Many of us have been learning arcane congressional procedures over the last few days. Apparently, if the House impeaches an executive officer such as Trump or Barr (we don’t know about judicial officer), all Senate work stops in order to deal with the impeachment process until the impeachment matter is settled. Thus it is that Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, and even AOC are all discussing the impeachment of either Trump or Barr in order to pre-empt the advise and consent procedures in the senate to affirm Trump’s new pick for the SCOTUS.
The idea is picking up steam as more and more Democrats seem to agree that no idea is too extreme or out of bounds to use in this critical matter. Perhaps the Democrats are finally learning to play the same game that Republicans have been playing all along.
To prove the point, it isn’t often that Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Chuck Schumer agree on much of anything, but AOC and Schumer do agree that Trump and the Republicans must be stopped:
Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer nods along as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says impeachment is “on the table” to prevent the filling of the Supreme Court vacancyhttps://t.co/0YlMBemSRM  pic.twitter.com/DDJdvL4D6S 
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 21, 2020 
Interesting that the RNC Research counsel finds such an idea to be that big a threat. The Republicans invent new roles as they go along.
Meanwhile, Don Jr. senses possible trouble ahead. The last thing Junior wants is another impeachment process to navigate, even if there is little concern about guilt or innocence with respect to the vote (in reality there would be a lot of guilt). Anytime Trump has his actions reviewed closely there is a real danger in something accidentally popping up that could spell trouble. The Trumps have lived on that edge for their entire term.
Impeachment is nothing more than a political weapon for Dems. Here is Schumer & AOC threatening to impeach @realDonaldTrump  for literally following the law/Constitution.
These Dem radicals want to impeach, take power & then pack the courts to cement their power for generations. https://t.co/Ryw9OiBrkP 
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 21, 2020 
Yes, Junior, that is exactly what Democrats want to do and since we keep winning more votes in elections – every presidential election since 1992, it is about time we had a Supreme Court that reflected the will of those people.
Worried Donnie? You don't trust the Senators this time? Do you think they are ready to jump ship? They want #TraitorTrump  out of office as much as every other decent human with an ounce of integrity. VOTE JOE BIDEN https://t.co/Pyq58gHGNq 
— Duncan Scott (@Trumpisaphony) September 21, 2020 
Aren't y'all literally currently trying to pack the courts for generations? If Republicans should fear Dems doing it, aren't Dems justified in feeling the same currently?
— Lauren Andrew (@LaurenAndrew711) September 21, 2020 
This maggot is talking about the law? Now that's some funny shit. https://t.co/Ktt06iEjn6 
— Bill D (@BillSomhigh36) September 21, 2020 
🇨🇦🤔 Even CANADIANS know there is MORE PROOF Trump failed to perform his DUTY TO PROTECT because MY LEADER actually TOOK THE STEPS that Donald Trump didn't!
Do Americans REALIZE there are more dead in TEXAS than in ALL of CANADA??
That's about LEADERSHIP!! pic.twitter.com/baX2X6axYq 
— jennydjld2020 (@jennydjld2019) September 21, 2020 
Normally we’re pretty cautious at this site about getting too far removed from the normal rules as applied to procedures, but with this, we think all the stops need be pulled out. Impeach them both.
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