On Friday, November 25, 2022, just over a week ago, House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced, “On the very first day of the new Republican-led Congress, we will “read every single word of the Constitution aloud from the floor of the House—something that hasn’t been done in years.”
Thank you for including their oath of office. By remaining silent, Republicans are clearly violating said oath by not standing up against a viscous threat to its very existence.
Have these comments now set the Fat Orange Clown. with the flabby avian orange goiter, for disqualification from office under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution which states: "No person shall be a...President...having previously taken an oath...to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof."
This letter, following on yesterday’s HCR post, leaves me absolutely speechless & with my head exploding 🤯.
I confess to cynically believing that the Republicans are only too happy to have TFG riling the base, provoking outrage that ostensibly "owns the libs," and effectively undermines both respect for and trust in our institutions. He does all the heavy lifting of burning the house down so they can structure government as they wish, and clearly NOT according to the Constitution.
I don’t understand how any Republican can see, hear, or read statements like these and not wake up.
Thank you for including the ‘Oath of Office’. I may add that every law enforcement officer, judge, and any elected, or appointed, official to any local, state, or federal office also takes this very same oath. I took that oath very seriously my 29+ years in law enforcement and firefighting. And I despise anyone that defiles the Constitution of the United States. And yes, this includes Trump. He’s a duck individual that needs to be committed to a Mental
Hospital for psychiatric care.
As for any of our illustrious Republicans in the House or Senate standing up to Trump and his shenanigans. Don’t look for it to happen. Every single one of them, except Liz Cheney and Matt Kissinger, is afraid of him. They have all shown just how they support Trump, now down to Trump, and will do exactly what Trump wants. They have all well demonstrated that in the past, on numerous occasions.
Elon Musk handpicked to whom he disclosed the "Twitter files" selecting "independent" journalists who self publish. He did not send the documents to the NYTimes after their request, at least not yet. He also tweeted to his followers (116 million of them, 2nd most on twitter after Obama) a popcorn emoji so that they would be sure to listen up.
I think now that Murdoch has dumped him, TFG needs a new sychophantic media outlet and Musk needs to rev up his views. A match made in hell. As Twitter is now private there is only Twitter's Board to rein in Musk but he undoubtedly has voting control and $44B is pocket change to him.
The question is did Musk tee up the ball in collusion with Trump.
If the richest narcissitic manchild in the world is colluding with the the narcisstic man child man who wants an authorian dictatorship in America and has insurrections hanging on his every word we are in a very much darker place today.
It’s astounding how silent the GOP is on trump’s statement. Sickening.
Yes Trump has said something that expands the stated range of his authoritarian desires.
But please hit pause for a moment on all of your outpourings of outrage. You are preaching to the choir in this venue.
Stop following the shiny object and look at WHY Trump said what he said and WHY NOW.
There is a new director of political discourse in America--Elon Musk. He has been testing the limits of his power and the impunity with which he can act over the weeks since he took over twitter.
If you thought Murdoch and Fox News was bad, this will be far far worse.
Thank you Heather.
“I…do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
Trump is doing a fine job for exposing the GOP members of Congress for what they really are:
Boot lickiing hypocrites.
Same for The Federalist Society.
At this point all I can expect from now on is politicians attacking and investigating each other. Meanwhile kids are hungry and homeless, voters are still suppressed, the tent cities grow, every city has a tent city now despised by locals or derived by tourist towns. Where does everyone expect the homeless to go? Transgendered children are rejected and reported to child protective services as many children linger in the foster care system. Women's rights are being whittled down. But yay Mcarty is going to spend time investigating the Democrats and the Republicans will dispute any help or hand up to the needy. Read the constitution that's a good use of time?
How long will this malfunctioning Time Machine keep on chugging along? Again the Dems are working, honoring the Constitution and the do-little repubs, via K. McCarthy, are threatening to read the Constitution from “the floor of the House”Might be a great idea. Maybe they’ll learn something. About the Constitution. “The Constitution calls for federal elections that allow for a peaceful transfer of power. This involves handing over position, power and responsibility from one leader to the next - when political parties differ and when they do not .” This is from an illustrated and easy to read and understand gov.org website. Middle School students would understand the concepts. So do read the Constitution, repubs and prepare for your public exam to check your grades. Comprehension? Analysis? And what do you do if you don’t like something? Or want to change it? Oh, those are called Amendments.
I'm choked with rage.
Did I miss this on Prof. Heather's Letters from an American?
"Can a plaintiff walk into court, challenge a federal regulation, and win a victory that halts the entire government’s ability to enforce that regulation anywhere, against anyone—even parties that played no role in the litigation?"
Why is this such a big deal? Because Federal Courts and SCOTUS have been using this practice to block the entire law for a nation rather than just for one individual. Extensively, it has been used against agencies such as the EPA.
Most recently Federal Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar had the courage to point out this problem to the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Done of course in a textualist manner which angered Roberts and brought on a rebuttal from Beer Keg Kavanaugh about his association with the Lions Sleeping Tonight of the premier DC COA.
Such gaul a female Federal Solicitor General would make a textualist argument in SCOTUS? The APA was meant to grant relief to individuals and nullify the regulation with regard to every single business in the country. SCOTUS interpreted it as the former. Not really an interpretation, purposeful determination.
Federal Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar called them on this. "Virginia School of Law Prof. John Harrison and Notre Dame Law School Prof. Samuel Bray. In short, Harrison and Bray have persuasively demonstrated that by directing courts to “set aside” an unlawful rule, Congress simply meant that courts could reverse the judgment of the agency, and issue relief to the parties before it—rather than to the whole world."
The boldness, the lack of respect, the arrogance of the Solicitor General angered Roberts who questioned the brazenness of her approach. Kavanaugh discussed his association with the Lons of the DC Court . . . pitiful.
I laughed my *8* off. More of you to call them to an accounting!
How & why is the Federalist Society reluctant/afraid to resist TFG?