“I never heard that one, George,” Barrasso said. “But I’ll tell you, in terms of national security documents, we still have to exercise extreme caution.”
He went on to say that he didn’t know the rules about when a president declassifies documents. “What I know, and what I would like to see from the Senate’s point of view, is that I would like to see the Department of Justice come to us and show us in a classified setting what information, what they did,” Barrasso said. “I thought it was a raid on the former president’s home, I had never seen anything like it before, clearly, and it got political.”
Stephanopoulos interrupted the rambling answer, to explain that it was a rhetorical question. “You know a president can’t declassify documents by thinking about it. Why can’t you tell,” the reporter asked.
Barrasso finally said it, but for No Stephanopoulos, it shouldn’t have been so hard to rule out such a ridiculous notion.
For some reason, when it comes to Trump, Republicans often seem to have a hard time just calling a wrong a wrong.
In the same interview in which Rep. Mace voiced her allegiance to “the future of democracy,” she also said that she “would support the nomination of any Republican in 24,” even if that person is Trump. .
She also pointed to the fact that she did not vote to impeach the former president because she felt “due process had been stripped away.”
“I will not vote for the impeachment of any president if I believe due process has been stripped away, for anyone,” Mace said. “I generally vote constitutionally no matter who is in power. I want to do the right thing for the long term, because it’s not just about today, tomorrow, this year’s election. It is about the future of democracy.
Mace explained why she does not support new legislation introduced by Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California to protect U.S. elections.
The Presidential Election Reform Act is the only plan to reform the 135-year-old Voter Count Act backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, editor of the Daily Kos. Joan McCarter wrote.
The legislation the House passed on Wednesday says:
“The Electoral Count Act of 1887 should be amended to prevent further future unlawful efforts to nullify presidential elections and to ensure future peaceful transfers of presidential power.”
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pelosi called him “historic, bipartisan legislative action to safeguard the integrity of future presidential elections.
“How could anyone vote against free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our Constitution? How could anyone vote against the vision of our founders, placing power in the hands of the people? How could someone vote against their own constituents, allowing radical politicians to wrest their say? »
When it comes to Trump, Republicans prove time and time again that any act can be defended.
The protection that the new electoral law would provide is not necessary, according to Mace. “I was very outspoken about January 6 in the days and weeks leading up to, and for months after. But when you look at what actually happened, the Constitution worked on January 6,” Mace said. “The vice president could not, was not constitutionally authorized, to overturn the Electoral College results, and that is why I voted against the bill.”
For the sake of Republicans like Mace and Barrasso, who apparently feel indebted to Trump, or “Orange Jesus” for those who know him as such, it’s okay to part ways with someone in your party when they inspire an attempted coup.
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