Ted Lieu Is Ready to Play Hardball

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The frustration that I feel and many others have expressed is not so much that the Democrats aren’t moving forward with formal impeachment proceedings. It’s about the way the weakness they’re showing as Trump and the Republicans walk all over them,practically laughing in their faces.

The strategy of holding hearings and exposing the truth to the American people is a good one. But when Trump and his cronies flout the law, defy subpoenas, and refuse to answer questions in hearings, the whole thing falls apart. The Democrats have decided to fight it out in court with selected individuals while letting others off the hook without even trying to hold them in contempt.

Even after the recent hearing in which Corey Lewandowski smugly refused to answer questions, Jerry Nadler is still “considering” holding Lewandowski in contempt. Considering? What’s the delay? This should have been done immediately. There should be no question about it.

Republicans play dirty. Democrats ought to know this very well by now. They ought to know that they’re not going to win bringing a knife to a gun fight. And we all know how much Republicans love to play with guns.

At least one Democratic Congressman has had enough. It’s time to stop playing games and start playing hardball.

Civil suits winding their way through the courts isn’t the answer. The House has the power of inherent contempt, and they need to start using it. If Trump and his people are going to violate the law and refuse to cooperate with Congress, they need to be hauled in and locked up until they testify and answer all questions. Force is the only language they understand.

Trump and his conspirators think they’re above the law. It’s time to show them that they’re not. We need the rest of the Democrats to follow the lead of Ted Lieu and demand that the House leaders use all the tools at their disposal. Especially the power of inherent contempt.

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Gretta Falank
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Gretta Falank

We the Democrats appear so weak and helpless while receiving punches to the face over and over from Trump and his allies when are we going to start fighting back before we get knocked out

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

Don’t worry , it’s the Democratic ROPE -a-Dope.
ITS just A MATTER OF TIME ?
Before , the White House stops doping,
..Trump up , he’s toast? Any day now ? Week?
Month?

Donna Doggett
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Donna Doggett

I suspect Pelosi is waiting for the campaign for 2020 gets underway first for maximum effect on the electorate.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

If she keeps it up , the (max effect) is
Trump’s the PRES !!!!

Tess O’Hara
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Tess O’Hara
We the people must not sit idly by either, but if no other alternative but to contact each & every democrat in the house & ask that they follow “Ted Lieu’s” lead….it is high time they use all the tools at their disposal to begin to fight the travesty, mockery that our beloved nation is now privy to, it is disgraceful & I for one am filled with a deep sadness, as well as increasing fear of so much more that we do not know…they must begin to utilize the tools at hand, firstly the “power of inherent intent”. I… Read more »
chris whitley
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chris whitley

If these morons are going to sit there and not cooperate they need to be held in contempt. Let’s see how that plays. Right now they know they face no reprisals do not cooperating. So they are laughing at the whole thing. What needs to be done is when they don’t answer tell them they face contempt. After that you ask questions get no answers you just turn to bailiff and say hall his ass out of here. Let’s see what he has to say tomorrow.

Tess O’Hara
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Tess O’Hara

Well said, thank you…action speaks much louder than words!

Donna Doggett
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Donna Doggett

Exactly

Independent
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Independent
I just finished the book Malala. Interesting how the people of Pakistan just let the taliban come in take over, kill anyone that they feared and turned a sane area – Swat – into a nightmare. Then along comes a 14 year old girl who fought back for education for girls and made a difference. Yes she was shot in the head but with the medical care of amazing doctors she survived, continued her campaign and won a Nobel Peace Prize. Wouldn’t you think a group of elected adults who made all kinds of promises would have the same courage… Read more »
Tess O’Hara
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Tess O’Hara

Laws be obeyed, absolute truths…he must be stopped no matter the costs. Our nation is in deep peril & “swift action” is most assuredly called for…now.