Some Democrats have been using the excuse that Senate Republicans & especially Mitch McConnell would not vote to impeach as a reason not to begin a House Impeachment Inquiry.
This is just flat out wrong & here is why ...
It is an official investigation into the conduct of the Trump regime.
How can you decide if all of his offenses rise to the level of Impeachment if you have not conducted a proper investigation?
It is the US House of Representatives duty to follow the US Constitution & their oath of office.
They can not read the redacted Mueller report & have witness with their own eyes & ears the corruption, abuse of power & treason and not impeach.
Impeachment by the US House us analogous to a grand jury indictment, instructing the Senate to conduct a trial.
"High Crimes & Misdemeanors" does not mean felonies.
The "High" refers to high office, not the level of criminality.
Donald Trump, who like a mafia boss has his capo's commit the Crimes or use illegal messaging apps to destroy evidence is exactly this
Thus the House of Representatives MUST DO THEIR FUCKING JOB, conduct an Impeachment investigation & vote to send articles of impeachment to the US Senate.
Fulfill the oath you took to uphold the US Constitution & to protect it from all foes, both domestic & foreign.
Authoritarian regimes have risen from democracies since the birth of democracy.
You either protect it, or you lose it
No second chances
Per Article 1 Section 3 Clause 6 of the US Constitution,
Chief Justice John Roberts will preside over Trump's trial
If the crimes committed by Trump are so serious that Barr refuses full public disclosure, an impeachment investigation should commence immediately after the 1 week.
This is that moment for America, land of the free & the brave.
The United States Constitution stands behind us.
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My vote is for Katie Porter.
But there are dozens who are capable of taking on Trump & his flagrant criminal behavior & constant violations of the US Constitution.
Nancy does not want the job.