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Legislation has been introduced in Utah to permit recall of a sitting senator.

‘Six years is a long time’: Lawmaker in Romney’s state introduces bill that would let voters recall sitting senators

Anyone I know?

A Utah state lawmaker introduced a bill that would allow voters to recall a sitting U.S. senator before his or her six-year term ends.

Republican Rep. Tim Quinn, 56, claimed that the bill had nothing to do with either of the state's current senators, Mike Lee and Mitt Romney, but that he believed the policy was important given the length of a senator’s term. Others questioned if Quinn’s timing of the bill, which was introduced on Wednesday, was triggered by Romney’s wavering support of President Trump throughout the impeachment process.

“I know that’s what’s going to be the narrative,” Quinn told Deseret News when asked if his legislation was targeted at Romney. “If it were, then it might make sense to have a sunset on it. That would not be the case.”

He added: “Obviously, I didn’t open this bill file after he made some of that news with impeachment, it would have never been drafted this quickly. So I can understand why people might think that, but if they understood the legislative process, this was well before that.”

Quinn said he started working on the bill “weeks and weeks ago” and felt it was a “good mechanism in place to make any senator, current or future, a little more accountable to those who elected him or her.”

He added, “Six years is a long time.”

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If the legislation became law, voters could petition to have a recall election of a sitting U.S. senator. Those looking to oust a senator would have to collect petitions from 25% of the state’s voting population to trigger the recall vote during the next election.

“I think it’s a fairly large hurdle,” Quinn said of the petition process. “That’s a lot of signature gathering. So it’s not something that people would take lightly if someone ever did want to recall a sitting senator.”

Quinn’s bill would likely face a battle in the courts if it became law. The 17th Amendment changed Senate seats from being appointments to elected offices, but there is not currently a process showing a constitutional way to recall federally elected officials.

Romney, 72, has faced scrutiny from within his party for breaking with Trump on issues such as impeachment. Newly appointed Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler ripped Romney for leaving the door open on additional witness testimony, tweeting: “After 2 weeks, it’s clear that Democrats have no case for impeachment. Sadly, my colleague wants to appease the left by calling witnesses who will slander the during their 15 minutes of fame. The circus is over. It’s time to move on!”

A recent poll from Morning Consult showed that Romney’s approval within Utah dipped from 65% to 57% in the last quarter of 2019. Democrats in Utah, however, showed increased approval for Romney in the same time frame.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Fri Jan 31, 2020, 07:44 PM (4 replies)

PSA for Lefty

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Fri Jan 31, 2020, 05:24 PM (2 replies)

LOL Chief Justice Roberts gives Priceless Look at Liz "Dances with Fools" Warren after her question

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:22 AM (7 replies)

Impeach This Gallup: American Satisfaction Poll Highest Since January 2005

Red Wave
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Fri Jan 31, 2020, 08:54 AM (4 replies)

Progressives Accuse Pete Buttigieg Of Racism For Using The Word Heartland In A Tweet

In case you haven’t noticed, many people on the far left have completely lost their minds.

Pete Buttigieg recently used the word ‘heartland’ in a tweet and progressives are now accusing him of using a ‘racist dog whistle’ for this.

The Washington Times reports:

Pete Buttigieg slammed for ‘American Heartland’ tweet: ‘It is a dog whistle’

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg ignited a backlash on Twitter, particularly among people of color, after he claimed that the country’s next president needed to embody the values of “the American Heartland.”

“In the face of unprecedented challenges, we need a president whose vision was shaped by the American Heartland rather than the ineffective Washington politics we’ve come to know and expect,” Mr. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, tweeted to his 1.6 million followers Wednesday afternoon.

As of Thursday morning, the tweet racked up only 1,300 retweets and a whopping 10,600 replies, with some users accusing Mr. Buttigieg of casual racism and furthering deepening his divide with the black community.

Here’s the tweet:

Enjoy Trumps Second Term (By the way, I didn't get my Code Book. I'm a White Male in Good Standing. How come I don't have a Code Book?)
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Fri Jan 31, 2020, 06:26 AM (10 replies)

Why Not? Obama got Elected

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Jan 30, 2020, 07:18 PM (3 replies)

@Pencilneck Schiff refuses to answer a question

Walls Closing in Adam
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Jan 30, 2020, 07:01 PM (15 replies)

Ex-Trump aide Carter Page files suit against DNC over dossier: This is only the first salvo

EXCLUSIVE: Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court against the Democratic National Committee, law firm Perkins Coie and its partners tied to the funding of the unverified dossier that served as the basis for highly controversial surveillance warrants against him.

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois’ Eastern Division Thursday morning, and was described by his attorneys as the “first of multiple actions in the wake of historic” Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse.


“This is a first step to ensure that the full extent of the FISA abuse that has occurred during the last few years is exposed and remedied,” attorney John Pierce said Thursday. “Defendants and those they worked with inside the federal government did not and will not succeed in making America a surveillance state.”

He added: “This is only the first salvo. We will follow the evidence wherever it leads, no matter how high. … The rule of law will prevail.”

Page first filed a defamation suit on his own against the parties in October 2018 in federal court in Oklahoma, but that suit was dismissed in January 2019 after the judge ruled the court lacked jurisdiction over the case because neither Page nor the DNC had strong enough ties to the state.

Page is now represented by Pierce, the global managing partner of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP. They filed in Illinois because they allege the relationship with the firm behind the dossier, Fusion GPS, was “orchestrated” through law firm Perkins Coie's Chicago office. The suit also claims the DNC "has a historical pattern” of making Chicago its principal place of business.

Pierce called the suit the first in a “campaign to restore Dr. Page’s name and hold those who targeted him accountable.”

Page’s lawsuit does not specify the amount sought, instead seeking “compensatory, special and punitive damages in appropriate amounts to be established at trial.”

The suit alleges that the DNC, Perkins Coie and partners Marc Elias and Michael Sussman “used false information, misrepresentations and other misconduct to direct the power of the international intelligence apparatus and the media industry against” Page “to further their political agenda.”

The dossier in question was filled with salacious claims about Trump and his associates and has been the subject of fierce controversy ever since its public emergence around the time of President Trump’s inauguration. The document was authored by ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, commissioned by opposition research firm Fusion GPS, and funded by the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign through law firm Perkins Coie.

In December, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued a long-awaited report finding that the FBI made repeated errors and misrepresentations before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court as the FBI sought to monitor Page in 2016 and 2017.

Horowitz confirmed that the FBI’s FISA applications to monitor Page heavily relied on the dossier and news reports rooted in Steele’s unverified research.

Just last week, the FISC released a newly declassified summary of a Justice Department assessment revealing at least two of the FBI’s surveillance applications to monitor Page lacked probable cause.

“In connection with an effort to counter the Trump campaign, Defendants undertook to develop opposition research regarding Trump and his campaign, including persons associated with that campaign,” the new lawsuit states. “As part of this effort, Defendants developed a dossier replete with falsehoods about numerous individuals associated with the Trump campaign—especially Dr. Page. Defendants then sought to tarnish the Trump campaign and its affiliates (including Dr. Page) by publicizing this false information.”

Spoiler Alert, They are going to find the other 2 FISA Warrants were Illegal also
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Jan 30, 2020, 06:51 PM (0 replies)

Dems Who Ran Sham Impeachment Hearings Shocked As Republicans Run Sham Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Democratic leaders in the House called on their Republican colleagues in the Senate to run a fair and thorough impeachment trial instead of a farce as they did when they held impeachment hearings.

"We demand Republicans take this seriously and not make this into a circus as we did," Pelosi said sternly. "I would hope the Senate would carry out their solemn duty and not make this a big charade, you know, as we did in the House."

"This is a very solemn occasion, and Senate Republicans have a duty to treat it as such."

She then handed out big, commemorative foam fingers reading "IMPEACH 45."

Other Democrats echoed Pelosi's sentiments, with Adam Schiff saying, "Any impeachment trial that does not immediately railroad the president out of office despite the lack of any impeachable crimes is clearly a sham."

"How did I do?" he asked, concerned his performance wasn't up to snuff. "Can we do another take? I didn't really feel it that time. Let's try it again and I'll really sell it this time." He tried another take, but in a minor wardrobe malfunction, his eye popped out of its socket.

Ocasio-Cortez could not be reached for comment as she had somehow tied herself up with her own shoelaces (because she is dumb).

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Jan 30, 2020, 04:48 PM (2 replies)

Stronger, Safer, more Prosperous

You have a snowballs chance in hell of beating Trump

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Jan 30, 2020, 02:21 PM (3 replies)
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