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    Re: Brilliant Idea from John Dean

    Quote Originally Posted by Athanasius68 View Post
    The Senate has sole power to try an impeachment.
    Their rules require a start of the trial a day or so after the House votes to impeach.
    Sure, Congress is the body that conducts an impeachment trial. But that doesn't mean the House is required to send it to them for trial.










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    Re: Brilliant Idea from John Dean

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    Sure, Congress is the body that conducts an impeachment trial. But that doesn't mean the House is required to send it to them for trial.
    The purpose of an impeachment is for a trial for removal or not.
    The Senate doesn't need to conduct its business on the House's schedule.
    They can simply arrange the trial, call in the Chief Justice, and if the House chooses not to appear, vote on it as they wish.

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    Re: Brilliant Idea from John Dean

    Quote Originally Posted by Athanasius68 View Post
    The purpose of an impeachment is for a trial for removal or not.
    The Senate doesn't need to conduct its business on the House's schedule.
    They can simply arrange the trial, call in the Chief Justice, and if the House chooses not to appear, vote on it as they wish.
    Nah, you're making that up.










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    Re: Brilliant Idea from John Dean

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    Nah, you're making that up.
    Why? Seriously? What makes you think the Senate has to sit around and wait for the House once the House has passed articles of impeachment?

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    Re: Brilliant Idea from John Dean

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    I think John Dean's idea is masterful.

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    That's almost "McConnel" like.

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    Re: Brilliant Idea from John Dean

    Quote Originally Posted by Athanasius68 View Post
    Why? Seriously? What makes you think the Senate has to sit around and wait for the House once the House has passed articles of impeachment?
    What if they didn't pass it but just kept adding articles.

    Do they have to vote before the allegations are complete?

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    Re: Brilliant Idea from John Dean

    Who knows how it would work. Here's Wikipedia on the process:

    If the House votes to impeach, managers (typically referred to as "House managers", with a "lead House manager") are selected to present the case to the Senate. Recently, managers have been selected by resolution, while historically the House would occasionally elect the managers or pass a resolution allowing the appointment of managers at the discretion of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. These managers are roughly the equivalent of the prosecution or district attorney in a standard criminal trial. Also, the House will adopt a resolution in order to notify the Senate of its action. After receiving the notice, the Senate will adopt an order notifying the House that it is ready to receive the managers. The House managers then appear before the bar of the Senate and exhibit the articles of impeachment. After the reading of the charges, the managers return and make a verbal report to the House.
    So, presumably, the House would vote to impeach, and then not pass the resolution to notify the Senate it had. Who knows if, at that point, the Senate would be unable to act, or if on its own it could just decide to hold a trial, without the House participating, and vote to not remove the president.

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    Re: Brilliant Idea from John Dean

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    I think John Dean's idea is masterful.

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    Its no different than the BS they pulled on Merrick Garland.
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    Re: Brilliant Idea from John Dean

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    That's what John Dean is saying. Yes, impeach in the House but hold it right there, not sending it up to the Senate.
    Nice try but it doesn't work that way. John Dean might be one of the worst assholes in US Political history, BTW.
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    Re: Brilliant Idea from John Dean

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Its no different than the BS they pulled on Merrick Garland.
    which was not worse than what the MINORITY Dems did by preventing Miguel Estrada and Peter Keisler from getting a vote for their court of appeals nominations. It is doubtful Garland had the votes to be seated. Estrada and Keisler did.
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    You know that Reagan signed the Brady Bill - right?
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    The only "sport" that most gun owners participate in is suicide or murder.

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