Will Cline still stand by Trump?

I posted here on June 10 about Congressman Cline’s lack of reaction to the first hearing this month of the House Select Committee investigating the circumstances surrounding the January 6 pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol On June 16, three days after the second hearing, Cline was asked in an interview on WHSV-TV about the … Continue reading Will Cline still stand by Trump?

Cline: Senate trial of Trump was a waste of time

Following last week’s Senate trial of former president Trump, with harrowing accounts of the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, this is all Congressman Cline could bring himself to say: That’s it. Nothing about Trump’s incitement of his supporters for months before the attack. Nothing about the Capitol police officer murdered … Continue reading Cline: Senate trial of Trump was a waste of time

Cline shrugs off Trump’s insults to combat vets

At a town hall meeting last week in Lynchburg, Congressman Cline repeated his usual talking points: opposing impeachment of President Trump,  denying a woman’s right to choose abortion under any circumstances, rejecting any law restricting anyone from owning and carrying any kind of gun. But this account from The Lynchburg News and Advance caught my … Continue reading Cline shrugs off Trump’s insults to combat vets

Cline’s Star Wars analogy pleases Trump

The Daily Beast reports: Fox News anchor Sandra Smith asked Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA) on Monday morning about the “big difference in the look and feel of the hearing happening on Wednesday compared to the 31 hours we saw before the Intel Committee. Chairman Jerry Nadler has a very different style than Adam Schiff, chairman … Continue reading Cline’s Star Wars analogy pleases Trump

Despite Buena Vista job losses, Cline stands with Trump on trade war

(Photo by WSET TV) Despite the closure (due to Trump’s trade war) of the Northwest Hardwoods sawmill in Buena Vista at the cost of 30 jobs, Congressman Ben Cline said “he credits President Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge China for what he calls bad trade agreements that have hurt American industries.” How many American jobs … Continue reading Despite Buena Vista job losses, Cline stands with Trump on trade war

Waiting to hear from Cline about Trump

As a constituent of Congressman Cline, I have just sent him the following message via his website. Dear Congressman Cline: In recent days President Trump has: —Accused Congressman Adam Schiff of treason and suggested that he be arrested because of the impeachment inquiry that he is leading. –Warned of the possibility of civil war if … Continue reading Waiting to hear from Cline about Trump

Trump or the country? Cline chooses Trump

Based on his record, there was no reason to believe Congressman Cline would be anything other than a blindly loyal hyper-partisan defender of President Trump no matter how blatant his abuse of power. First Cline shrugged off the serious evidence against Trump in the Mueller Report. Now he is determined to do the same when … Continue reading Trump or the country? Cline chooses Trump

Cline stands with Trump on damaging tariffs

Despite growing and widespread anger among American farmers at President Trump’s erratic and misguided trade and tariff policies, Congressman Cline says farmers believe Trump is on the right path. “The farmers who I talk to want to give him a chance to get a better deal with China,” Cline told radio station WFIR last week. … Continue reading Cline stands with Trump on damaging tariffs

Cline stands with racist Trump

Lacking the courage to speak out one way or the other on President Trump’s racist remarks about four members of Congress, Congressman Cline finally showed his hand by joining all but four brave Republicans to vote against a resolution condemning Trump’s comments– a resolution quoting Republican President Ronald Reagan extensively on the value of immigrants … Continue reading Cline stands with racist Trump