Easy answer. Yes. Donald Trump is no longer the President.
As usual, there is much hilarity in the responses:
I did not know that Trump is President in 2021.
Is he in your world?
Is it considered extremism if someone supports insurrectionists who stormed the US Capital to halt our election?
Apparently not if it’s on January 6th.
He answered the question. You just didn’t understand the answer. You were wasting everyone’s time.
When is your next in person town hall so we can ask you questions (that you will truthfully answer).
So, Vicky – WHO is currently the President of the USA?
Will you answer or dodge?
Um. Yes. that’s extremism. Good lord, the state of the GQP today.
The answer is yes and anyone like him
Your job is to defend Missourians, not Trump.
If they still believe he was re-elected and will be re-instated it’s a form of extremism. Extreme stupidity.
No one dodges questions like you do, Slick Vick. And btw was that the best question you could come up with? How bout “did Trump incite the insurrection?”
Well, DJT continues his attempts to overthrow our democracy, so…
I’d like to ask @RepHartzler if it would be considered grifting if a wealthy congresswoman scammed/scams the federal government out of farm subsidies.
Will you dodge the question?
He answered the question to extent such a stupid question deserves an answer. They are not basing anything on political views. FORMER president Trump is a political figure. To extent he suggests the military be involved in the overthrow of the gov’t that moves beyond political.
Was not aware you were so successful in the whine business.
God what an embarrassment you are. Why don’t you do a town hall in Columbia – we’ll see about dodging questions
Feel some shame, you ignorant flibbertigibbet.
You referencing dodging is hilarious. You are the coward that will not hold a town hall.
Also, trolling for that all important U.S. Senate primary endorsement.
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
No time or effort put into an open public town hall in the 4th Congressional District?
As always, the responses are hilarious:
You had years to do something about it and you just made it worse.
They’re doing their jobs. Where are you? At the border? Why is the MO rep dicking about at the border with Mexico and not here, dealing with REAL problems?
Not doing pointless photo ops that solve nothing?
1/6/2021. We remember.
Joe and Kamala are taking care of business not going stunts for photo ops yoy hypocrite.
Are they, were they? Can you show us the republicans immigration and security package they proposed and laid forth a sweeping overhaul of the system and fixed a problem that even Reagan called a crisis 50 yrs ago? Or is that a bill that was to come after their healthcare reform?
You think doing photo ops for your pretend “crisis” is solving anything?
There will never be a public open town hall in Missouri, will there? Or will that be in Virginia?
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Enjoyed being on with @GovMikeHuckabee @HuckabeeOnTBN tonight to talk about The Tyranny of Big Tech!
[….] 7:29 PM · May 8, 2021
“The most dangerous place to stand in Washington D.C. is any place between Senator Josh Hawley and a live microphone” – Charles P. Pierce
Did you talk about Wayne DuMond and Missouri? Just asking.
A few of the comments:
I wonder how much of what you say you actually believe.
Another hour of free television time? Wow. You really are the most censored person in America. I would have watched, but I missed the notice because Huckabee blocks me.
Most Americans, including you, use “big tech” every day and find it very useful. There are some concerns about their rules and use of information, but I am far more concerned about the tyranny of right-wing extremism.
There is no upside to your brand of politics.
Tyranny of insurrection
The Whine and Lie to Liars about Companies that Wouldn’t Amplify My Seditious Lies Tour continues.
Anything to stay away from Missourians. Wouldn’t want to talk to any of them, anyway. Except maybe if they give me money.
Apparently the title “Gaslighting For Idiots” was taken.”
This is unfettered capitalism. Unfettered by reality.
So much useless shit
how about the tyranny of those who seek to overturn a fairly held election, Mr Raised Fist?
Instead, he appears on the GOP propaganda network. Late last night:
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
.@seanhannity had me on to discuss tonight: Nancy Pelosi & the Dems are afraid to try their phony impeachment case. They want to stop Senate trial. Maybe forever. Senate has to fight back!
[….] 9:27 PM · Jan 6, 2020
He doth protest too much, methinks.
Some of the responses:
Because it is phony, you have no problem in having Bolton testify before the entire Senate, right?
Wow the insanity of the right can’t get worse – or can it. John Bolton will testify – so let him and if he proves President Trump innocent that is better than pretending he wasn’t impeached – he was!!!!
“They don’t have any evidence.”?
They have plenty of testimony in the House Intelligence committee that shows Trump soliciting a bribe (a favor) from Ukraine and using military aid as leverage.
Trump’s escalating panic and McConnell’s struggling to prevent Republican defections as new witnesses and information keep appearing would suggest otherwise.
Seriously, your smug smile, I dare you to have a real trial. No one misunderstands your eagerness to dismiss…May history treat you with brutal honesty…
You are a total stooge for the party. Do you stand for anything?
Thank God Twitter doesn’t play sound automatically so my ears aren’t abused by your fake man of the people act.
It wasn’t a flatbed.
This is NOT partisan! A fair trial with witnesses is not an unreasonable request. Aren’t you fighting the wrong fight?
I didn’t want you in office either. I don’t know why you’re trashing Pelosi when the Senate rules haven’t been agreed on. Why don’t you get to work on that?
It’s a sad day when a California representative is looking out for me and my country more than my own Senator.
Well, it is her job.
You have got to be kidding. Vote to call @AmbJohnBolton to testify, then we’ll see the dog and pony show you have for us.
Fox and Friends in the morning and Hannity at night. You have plenty of time Basic Cable Pravda but no will to host Town Halls in your *ahem* home state.
You just don’t get it. Remarkable. How did you get through Yale on your own?
“Afraid” and “Nancy Pelosi” do not belong in the same sentence, unless you’re admitting you’re afraid of her.
@HawleyMO a disgrace to his State & his Country. His words & actions will find him out. Signed His Constituent.
Go on a real news network youngster.
I truly believe he is going to be President one day
Now that the bar is so low.
Again… Reminder: You are a public servant not a Fox News contributor. You have been in the Senate a year now, would be nice if you hosted your first town hall.
I like senators I can respect….and Josh isn’t a person I can respect.
It makes my stomach hurt that he supposedly represents our state to the rest of the country & the world.
You disgrace our state. Shameful. I’d ask you to come to Kansas City to discuss, bit that would interfere with all of your Fox News airtime. Would never want to do that….
Is it so hard to come up with Senate rules for a trial, and to call relevant witnesses? Are you so desperate to get the articles because your guy just keeps criming?
Your first problem is associating yourself with Hannity. Seriously, Josh, your decision to go on his show just screams partisanship.
Oh, and by the way, could you talk Trump off the ledge, please?
Did not know who you were before tonight. I saw a few minutes of your interview w/Hannity. Dear lord! Is every single US Senator as dimwitted as you. Clueless re decency, patriotism, facts, the Constitution….we need leaders in the Senate who give a damn re the truth and Anerica
Hawley, you are a fool. You have fallen into the trap of narcissism. Get some witnesses. Let Bolton, and the others testify. American people want the truth. You are stopping it.
You’re an embarrassment to MO and worse than that, you’re spreading false information. Wanting to call witnesses doesn’t sound like a “phony case,” it sounds like an honest one.
Thanks for clearly stating you support a corrupt asshat over your country
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
The Judiciary Committee #ImpeachmentVote was a straight party vote. I remember when Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Nadler said that impeachment should be broad and bipartisan.
#MO04 overwhelmingly support @realDonaldTrump. I won’t be supporting the Democrats’ political theatrics.
[….] 9:44 AM · Dec 13, 2019
“…I remember when Speaker Pelosi and Chairman Nadler said that impeachment should be broad and bipartisan….”
It is. If you don’t count the republican sycophants in Congress.
As usual, there was much hilarity in the comments:
I remember when the GOP cared about the Constitution too…
It should be…..but GOP put Trump above the Constitution.
Never in my life did I think I would live to see the day the gop betrays the country en masse, and yet here we are.
“should be” but “can’t be” when we have a #ComplicitCorruptGOP full of #usefullidots
“Make America Great Again” – in Russian.
Hard to be bipartisan when you have a panel of monkeys covering their eyes and ears and intentionally misconstruing the Constitution whilst screaming into mics in a pathetic contest to see who can get a FOX News soundbite to activate the dialysis center voting bloc.
“Россия” (Russia) – a variant of the Russian presidential flag.
That would require you. #CountryBeforeParty
Vicky Hartzler, enabling the man behind Trump University and the Trump Foundation.
You have abdicated your sworn duty and responsibility. Shame on you
This independent, suburban voter thinks the fact that this was a vote straight done party lines says more about Republicans than Democrats.
I feel like I’m living in the twilight zone, how in the world can you deny the evidence against that poor excuse for a human being. You are doing a great disservice to this country and the people will remember this!
Maybe, maybe not.
I think Pelosi made the grave mistake believing that there were a few Republicans that would stand up against a man so corrupt he had to pay 2 million to charities he stole from. It was her genuine mistake to believe this could be ethically handled.
It should be but Republicans are corrupt. All roads lead to Putin.
In Russian – “We are so fucked.”
That was when there was still an assumption Republicans would put country before party. That’s clearly out the window. And it doesn’t preclude the Dems doing the right thing. You’re shameful.
It has gone down the toilet with trump
I remember when #GOP was respectable.
We never thought the GOP was this criminal. But ya are, Blanche!
As your constituent I want you to know that I SUPPORT the impeachment of the traitor trump. And if you don’t then I will actively campaign against you in your next election.
I remember when representatives worked for the country and didn’t enable a criminal
If only there were witnesses who were handed subpoenas that could provide exculpatory evidence for the President…
She incorrectly assumed that there would be some members of the GOP that weren’t treasonous cowards. She was wrong.
So you think it is ok for a president to withhold aid in exchange for help with his personal reelection campaign? Our only if it’s your guy? It’s ok for a president to refuse to cooperate with a constitutionally mandated congressional investigation?
You too took an oath to defend the constitution, and you, your colleagues, and @POTUS are guilty dereliction of duty! Do your job and defend the Republic!
I remember when the GOP respected the constitution. Good times, long ago.
It would have been broad and bipartisan if Republicans had read the Constitution and followed its guidelines. No sane, ethical person can possibly think that what Trump has been doing to our country is right. It’s immoral and traitorous.
And it should have been. Too bad republicans are cowards who will not stand up for our democracy.
Complains about voting along party lines
Votes along party lines.
You can’t write hypocrisy like this
Yes, it’s too bad that the Republicans are more about partisan loyalty than loyalty to the OATH OF OFFICE they took. It makes me sad.
I remember when republicans were against foreign influence in our elections.
Maybe you should try having a town hall sometime so you can find out what your constituents actually think
So you don’t support impeachment for political reasons, the truth and the Constitution be damned? Got it.
Do you remember when you had a soul? What did you get for it, Vicky? Did you trade it for a golden fleece? Will that protect you from the scythes of history? The contempt of men and women?
Political theatrics is what the GOP displayed for all of America to see. #MoscowMitch
Shame on you. Your constituents wont forget your cowardice.
The GOP chose to ignore the abuses by Trump. That is on, and will always be on the GOP. That stain will stay with them in all of history.
Following a con man pulling the ultimate con.
Host a town hall and you will learn otherwise. Don’t forget you represent your whole district not just your base.
Not gonna happen.
Impeachment doesn’t undo an election. It charges an unfit President with high crimes and misdemeanors. If he were to be removed Mike Pence would be President and HRC would still be a private citizen. Get it?
And I remember what @LindseyGrahamSC said about @realDonaldTrump before he got elected. DO YOU?
How nice to know your job is far more important then your oath of office, the Constitution of the US, and the American people as a whole, history will record you as being just that spineless.
When history is recorded, people will note the Republicans who did not vote for impeachment.
That was said before and surely couldn’t have accounted for the fact of the entire GOP turning their backs on their oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution. Just to protect one conman who would throw you under the bus in a heartbeat if it meant saving himself.
I’d like you to do me a favor, though.
I remember when republicans cared about the rule of law. I guess times have changed huh?
The impeachment is not trying to undo Missourians’ votes for President Trump. That is dishonest and misleading. On the other hand, if you are in favor of Congress abdicating oversight of any President going forward, vote no.
So are you in the “he didn’t do it” camp or the “it’s fine that he did it” camp?
The “I don’t want to get primaried by a greater whack job than me” camp.
You can’t say you made this decision based on the evidence submitted. What ever price they paid for you was too much. I hope you got the money up front
Republican intransigence is not a defense
When you took office you swore an oath to protect & defend the Constitution of the United States, not to defend/protect the president or the Republican Party. Evidence shows trump committed impeachable offenses. To vote for impeachment is to honor your oath.
Shocking to no one. You would rather watch our democracy burn then dare get in the way of your farm subsidy checks. But hey, maybe you want to come to the biggest city in your district to talk about it? Lol – just kidding, I know you never willingly talk to your constituents.
I think they underestimated how craven their current Republican peers are. Congrats on being on the wrong side of history.
You will go down in history as part of the Russian plot to take down American democracy.
Future generations will have to read about it in Russian.
spare me with your bull
Putin thanks you Vicky
I am embarrassed for the GOP theatrics and hysteria during the proceedings. The only thing they can do is yell and scream nonsense because there is no defense for the lawlessness of the current administration. As one of your constituents I ask you to put Country over Party.
I remember when Republicans were intellectually honest and had principles.
Actually, no, I don’t. They have been systematically lying to the American people, defunding education systems, disenfranchising voters, and enriching their donors since before I was born.
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) continued her presidential campaign in Iowa with a town hall at Simpson College in Indianola on Sunday afternoon.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) – town hall – Indianola, Iowa – October 20, 2019
In a presidential campaign tour de force, she spoke at length, took questions, and then stayed and stood for selfie photographs with a very long line of supporters. Close to 500 individuals attended the event.
Senator Warren’s final remarks to the town hall audience, right before she exited the stage for a press gaggle and for audience selfie photos:
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D):…I got the issues you all brought up. I am deeply grateful, uh, that you all come out here on a Sunday afternoon. Uh, the weather was nice. Uh, we got a big decision to make in 2020. And that decision is gonna come right through Iowa. And I am deeply grateful for the time you invest in getting this right. Um, a nation owes you a great thanks. So, thank you Iowans. Thank you [applause][cheers]
The issue that we talked about today and other ones that I talk about, they’re hard. How we’re going to educate our children. Uh, how we’re gonna make sure that everyone gets access to health care. How it is that we’re going to protect seniors who rely on Social Security. By the way, my Social Security bill will lift nearly five million people out of poverty and put a lot more flexibility into the budget for millions more.
Uh, what it means to cancel student loan debts. Uh, we didn’t even get to talk about how we reduce the cost of housing and increase the housing supply across the country. Um, climate change. Very, very difficult. Uh, lots of pieces of that have an effect us.
When I made the decision to run for President I was working on most of these issues. In fact, I’ve worked on many of these issues for pretty much all my grown up life. And I started talking about it right here in Iowa. And I went back to Washington and people would say to me, experts, uh, also known as Senators [laughter], uh, they’d say to me, what you’re talking about is too hard. It’s got too many pieces to it, it’s too complicated, it’s got, uh, it’s just too hard. Uh, go with somethin easier, get some vague generalities, uh, smile more. [gasps][laughter] That’s, that’s how people run for President. Uh, and I always said, thank you.
But, here’s what I thought of them. What do you think the naysayers said to the abolitionists? Too hard, give up now. What do you think they said to the suffragettes just a little over a hundred years ago? They said, too hard. With men, right? What did they say to the early union workers? [voice: “Too hard”] Too hard. Quit now. What did they say to the foot soldiers in the civil rights movement? [with audience] Too hard, quit now. What did they say just a decade ago to the LGBTQ plus activists who wanted equal marriage? [with audience] Too hard, quit now.
But none of them quit. They fought back. They got organized, they built a grass roots movement, they persisted [applause][cheers], and they changed the course of history.
This is our moment in American history. Our moment to dream big, fight hard, and win.