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@SenJoniErnst

It is so clearly illegal that NO ONE should be able to hem and haw about it.

Hey, journos, this is the question you need to ask:

Do you support inviting a foreign gov't to destroy our democratic processes?
If a candidate cannot find it w/in themselves to answer this question w/a resounding NO! they accept treason as an election strategy

@SenJoniErnst A slippery answer or silence indicates you support inviting foreign gov'ts to interfere w/the very foundation of our democracy.
@SenJoniErnst @SenJoniErnst You know damn well you were asked a hypothetical question for which there is only 1 appropriate answer.

Whether there is strong enough evidence re trump or not is IRRELEVANT to the question, which is not strictly about trump but about the principle involved.
@SenJoniErnst Your answered a question your were not asked. You were NOT asked whether you believe trump shd be Impeached.

It is a point of very explicit Constitutional LAW. You should have been able to say NO! w/o hesitation.

You could have said "No, it's not appropriate...▶️
... but I need more evidence to decide whether impeachment is appropriate."

You had the chance to inform constituents that, contrary right wing claims, it is NOT ok to invite foreign gov'ts to interfere w/our elections. That it's no biggie. That "everybody does it."

You didn't.
Ahhh...but you couldn't say that because the dotard is making that claim himself, and you don't want to be the target of his wrath for publicly disagreeing w/him.

In other words, you have no spine.
BTW, here is the statute.

I was incorrect abt it being in the constitution. It's in a law that was passed in 1938. It has been applied numerous times to people who have refused to testify despite subpoenas.

law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/52…
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