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Democrat Torches GOP Colleagues For Trying To Impeach Biden Because Trump ‘Ordered’ Them To

During a hearing of the House Rules Committee this morning to discuss Republican plans to open a formal impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden, one of the Democrats on the committee verbally shredded his GOP colleagues for their continued loyalty to former president Donald Trump.

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) noted that the discussion of a “sham” impeachment had originated with Trump.

“They’re upset Trump lost,” McGovern said referencing the 2020 election. “He’s upset he lost. Some of them still don’t even believe he lost. Many of them are upset that the insurrection didn’t succeed on January 6th. And today, they want to finish the job.”

“Donald Trump says jump,” McGovern added. “The MAGA extremists say, how high? Donald Trump asked them to impeach Joe Biden, and here we are.”

The move to impeach Biden, McGovern noted, is a “national disgrace.”

“I mean, I could be here all day reading quotes from your colleagues, Republicans, who basically have publicly admitted this is a waste of time after a year, after a year. So let’s be honest. We are here because Donald Trump ordered you to be here. He wants to finish the job.”

“We’re here basically because this is what the former disgraced President wants from you.”

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House Republicans Demand Jack Smith Give Them All Trump Indictment Documents – Or Else

Perhaps sensing that the federal criminal case progressing against former president Donald Trump on multiple fronts is closer to becoming a slam dunk for Special Counsel Jack Smith, three members of the House Republican caucus are now demanding that Smith and the Justice Department hand over all of the documents related to Trump’s indictment.

According to Eric Cortellessa of Time Magazine, House Oversight Committee members James Comer (R-KY), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) sent a letter in which they demand “all documents and and communications” between Smith and the DOJ that pertain to Trump or his federal indictments.

The three lawmakers also threatened to use a “compulsory process” if Smith doesn’t comply by Dec. 15.

Specifically, Jordan, Comer, and Luna say they want to know how Smith empaneled grand juries and how he decided what witnesses he would offer immunity in exchange for the testimony. In other words, they want to know everything Smith knows even though they aren’t entitled to such information until after the case has concluded.

What “compulsory process” would be used against Smith? That remains unclear, but it’s safe to say no federal court in the country is going to compel the Justice Department to hand over information related to an ongoing criminal prosecution.

Here’s more from Eric Cortellessa, which he shared on Twitter:

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WATCH: House Republicans Act Like Petulant Jerks When Asked About The 2020 Election

House Republicans announced their latest nominee to be the next speaker of the House on Tuesday evening, but their press conference devolved into booing, shouting, and verbal barbs aimed a reporter who dared to ask about their efforts to overturn the 2020 election in concert with multiply-indicted former president Donald Trump.

According to Mediaite, ABC News congressional correspondent Rachel Scott was the reporter who asked speaker designate Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) about his role in trying to void the results of the 2020 presidential race.

“Mr. Johnson, you helped lead the effort to overturn the 2020 election result. Do you—”

Scott was quickly drowned out by House Republicans who laughed, booed, and heckled the reporter while Johnson shook his head at her.

80-year-old Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) — who stood next to Johnson at the podium along with Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) — had the loudest response, yelling, “Shut up! Shut up!” before Johnson moved on to the next question.

Scott later recounted the moment she asked her question.

Reaction on Twitter to how the Republicans acted was swift and understandably harsh. Take a look:


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House Republican Pillories Matt Gaetz In Letter Dripping With Sarcasm And Snark

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) might want to take a few days of personal leave from the U.S. House of Representatives, because it seems like each day brings more bad news for him and the GOP as they continue to fumble around in their search for the next speaker of the House.

This time, the criticism is coming from inside the House GOP caucus itself, as Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) has completely excoriated Gaetz and other Republican extremists who were successful in removing former speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from his post, but cannot manage to find a replacement that gets the required 217 votes.

In a letter dripping with sarcasm, McClintock directs his comments to Gaetz and seven other right-wing House members who booted out McCarthy despite having no plan for who would follow him.

“Dear Wayward Colleague,” the letter begins. “Your letter of October 20, in which you graciously offer to martyr yourselves as long as you can get your way, is perhaps the most selfless act in American history.”

McClintock then adds:

“Your sacrifice is not in vain. You have succeeded in replacing the outdated concept of majority rule with an exciting new standard that a Speaker must be elected by 98.2 percent of the Republican conference. Someday, a messiah will be born unto us who can achieve this miraculous threshold, and on that day your judgment will be vindicated and you will be hailed as the geniuses that you are.”

But perhaps the most hilarious and utterly sarcastic portion of the letter brings to mind the fact that Gaetz and his fellow extremists shouldn’t be taken seriously, but have to be because they’re holding the entire country hostage at a time when the United States is trying to bolster two allies, Israel and Ukraine, but no aid can be sent to those two countries because the House is in complete disarray,.

“I think we were all truly humbled to learn that your ‘fidelity to Republican virtues and principles remains unwavering.’ Who could not be moved to tears to read that you offer your self-sacrifice ‘sincerely and with the hope of unity with purpose?’

“With this in mind, I modestly suggest that you plan your martyrdom in the only way that truly matters: to have the wisdom to see the damage you have done to our country and to have the courage to set things right before it is too late. I enclose a proposed resolution that perhaps one of you can offer as we begin the fourth week of national paralysis and as the world burns around us.”

Reading the letter, it sort of makes you wonder if perhaps Tom McClintock should put his name into consideration for speaker of the House. If nothing else, his speech to the Congress would be epic and unforgettable.

Here’s the full letter, via Juilegrace Brufke of Axios:


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Biden Hilariously Mocks Jim Jordan At Democratic Fundraiser: ‘Got His Rear End Kicked’

On Friday evening in Washington, D.C., President Joe Biden couldn’t resist taking a few jabs at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who had just lost for the third straight time in his bid to become the next speaker of the House.

According to Mediaite, Biden spoke at a Democratic fundraising reception hosted by Dr. Claire Lucas and Judy Dlugacz.

Biden began with some remarks about failed former president Donald Trump:

“He goes on to talk about how he has great respect for Putin, how he’s a real leader, how Hama- — I mean the things he says, the pr- — the worst part is he basically means. If you notice all — who are his friends? All the strongmen. All the — you know, you have North Korea. You have — anyway, I won’t go through it.”

“But, look, here’s the deal. You know, what’s at stake is literally American democracy, in my view. I know when I made that speech in 2020 in Independence Hall, people thought it was hyperbole. Everybody thought that except the American people. People are worried about — worried about our democracy.”

Then Biden focused in on the GOP and Jordan:

“This is not your father’s Republican Party. This is a different deal. These MAGA Republicans make about 30 percent of that party, and now you saw the — the significant gentleman from Ohio, he just got his rear end kicked by —.”

The president continued:

“But guess what? He lost the third time in the vote, then they had a secret ballot when they got back in the caucus. And I think it was something like 140 people voted against him. Because you know why they didn’t publicly? Intimidated. Intimidated.”

Biden ended his comments by urging attendees to help save democracy.

“And, I guess, what I was to say to you is, you know, in 2024, not because of me, but because of — if Donald Trump is the nominee, if we win in 2024, we’ll be an extended generation to say we saved democracy, in a way.”

“Look — I got to stop myself here.”

Could it be that both Jordan and Trump are headed for the ash heap of American history? If so, that would certainly go a long way toward saving our democracy.