As the Impeachment Train chugs down the track, most people fully expect the Democratic House to approve the two articles of impeachment against President Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — stemming from allegations that he corrupted the U.S. election process and endangered national security.
Similarly, few folks expect the Republican Senate to convict him, because they are drunk with delusional beliefs that are contradicted by reality or rational argument.
The essence of their case: “Our guy didn’t do nuthin.”
As the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank opined:
Senate Republicans haven’t yet said how they plan to handle President Trump’s trial, but on Wednesday they gave us some clues.
Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Ted Cruz (Tex.) and others brought in the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, to ask him about his report on the FBI’s 2016 probe of the Trump campaign, which delivered unwelcome news for the conspiracy crowd.
The report found serious errors, worrisome abuses and dubious policies, but it also found that investigators didn’t tap Trump’s phones, plant an informant at his campaign, entrap his advisers or execute any of the other conspiracy theories Trump and his defenders floated. To the contrary, Horowitz found no evidence of political bias and concluded that the probe had a legitimate purpose and factual, legal basis.
So Republicans settled on a creative approach: They simply disregarded Horowitz’s findings.
NDP Chair Jane Kleeb, First Associate Chair Richard Register, Executive Director Jim Rogers, Constituency Director Precious McKesson and Communications Director Kevin O’Hanlon represented Nebraska this week at the Association of State Democratic Committees (ASDC) meeting in Austin, Texas. The event helped us gear up for the 2020 Election and the Democratic Party Convention in Milwaukee.
An Action Network email we sent out this week had great success raising money for the NDP to help us elect Democrats in 2020.
In case you missed it:
We’ve Rattled Ricketts.
He is sending out fundraising emails saying “They are building a progressive machine to … turnout the progressive left in an attempt to defeat Congressmen Bacon and Fortenberry and win the Omaha electoral vote.”
We’ve raised more than $2,100 toward the $1,500 goal!
Thinking about becoming a candidate? The NDP can help!
The Nebraska Democratic Party is here to help you navigate all the forms you need to file if you are running for office. Our team can meet with you to answer questions and help you get started.
Just email [email protected] and a team member will get back to you.
The Democratic National Committee has approved the NDP’s Delegate Selection Plan for the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
The NDP will send 33 delegates to the national convention in Milwaukee.
Automatic delegates are NDP Chair Jane Kleeb, First Associate Chair Richard Register, National Committeeman Ron Kaminski, and National Committeewoman Patty Zieg.
An additional 29 national delegates will be selected at the NDP State Convention, which will be held June 5-7 in Omaha at the Downtown Marriott.
Read the DSP here and see how to become a delegate.
We leave you this week with a rendering by Mike Lukovich on President Trump’s reputation for not reading much beyond his own Tweets.
–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director
Dec. 19: Sixth Democratic Presidential Debate
Jan. 17-19: SCC Meeting in Norfolk