Is Congressional Overight a thing of the past?

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  1. Randy Godwin profile image90
    Randy Godwinposted 7 weeks ago

    With the Senate voting not to have new witnesses and documents in their "Search for the Truth for the first time in history, this has set a precedent for future Presidents to do the same.

    They can obstruct any oversight by the House, as Trump did, as long as the Senate will back him/her up. They can also bribe foreign countries--as Trump is trying to make legal already--to help him/her win reelection.

    He/she can also hold up approved funds and use them how he/she thinks fit despite what Congress says.

    Is this what you believe the Founding Father's had in mind?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Makes sense to me; when we have a totally partisan House vote something has to step in and say "No, you won't remove a duly elected President by way of political shenanigans".  One method is to require that partisan House to jump through the legal hoops set up to prevent just such a farce.

      And yes, such partisanship was considered by the Founding Father's, and was of considerable concern.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image90
        Randy Godwinposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        So you believe the Founding Fathers thought a sitting POTUS could extort a foreign govt. to aid him in his reelection by their having an investigation into his political rival?

        Will you still be okay with it if a future POTUS does the same?

        1. Randy Godwin profile image90
          Randy Godwinposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

          And only the Republicans in the House were totally partisan, Dan.

      2. Ken Burgess profile image92
        Ken Burgessposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        Correct, it was the House's job to prove their case.

        They did not, they just whined and opined, ignored facts, procedure and precedence.

        Saying someone did something, is not the same as fact.  The Democrats said a lot of things, according to them Trump is a traitor, a briber, a Russian puppet... saying it over and over again doesn't make it so.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image90
          Randy Godwinposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

          What facts did they ignore, Ken? You speak of precedence, the toady Barr wouldn't appoint a SP, in this inquiry, but the House proved its case beyond a shadow of a doubt.

          You simply don't like the process the House was forced to  take because the AG neglected his duty by protecting the criminal Trump.

          Denying he's guilty over and over again doesn't make it so.

 
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