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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/13/2021 03:01 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/13/2021 03:01 PM
Expires: 01/01/2026 12:00 AM
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Congressman McClintock from House floor in Opposition to Impeachment

Washington, DC...Mr. Speaker: I didn’t like the President’s speech on January 6th. I thought he was wrong to assert that the Vice President and Congress can pick and choose which electoral votes to count. He was wrong to set such a confrontational tone in a politically tense situation.





But what did he actually say? His exact words were, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” That’s impeachable? That’s called freedom of speech.

He also threatened to oppose candidates in future elections. By the way, that was directed at Republicans like me who had resolved to uphold the constitutional process and protect the Electoral College. So what? That’s called politics.

If we impeached every politician who gave a fiery speech to a crowd of partisans, this Capitol would be deserted. That’s what the President did. That’s all he did. He specifically told the crowd to protest “peacefully and patriotically.” The vast majority of them did.

But every movement has a lunatic fringe.

Suppressing free speech is not the answer; holding rioters accountable for their actions is the answer. And we are. IF we had prosecuted BLM and Antifa rioters across the country with the same determination these last six months, this incident may not have happened at all.

Short of declaring war, the power of impeachment is the most solemn and consequential act that Congress can take. To use it in this manner – in the heat of the moment, with no hearings, no due process, many members phoning in their votes after a hastily called debate, exactly one week before a new President is to take office, trivializes this power to the point of caricature.

The Democrats have won everything in sight: the House, the Senate and the Presidency. In a Republic, that calls for magnanimity by the victors. Only in a banana republic does it call for vengeance.

Benjamin Franklin warned that “Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.” In our passions this week we have set some dangerous new precedents that will haunt us for years to come. Yesterday, we redefined intemperate speech as a physical incapacity requiring removal from office. Today we define it as a high crime and misdemeanor.

The moment any member of this body gives an impassioned speech, and the lunatic fringe of their movement takes license from it, be prepared to answer to this new precedent we establish today. I could cite plenty of provocative speeches made by Democrats that directly preceded violence this summer, but we’ve already had enough of that.

After 600,000 Americans had perished in the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln appealed to the “better angels of our nature.” He said, “With malice toward none; with charity for all…let us bind up the nation’s wounds.” Those words were so important to the unity of the nation they are inscribed in marble at the Lincoln Memorial.

I cannot think of a more petty, vindictive and gratuitous act than to impeach an already defeated President a week before he is to leave office. President-elect Biden’s promise to heal the nation becomes a hollow mockery in the harsh reality of this unconstitutional act.

God help our Country.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-01-13 15:08:59   By: Anonymous
 
Tom McClintock, our very own a** wipe.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-01-13 15:11:27   By: Anonymous
     
    He is to stupid the abandoned ship

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      Posted on: 2021-01-13 15:12:55   By: Anonymous
       
      After four years of kissing trumps ass . It’s hard to admit your mistakes .

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        Posted on: 2021-01-13 15:30:44   By: Anonymous
         
        Milquetoast Tom. Never has a more insipid piece of swamp slime floated across the floors of Congress. And he's all ours, lovely.

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          Posted on: 2021-01-13 15:35:17   By: Anonymous
           
          The funny thing is you are not smart enough to realize how uninformed your post is.

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            Posted on: 2021-01-13 15:48:57   By: Anonymous
             
            What has Tom done for his District? His entire career he has introduced four, that’s 4, pieces of legislation that have become law:

            1. H.R.381 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
            To designate a mountain in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra National Forest as "Sky Point".

            2. H.R.2388 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
            To take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and for other purposes.

            3. H.R.3892 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
            To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8771 Auburn Folsom Road in Roseville, California, as the "Lance Corporal Victor A. Dew Post Office".

            4. H.R.3319 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
            To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 440 South Gulling Street in Portola, California, as the "Army Specialist Jeremiah Paul McCleery Post Office Building".

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              Posted on: 2021-01-13 16:09:04   By: Anonymous
               
              You're kidding, right? You're sad sack excuse for Tom's existence as our congressperson is he got a street, a post office, or some other item named? 12 years, and those are his major accomplishments? You and he are both F'n jokes.

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            Posted on: 2021-01-13 15:52:35   By: Anonymous
             
            And he has raised $20,124,662 in campaign contributions.

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            Posted on: 2021-01-13 15:57:12   By: Anonymous
             
            He has been an elected official since 1982.

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              Posted on: 2021-01-13 18:26:05   By: Anonymous
               
              Well , 5is should be his last term. There is no room in the future of the Republican Party for trump butt lickers

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                Posted on: 2021-01-13 18:27:00   By: Anonymous
                 
                *this

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    Posted on: 2021-01-13 16:34:24   By: Anonymous
     
    He is an uninformed uniformly idiotic Republican I keep voting against him and he continually wins. He has done nothing and has no sense of what is going on. Wish he would lose an election but where I live , they love him


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    Posted on: 2021-01-13 16:34:56   By: Anonymous
     
    He is an uninformed uniformly idiotic Republican I keep voting against him and he continually wins. He has done nothing and has no sense of what is going on. Wish he would lose an election but where I live , they love him


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    Posted on: 2021-01-14 10:23:14   By: Anonymous
     
    Tom, you suck !!

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The Orange Turd
Posted on: 2021-01-13 16:17:28   By: Anonymous
 
Tom still has his brown nose up the now Twice Impeached Orange Turd's Arse!

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    Re: The Orange Turd
    Posted on: 2021-01-13 16:34:27   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump totally crushed the Republican Party . So much damage. We must convict ...

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      Re: The Orange Turd and recall McClintock
      Posted on: 2021-01-13 17:02:43   By: Anonymous
       
      How many votes would be needed to recall this moron?

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        Re: The Orange Turd and recall McClintock
        Posted on: 2021-01-13 17:07:35   By: Anonymous
         
        /\/\ Go Trump 2024! Lets MAGA!

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          Re: The Orange Turd and recall McClintock
          Posted on: 2021-01-13 18:24:31   By: Anonymous
           
          Ant stand the fact he lost. He will never get elected again, if anything he will go broke and maybe get jailed. So do yourself and the nation a favor....
          Quit the MAGA dog crap.

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            Re: /\/\ Ant stand...
            Posted on: 2021-01-13 21:37:27   By: Anonymous
             
            What about the Ants? I can say anything I want and it's called Freedom of Speech!

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          Re: The Orange Turd and recall McClintock
          Posted on: 2021-01-13 23:45:29   By: Anonymous
           
          While I voted for the guy, he is unelectable at this point. His entire family is radioactive. So much for the Trump dynasty.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-01-13 17:28:59   By: Anonymous
 
All seems to be going as planned. McConnell is handing this off for the Shakespeare Julius Caesar production when the Senate votes after the inauguration. Though in this case, each "guilty" vote will be the symbolic "et tu Brute" knife in the dictator's back.

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    Posted on: 2021-01-13 17:37:04   By: Anonymous
     
    Make Adolf Go Away

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-01-13 21:12:29   By: Anonymous
 
Trump riled up has supporters for over a year setting up a claim of a stolen election. When he lost the election he jacked up his supporters and told them to go to Congress to change the count. Then , when they did what he wanted, many are now facing serious federal crimes, and guess what
TRUMP GOES ON TV TODAY AND SAYS VIOLENCE IS WRONG, THE INSURGENTS WERE WRONG, WE CANT HAVE VIOLENCE.
So trump the con man turned on all his supporters, and the silly suckers will pay the price.

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    Posted on: 2021-01-13 21:35:44   By: Anonymous
     
    And McClintock was one of trump’s cheer
    Eaters. Spreading lies and propaganda. The suckers responded by protesting amd terrorizing. Now the suckers are out their donated money, some are going to prison for as much as 20 years or more, good people are dead and injured

    That is what trump and McClintock have brought.

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      Re: /\/\ And McClintock was...
      Posted on: 2021-01-13 21:39:25   By: Anonymous
       
      Go Trump 2024 and let's MAGA!

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        Re: /\/\ And McClintock was...
        Posted on: 2021-01-14 09:08:41   By: Anonymous
         
        A MAGAT (sic); fly larvae

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-01-13 22:10:23   By: Anonymous
 
What a coward! He supports the rioters. He has failed to uphold the US Constitution and should be out of office.

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    Posted on: 2021-01-14 05:37:40   By: Anonymous
     
    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA CROOKED LYING CHEATING TRAITOR TRUMP!!!! Oh yeah, WHAT ARE SHOES FOR?

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      Posted on: 2021-01-14 07:10:19   By: Anonymous
       
      We must convict ...

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-01-14 11:00:55   By: Anonymous
 
Not a fan of Tom's. He has no backbone. He is a follower and not a leader. So how in the hell did he get re-elected! So sad.

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