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Jeopardy Answer: A House impeachment that is never presented to the Senate for trial

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Jeopardy Question: What is the equivalent to a censure vote?

 

What if Pelosi never sends the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate? How is what they accomplished going to be different than a censure in the eyes of history? Without a trial in the Senate, the wholly partisan vote on these articles are nothing more than the equivalent to a European-style parliamentary no-confidence vote. 

 

Put another way, it is a censure and nothing more. 

 

Talk about an asterisk in history! The first impeachment of a president that never resulted in a Senate trial. 

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15 mins ago, tomkaz said:

Jeopardy Question: What is the equivalent to a censure vote?

 

What if Pelosi never sends the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate? How is what they accomplished going to be different than a censure in the eyes of history? Without a trial in the Senate, the wholly partisan vote on these articles are nothing more than the equivalent to a European-style parliamentary no-confidence vote. 

 

Put another way, it is a censure and nothing more. 

 

Talk about an asterisk in history! The first impeachment of a president that never resulted in a Senate trial. 

A farce from the get go

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24 mins ago, tomkaz said:

Jeopardy Question: What is the equivalent to a censure vote?

 

What if Pelosi never sends the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate? How is what they accomplished going to be different than a censure in the eyes of history? Without a trial in the Senate, the wholly partisan vote on these articles are nothing more than the equivalent to a European-style parliamentary no-confidence vote. 

 

Put another way, it is a censure and nothing more. 

 

Talk about an asterisk in history! The first impeachment of a president that never resulted in a Senate trial. 

All for it.  Best thing to further divide the d's. 

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6 mins ago, Rickman said:

If the Rs turn out as we should and with the number of pissed off Indies now turning from the progs, much of this could actually be taken care of in Nov.

Yes, but what damage has been done in the interim? What cost, real as well as opportunity cost? 

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6 mins ago, Steve_in_PA said:

All for it.  Best thing to further divide the d's. 

Tulsi Gabbard argued for censure as she explained her “present” vote. 

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Just now, tomkaz said:

Yes, but what damage has been done in the interim? What cost, real as well as opportunity cost? 

True, the damage is immense, but we gotta start somewhere, sometime. Cost means nothing to pols of any flavor.

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If the Democrats were to hold off the Article of Impeachment from the Senate it would be a nothing........an incomplete.

 

They would become the laughing stock of US History.

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8 mins ago, tomkaz said:

Tulsi Gabbard argued for censure as she explained her “present” vote. 

That's what they should have done.  Too late now.  They really botched it.

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13 mins ago, Gotcow? said:

If the Democrats were to hold off the Article of Impeachment from the Senate it would be a nothing........an incomplete.

 

They would become the laughing stock of US History.

They want to deprive Trump of being able to argue he was “acquitted”. They are still bristling that he won the PR game on “exoneration” after Mueller. 

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