Imagine if you were one of the 100 senators and had to sit quietly in your seat without electronic devices, food or reading materials for 13 hours listening to that. At close to 2AM they release you, just to come back by 1PM today for another day of that – with three or four more weeks of it ahead! Aren’t you glad you have a remote control and can try and find something else?
Then think about this. The outcome was known from the second that Justice Roberts gaveled the session in. The vote on every amendment was as partisan as the House Committee votes. This time 53 – 47 for the Republicans. Every vote went that way. So why did Schumer, Schiff, Nadler and team fill the time allotted them with speeches? (On the amendments the sides get one hour each and the defense used only a small portion each time). I think that Schiff and team were playing to the TV audience, who they knew would tune in and out. By repeating the charges over and over they could reach and sway more people. Maybe they did, we’ll see.
For those of us paying attention from the outset I found it disgusting. The House Team made an issue of witnesses and accused the senators not supporting them of conspiring with the White House on a cover up.
Wait a minute, these are the same witnesses you had the chance to call and didn’t. Why is that? Why didn’t you build your case in a deliberate and sure manner? Was your failure to call them “compliance with the White House?”
You mean we are going to spend four plus hours hearing you bring amendments to have witnesses now instead of deciding after the prosecution and defense are done? You walked the charges across the hall a week ago and now this is the most important thing in the world?
Lucky for them they have a supportive MSM or they would be fried for this.
So day one is done and I suspect with some positive media coverage the House Team will move some who are tuned in to their side. With that knowledge expect more of the same as we start the day today.
Meanwhile the President was in Davos meeting with world leaders in politics and business. He handled himself well and spoke of major deals to come. Then he did a press conference from there and touted his administration’s successes. It was impressive. He opened it for questions and for thirty minutes it was all about impeachment and a 17 year old Time Person of The Year environmentalist.
Too bad they couldn’t talk about our leadership and example for the world.
Poor Michael Avenatti. He was transferred from a federal lockup in California to Manhattan’s notorious Metropolitan Correctional Center — where Jeffery Epstein hanged himself. Now get this:
Avenatti is in solitary confinement in the same cell that former drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was in. His lawyers told a judge that he wants a transfer from the facility because, as El Chapo complained, it is cold and dangerous.
This is the same person some cable stations were touting as the man to beat the President in 2020. Remember the positive coverage he got?
Whoa, Hillary really took off on Bernie didn’t she?
In the interview, the reporter noted what Mrs. Clinton said of Sanders:
“He was in congress for years. he had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. it’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
That was a wow, but then she added this:
“I will say, however, that it’s not only him, it’s the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters. It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women. And I really hope people are paying attention to that because it should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture — not only permitted, [he] seems to really be very much supporting it.”
Not getting much coverage, but the trial of Harvey Weinstein begins today. Poor Harvey could be joining Michael Avenatti soon. The good news for both some states want to allow felons to vote.
We’ve reported here the new laws in NYC and some of the outcomes. Well check this out.
A leading candidate for Mayor (DeBlasio cannot run again) is the Borough President of Brooklyn, Eric Adams. This from the NY Post:
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams — the leading fundraiser in the 2021 mayoral race — used Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday to deliver an inflammatory broadside against newcomers from the nation’s heartland.
“Go back to Iowa, you go back to Ohio,” he said during a speech. “New York City belongs to the people that was here and made New York City what it is.”
Read that again and think if the President or any Republican had uttered such words if you would have heard it all over the MSM. Did you hear this?
HAVE A GREAT DAY