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How a Trump impeachment could lead to a Pelosi presidency

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by studegator, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. studegator

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    How a Trump impeachment could lead to a Pelosi presidency (opinion) - CNN
    In defending his actions, Trump has suggested that reporters should look into Vice President Mike Pence's conversations with the Ukrainian president. And the White House has been evaluating whether to release notes of Pence's talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
    All of these developments raise the question of whether Pence could be drawn into the impeachment maelstrom.
    Should Democratic efforts to remove Trump from office succeed, Pence would succeed to the presidency -- under normal circumstances.
    Both history and constitutional law, however, suggest that other successors to the office are possible. It all depends on the magnitude and nature of the "bribery" or other "high crimes and misdemeanors" that may or may not be established by congressional investigators.
     
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  2. fredsanford

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    Trump has indicated that he will take Pence down with him.
     
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  3. Gatorrick22

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    "And the meek shall inherit the Earth..." - Rush. LMFAO! IN 2112
     
  4. grumpygator77

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    I truly believe trump will throw anyone, maybe even his own family, under the bus to save his ass.
    I was shocked to see him point at Pence and indicate that he should be looked into. But again, anything to save his own bacon I guess.
     
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  5. citygator

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    Would be justice for the idiocy the Republicans have subjected the country to by nominating Trump. Then followed by 8 years of Warren. Ahhhh.
     
  6. danmann65

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    A year from now there is an election. The voters will choose a new president. I sincerely hope this president isn't Trump, Pence or Pelosi.
     
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  7. staticgator

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    Pence was personally chosen to be VP by Paul Manafort. I'm sure there's not a good reason for that.
     
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  8. PerSeGator

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    Even if Pence and Trump were both dead to rights, the Republicans would just condition removal on installing an untainted Republican VP to assume the presidency after Pence/Trump are out. They'll never give the Democrat the office and they shouldn't. That's not what this is about.

    Talking about these sorts of fantasies might feel good, but it is completely counterproductive and plays right into the Republican narrative that impeachment is nothing but a politically-motivated ploy to overturn the results of 2016.

    Trump committed crimes and should be removed. That doesn't mean a Democrat gets to be president. Not until the voters decide as much in 2020.
     
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  9. OaktownGator

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    If Trump does get impeached, Pence will not be.

    Pubs would never hand the Presidency to Pelosi.

    Trump exposing Pence's involvement could open up the Pub nomination further though. Which could be a very good thing. Hopefully a good candidate comes out to save the Pub party and do a major course correction.
     
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  11. The_RH_Factor

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    If Trump gets removed from office, can he turn around and run again and get elected again?
     
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  12. fredsanford

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    If Trump is allowed to continue to rig the election, we won’t have a democracy any more.
     
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  13. BLING

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    If he's not too busy serving time in prison. Sure, why not.
     
  14. WarDamnGator

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    Mitch would remove the original Constitution from the National Archive and take a big dump on it on TV before he would allow a simultaneous removal of Trump and Pense to go to a vote.
     
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  15. diehardgator1

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    Trump is still President and will be President in 2020. Will win reelection for four more years. Get use to it.
     
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  16. ursidman

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    In last week's meeting of the United Snowflakes of America (USA for short) we passed a resolution that whereas we think not removing Trump would be a gross dereliction of duty by the Senate, we recognize the vast majority of the Senate are spineless quislings and we would just have to live with the results and hope the Constitution and country can be rescued once Trump leaves or is carried out of office.

    Can you citizens of Trumpland vow to get used to it if he is defeated by removal or loss in the general election?
     
  17. diehardgator1

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    When Barr and Durham get through the jails will be so full of Democrats there wont be any room for anyone else
     
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  18. PerSeGator

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    It depends. The Senate can vote to just remove him, or remove him and also bar him from holding office again. Historically these have been two separate votes -- so first they vote to remove, and then (if the first vote was successful) they vote to disqualify him from office.
     
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  19. BLING

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    Good luck with that.
     
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  20. The_RH_Factor

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    When you look at how politicians act in Washington, the non-politician Trump might be the only one there who has a spine.

    One reason voters will re-elect him.
     
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