Monday, December 16, 2019

Meanwhile on Capitol Hill

Representative Ken Buck (R-Colorado) was puzzled by the impeachment charge of "Obstructing Congress" because, he said, "We were elected to obstruct this Congress." It was, he said, "a campaign promise."


pootrsox said...

My google-fu has been unable to verify that Buck actually said that "we were elected to obstruct this Congress" or anyhing like it.

He did refer to campaign promises, however.

Kpgoog said...

Far from being an impeachable offense, Buck said later during Thursday's debate, the obstruction charge amounts to what Coloradans would call "a campaign promise."

"When Congress has a 14% approval rating, it's somewhere between being as popular as shingles and an all-expense-paid trip to North Korea," Buck said, noting that the national debt tops $22 trillion and this year's deficit is over $1 trillion.

"We were sent here to obstruct this Congress," he said. "We were sent here to make sure that this power of the purse is actually exercised around this place. We were sent here to make sure that we didn't nationalize and ruin health care. We were sent here to secure the border and to do our very best to prohibit sanctuary cities in this country. We were sent here to stop this body from ignoring state's rights."

Said Buck: "If you issue an article of impeachment for obstructing Congress, you're going to make the president more popular, not less popular. Congress is an embarrassment. This president is upholding his campaign promises," he said, listing tax cuts and reduced regulations, low unemployment and new trade deals.

"I think we should be talking about how we support this president, how we support this agenda, and not how we undermine the positive direction that we are going in this country," Buck said. Jason Crow says he will vote to impeach Trump

G. Verloren said...

These people call themselves the party of Law and Order, and they're claiming the law doesn't apply to them because they got elected on promises to break the law?

Do these morons also think that if they got elected on the campaign promise of robbing banks, citing the supposed unpopularity of said banks, they somehow couldn't be charged with a crime after attempting to rob a bank?

This is like that government clerk who was shocked when she got fired because she refused to perform her duties and issue marriage papers to a legal homosexual couple. How dense and idiotic do you have to be to think that the law somehow doesn't apply to you just because you don't agree with it?