream. https://t.co/WJNGYIomnF
— Jay Bookman (@jaysbookman) August 12, 2020
‘Propaganda Machine’ Kayleigh McEnany Blasted for False Claim Trump Has ‘Great Record’ on LGBTQ Issues
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is under fire for claiming President Donald Trump has a “great record” on LGBTQ issues.
Trump, who is the most anti-LGBTQ president in modern history, has been rolling back hard-won protections for LGBTQ people in all areas of government, since taking office three and a half years ago.
McEnany was asked about Trump’s ban on transgender service members, which he announced via Twitter on July 26, 2017, as the Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson reminded her Monday. She did not have much to say and appeared to respond by reading from prepared notes on a list of items.
“I haven’t talked to him about that specific policy, but this president is proud that in 2019 we launched a global initiative to end the criminalization of homosexuality throughout the world,” McEnany told Johnson in response to his question about the ban on transgender service members.
“He has a great record when it comes to the LGBT community. The Trump administration eased a ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and he launched a plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, so we’re very proud of our achievements.”
That “global initiative to end the criminalization of homosexuality throughout the world” is non-existent and has not resulted in any actions or changes in policy or law in any other country. When Trump was first asked about it he said he did not know anything about it.
The easing of the antiquated blood ban was only in response to the coronavirus pandemic. And the “plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030” is just a plan. 18 months after it was announced there’s little evidence it was put into action.
Meanwhile, just last month Trump announced he was “surprised” the Supreme Court ruled against his administration when it found anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination is illegal, because the court “was supposed to be in our favor.”
Also last month Trump’s HHS finalized a move to roll back healthcare protections for transgender people, calling them “unnecessary.”
Just weeks ago Trump’s Dept. of Housing and Urban Development moved to allow taxpayer-funded shelter providers to ban transgender people experiencing homelessness, citing religious rights.
Last year the Trump administration rolled back an Obama-era rule banning adoption agencies from discriminating against LGBTQ people, then bragged about it.
The list goes on and on.
The Trump campaign promoted McEnany’s false claim on social media.
White House Press Secretary @KayleighMcEnany: President @realDonaldTrump has a great record when it comes to the LGBT community pic.twitter.com/ndUXBuE6h1
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) July 13, 2020
Many have expressed outrage, especially since so many of the Trump administration’s attacks against LGBTQ people are often major life issues.
@PressSec always making false statements,,, Trump propaganda machine https://t.co/3cQZl8V34E
— Jan Taylor (@taylorjan1) July 14, 2020
Yall banned the T from the military.
And allowed for doctors to refuse treatment to the community.
So this whole tweet is a lie. https://t.co/qun4zAV9Vx
— Timmmmm (@hvhtim) July 14, 2020
SO YOU EASED A BAN ON GETTING FREE BLOOD. NAME ONE OTHER THING YOU HAVE DONE FOR LGBT+??? https://t.co/4Uui1hlVqw
— Carah von funk (@carahbubs) July 14, 2020
Ms. McEnany, your lies haven't convinced a single LGBT person. We're too well informed about the actual facts. Go back to your right-wing Evangelical base. They're the ones who will vote for you.
— Davidl61 (@Davidl61) July 14, 2020
Absolutely laughable and disturbing at the same time that McEnany would dare to claim Trump is pro-#LGBTQ https://t.co/amOw9YsyOU
— Sam Wise 🏳️🌈 (@SamWiseLGBT) July 13, 2020
He has done everything to
TO GROW….JUST LIKE
HIS HATE GROUPS. https://t.co/3na2d4pqRE
— Twisted AnklezResist (@AnklezTwisted) July 14, 2020
Very pro LGBT that they ban them from serving. McEnany you’re even worse than Sarah Sanders with your shilling and lies. I miss the days when Sean Spicer was press secretary and lied about the size of a crowd(sarcasm). https://t.co/lDZ6BbLAhA
— Josh (@Zomboshy) July 13, 2020
Trump Plans to End Coronavirus Task Force: NYT
Amid multiple projections of coronavirus deaths about to “nearly double” to 3000 per day and new infections to increase about ten-fold President Donald Trump is set to end the Coronavirus Task Force. What started as a January 31 executive order for public relations purposes that did almost nothing until the death toll exploded became a highly-watched group.
But for Trump, who craves the spotlight, its members’ high-profiles have become problematic.
“Trump administration officials are telling members of the coronavirus task force that the White House plans to wind down the operation and it’s not clear whether any other group might replace it,” The New York Times is now reporting.
NCRM earlier today in an exclusive reported that Vice President Mike Pence has “slacked off” on holding the coronavirus Task Force meetings. He led 24 in March, just 18 in April, and only two last week.
The coronavirus pandemic is far from over. On Monday the nation saw a new milestone set, with the death toll breaking 70,000 people.
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.
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