Day after day, Republicans senators find new excuses to dismiss the evidence they hear that in any courtroom would convict an ordinary American citizen. It was enough to make normally happy Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) feel “disheartened” by the whole process.
“As somebody from Michigan, we believe in commonsense, and you can’t look at all this and say, ‘is this how somebody would act if they were innocent?'” said Stabenow. “All of this coming out over and over again. I’ll never forget Adam Schiff on the floor saying to all of us, ‘Nobody’s saying, well, gosh, Donald Trump would never do that.’ The truth is it’s all about will he get away with it? It’s all about, are they going to be successful in hiding it and so on?”
She explained that the new revelations out in John Bolton’s book say it all, and she would like for him to be testifying before the U.S. Senate.
“And if the president has nothing to hide, then he should not be objecting to his national security advisor coming forward and saying what he knows,” the Michigan senator said. “And in fact, this is the trial. It doesn’t matter what happened in the House in terms of process. They can argue process, point fingers. This is it is the trial, the moment for him. And he has a very favorable Senate leader and a majority of Republicans, certainly a Supreme Court Chief Justice appointed by a Republican president. He couldn’t have any more favorable circumstances to give his side of the story to prove his innocence. But that’s not what they’re doing because they can’t dispute the facts.”
When asked if she thinks Republican would vote to allow new evidence and witnesses, she acted like she doubted it would happen.
“I’m very concerned,” she confessed. “I get more and more disheartened every day about this, and when we listen on the White House managers basically not contest, ‘Yes, he made the call. Yes, he held back the funds, and he broke the law. Yes, he was coercing a new Ukrainian leader for his own political gain.’ I feel like they’re using the Mick Mulvaney defense, which is, ‘Yes, the president made the call. Yes, he withheld the funds. The president can do anything he wants, so get over it.’ That’s basically, in the end, what they’re saying and I am concerned. I’m the eternal optimist, but I am concerned folks may be more interested in being done with it, rather than facing the facts. Folks are going to have to decide do they want to hear the truth or hide the truth?”
‘Mohawks give a history lesson’: Protesters arrested after police raid Mohawk railway camp constructed in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
Police moved in on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory demonstration as hundreds of people marched through downtown Ottawa.
At least 10 protesters were arrested Monday morning during a Canadian police raid on a Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory camp beside a railway near Belleville, Ontario, which was established on Feb. 6 in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en First Nation hereditary chiefs and land defenders who are trying to prevent a fracked gas pipeline from cutting through their unceded lands in British Columbia.
Trump blasted as ‘pathological liar’ for claiming stock market is ‘starting to look very good’ after 1,000 point crash
The COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic spreading across the world has present challenges for President Donald Trump.
In addition to the public health challenge facing the administration, Trump's 2020 reelection campaign is also faced with an economic crisis as the virus disrupts global supply chains.
"Investors around the world retreated from stocks and piled into haven assets including government bonds and gold, reflecting escalating worries that the coronavirus will disrupt the global economy," The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. "The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,000 points—its biggest point decline in more than two years; the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note approached a record low; and gold prices climbed for the eighth straight session to a seven-year high."
Here are 11 of the most popular progressive policies for candidates to run on — and 5 of the least popular
New polling from the progressive pollster Data for Progress, described in a new piece Monday at Vox, points the way forward for Democrats looking to oust President Donald Trump from the White House and enact a liberal policy agenda.
Progressives often argue that their plans are broadly popular with Americans, and that these ideas are only prevented from becoming reality because of an obstinate Republican Party weaponizing racism and misinformation, archaic political institutions that stymie significant efforts at reform, and corruption across the two parties that allows special and corporate interests to undermine the popular will. And there is a fair amount of truth in this idea — some progressive idea are remarkably popular, and there's no good reason they haven't been implemented yet.