You can watch Congressman Cline’s petulant performance at Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing below. It’s another reminder that he is putting blind loyalty to President Trump above any effort to uncover or deal with actual facts.
As usual, Cline refuses to address the massive evidence of Trump’s abuse of power, but rather complains about the supposed lack of evidence– some of which might be remedied by Trump allowing the release of subpoenaed documents and the testimony of subpoenaed witnesses.
Cline seems to suggest that impeachment of a president is never justified under any circumstances, because there is always another election. This raises the question of why the Founding Fathers included it in the Constitution in the first place.
Cline claims to carry a copy of the Constitution with him at all times. He might want to pull it out some time and read Article 1, Section 2, which gives the House of Representatives “the sole power of impeachment” and Article 2, Section 4, which says: “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Finally, Cline doesn’t even bother to question any of the witnesses and instead yields to another Republican congressman.
A poor show all around, Congressman.
3 thoughts on “Cline whines at impeachment hearing”
I sincerely believed that Congressman Cline was a reasonable person that I may not always agree with but could always have a reasonable discussion with, yesterdays performance convinced me that he has drank the Trump KoolAid and is no longer thinking but just spouting the party line in defense of the absolute worst person who has ever occupied the office of President.
Used nearly the exact words I was going to use. I was hoping that Cline would at least be reasonable.
I agree, Robert Crouch, on all counts. I think Cline has chosen to be on the wrong side of history — much to the detriment of his legacy and the country.