House Dems decide to go for impeachment

The FederalistJudiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., revealed plans for House Democrats to investigate and impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh for alleged perjury and investigate and impeach President Donald Trump for alleged treasonous collusion with Russia.

Did no one inform him he needs 66 votes in the Senate to actually remove either of them? And that's just not going to happen. His party doesn't even have a majority.

The FederalistIn post-election chats with various callers while riding the Acela train from New York to Washington, Nadler gave advice to a newly elected representative and discussed potential 2020 Democratic presidential nominees with another. He also lamented identity politics and the thriving economy and worried about Democrats losing working-class voters while gaining elite former Republicans and suburban women.

The first takeaway: Don't discuss your super-secret political strategies on a public train. Your fellow travelers may not be fellow travelers, if you get my drift.

The FederalistFollowing the train ride, Nadler weighed in on Twitter about the news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned, using the language of accountability: “Americans must have answers immediately as to the reasoning behind @realDonaldTrump removing Jeff Sessions from @TheJusticeDept. Why is the President making this change and who has authority over Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation? We will be holding people accountable.”

In March 2017, however, Nadler called for Sessions to resign: [on twitter]

In the political world, there are people of principal who take a stand on things based on evidence and beliefs, and then there are people who take a stand because they don't like the person on the other side.

This entry was published Fri Nov 09 07:50:37 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-11-07 16:01:38.0. [Tweet]

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