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Republican House Member Ramps Up Impeachment Talk After Mueller Briefing

Democrats are forgetting one key characteristic of this particular “republican”, however.

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For the optimists of the democratic party, Justin Amash has become a bit of a folk hero.

Amash, a republican representative, has been the first one the right side of the aisle to publicly call for the impeachment of President Trump.  Today, after Robert Mueller gave a brief, ten-minute statement on his investigation into the 2016 election, Amash was back at it.

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Amash’s newfound boldness was bolstered last night at a town hall even in the midwest.

Rep.Justin Amash (R-Mich.) received a standing ovation Tuesday evening at his first public event since becoming the first Republican to call for President Trump‘s impeachment. 

At a town hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Amash criticized House Republican leadership, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), whom he called the “so-called leader.”

“I read the Mueller report. I’m sure he didn’t read it,” Amash said of McCarthy. “He resorted to ad hominem attacks; that’s the kind of ‘leadership’ we now have in Congress.”

But there is one thing that democrats must remember about Amash as they look to him to sway a reticent republican party:

Amash isn’t a dyed-in-the-wool republican.  He’s a libertarian.

As such, Amash is far more likely to be the sore thumb in a field of Trumpian conservatives, and his opposition to the President doesn’t stem from the Mueller report.  Amash has a long history of criticizing Donald Trump, long before talks of “impeachment” were all the rage on Capitol Hill.

The democrats are counting Amash’s calls to action as a “win”, when it’s clearly more like a “tie”.

 

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Working for VP Harris is ‘Scarlet Letter’ in White House, Aides Flee in Droves

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The situation at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a strange one at this moment, and news from the East Wing has many wondering just how much worse things are going to get before they begin to mend.

While there is certainly a great deal of trouble within the Biden administration, perhaps no corner of the executive branch is quite as worrisome as the office of the Vice President, with Kamala Harris dropping staffers by the handful, and new reports of castigation befalling those who’ve worked for her.

A new report revealed that departing staffers for Vice President Harris are leaving their White House posts in part due to concerns of being forever labeled a “Harris person.”

A growing list of Harris staffers are heading out the door amid internal chaos and disastrous poll numbers.

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The concern of being labeled a “Harris person,” as well as burnout and desire for greener pastures, are driving the exodus from the vice president’s office, sources familiar with the chaos in the VP’s office told Axios.

One anonymous Democratic strategist said that Harris needs “someone loyal, who can think methodically to best position the vice president and to make sure everything she’s doing is being maximized and communicated to a broad population and get her numbers up.”

And also:

A different Democratic operative close to the veep’s office told Axiosthat the staff departures are lighting a fire under chief of staff Tina Flournoy to keep the sinking ship afloat.

“If we mess this up, it’s going to set women back when it comes to running for higher office for years to come,” the operative said.

The label of being a “Harris person” apparently carries a weighted stigma with it in Washington — something that does not bode well for the fledgling veep as her first year in office begins to wrap up.

The news will undoubtedly reignite the Democrats’ fears about their chances to win the White House again in 2024.

The situation at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a strange one at this moment, and news from the East Wing has many wondering just how much worse things are going to get before they begin to mend. While there is certainly a great deal of trouble within the Biden administration, perhaps no corner of the executive branch is quite as worrisome as the office of the Vice President, with Kamala Harris dropping staffers by the handful, and new reports of castigation befalling those who’ve worked for her. A new report revealed that departing staffers for Vice President Harris are leaving their White House posts in part due to concerns of being forever labeled a “Harris person.” A growing list of Harris staffers are heading out the door amid internal chaos and disastrous poll numbers. The concern of being labeled a “Harris person,” as well as burnout and desire for greener pastures, are driving the exodus from the vice president’s office, sources familiar with the chaos in the VP’s office told Axios. One anonymous Democratic strategist said that Harris needs “someone loyal, who can think methodically to best position the vice president and to make sure everything she’s doing is being maximized and communicated to a broad population and get her numbers up.” And also: A different Democratic operative close to the veep’s office told Axiosthat the staff departures are lighting a fire under chief of staff Tina Flournoy to keep the sinking ship afloat. “If we mess this up, it’s going to set women back when it comes to running for higher office for years to come,” the operative said. The label of being a “Harris person” apparently carries a weighted stigma with it in Washington — something that does not bode well for the fledgling veep as her first year…

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President Biden Claims Persistent Cough is Not COVID-Related

But Fox’s Peter Doocy had to ask anyway.

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When the nation elected Joe Biden, there were concerns…not only about the possibility that he’d be able achieve much of anything, but also about his age and health.

Biden has never been all that slick with his words, and this is not a dig at his battle with a speech impediment:  He just says a whole lot of awfully goofy and incorrect things. It’s a lot of what he’s known for, and it’s made the job of the writers at Saturday Night Live much easier.

Cognitive function aside, Biden’s sheer age has been a concern as well, especially during a pandemic.

One Fox News reporter appeared to show concern for the President’s persistence cough this week, but Biden has insisted that it’s nothing to worry about.

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Fox News’s Peter Doocy noticed President Joe Biden’s voice was a little different Friday and as such, queried about his health, asking “are you okay?”

The inquiry came at the end of remarks given in the White House following jobs report that MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinksi described to Jen Psaki as “off.” Fox News’ chyron, however, blared “DISAPPOINTING,’  an assessment which was not unfair.

“First of all, Mr. President, your voice sounds different. Are you okay?” Doocy asked

His answer?

“I’m okay. I have a test every day to — covid test,” Biden explained. “What I have is a 1 1/2-year-old grandson who had a cold who likes to kiss his pop and he has been kissing me anyway. But it is just a cold.” Doocy followed with a question about Covid-19 and the administration’s efforts to continue to mitigate the spread of the potentially deadly pathogen.

President Biden announced new stricter rules for international travelers coming into the US on Thursday, on account of the latest news surrounding the omicron variant.

 

When the nation elected Joe Biden, there were concerns…not only about the possibility that he’d be able achieve much of anything, but also about his age and health. Biden has never been all that slick with his words, and this is not a dig at his battle with a speech impediment:  He just says a whole lot of awfully goofy and incorrect things. It’s a lot of what he’s known for, and it’s made the job of the writers at Saturday Night Live much easier. Cognitive function aside, Biden’s sheer age has been a concern as well, especially during a pandemic. One Fox News reporter appeared to show concern for the President’s persistence cough this week, but Biden has insisted that it’s nothing to worry about. Fox News’s Peter Doocy noticed President Joe Biden’s voice was a little different Friday and as such, queried about his health, asking “are you okay?” The inquiry came at the end of remarks given in the White House following jobs report that MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinksi described to Jen Psaki as “off.” Fox News’ chyron, however, blared “DISAPPOINTING,’  an assessment which was not unfair. “First of all, Mr. President, your voice sounds different. Are you okay?” Doocy asked His answer? “I’m okay. I have a test every day to — covid test,” Biden explained. “What I have is a 1 1/2-year-old grandson who had a cold who likes to kiss his pop and he has been kissing me anyway. But it is just a cold.” Doocy followed with a question about Covid-19 and the administration’s efforts to continue to mitigate the spread of the potentially deadly pathogen. President Biden announced new stricter rules for international travelers coming into the US on Thursday, on account of the latest news surrounding the omicron variant.  

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