Ted Lieu: Trump fans will ‘blanch’ at what comes out in open hearings

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So Sen. John Kennedy appeared on The Lead with Jake Tapper to push the usual silliness about the Trump impeachment proceedings being conducted “in secret” — as if House Democrats will conclude their investigation and immediately send the gendarmes to the White House to arrest Trump and chain him up in the basement of Comet Ping Pong.

That notion has been debunked over and over again, and I’d do so again here, but it’s nearly weed o’clock. Suffice to say, these are rules Republicans put in place, and none other than Republican drow elf Trey Gowdy said only last year that private interviews are “much more constructive” than open hearings.

But Kennedy had gotten his talking points, and he was determined to deliver them with the cornpone enthusiasm of Mr. Haney selling Oliver Wendell Douglas a sack of magic soybeans.

If you really want to watch this halfwitted carnival barker, his interview is embedded below. But I was far more interested in the response of Rep. Ted Lieu, who has heard much of the testimony in the impeachment inquiry.

They’ll blanch, huh?

You mean it’s possible for Trump’s enablers to be whiter than they already are? That should be interesting.

Clearly, Republicans are trying to cement in Americans’ minds the idea that this is all just an illegitimate, one-sided circus that’s so, so very unfair. The tactic will probably work with some. But more inconvenient truths are coming, and I, for one, can’t wait.

 

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Alfred Higgins
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Alfred Higgins

Just as an avalanche of snow will soon set to the hardness of concrete, an avalanche of bullsh*t will soon turn to concrete in the minds of the low information and uncritical thinkers.

Rutokin
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Rutokin

It’s like the grand jury investigation before the warrants are issued by the courts so the republitards have wait till the articles of impeachment have been charged then it goes to the senate for trial then they can ask all the questions they want, simple as that

fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o
They’re asking questions now. 46 of the 100 or so people on the 3 committees are Republicans. Lawyers from both sides are asking the questions as well as the Congresspersons themselves. Then, out of those, 12 of the people complaining about no transparency are on the committees hearing the testimony, but they participated in that ridiculous stunt for trump because he keeps complaining that they should be supporting him more aggressively. The rules they’re using were adopted in 2015 by a Rep. majority Congress & signed by John Boehner but they’re so UNFAIR. Idiot. (not you rutokin, the idiot clogging… Read more »
David Bishop
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David Bishop

It’s all for nought if republican senators won’t be ‘convinced’.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

I have about as much use for this Kennedy dude as a pimple on my ass. And he’s just as irritating. And for the hundred thousand time. These are investigations not hearings. If you are going to lie at least get the titles right, moron.