Democracy May Have A Chance To Survive
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House Democrats plan to call a vote on a resolution establishing the framework for the impeachment inquiry, the first vote by the full House as the probe approaches a new phase of public hearings, in the video “Impeachment resolution vote: House approves rules for Impeachment process, live stream“, below:
Members of the House who are voting recorded their votes by electronic device within 5 minutes. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution approving procedures for its impeachment inquiry into President Trump, opening a new and public phase of the process, in the video “WATCH: House Votes To Pass Rules For Impeachment Probe, MSNBC“, below:
Final outcome of the vote: Yea-232 (231 Democrats & 1 Independent) and Nay-196 (2 Democrats in Trump districts & 194 Republicans). Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke, “The resolution is adopted without objection. The motion to reconsider is laid upon the table.”
Former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, NYT’s Nick Confessore, Real Clear Politics’ A. B. Stoddard, and The Root’s Jason Johnson on the developing impeachment inquiry and reflect on how history will look back at this moment, in the video “‘This Is The First Day Of The Rest Of President Donald Trump’s Life’, MSNBC“, below:
What many Americans fear: 1. Impeachment-Acquittal-Reelection and 2. Impeachment-Conviction-Reelection
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor before the House vote on a resolution to formalize impeachment proceedings, marking a significant step in the ongoing inquiry into President Trump, in the video “Nancy Pelosi: I don’t know why GOP is afraid of the truth“, below:
Today the House takes the next step forward, establishing the procedures for open hearings conducted by the House Intelligence Committee, so the public can see the facts themselves. This resolution ensures transparency advancing public disclosure of depositions, transcripts, and outlines procedures for the transfer of evidence to the judiciary committee to use in its proceedings. It enables effective public hearings setting up procedures for the questioning of witnesses and continuing the precedence in giving the minority the same right in questioning the witnesses as the majority, which has been true in every step of this inquiry.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued, “I don’t know why the Republicans are afraid of the truth. Every member should support allowing the American people to hear the facts for themselves. That is really what this vote is all about. It is about the truth. And what is at stake and what is at stake in all of this is nothing less than our democracy…..And this Constitution is the blueprint for our Republic, and not a monarchy. But when we have a president who says Article II says I can do whatever I want, that is in defiance of the separation of powers…that’s not what our constitution says. So what is at stake is our Democracy. What are we fighting for-defending our Democracy for the people….the genius of that Constitution was separation of powers. Any usurping of that power is violation of our oath of office….Let us honor our oath of office. Let us defend our Democracy. Let us have a good vote today and have clarity….We must honor the Constitution in how we do this. We must respect the institution we serve. We must heed the further words of our founders ….We needed to always be unified. So hopefully, as we go forward with this, a clarity of purpose, a clarity of procedure, a clarity of facts, a clarity of truth. It’s about the truth. It’s about the Constitution. We will do so, in a way, to bring people together, that is healing rather than dividing. And that is how we will honor our oath of office. “
The House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve rules governing the impeachment process. Every House Republican opposed the resolution, while all but two Democrats supported it. Lisa Desjardins reports and joins Yamiche Alcindor and Nick Schifrin to discuss procedural details, reaction from both sides of the aisle and the impeachment inquiry’s latest witness, in the video “After House approves impeachment procedures, what happens next?“, below:
Rachel Maddow reports on the vote in the House to move ahead with the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry, and the way each new witness corroborates the overall picture of a Trump quid pro quo with Ukraine, in the video “As Impeachment Enters Next Phase, Witnesses Tell Consistent Story, Rachel Maddow, MSNBC“, below:
Stephen Colbert talks to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, about what to expect as formal impeachment inquiry proceedings begin in the House, in the video “Speaker Nancy Pelosi On Donald Trump’s Future As President“, below:
If you care about the survivability of our Democracy, please write to your Congress people to:
- Implore them to honor their oath of office and vote with their conscience.
- Implore them to do every thing possible to secure our elections (a. making sure that all elections have a paper audit trail. b. Electronic Records should be preserved indefinitely. c. moving all electronic records involving voting to use blockchain in order to prevent modifications.). You may be interested in reading these posts below:
- Rigging U.S. Election Is Child’s Play, Proven By DefCon Voting Machine Hacking Village
- We Need To Pass The Bill For Security Election Act, Pronto!
- Moscow Mitch Blocked Bipartisan Effort For Election Security
- The Great Hack
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