Tiger Beat Predicts! (ITMFA, Part Infinity)

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 04: Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (L) (D-NY) speaks while committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R) (R-GA) looks up during an impeachment hearing where constitutional scholars testified before the House Judiciary Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. This is the first hearing held by the House Judiciary Committee in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, whom House Democrats say held back military aid for Ukraine while demanding it investigate his political rivals. The Judiciary Committee will decide whether to draft official articles of impeachment against President Trump to be voted on by the full House of Representatives. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie leads with a prediction (weird formatting and emboldening is theirs):

THIS WEEK WE’LL SEE KINETIC ACTION on impeachment for the first time in a while. And here’s what you can expect:

— THE HOUSE will come into session tonight, but the weekly caucus meeting will be TUESDAY morning. It is there that Speaker NANCY PELOSI will discuss the next steps on impeachment with House Democrats. We anticipate a vote to send the impeachment articles and name the managers sometime Tuesday or Wednesday.

— ONCE THE SENATE GETS THE ARTICLES, expect three or four days of housekeeping and logistical work before the trial actually begins.

— SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL anticipates keeping the Senate in SIX DAYS A WEEK until impeachment is over. In closed meetings, McConnell has been pressed on this, and he’s been consistent that he wants to keep the chamber in all week, save Sundays — in line with the Senate’s guidelinesfor impeachment. MLK Day is also probably an off-day.

— IN RECENT DAYS, MCCONNELL allies have told us multiple times that we should expect a robust conversation in the Senate GOP about calling witnesses in the trial. We’ll see just how robust the debate is, and what the rules call for.

IF THIS TRIAL DOES MIRROR BILL CLINTON’S in its rules, the opportunity to call witnesses will come after the presentation of the trial and the senators’ questioning of both sides. This makes the managers incredibly important for those seeking witnesses.

I don’t have a crystal ball, but it seems unlikely that the same day that Nancy Pelosi “discusses the next steps” will give the committees enough time to lob the thing over the transom to the Senate.

The trial can’t begin until the House passes a resolution naming the impeachment managers. That’s Nadler’s job, and he will undoubtedly be lobbied by everyone and his dawg for one of those spots (Side bet: he will name himself and Adam Schiff, so the other spots are really the only ones unknown at this point), but he will take his time. And then the Articles of Impeachment goes to #MoscowMitch for his tender mercies.

Anyway, I’m betting that this thing doesn’t get any “Kinetic Action” (Hawt!) until after MLK Day, even if Pelosi does push the button tomorrow.

But, our Stable Jenius is taking things well in stride:

The “many” being the voices in his head. He’s going buggy.

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8 Responses to Tiger Beat Predicts! (ITMFA, Part Infinity)

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    Besides golfing, his main forms of exercise are running his mouth, running from the truth, and running around all scatter-shot. (Thanks, Adderall!)
    And directly upon reading that word “kinetic,” a coupla things came to mind: one is a new type of weapon being developed for our freshly-minted Space Force, called “KWS,” for Kinetic Weapon System. It involves hurling rods of titanium and tungsten from a spaceship towards a planet. Such rods would only have to be large enough to not totally melt from the friction of entry into the atmosphere in order to obliterate cities with the force of a nuclear explosion, without the nasty side effects of radiation.
    And the second is a favored line from an SF work I’m reading, Leviathan Wakes, the novel that formed the basis of The Expanse, a popular SF TV series: “Who needs missiles?Just kick a few anvils outta the airlock, they’ll come around to your way of thinking mighty quick.”

    From this week’s Newsweek: https://www.newsweek.com/military-new-weapon-russia-nukes-582974

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  2. roket says:

    I’m in favor of more articles of impeachment instead. A new article every week or so until November is what I would recommend.

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  3. Stony Pillow says:

    “Kinetic action” is a repetitious redundancy. Just saying.

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