Impeachment poised to pull top 2020 contenders from campaign trail

  
Via:  kdmichigan  •  one week ago  •  40 comments

By:   By Paul Steinhauser | Fox News

Impeachment poised to pull top 2020 contenders from campaign trail
That trial would effectively sideline from the campaign trail a total of six contenders: Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California, Michael Bennet of Colorado and Klobuchar.

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Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar pledges that “it’s my constitutional duty. I’ll be there.”
The “there” the Minnesota Democrat is talking about is the impending Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.With the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives poised to vote to impeach the president later this month or in early January, the action would then move to the GOP-controlled Senate. And a trial – where all 100 senators would serve as the jury – could come just weeks before the Iowa caucuses (Feb. 3) and the New Hampshire primary (Feb. 11), the first two states to hold contests in the presidential nominating calendar.
That trial would effectively sideline from the campaign trail a total of six contenders: Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California, Michael Bennet of Colorado and Klobuchar.
And their absence could particularly give a boost to two top-tier contenders not tied to a Senate trial – South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden -- as both Iowa and New Hampshire place an extra emphasis on person-to-person retail-style politics.“Early state voters place a premium on the opportunity to kick the tires on every single candidate running for president again and again," said Wayne Lesperance, a veteran New Hampshire-based political scientist and vice president of academic affairs for New England College. "Candidates out of state for a prolonged period because of their senatorial duties will concede critical time just before the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.”

Buttigieg has seen his poll numbers in both Iowa and New Hampshire surge in recent weeks, boosting him to top-tier status in both states. And while many of his rivals will likely be tied down in the nation’s capital, Buttigieg’s tenure as mayor comes to a close at the end of the year, further freeing him up to campaign full time in the early voting states starting in January.
Biden may benefit from this dynamic as well. The former vice president – once the unrivaled front-runner in the race – now faces intense competition. He launched a post-Thanksgiving week-long bus tour in Iowa. And he returns to New Hampshire at the conclusion of that bus tour.
While Biden spotlights his decades of Washington experience as he runs for the White House, Buttigieg emphasizes that he’s an outside-the-Beltway candidate. And having six of his rivals tied down on Capital Hill dealing with a nasty partisan fight over impeachment will only further the contrast Buttigieg’s trying to make.
The last president to face a Senate impeachment trial was Bill Clinton. His trial – which started in Dec. 1998 -- lasted five weeks. And under Senate rules, the chamber is required to be in session six days a week for the length of the proceedings.
“It’s going to present a challenge for senators also campaigning for president,” Harris said last month at a forum in California. “There’s no question about that.”
But it’s unlikely that any of the senators will skip out on parts of the trial to hit the campaign trail.
“This is a constitutional responsibility. I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America, and so did everyone who is in the United States Congress,” Warren told reporters recently while campaigning in New Hampshire.
Klobuchar said she’ll look to her family and advisers to represent her.

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KDMichigan
1  seeder  KDMichigan    one week ago

There is still a chance for the old hag Hillaryious Hillary to throw her …...hoof into the race. With the leaders possibly getting took out by Pelosi's Impeachment sham, Abuela can slither right in there.

 
 
 
katrix
1.1  katrix  replied to  KDMichigan @1    one week ago
There is still a chance for the old hag Hillaryious Hillary to throw her …...hoof into the race

Wow, Hillary is certainly an obsession with you.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.1.1  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  katrix @1.1    one week ago

This coming from the person who commented 6 times on Vic's article and never once addressed it the same as here. 

[Deleted]

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  KDMichigan @1.1.1    one week ago

Thanks for proving everyone's negative points about your comments. 

 
 
 
katrix
1.1.3  katrix  replied to  KDMichigan @1.1.1    one week ago

Funny, you screech about people who are obsessed with Trump .... and fail to see the utter hypocrisy in your inability to discuss something without bringing up Hillary.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.1.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  katrix @1.1    one week ago

Hillary is two years younger than Trump, so I  guess Trump is a male hag then.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.1.5  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  katrix @1.1.3    one week ago

256

 
 
 
WallyW
1.1.6  WallyW  replied to  katrix @1.1    one week ago
Wow, Hillary is certainly an obsession with you.

Wow, TRUMP is certainly an obsession with you.

 See how easy that was!

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.1.7  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  WallyW @1.1.6    one week ago
See how easy that was!

I'm sure the irony is lost on them, three articles I've noticed them comment on today and not one addressed the article. 

256

 
 
 
Sunshine
1.1.8  Sunshine  replied to  KDMichigan @1.1.7    one week ago
I'm sure the irony is lost on them, three articles I've noticed them comment on today and not one addressed the article. 

Yet they would be the first to start bitching about others doing it....jrSmiley_80_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.1.9  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  Sunshine @1.1.8    one week ago
Yet they would be the first to start bitching about others doing it

I would laugh if it wasn't so sad.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.10  JohnRussell  replied to  WallyW @1.1.6    one week ago

This is how dumbasses argue 

"Someone who lost the last presidential election over three years ago, and is out of politics, is as important a topic as the sitting U.S. president who lies to the public 10 or 15 times a day." 

And then the dumbasses congratulate themselves at being so perceptive. 

It really is amazing. Sometimes all one can do is shake their head. 

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.1.11  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.10    one week ago

Who are you quoting? 

What a bizarre comment.

We know the left is still Butt Hurt over Hillaryious Hillary's lost JR and don't like the mention of her name but she is the one putting herself out there for ridicule on a almost daily basis.

"I, as I say, never, never, never say never and I will certainly tell you I'm under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it," Clinton told BBC Radio. "But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans."
 
 
 
lady in black
1.2  lady in black  replied to  KDMichigan @1    one week ago

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KDMichigan
1.2.1  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  lady in black @1.2    one week ago

There is still time for Hillaryious Hillary to make her bid again. Unfortunately I don't think most people are dumb enough to vote for her again. She should just invest her time grooming her butt ugly daughter for a political career. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    one week ago

This election is going to be won via memes.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2    one week ago

Doesn't say much for your audience, does it? 

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    one week ago

Aren't you part of his audience? You seem to jump at the chance to post on every article he posts!

 
 
 
KDMichigan
2.2  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2    one week ago

Don't give the triggered another excuse to cry. They will be wanting to outlaw meme's next.

256

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  KDMichigan @2.2    one week ago
Don't give the triggered another excuse to cry. They will be wanting to outlaw meme's next.

Personally I'd rather jump all over your shit and verbally beat you senseless, but Perrie will not allow it. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2.2.2  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.1    one week ago

You haven't ever won a debate on this forum. Kind of hard to watch actually.

I heard we are bringing gunny back, there is hope.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
2.2.3  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.1    one week ago
Personally I'd rather jump all over your shit and verbally beat you senseless,

256

Stay away from me if you like rolling around in shit, is there a name for that kind of fetish?

Kind of hard to beat someone verbally when the only thing out of your mouth is "But Trump" and " Russia..Russia….Russia.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.4  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.2.2    one week ago

Your seeds are either content free or fake news. They wobble back and forth. 

As far as debating, you are 0 - 234 . 

But keep trying to convince yourself I am losing. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.5  JohnRussell  replied to  KDMichigan @2.2.3    one week ago

It's more your lack of mental acuity, but keep it a secret. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2.2.6  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.4    one week ago

Seriously John, your legacy here is golden. We all show up each day to watch your tantrums over trump. It's a huge draw. As far as fake news, you own that trophy with your Russia hoax seeds. I envy your talent.

thank you for years of entertainment. You simply cannot make this up.......

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.2.7  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.2.6    one week ago

As an anarchist and performance artist, you dont need to concern yourself with whether or not your seeds and comments have any validity in the actual sense. 

We all know that and take it into consideration. 

When your fake news arguments eventually come apart you just go on to the next one. 

The funny is thing you dont seem to realize that everyone knows that.

 
 
 
Sunshine
2.2.8  Sunshine  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.7    one week ago

Yet, every one of his articles and/or comments you have a strong need to make it about you.

The funny thing is you don't realize it.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2.2.9  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2.7    one week ago

We love you John, you keep us coming back! It's really amazing.

 
 
 
Sunshine
2.3  Sunshine  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2    one week ago
This election is going to be won via memes.

Certainly more interesting than the Democrat nominees.  

 
 
 
Sunshine
3  Sunshine    one week ago

DNC recruited a new person...

512

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sunshine @3    one week ago

That is actually slightly funny. Good job. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    one week ago

I think he looks good with a stache.

 
 
 
Sunshine
3.1.2  Sunshine  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.1.1    one week ago
I think he looks good with a stache.

Me too, it is an improvement.  Takes away from his Dumbo ears.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
3.1.3  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Sunshine @3.1.2    one week ago

I bet Michelle would wear that stache better and with a goat....

384

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
3.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.1.1    one week ago
I think he looks good with a stache.

Well he and Steve Harvey would pass for brothers from another mother.

384

 
 
 
Tacos!
4  Tacos!    one week ago
And while many of his rivals will likely be tied down in the nation’s capital, Buttigieg’s tenure as mayor comes to a close at the end of the year, further freeing him up to campaign full time in the early voting states starting in January.

That's great. Wouldn't it be hilarious if some small town mayor leapt ahead in the race because better known (and better experienced) Democrats were stuck in the Senate at a trial with almost zero chance of convicting the president. In other words, wasting their campaign chances on a giant waste of time.

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
4.1  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  Tacos! @4    one week ago

You would think that would effect campaign donations?

 
 
 
Tacos!
4.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  KDMichigan @4.1    one week ago
You would think that would effect campaign donations?

If Pete does well in Iowa and New Hampshire, it definitely will.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5  It Is ME    one week ago

"Impeachment" is MORE IMPORTANT than any of the "Lefty (I can change based on the situation) Candidates" running right now.

They should "Cancel" the election all together and just let Trump do the business "FOR" the country, as he has been DOING ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

This "Impeachment thingy" is too much of an " Influence " on the voters ! More than the supposed " Russian Influence " too ! jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
6  Jeremy Retired in NC    one week ago
Buttigieg’s tenure as mayor comes to a close at the end of the year, further freeing him up to campaign full time in the early voting states starting in January.

So he won't be shirking his responsibilities like many of the other candidates. Like any of them did anything for those they "represent" anyway.

 
 
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