Today’s House vote on proceeding with the Impeachment investigations:
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 604 H RES 660 YEA-AND-NAY 31-Oct-2019 11:27 AM
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Resolution
BILL TITLE: Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America
—- YEAS 232 —
—- NAYS 196 —
Predictable on the republican side.
Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) took to social media. There was much hilarity in some of the responses:
You forgot to mention more Americans voted for Clinton. Question: is It appropriate for a President to demand a country to investigate his political opponent before he releases Congressionally approved aid?
say it loud and say it proud:
“Did we just support an Extortionist using the White House to enrich himself and sell American national security to the highest foreign bidder?”
“WE DID!” – Vicky Hartzler
History will judge you by the cause you’ve devoted yourself to. Right now that’s a party that had abandoned every principle it once had and become a pure personality cult.
…you either don’t understand how this works, or you’re hoping your constituents are uninformed on the process and won’t look it up.
She thenks were awl stoopit.
Your name will be a footnote in the history books, under “wrong side of”.
Party over Country. We see you.
Nothing better than arguing process when the facts won’t support you
Hope these few years in power is worth the endless years of shame.
This is the best Halloween Impeachment Day ever……
Orange is the new orange.
Is this the part where you pretend to not know the actual trial is in the Senate?
Thank you. I am donating to your opponent.
You’re flailing. We all see this.
You should be ashamed
Going down with the ship?
Yes she understands the President disregarded it by trying to blackmail a foreign Government to interfere with our election that is why she is talking process instead of defending his “perfect phone call”
Not something you should be proud of. If you can’t see and understand what your president has done to his office, the country and the American People you don’t deserve to hold the seat you hold
No courage. No shame. Party over country. Disgusting.
Please read the Constitution. It appears you have not. Also the Mueller Report. Interesting read. Please read it then come back to apologize for supporting a corrupt administration. I stand with my country. I stand for truth and facts.
Too bad your soul meant nothing to you that you would sell it to a traitor. History will remember.
Regarding paragraph four of your dumb garbage: What “due process rights” would “every other American citizen” be given in “Intelligence Committee proceedings”? What specific right would I personally have in a committee proceeding that related to me?
Does your letter refer to Mexico trade? Perhaps you can write a letter to Mexico and get the check for the wall that Trump promised.
House Democratic Minority Leader Crystal Quade [2018 file photo].
A statement from Missouri House Democratic Minority Leader Crystal Quade:
House Minority Caucus
Rep. Crystal Quade
Revelations about health department director unsettling
“The revelation that Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams used the power of his position to personally track the menstrual periods of Planned Parenthood patients is deeply disturbing. State law requires the health department director to be ‘of recognized character and integrity.’ This unsettling behavior calls into question whether Doctor Williams meets that high standard. Governor Parson must immediately investigate whether patient privacy was compromised or laws broken and determine if this is a person who Missourians can be comfortable having in a position of public trust.”
House Minority Leader Crystal Quade
Tracking menstrual periods. That’s going to go over really well with your average Missourian, don’t you think?
Kirsten Gillibrand @SenGillibrand
As MO’s remaining abortion provider begins an all-out fight to keep their doors open, I’m thinking of the brave advocates pushing back on these outrageous attacks. It was great to meet with many of you this summer in St. Louis to talk about how we keep fighting. I’m with you.
[….] 12:29 PM · Oct 28, 2019
Dear Colleague on Next Steps in House’s Ongoing Impeachment Inquiry
October 28, 2019 Press Release
H. Res. ___ — Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, and for other purposes.
Dear Democratic Colleague,
For weeks, the President, his Counsel in the White House, and his allies in Congress have made the baseless claim that the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry “lacks the necessary authorization for a valid impeachment proceeding.” They argue that, because the House has not taken a vote, they may simply pretend the impeachment inquiry does not exist.
Of course, this argument has no merit. The Constitution provides that the House of Representatives “shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.” Multiple past impeachments have gone forward without any authorizing resolutions. Just last week, a federal court confirmed that the House is not required to hold a vote and that imposing such a requirement would be “an impermissible intrusion on the House’s constitutional authority.” More than 300 legal scholars have also refuted this argument, concluding that “the Constitution does not mandate the process for impeachment and there is no constitutional requirement that the House of Representatives authorize an impeachment inquiry before one begins.”
The Trump Administration has made up this argument – apparently out of whole cloth – in order to justify its unprecedented cover-up, withhold key documents from multiple federal agencies, prevent critical witnesses from cooperating, and defy duly authorized subpoenas.
This week, we will bring a resolution to the Floor that affirms the ongoing, existing investigation that is currently being conducted by our committees as part of this impeachment inquiry, including all requests for documents, subpoenas for records and testimony, and any other investigative steps previously taken or to be taken as part of this investigation.
This resolution establishes the procedure for hearings that are open to the American people, authorizes the disclosure of deposition transcripts, outlines procedures to transfer evidence to the Judiciary Committee as it considers potential articles of impeachment, and sets forth due process rights for the President and his Counsel.
We are taking this step to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump Administration may withhold documents, prevent witness testimony, disregard duly authorized subpoenas, or continue obstructing the House of Representatives.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
After weeks of closed-door investigations, withholding info from all Members of Congress, Schiff mishandling the whistleblower’s complaint, and selective leaks from secret meetings, Pelosi is now interested in “establishing the procedure.”
Aside from the fact that republican members of the relevant committees can and have been present for the depositions.
There is much hilarity in the responses:
Except for the 48 Republicans with access to the committees, and by default, the information. Try again, liar. #resignvicky
That fact that you will not accept the evidence that has been presented is what is appalling. #CountryOverParty
Newsflash: there is nothing Pelosi can do to satisfy the “process” concerns of Republicans.
They will change their demands, over and over and over, shamelessly, because guess what…
(whisper voice) this isn’t really about the “process”…
Ms. Hartzler – you must be thrilled! The GOP is getting what they want. Time to thank Speaker Pelosi.
Yeah, that was probably sarcasm.
Darn them for giving you what you asked for. How dare they!
Pelosi just called your bluff! #icallbullshit
This is a lie. You know that Republican members of the Congressional committees overseeing the impeachment inquiry had access to information revealed in the hearings.
dang it…. we know the names of all the republicans on the committees ; republicans were in the room knothead……what is wrong with you people
She thinks her constituents are stupid.
After weeks of legally confidential investigations, legally restricting access to committee members, the case for impeachment is so strong it is now proceeding in public.
The @GOP is incredibly appalling…
Spot on. Time for the Republicans to find another straw argument. The 20 Republicans that have retired or not seeking reelection understand. They understand that they cannot defend a guilty man.
After weeks of Hartzler lying Vicky still isnt interested in telling the truth. #LiesMatter
Translation: after weeks of initial investigations to see whether the House should proceed with formal impeachment proceedings the Speaker has determined that is the best course of action. So now I have to pretend something else is being done wrong because I can’t defend trump
Here come the televised hearings! What will you say then?
Ma’am I KNOW that you’re aware of how investigations work. It’s behind closed doors so witnesses cannot coordinate – that’s literally a rule of impeachment & investigation. They’re merely gathering information.
You acting like that’s not true is incredibly appalling…
LIAR! Republicans have 47 members on committees and they would rather march into an inquiry and eat pizza than to do their jobs. Republicans defending a corrupt POTUS.
It is appalling that you know this is not true. You lie to your cult hoping they are too intellectually lazy to think for themselves.
As far as procedure the republicans set the rules she is following the last time they had the house.
Yes the hole thing is a huge waist of time and tax payer dollars I guess that’s why they are the do nothing Democrats I hope that my fellow Americans replace all of them involved when it comes time to vote in each of there districts
We rest our case.
You know that Republicans were in the hearings. Stop lying to yourself, your constituents, and the American people.
What’s appalling is your lack of response to this administration’s crimes and the attempt to sweep them under the rug. Can’t wait to vote you out of office.
Well…THAT’S a lie. Is that all ya got?
This is just gaslighting. Do you think we’re not smart enough to see the truth right in front of us? We know that there are GOP members in the meetings. Don’t insult our intelligence by telling outright lies.
The GOP failed to hold Trump within the law. The timing of the resignation of DNI Dan Coats speaks volumes about all that was happening in this administration. If that does not make you question where you should be standing, then maybe you’re not smart enough to be in Congress.
Jumping on the Trump train which is heading right off a cliff? You go, girl.
Yes, procedures are bad things. We should never have them. They might make @realDonaldTrump look worse than he already does. Let’s encourage chaos and lying.
Could be sarcasm.
They never withheld info from all members of Congress. If you were on those three committees, you had full access to everything including equal time to depose.
Why would you lie about something so well known?
Stop with the propaganda. You are a disgrace to our district.
What is appalling is your continued refusal to investigate possible emolument violations and now @POTUS updates Russia before congressional leaders. How much more evidence do you need before you will stand up and defend our Constitution and our democracy?
We’ve already established the answer to the last question, don’t you think?
Stop spewing nonsense. Uphold your oath. Country before party. Do your job
Not. Gonna. Happen.
You will be remembered for your lies and misdirection. The Republican Party has been decimated not by Trump, but by people like you. Do your Congressional job! Stop defending the sociopath.
The whistleblower’s complaint has been supported by first-hand accounts despite the WH instructing people to not appear and testify. Why aren’t you appalled by the lawlessness of this administration? Why aren’t you appalled by the miscreants surrounding Trump?
You are out of your mind
Do you actually believe this nonsense you just made up or are you hoping your voters can’t tell the difference? So hard to tell with you Trump sycophants.
You’re a disgrace and history will not be kind to you.
Seriously? You’re really going to try to gaslight your constituents with BS? Have you no shame? You KNOW that impeachment rules were set by the Republicans. Pelosi is following YOUR rules. You are appalling! And a liar.
Look, stop it with the knowingly false narrative. You know as well as the next person that members of the Rep and Dem attended the hearings. Just stop it already. Have you no inclination to honesty? Sheesh
Keep spinning. I can’t wait for the GOP and trump lovers to go down with the ship. Enjoy the ride to hell Vicky.
Only the constituents that voted for you believe this shit.
Why is every Republican tweeting the exact same thing? You guys are such hivemind lemmings.
You are appalling. Many of the gop were in those meetings and asking questions. These are the rules established by the gop. Deal with it and quit misleading your constituents. Better yet, stand up against the criminal or step the hell down.
Missouri should be first state to apply for to have a high-speed Hyperloop system built within its borders. That’s the recommendation released today from the Special Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop formed by Missouri House Speaker Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield).
The Panel wants Missouri to be first in building a national certification track. It would be the first step toward seeing a Hyperloop connection between Kansas City and St. Louis, offering passengers a trip between the two in less than 30 minutes.
Haahr said the Hyperloop would keep Missouri at the forefront of transportation technology developments and revolutionize the movement of passengers and freight across the state, while opening up the possibility for ultra-fast travel to other locations in the country in the future. It is also projected that it would reduce fatalities in I-70 as well as carbon emissions.
The test track would cost between $300-million and $500-million.
And when this comes to pass, those of us in the great unwashed will be able to make the same trip by ox cart in three weeks. Or so.