Trump just finished a wild digression on "forever wars." On being present as bodies of servicemembers are returned to families: "Sometimes they'll run to the coffin. They'll break through military barriers ... and jump on top of the coffin. Mothers and wives, crying desperately."
Not sure if this is a mistake or not. Trump has made it abundantly clear he doesn't feel beholden to anyone but Republicans. Blue States and Democrats can get fucked
Chris Van Hollen
This sanctions bill will be introduced as soon as Congress returns. Will ask for an immediate vote to send a clear message to Turkey that it must cease and desist its military action, withdraw its fighters from the areas under attack, and stop the tragic loss of life.
Impeachment is a political process that requires a political solution. So yes, it was good that we waited to charge in full force until we had something we could potentially actually get him out of office with.
He isn’t getting removed. Not even a 0.000001% chance.
Narcissistic sociopath says what?Daniel Dale
Trump says he goes to Dover Air Force base to greet slain soldiers "when I can." Telling a detailed story, he says that families smile when they see him and thank him for coming, and he thought they were taking the death "so well," but then the coffin comes and they "scream."
Trump is now talking about a soldier who had his nose rebuilt after it was in "a thousand pieces." He says the soldier said his face was in "a thousand fragments, but I don't know if that's even possible." He says he told the soldier that he has a better face than Trump's own.
It ended up being the right call. The Ukrain scandal is so simple that people ok the right are coming around. Trump and Republicans are so fucked
If you're not using the final impeachment vote to try and remove him from office, why are you bothering using it? That's the point of it. It may fail, but you have to make the actual attempt. Prior to Ukraine just using the hearings was what we should have done because we didn't have a chance of taking him out. Ukraine changed that and gave us the leverage to make a real shot at him. Two weeks before Nixon resigned Ford was talking up the "they're overturning an election" bullshit.
NEW Fox News Poll shows a new high of 51% want Trump impeached & removed from office, another 4% want him impeached but not removed, & 40% oppose impeachment altogether. In July, 42% favored impeachment removal, 5% said impeach but don’t remove him, & 45% opposed impeachment.
I said it’s a political stunt. Like the Benghazi hearings. You don’t actually have to accomplish anything you just have to make him look bad. I have 100% supported doing that ever since the concentration camps showed up.
Oh look. The numbers are getting worse for Trump.
I did as well. But you don't need an actual impeachment vote for that, just hearings.
The Benghazi Hearings (much like "Her Emails") were exactly that, hearings with no teeth. Political theater not going anywhere because it couldn't go anywhere because at that time Hillary wasn't President, and they were not using those attacks in an attempt to remove Obama nor even attempting to start a process to achieve such an end.
Fox has always had good pollsters, and its actually one of their major claims to relevance in news.
Fox is one of the most accurate pollsters out there. They just tend not to publish polls contrary to the motives of their propaganda arm. This is actually terrible news for Trump, this is one of the polls that will indicate real sentiment.
Election Night 2012 w/ Megyn Kelly smacking down Karl Rove on air might play into why they aren't willing to screw with the numbers.
Trump clearly thinks this is the end, which is why he's jamming his tools into the machinery on the way out.
Most of the Rs that are left are pretty dang safe in their seats in the House. You have a few marginal ones, but a lot of those folks have retired. With the Senate, you have folks who have to run state wide races. Senators are always going to be more pragmatic than House reps.