Days after ‘head on a pike’ outrage, Republican warns of ‘repercussions’ for defying Trump

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Republican senators were outraged when Rep. Adam Schiff mentioned the report that the White House was threatening Republicans with their “head on a pike” if they voted for witnesses in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Outraged! Sen. Susan Collins violated the decorum of the Senate chamber by bursting out with “That’s not true.” Sen. Lisa Murkowski claimed that “That’s where he lost me.”

So: no threats to Republicans over their votes on impeachment witnesses, huh? Someone should tell Trump’s House allies that.

Rep. Mark Meadows told Norah O’Donnell that “I don’t want to speak for my Senate colleagues. But there are always political repercussions for every vote you take.” Yeah, like the kind of political repercussions that Team Trump specializes in dealing out. The kind you might metaphorically call “head on a pike.”

But we’re not exactly dealing with the brain trust here. Rep. Doug Collins had a challenge for Democrats: “The question needs to be flipped. Where is a courageous Democrat who will actually look at the facts and vote in favor of not impeaching this president? ” (Uhh, Doug, he was already impeached.)

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Rutokin
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Rutokin

The truth has fallen on deaf ears

Alfred Higgins
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Alfred Higgins

tRump the Impaler! Once a gangsta, always a gangsta. Muddows is no more than one of Tiny Hands’ cult enforcers.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
Trump’s mentor and (dirty tricks teacher) “ROY COHN “, taught Trump all his dirty tricks . And taught Trump never give a sucker a even break . Cheat , lie , never tell the truth , always brag about how great you are ( or even better ) tell everyone how lousy they are , and you will win most , when you overwhelm anyone with your threats of lawsuits. And that’s been his traditional behavior. “HEAD ON A PIKE “ ? That’s his best weapon Fear . But he’s in with the )big boys now , at least the… Read more »
chris whitley
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chris whitley

What do they call this. Kickball with the used heads!

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Well anyone with a brain knows that the president was already impeached. It sounds to me like it’s past time to find someone on the republicans side that actually has a brain. Everyone else should go back to playing with their fidgets.

J.M
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Sounds like their brains have already been pierced by a pike.