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Swing-Vote Democrat Manchin Suggests Senate Censure Trump, Not Impeach Him

Swing-Vote Democrat Manchin Suggests Senate Censure Trump, Not Impeach Him

“His behavior cannot go unchecked by the Senate, and censure would allow a bipartisan statement condemning his unacceptable behavior in the strongest terms.”

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) bragged about his bipartisan ways during his floor speech on President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as a way to point out the obvious: The Senate does not have the 67 votes to convict Trump.

Instead, he suggested the Senate censure Trump.

Manchin said:

“I do believe a bipartisan majority of this body would vote to censure President Trump for his actions in this matter. Censure would allow this body to unite across party lines, and as an equal branch of government to formally denounce the president’s actions and hold him accountable,” Manchin said in a speech on the Senate floor.

“His behavior cannot go unchecked by the Senate, and censure would allow a bipartisan statement condemning his unacceptable behavior in the strongest terms,” Manchin said. “History will judge the Senate for how we have handled this solemn constitutional duty.”

From The Washington Post:

The legislation argues that Trump “used the office of the president of the United States to attempt to compel a foreign nation to interfere with domestic political affairs for his own personal benefit” and says Trump “wrongfully enlisted his personal lawyer to investigate a domestic political rival by meddling in formal diplomatic relations in a manner that is inconsistent with our established National Security Strategy.”

It adds that “Trump hindered the thorough investigation of related documents and prohibited Congress and the American people from hearing testimony by first-hand witnesses with direct knowledge of his conduct.”

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Cause everyone who has done nothing wrong except beat Hillary deserves to be censured.

Manchin is a mentally ill as the rest of the democrats. It is why, no matter how phony a conservative they claim to be to get elected, the left should never be given one ounce of power.

G. de La Hoya | February 3, 2020 at 5:53 pm

He should get Obama’s assistance and experience in drafting “strongly worded condemnations”. So manly 😉

Nah.

Lucifer Morningstar | February 3, 2020 at 6:04 pm

What the Senate needs to do is censure all of the damn democrats that went along with this bogus impeachment. Every last one of them. From top to bottom. And make it perfectly clear to them that their shenanigans will no longer be tolerated.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | February 3, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Thinks of the BILLLION$ of taxpayer money the Do-Nothing Democrats cost us just last year.

    I know you’ll be surprised to know the dems won’t do that. They rarely admit to wrong doing.
    Manchin is a fake, always with the gun pictures at election times.
    And as far as I recall hasn’t told his daughter to cut the cost of epi pens which skyrocketed under her management and which she didn’t admit to ripping off customers.

    https://freebeacon.com/issues/ceo-who-raised-epipen-prices-joe-manchins-daughter/

    Cameron Cawthorne – August 24, 2016 3:09 PM

    Capitol Hill could get awkward in September if the Senate Judiciary Committee calls for Mylan NV CEO Heather Bresch to testify. Bresch’s pharmaceutical company not only hiked the price of the EpiPen by 400 percent, but her father is Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.).
    ———————-
    Mylan used to charge $57 per shot for the EpiPen in 2007, but now they are charging over $600 for two auto-injectors.

    http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/daughter-of-democrat-senator-joe-manchin-indicted-for-epi-pen-fraud/

    Mylan CEO Heather Bresch defended her $19 million dollar salary on CNBC Thursday amid criticism for hiking the price of the lifesaving EpiPen over 500 percent.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to 4fun. | February 4, 2020 at 10:15 am

      I know you’ll be surprised to know the dems won’t do that. They rarely admit to wrong doing.

      And who said anything about the democrats. Last time I checked it was the Republicans that had the majority in the Senate. So all they need to do is ram through a Resolution of Censure that lists every last damn Senate democrat from Chuckles on down to the lowliest back bencher condemning them for their shenanigans.

      And as far as I recall hasn’t told his daughter to cut the cost of epi pens which skyrocketed under her management and which she didn’t admit to ripping off customers.

      And as far as I can recall his daughter jacked up the price of Epi-pens after Daddy got legislation passed into law that required every public school in the country to have a supply of Epi-pens available “just in case they are needed”. And also don’t forget, Epi-pens have a one year shelf life. So every year millions of unused epi-pens are disposed of and new ones must be purchased to comply with the law. And I’m more than sure it was Manchin or his associates that pressured the FDA not to ever approve any epinephrine delivery systems that would compete in the same market as the Epi-pen. And to add even more insult to injury Mylan Inc. didn’t even invent the damn Epi-pen. They bought the patent rights from another pharmaceutical company so they can’t even claim “development costs” for the high dollar amount they charge.

      Yeah, I know all about Manchin and his daughter and the whole sordid Epi-pen deal. Less than $10 if plastic, needle and spring and 50¢ worth of epinephrine costs people that need it over $600 for two. And you can’t buy a single one any longer. Single epi-pen packages were discontinued in favor of the more profitable two-pack. Disgusting. Simply disgusting.

      https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2013/11/13/president-obama-signs-new-epipen-law-protect-children-asthma-and-severe-allergies-an

Close The Fed | February 3, 2020 at 6:17 pm

Funny how he’s pretending that 62/63 million Americans WANT the Ukraine situation looked at. This uncovered what I didn’t know: the dems are laundering money for their kids through there, including Romney. Biden, Kerry, Romney, Pelosi.

I want Trump to dig to the bottom of it. So where is AG Bill Barr?!?! I wish Trump would pull rank on him in many current matters.

OT, also why is DOD (?) “investigating” Tommy Fisher about getting a contract for the wall? Because Trump might have influenced it?! I hope our Pres. with building experience “influenced” it!

    Milhouse in reply to Close The Fed. | February 3, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    You still don’t know it, because it isn’t true. None of Romney’s children have any connection to the Ukraine, and nor do Chris Heinz or Paul Pelosi. It’s just Hunter Biden, and that’s not so much a “Dem” thing as a Biden thing.

      dmi60ex in reply to Milhouse. | February 3, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Cofer Black ,who is an Romney operative was on the Board of Burisma and Paul Pelosi was on the board of another corrupt gas company.
      Heinz was not involved, he actually told the State Dept about Hunters shenanigans.

        Milhouse in reply to dmi60ex. | February 4, 2020 at 4:28 pm

        Whoever the **** Cofer Black is, he’s not one of Romney’s sons, so the claim is false. And I know of no reason to believe Viscoil was corrupt; I do know it had no connection to the Ukraine. And of course now it doesn’t even exist; it was folded into NRGLab, with which Pelosi was never involved.

        Milhouse in reply to dmi60ex. | February 4, 2020 at 4:31 pm

        Cofer Black’s only connection to Romney seems to be that he was involved in the presidential campaign.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1KfU5ifhqE

      NRGLabNewTechnology
      512 subscribers
      Paul Pelosi Jr. is a member of management team of Viscoil Group of Companies and NRGLab. Paul Pelosi Jr. is interested in developing clean energy that can replace gasoline and diesel as transportation fuel sources.

        Milhouse in reply to 4fun. | February 4, 2020 at 4:26 pm

        Viscoil no longer exists, and when it existed it had no connection to the Ukraine. Pelosi has no connection to NRGLab.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Milhouse. | February 4, 2020 at 10:32 am

      Oh please, every damn democrat in Congress has ties to Russia and the Ukraine. And they’ve all profited very well indeed from those connections. And no amount of rewriting history and gaslighing the public is going to change that fact.

    DuxRedux in reply to Close The Fed. | February 3, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Where is Barr, indeed . . .

      MarkS in reply to DuxRedux. | February 3, 2020 at 7:52 pm

      Where he always is when any critic of Trump needs to be investigated: In the fetal position sucking his thumb!

      Close The Fed in reply to DuxRedux. | February 3, 2020 at 9:17 pm

      D.R., he’s busy trying to reconfigure tech company stautes, as Andrew Torba of Gab has discussed. And if anyone is paying attention to this, Torba is. Quoting him:

      [T]he Barr-backed proposal – known as the EARN IT Act – would destroy privacy online by making Section 230 conditional on adhering to the governance recommendations of a federal commission.

      This would force tech companies to make a very uncomfortable, nearly impossible, choice:

      either compromise the security of all our users by denying them the encryption they need to stay safe online, or get crushed into oblivion by vexatious lawsuits filed by every person who doesn’t like something someone else said online using our platforms.

      Barr is too strong on giving law enforcement more power. Whittle, whittle away our freedom.

      https://news.gab.com/2020/01/31/ag-barr-is-wrong-on-encryption-introducing-gab-chat-our-open-source-encrypted-messaging-platform/

      Yes, I’m on Gab as @CloseTheFed.

Close The Fed | February 3, 2020 at 6:17 pm

*”don’t WANT”

Poor sleep last night.

He thinks that the alligator will eat him last.

I would call Manchin a Halfacrat.

Christopher B | February 3, 2020 at 7:36 pm

My understanding is that censure can’t be directed at any one outside the legislative body.

Censure might have been a good alternative for the Democrat-controlled House. But they decided they wanted to go for the nuclear option, so the Senate should simplyt put them in their place.

Too late for that!

How can I vote against impeaching President Trump and lose my next election?

I know, adopt a standard the House has used in the past when they don’t have evidence of that standard: impeachable offenses;

If Manchin had competent staff: (1) There were no impeachable offenses alleged; (2) the Democrats didn’t make the case; (3) his Constituents won’t misunderstand his pusillanimity; (4) the Democrats could have tried to prove a case legally, but shied away from Due Process; (5) He’s supporting Schiff, which is a dangerous place to occupy.

Manchin and his fellow Dhimmi-crats are totally off their rocker; POTUS did nothing wrong during his totally innocuous phone conversation. Joe Biden’s candidacy does not and should not immunize him from retrospective inquiry regarding his and his sociopath, ne’er-do-well son’s manifest corruption during the Obama Administration.

The Dhimmis are insane to believe that a clearly retrospective inquiry into the prior Administration’s brazen corruption constitutes an impeachable offense. Mark Levin is on the mark when he stated that this entire exercise is aimed at immunizing Biden from much-deserved and long-overdue scrutiny (besides the obvious goal of wounding Trump to sabotage his re-election chances).

Comanche Voter | February 4, 2020 at 12:09 am

Manchin that idea is a load of buffalo manure.

What ‘behavior’ are these clowns talking about?

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