As of this writing more than Stephen gostkowski 3 signature thanks for the memories shirt. members of the House, all Democrats save for one Republican, have reached a decision to call for impeachment hearings to begin. The reluctance of more Democrats to join this list is arguably pure political calculation—would acting to impeach Trump just make him want to play the victim all the more? Does he secretly want to be impeached?
But there is also another line of reasoning that argues that screwing up some gumption and acting to impeach is, in fact, the only way Trump can be defeated in 2020 Stephen gostkowski 3 signature thanks for the memories shirt. And then there is this: At some point, years from now, when members of Congress are asked about what they did in 2019, will they find themselves—like those who voted for the Iraq War and those who did not stand up to McCarthy’s red-baiting in the 1950s—on the wrong side of history?In other news, in a display of hypocrisy stunning even for this odious administration, on Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared that if a Supreme Court vacancy occurs during the lead up to next year’s presidential election, he would work to confirm a Trump nominee. Hey, Mitch—aren’t you the fellow who blocked Obama’s nominee back in 2016, arguing vociferously that you just couldn’t, shouldn’t, mustn’t fill a seat so close to an election?On Thursday, Trump surprised everyone, even his closest aides, with a new plan to levy tariffs on Mexican goods, ostensibly to punish that country for allowing migrants to arrive in record numbers at the southern border. On Friday the Justice Department defied a court order to make public transcripts of recorded conversations between Michael Flynn and Russia’s ambassador to the United States, and the DOJ also refused to release unredacted portions of the Mueller report related to Flynn, which the judge had ordered.Lastly, earlier this week during a state visit to Japan, the president took Kim Jong Un’s side against Joe Biden. When the North Korean dictator disparaged the former vice president, Trump said, “Well, Kim Jong Un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low IQ individual. He probably is, based on his record. I think I agree with him on that.”