Republican Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, sat through all the impeachment depositions, and then all the hearings. He talks about dealing with the witnesses–Vindman, Sondland, Hill, and others–and sees some waning in impeachment enthusiasm. Polls seem to show that, too. So are Democrats irreversibly committed? Are they on board with what Chairman Schiff is telling them? And on an insanely unrelated note: Did you know that Rep. Stewart has flown around the world faster than any other person?

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There are 7 comments.

  1. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Could the democrats ‘table’ the impeachment inquiry? and just let it die on the vine without ever holding a vote or sending it to the senate? but holding onto it in case something changes?

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    • November 25, 2019, at 3:54 PM PST
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  2. Arahant Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Could the democrats ‘table’ the impeachment inquiry? and just let it die on the vine without ever holding a vote or sending it to the senate? but holding onto it in case something changes?

    Yes, they could. From where it has been, it goes to the Judiciary Committee, and they don’t even have to vote it out of committee, let alone having a full House vote on it. The questions are, can the Democrats do it without consequences from their base? And how will they weigh those consequences in their decisions?

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    • November 26, 2019, at 7:44 AM PST
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  3. Taras Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Could the democrats ‘table’ the impeachment inquiry? and just let it die on the vine without ever holding a vote or sending it to the senate? but holding onto it in case something changes?

    Yes, they could. From where it has been, it goes to the Judiciary Committee, and they don’t even have to vote it out of committee, let alone having a full House vote on it. The questions are, can the Democrats do it without consequences from their base? And how will they weigh those consequences in their decisions?

    On the one hand, they want a show of unanimity, at least among Democrats in the house.

    However, that requires their fake moderate and fake conservative members in Trump Country —whom they need to hold onto their majority — to fall on their swords.

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    • November 26, 2019, at 8:35 AM PST
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  4. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Taras (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Could the democrats ‘table’ the impeachment inquiry? and just let it die on the vine without ever holding a vote or sending it to the senate? but holding onto it in case something changes?

    Yes, they could. From where it has been, it goes to the Judiciary Committee, and they don’t even have to vote it out of committee, let alone having a full House vote on it. The questions are, can the Democrats do it without consequences from their base? And how will they weigh those consequences in their decisions?

    On the one hand, they want a show of unanimity, at least among Democrats in the house.

    However, that requires their fake moderate and fake conservative members in Trump Country —whom they need to hold onto their majority — to fall on their swords.

    I don’t know they see it that way. I wonder if they don’t see the impeachment as the guarantee of victory in the house. As they have demonstrated with Krysten Sinema, someone who votes with them 80% of the time is a traitor. (Although I have wondered if Sinema is smart enough, and cynical enough to have her own state caucus to censure her, to sow up re-election) I think the democrats would gladly trade the 40 unreliable seats in the house for impeachment.

    Considering all the power they have invested in the executive branch – which can be stymied by the courts when held by the other party – they may not consider the house to be that important.

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    • November 26, 2019, at 2:52 PM PST
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  5. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    From Tim Pool:

    Looks like impeachment is off the table.

    • #5
    • November 26, 2019, at 3:24 PM PST
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  6. colleenb Member

    Excellent interview as usual. I second the Congressman in thanking Mr. York for his reporting on this.

    • #6
    • December 2, 2019, at 9:16 AM PST
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  7. LibertyDefender Member

    [After Fiona Hill testified under oath that “some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country”] a couple of us [on the committee] had to swallow and put that aside … and I wanted to challenge her and say ‘point a finger – tell us a name of who on the committee doesn’t think that Russia interfered?’ 

    –Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)

    Had to swallow and put that aside?

    Wanted to challenge her?

    Three years into the Trump presidency (which Scott Adams correctly observes ought to be recorded by historians as one of the most successful presidencies ever), and not only do we still have the insane NeverTrumpers on the right, but even those Republicans who volunteer to be the point of the spear are milquetoasts who have to swallow and put aside any thought of challenging Dems who lie under oath about Republicans.

    Trump wins reelection in a walk, but it’s still not Trump’s Republican Party. Sad!

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    • December 2, 2019, at 10:30 AM PST
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