Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to reports – and audio – of Montana GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte getting physical with a reporter, who claims Gianforte body slammed him and broke his glasses. They also shake their heads as Manchester police stop sharing intelligence on Monday’s bombing with U.S. officials after several sensitive items were made public. And they groan as Washington Post columnist David Ignatius has already decided that the 2018 midterm elections will be all about whether to impeach Trump because he is just so very sure that Robert Mueller will recommend impeachment, Trump won’t resign and Republicans won’t pursue impeachment on their own.

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There are 5 comments.

  1. Lazy_Millennial Member

    Here we see the current POTUS bodyslamming then elbowing the husband of the head of the Small Business Administration. In fairness, this was scripted.

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    • May 25, 2017, at 12:44 PM PDT
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  2. soccerlad14 Member

    A little disappointed by your take on Gianforte. He overreacted but the reporter wasn’t supposed to be there and was asked to leave several times- they were setting up a stand up with FNC- it wasn’t a press event for all comers. Looking at/hearing Jacobs he has what sociologists call a “punchable face” so, while a little slap on the wrists for losing one’s temper is in order here, let’s stop the circular seppuku.

    Maybe Greg should buy him new glasses to smooth things over but the only thing really hurt was the reporter’s pride. Jacobs Tweeted from the ambulance……if you can Tweet from an ambulance, you probably don’t NEED one.

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    • May 25, 2017, at 1:19 PM PDT
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  3. Rightfromthestart Coolidge

    The whole object of the left’s never ending nonsense is to tire us out until we just give up Republicans will never get a moments rest eventually people just wont’t want to run. Also I don’t see how punching reporters is a problem, he just might increase his vote total as a result. The only people up in arms are reporters acting like he attacked one of their priests.

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    • May 25, 2017, at 1:31 PM PDT
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  4. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Everything Trump touches dies.

    I predict that the Democrats will take the House in a wave election. But even if they don’t, if Mueller recommends impeachment, then a number of Republicans and all of the Democrats in the House will sign a discharge petition.

    In 2016 43 Republican then members of the House refused to endorse Trump: Justin Amash (MI), Jaime Herrer Beutler (WA), Bradley Byrne (AL), Mike Coffman (CO), Barbara Comestock (VA), Carlos Curbelo (FL), Rodney Davis (IL), Charles W. Dent (PA), Robert Dold (IL), Bill Flores (TX), Jeff Fortenberry (NE), Scott Garrett (NJ), Kay Granger (TX), Glenn Grothman (WI), Richard Hanna (NY), Cresent Hardy (NV), Joe Heck (NV), Bill Huizenga (MI), Will Hurd (TX), David Jolly (FL), John Katko (NY), Adam Kinzinger (IL), Steve Knight (CA), Frank LoBiondo (NJ), Mia Love (UT), Patrick Meehan (PA), Martha McSally (AZ), John Mica (FL), Erik Paulsen (MN), David G. Reichert (WA), Reid Ribble (WI), Scott Rigell (VA)†, Martha Roby (AL), Tom Rooney (FL), Ilenana Ros-Lehtinen (FL), Mike Simpson (ID), Chris Stewart (UT), Mac Thornberry (TX), Pat Tiberi (OH), Fred Upton (MI), David Valadao (CA), Ann Wagner (MO) & Don Young (AK). Most of them are still in the House of Representatives.

    Over half of the Republican senators will vote to remove Trump depending on the recommendations of Robert Mueller. Before the 2016 election, 15 Republican Senators refused to endorse Trump: Kelly Ayotte (NH), Shelly Moore Capito (WV), Susan Collins (ME), Jeff Flake (AZ), Cory Gardner (CO), Lindsey Graham (SC), Dean Heller (NV), Mark Kirk (IL), Mike Lee (UT), John McCain (AZ), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rob Portman (OH), Ben Sasse (NE), Dan Sullivan (AK) & Pat Toomey (PA). While Kelly Ayotte and Mark Kirk were defeated for re-election, the other 13 senators are still there. Add to them Marco Rubio (FL). Ted Cruz (TX) and Rand Paul (KY) who were savaged by Trump in the Presidential Primary and that makes 16 votes against Trump. Add 6 Republican members of the Intelligence Committee who I haven’t listed yet, Richard Burr (NC), Jim Risch (ID), Roy Blunt (MO), Jefferson Lankford (OK), Tom Cotton (AR), and John Cornyn (TX). and that makes 22 votes against Trump. Bob Coker (TN), Lamar Alexander (TN), Tim Scott (SC), and Joni Ernst (IA) have a strong record of independence and love of country. That takes us up to 26 senators. The real question would be who in the world would not vote to remove Trump in the Senate.

    In early 2019, Republican Leaders Ryan and McConnell and former Presidential candidates McCain and Romney will meet with Trump and tell him to resign. If he doesn’t do so, they may remove him by using the 25th amendment which would not allow for a “trial” as in impeachment.

    #NeverTrump.

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    • May 25, 2017, at 5:32 PM PDT
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  5. Saint Augustine Member

    I can’t download. The button leads me to a 404 page.

    By the way, TML: You guys are great!

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    • May 25, 2017, at 6:30 PM PDT
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