UPDATED: Our Day Ahead

Weaponized Pelosi
(Stolen without shame from the much-missed Zaius Nation)

Democrats regain control of the House today, which opens a new chapter in our national nightmare—the Stephan King-like fanfic prznincy of Comrad Trump—and in the partial shutdown of the federal government, now in Day 12. Apologies to Mr. King.

The Dems will vote on two bills to reopen the closed parts of government, but amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell says he will not consider either bill unless Prznint Stupid endorses them. Day 13,  here we come!

Meanwhile, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Peoples Republic of California) plans to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump. Speaker Pelosi has ruled out impeachment. (For now? I can haz impeachment tomorrow?)

[CORRECTION: “We have to wait and see what happens with the Mueller report. We shouldn’t be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn’t avoid impeachment for a political reason. So we’ll just have to see how it comes.” – I misread it. We regret the error. — TG]

The largest freshman class of House members in nearly 50 years  are far younger, more diverse and more vocal, with several newbies (Millennials) jostling to get slots on important legislative committees that usually go to seasoned veterans (Boomers).

Gonna be a wild day.

UPDATE 1: Axios morning email thingie (emboldening theirs):

⚡ In an interview to air on NBC’s “Today,” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie asks Nancy Pelosi, who will become House speaker at around 1:30 p.m.: “Do you believe the special counsel should honor and observe the Department of Justice guidance that states a sitting president cannot be indicted?”

Pelosi replies, according to an excerpt from NBC: “No, I mean I don’t think — I do not think that that is conclusive. No, I do not.”

UPDATE 2 – From Pelosi’s speech later today:

“We must also face the existential threat of our time: the climate crisis — a crisis manifested in natural disasters of epic proportions. … The entire Congress must work to put an end to the inaction and denial of science that threaten the planet and the future. This is a public health decision for clean air and clean water; an economic decision for America’s global pre-eminence in green technology; a security decision to keep us safe; and a moral decision to be good stewards of God’s creation.”

Why this is important (and Don’t I sound like Axios?!) –

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5 Responses to UPDATED: Our Day Ahead

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    Is that a “strong maybe,” Nancy? Coz it’s not quite a “yes,” but it sure ain’t a “no.” Are we getting new legislation that declares a sitting preznit CAN be subpoenaed, indicted, and even ARRESTED? Do you really think a bill like that has more than the proverbial chance of a snowball in hell of getting signed by the very man it’s aimed at?

    And what happens when this shutdown drags on & on & on, until the poor workers who are forced to work without a paycheck, can’t afford to even GET to work anymore? When they are forced from their homes due to foreclosure, and become homeless? When they have to start lining up at kitchens where they provide hot meals for the homeless? Coz that’s what’s going to happen, so who will take credit for ruining hundreds upon hundreds of people’s lives? Anyone gonna be ”proud to own the shutdown” then? Anyone? Hello? Bueller?

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  2. Kiwiwriter says:

    I’m waiting to see if the House transition ceremony gets disrupted and ended when the Glorious Leader (like Charles I) sends a detachment of Marines from the Barracks at 8th and I Streets to charge into the House, in full battle dress, to “temporarily detain” the Members, until “questions of behavioral ambiguities are properly addressed” while in “protective custody.”

    That could cut the House quorum to five Trumpetoons.

    But I’m a better would-be secret policeman than the Glorious Leader, I’m afraid. If I was in Trump’s expensive shoes, the House, Supreme Court, and liberal news media would have been closed by now.

    I also would have created a few numbered Swiss bank accounts, and had a secret police behind the secret police, personally loyal to me, to ensure that when my opponents (and supporters) got fed up with my imperious, paranoid, and bloodthirsty rule, I would have a quick escape route to a luxurious and secure life in exile.

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