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The Rational National | Trump commits to election chaos

The Rational National | Trump commits to election chaos

(10:45) Understand, Trump will do everything he can to steal the election.
The Rational National YT channel Sep 24, 2020

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Where does it say in the constitution that an impeachment hearing for an attorney general takes priority over the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee?  Besides, there are two houses in the USA congress: House of Representatives and Senate.  The House of Representatives performs the impeachment and the Senate does confirmations.  They can be done simultaneously.  Only if the House goes on with the impeachment, the Senate does the trial.  The republican controlled Senate can confirm Trump’s pick before the impeachment paperwork in the house has been completed.  

 

Mitch McConnell who is the current Senate Majority Leader, decides what topics are discussed in the Senate and which items/bills are voted on in the Senate.  He could easily just say that the confirmation of the judge is the topic of the day because scheduling of legislation is the job of the majority leader.  This gives the Senate Majority Leader a lot of power just like the Speaker of the House also decides topics for the House of Representatives.

 

On a side note, I keep hearing on the news that it’s important to approve Trump’s nomination before the election but that’s not necessary.  If Trump does not win the election, he will still be the President until the new President is sworn in on January 20, 2021.   So he has until January 20 to nominate justices.  Even if new Senators are elected into office, the republican majority lame duck session can still approve the nominee all the way until they are officially replaced.

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Where does it say in the constitution that an impeachment hearing for an attorney general takes priority over the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee?  Besides, there are two houses in the USA congress: House of Representatives and Senate.  The House of Representatives performs the impeachment and the Senate does confirmations.  They can be done simultaneously.  Only if the House goes on with the impeachment, the Senate does the trial.  The republican controlled Senate can confirm Trump’s pick before the impeachment paperwork in the house has been completed.  

 

Mitch McConnell who is the current Senate Majority Leader, decides what topics are discussed in the Senate and which items/bills are voted on in the Senate.  He could easily just say that the confirmation of the judge is the topic of the day because scheduling of legislation is the job of the majority leader.  This gives the Senate Majority Leader a lot of power just like the Speaker of the House also decides topics for the House of Representatives.

 

On a side note, I keep hearing on the news that it’s important to approve Trump’s nomination before the election but that’s not necessary.  If Trump does not win the election, he will still be the President until the new President is sworn in on January 20, 2021.   So he has until January 20 to nominate justices.  Even if new Senators are elected into office, the republican majority lame duck session can still approve the nominee all the way until they are officially replaced.

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What an awful situation.  If there's anything that shows how ridiculous the old myth of 'Checks and Balances' is, it's the Trump era.  A period of great shame for any right thinking American.

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What an awful situation.  If there's anything that shows how ridiculous the old myth of 'Checks and Balances' is, it's the Trump era.  A period of great shame for any right thinking American.

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Checks and balances ended after the Patriot Act (2001), enabling political crimes, torture, mass propaganda (statecraft) etc. The 20 years of global lawlessness that followed 'resulted' in the Trump era. You can't blame a fox for killing chickens. Blame the twat that popularized the idea that foxes don't kill chickens, not the fox.

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Checks and balances ended after the Patriot Act (2001), enabling political crimes, torture, mass propaganda (statecraft) etc. The 20 years of global lawlessness that followed 'resulted' in the Trump era. You can't blame a fox for killing chickens. Blame the twat that popularized the idea that foxes don't kill chickens, not the fox.

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