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Kind breaks silence, joins impeachment gang

Empower Wisconsin | Dec. 19, 2019

By M.D. Kittle 

MADISON — U.S. Rep. Ron Kind broke his silence Wednesday evening, standing with the rest of his Trump-hating fellow Democrats in casting his vote for both articles of impeachment. 

The La Crosse congressman had refused to disclose how we would vote before the roll call. In the end, Kind answered the call of his boss, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and cast his ballots for the two articles of impeachment. 

He vehemently defended his vote — in a statement. He had to, Kind is one of 31 Democrats representing districts that Trump won in 2016. They’re nervous about 2020, and rightfully so. Trump voters are expected to be extremely motivated to oust vulnerable members of congress they believe assisted in a political witch-hunt against the Republican president.

Still, only two Democrats defected. 

“It’s clear the President’s actions were a flagrant abuse of constitutional power; it was unlawful, and it jeopardized our national security,” Kind said, echoing a common refrain from Democrats who insist Trump’s handling of aid to Ukraine was an executive overreach. They tried to make the case that the president’s call with his Ukraine counterpart last summer amounted to pressuring a foreign leader to investigate a political rival, despite the transcript of the call refuting the charge and “whistleblowers” unable to provide concrete evidence of executive abuse. 

“My vote today was not about the President himself — more importantly, it was about defending the rule of law, our Constitution, and what signal we send to future presidents of what is acceptable behavior,” Kind said. 

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) told Empower Wisconsin in an interview Wednesday that the message Democrats like Kind sent is that the House will move to impeach presidents they don’t like. 

Trump becomes just the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. Polls show deminishing support for impeaching and removing Trump from office. Just as the impeachment debate was getting under way, Gallup released a poll showing support for Trump rising and a majority of voters surveyed — 51 percent — oppose impeachment and removal. 

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9 thoughts on “Kind breaks silence, joins impeachment gang

  • what are they censoring what they don’t like. just like a democrat.this state of wis has no idea what the laws are on impeachment. he broke no laws only found people laundering money in Ukraine you people will find out soon enough.the democratic party killed theselves

  • what are they censoring what they don’t like. just like a democrat.this state of wis has no idea what the laws are on impeachment. he broke no laws only found people laundering money in Ukraine you people will find out soon enough.

  • I have a recollection that one of Rep Kind statements during his campaign was: “I will work with Republicans”. Well, his actions do not look like that. Based on the rampant hypocrisy coming from Democrats, it is reasonable to stop voting for them.

  • EUROPE NEWS US
    NEWSJust In: Supreme Court Hands Trump Huge Win, Makes Impeachment Article 2 Moot, As They Will Hear Arguments On Congressional Subpoenas & Decide Legality
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted the petition by President Trump’s legal team for a writ of certiorari. The high court confirmed it will hear cases related to the Democratic controlled Congress’ attempts to gain the president’s financial records and tax filings.

    President Trump’s attorneys had petitioned the Supreme Court after the House Financial Services and Intelligence Committees issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capital One seeking President Trump’s tax records.

    They argued that SCOTUS should block the subpoenas on the ground, that without a predicate crime to justify the release of the subpoenaed material, they go beyond the committees’ powers.

    Before liberals’ heads explode, they should note that it was liberal icon Justice Ruth Ginsburg who originally issued a stay of the lower courts’ decision and ordered the House to respond.

    That response came on Wednesday, and following a conference the court issued a writ of certiorari with a hearing date for March of 2020.

    This was a huge win for President Trump for multiple reasons.

    By agreeing to hear the cases, and then wrapping the president’s arguments against the three lower court rulings into one hearing, it signals a virtual certainty that President Trump will prevail.

    The Court will deny Congress’ open-ended fishing expedition that is a transparent quest for opposition research leading up to the 2020 election – Spygate 2.0.

    Just as significantly, simply by agreeing to hear the cases, the high court has nullified the second article of impeachment that the House voted out of committee yesterday.

    That article charged the president with obstruction of congress. Yesterday’s decision by the Supremes exposes the House impeachment prosecutors for attempting to sidestep the need to go to the third branch of government to adjudicate, what the Framers realized would be, the natural friction between the president and congress.

    In a stunning reversal, yesterday’s decision makes Congressional Democrats guilty of the first article they charged President Trump with – abuse of power.

    Congressional Dems, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and chairmen, Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler, attempted to usurp the authority of the court and, in the process, destroy the independence of the presidency. And every Democrat went along with it.

    Constitutional scholar Alan Dershowitz explains:

    Professor Dershowitz: “… but think about what that message [from the court] is.

    It’s Trump was right.

    You don’t have to comply with a subpoena from Congress unless the court tells you you have to comply…”

    … they made it clear that’s a viable issue, so that charge, that ground of impeachment should be immediately removed by the House and not sent to the Senate.

    There’s nothing to it anymore after the Supreme Court today said, you’re entitled to review on an issue when the president challenges the subpoena power of Congress.

    All done. It’s over!

    Democrats are not impeaching President Trump because he’s ‘abusing’ his presidential power. Democrats are impeaching President Trump because he’s restoring capitalism.

  • I am so upset that our rep. Ron Kind, supported this total sham. Ridiculous… I will not vote democrat now or ever in the future. After talking to democrats and republicans, we all agreed that it was staged. No debate was done all day yesterday. Opinions only and we, the citizens are sick of it. Don’t plan on returning after the next election, Mr. Kind. We have enough people like you in Congress as it is…it is time for a change.

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