Tuesday, July 16, 2019

TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER DROPS GAVEL AND ABANDONS CHAIR AMID CHAOS OVER PREZ TRUMP TWITTER ATTACKS!!!



The debate over President Trump's tweets and the ensuing Democratic Party response has thrown Congress into turmoil and Kansas City's top ranking elected official stood in the middle of it all but then thought better of it and decided to step away from the uproar . . .

CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER THROWS DOWN HIS GAVEL DURING HOUSE DEBATE OVER SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI'S LEADERSHIP AND REACTIONS TO PREZ TRUMP TWEETS!!!

Here's what happened . .

In an apparent moment of frustration, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Democrat from Missouri who has been presiding in the chair this whole time, blasted Republicans and threw his gavel down, abandoning the chair.

Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, didn't want to be part of the fight, and decided to "abandon the chair," a shocking move that left the speaker's chair empty for a moment.

After Cleaver left the chair, Democrats scrambled to find someone to take his place.

Here's what happened according to the Congressman:

Congressman Cleaver’s Statement On Today’s Floor Debate


July 16, 2019

(Washington, D.C.) – United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) released the following statement after relinquishing the chair during today’s floor debate, while presiding over the debate on the House resolution to condemn the President’s tweets:

“I want to thank Leader Hoyer for assuming the chair and reading the parliamentarian’s ruling following my abdication. Like the vast majority of Americans, I’ve grown increasingly frustrated with the childish rancor of our public discourse. Our inability to conduct ourselves in a civil and respectable fashion has paralyzed the most powerful government in the history of the world, and for what? A 10-second soundbite on prime time news and a few thousand twitter followers?

"If this is what our government has come to, then we are in serious trouble as a nation. My frustration reflects that of my constituents and the American people as a whole. I have spent my entire life working with people of all faiths and stripes in an effort solve real-world problems with concrete solutions, but never have we been this divided and this unwilling to listen to countering opinions or accept objective truths. If we’re going to solve the cataclysmic challenge of climate change, the prodigious problem of income inequality or the evasive challenge of equal justice under the law, it is going to take all of us, Democrat and Republican, liberal and conservative, men and women, elders and youth.

"I have unshakeable and eternal faith in what we can accomplish as a people, but we can only overcome these challenges as a union. I truly believe American democracy is the greatest experiment ever conducted by a society. However, a house divided against itself cannot stand, regardless of how strong the foundation. I call on all of my colleagues and all of America to listen more and talk less, to show compassion for those who are in pain, and to resist the temptation to fight when others wish to escalate.”

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Further reading . . .

Biz Insider: 'I abandon the chair': A congressman presiding over the House got sick of partisan fighting and literally dropped the gavel and left

Politico: House thrown into chaos after Pelosi decries Trump's 'racist' tweets on floor

Raw Story: Presiding House Dem bangs gavel and quits after GOP throws a fit over Pelosi calling Trump’s tweet racist

CNN: House session over condemning Trump's racist comments devolves into fight over Nancy Pelosi

AP News: Trump denies racism as House Dems try condemning his attacks



KMBC: U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran disagrees with Trump's remarks on Democratic lawmakers

NPR: Condemnation Of President Delayed By Debate: Can Lawmakers Call Trump Tweets Racist?

KCTV5: Local lawmakers, heartland residents react to President Trump’s Tweets

NBC: The vote was delayed for hours following GOP complaints that Speaker Pelosi's remarks had violated House rules.

Time: Democrats Vote to Condemn Trump’s Racist Tweets. Republicans Use a Rule From 1801 to Defend Him

Update: Already our blog community has responded back and reminded us that the Congressman famously threw down his gavel during his tenure as Mayor in KCMO as well.

Developing . . .

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

No more rules now.

This is just a glimpse of the 2020 campaign season. It only gets more heated from here on out.

Antioch said...

Can't disagree with his frustration, this is the height of stupidity and shows the Dems falling for the President's strategy.

Anonymous said...

Trump wins.

Anonymous said...

GOP loses.

Anonymous said...

Actually have some respect for Cleaver for once.

Anonymous said...

Democrats can call us all racist no matter what the real truth is, so if it's war, it's war.

Way - Way past time to stand up to the lies and accusations from totally Fascist politicians. They can dish it out, but it looks like they just can't take it. I hope Trump tells that ungrateful, low-life Somali cunt to GO BACK HOME TO AFRICA WHERE SHE BELONGS!!!! EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

Anonymous said...

If you would take the time to watch the whole thing for yourself you would see his partisan actions in full display. He was frustrated after being called out for parliamentary procedures. He frustration was a result of not knowing how to handle resolution debate and the protocol to be followed. He had no business presiding over this debate if he didn't know what he was doing.

Anonymous said...

The pussy from Kansas City just walked away from his congressional duty as today's Chair.

Super Dave said...

Ever notice how those that scream racist the most are indeed the ones who are truly racist?

Anonymous said...

First thing he's ever done in Congress.

Byron Funkhouser said...

NaziDave, only a white supremacist would say something like that.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile his constituents are being gentrified, taxed to death, and displaced out of their own homes and neighborhoods.

What a guy

Anonymous said...

^^No Herr Fuckhouser just people like you calling someone something they are not is hate speech and why you get no respect from me and many in KC.

Anonymous said...

I didn't think this fake reverend clown could look stupider than he did during the last Democratic convention. Way to go! And yes, way to continue splitting the party and handing 2020 to Trump.

Proud to be a Jewish American said...

Byron,
If your intention is more so to insult another person and shut them up, then please resist the urge to use the word Nazi. I am sick and tired of seeing you call people that.
Comparing a relatively trivial point of disagreement with that calamity ultimately signals disrespect and exploits the Jewish genocide in a quest for the moral high ground. In any plausible scenario, this immediately kills your credibility in the discourse and incites entirely avoidable hostility.
I am Jewish and I am so angry and tired of seeing you call good Americans NAZI's simply because you disagree with what they say or your overall intelligence is too lacking to have a factual decent conversation.
Show some respect for people or pack your butt off somewhere and be with those who agree with your slanted hateful views. Free Speech is not meant as a formatt for hate and disrespect.
I can’t speak for everyone, but most citizens I know who generally respect the Founders and the Constitution would become visibly sick at the thought of endorsing genocide, despising Christianity, hating and trampling on civil liberties in America. But you seem to achieve great joy in verbal attacks on people who do and for what? You are not our neighbor. You don't know any of us personally.
Why Tony allows you to throw out such hateful things about people is beyond me, maybe the real issue is that Tony allows Free Speech but won't disallow true hate speech. Then for all I know maybe Tony likes seeing people like you calling others NAZI's. Oh yes I am sure you will come back as it isn't hate speech but then you're not a Jew either so how would you know? I bet you didn't lose family to the real NAZI's or have family who somehow made it out alive but carried that tattoo on their arms for life, no I am sure you don't.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ that's lame. Wash out your vagina. That's LOVE speech.

MAGAKC said...

I support my President!

KC Voter & Taxpayer said...

Trump clearly comes out ahead in this debate, he is speaking to his followers and the most of country but the Democratic Party can't get their heads together, this is why Trump will probably win 2020.

Anonymous said...

Trump is a master politician. I actually understand why Cleaver is so upset, his own party is throwing away and wasting their majority in the house. Most of them won't be reelected.

Anonymous said...

I sincerely hope no one spit on him at this event...Oh wait, he made that up last time too. My bad.

Anonymous said...


Clever is a no good bull shiter. He's been the main cause of the fighting. He's just a wimp liar and thief.

Trumps tweet had NO RACISM in it at all. Democrats have spun it to something Trump NEVER SAID! He did NOT tell those women to leave the country for good or move out! Get your information right on what was said! I HATE you dirty democrats and I will spit in your fucking face if given the chance.
Civil war PLEASE we need to purge lying democrats out NOW!

Hats off to Trump I stand behind what he said 100% A man with guts to take on filthy democrats! It's about time TRUMP 2020 KAG

Gkc said...

Still better than Hillary and Trump and your dumbass. LOSER!

Guess Who said...

President Donald Trump is not a racist. We are not racist. Who doesn't know that those who accuse us of racism are the real racists. They are the ones who constantly judged by color of skin not content of character. As their almighty racist leader Nancy Pelosi would say "Make America white again."
Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Byron's shallow, mean and hateful comments very strongly support his being chosen as the national poster boy for rectal cranial inversion therapy.

Since he is a resident of West Virginia maybe he can meet up with the late Senator Byrd's family and they might make him an honorary grand wizard which would truly represent what he is.

Anonymous said...

6:08 that because the whole DEMONcrat party has the same brain as AOC - and she doesnt have one!!

Anonymous said...

6:05 thank you for the truest words spoken, bLIEron is an evil worthless anti American who needs his ass handed to him and in your case it was signed sealed and delivered, but remember, bLIEron is a sick individual and he won’t stop no matter how many times he’s proven wrong, shut down or flat embarrassed by his hurtful lies. God bless you and and all true Americans!

chuck said...

The Progressives are afraid, because for 50 years, the accusation of racism was the silver bullet that slew the white wolf no matter the facts. The discussion ended when the accusation was made and the conversation shifted to defense mode.

Trump has given whites their voices back. Black power? Okay, La Raza? Okay. C.A.I.R. ("Some people did something...") Okay.

Here is the thing, WHITE POWER TOO!!!

Democrats hate whitey and prove it every day from Washington D.C. with racist "Affirmative Action" type legislation, from Hollywood where black movie stars wax longingly to be in movies where they "Get to kill white people" and in Academe where our children are indoctrinated and the hoped for outcome is an ethnomasochistic-Hale-Bop, self loathing whacko like Byron.

The pretense that Democrats are altruistically motivated at the border for illegal immigrants is preposterous. Democrats lost the Rust Belt white middle class vote and are DESPERATE to replace that electorate with Government dependent illegals, paid for by the very people (The Middle Class) that they are replacing.

It's ALWAYS about power, money and sinecure.

Trump knows that the new America hates whitey. It is way past time to hate them right back.

Whites are way less racist than people of color, who are preoccupied constantly with questions of race.

It is, again, way past time for whitey to come full on racist, just like the people who want him dead, want him replaced and want a new version of South Africa.

They want you dead, it's ok to hate them right back.

Anonymous said...

No, Stupor Dave, can't say I have, you sick pig.

Charlie Horse said...

7/16/19, 6:51 PM - I agree with you. For too long, the Republicans have chosen to fight by showing enemies what good people they were, that they rose above the gutter fighting. Well, no f'ing more. Trump's slapping back with a blackjack and those idiots are frothing at the mouth because no one's dared to talk back to them like this before. More to come I hope...

Anonymous said...

The best strategy for the Democrats is to keep Clever off television at the very least. Net net Clever is a negative to the Party. I am a life long Democrat who has watched the likes of Clever and Sly James invoke policy in KC which has screwed this City. Net net I would cross party lines and vote for Trump is my other choice was Clever.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver looks a lot better in all this than the Ultra Special Commievarsity Grrl squad. You thought Obama cost you downticket races? Oof.

Anonymous said...

The best strategy for the Democrats would be get control of the party before the children's yapping pisses any more people off.

Anonymous said...

4:48 strategy... LOL

Reality Speaker said...

Carwash broken?

Anonymous said...

If you still vouch for this president then you are lost. He's a racist, sexist, unintelligent human who has been silver spoon fed his entire life. He has personally screwed over many American citizens, and his greed consistently gotten the best of him. It's like watching the WWF

Mayor de Blasio said...

Byron, I thought you were addressing VA issues nowadays. Still cant find anyone there to pay attention to you? Sad.

Anonymous said...

Hizzoner probably needed to get back to the car wash!

Anonymous said...

Calling everyone not for open borders racists and nazis is all the Dems have because there are not any good arguments for open borders.
I have voted in every election for over 30 years and have never voted for a Republican but will happily vote for trump in 2020 and 2024. Fuck the Dems they turned into usa hating retards.

Anonymous said...

I will be the first person to say Trump is outspoken and would probably do himself a favor by not tweeting. But, is it just me or does nearly every report of this matter only show part of his actual quote? It wasn’t just Go back where you came from, he went on to say fix the problems there, THEN COME BACK and tell us how it’s done. When his comment is viewed in its entirety, it’s far less cutting and really sounds more like a challenge than an insult. I also think it’s completely unacceptable for any member of Congress to publicly refer to ANY US president as a “mother f’er” regardless of your party affiliation or opinions.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Dead On The Money

Anonymous said...

7:05: What planet have you been spending the past few decades on? "Republicans have chosen to fight by showing enemies what good people they were, that they rose above the gutter fighting." Are these the same Republicans who impeached Clinton for having a blow job, who said in 2009 their aim was to make Obama a one-term president, and who refused to take any action on Merrick Garland? These Republicans? Above gutter fighting? Hell. These Republicans LIVE in the gutter.

Anonymous said...

^^^ That’s nothing compared to the dummocucks, we don’t have time or space for all their evil deeds besides, they are killing each other off one by one right now so sit back and enjoy their delightful self destruction! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Listen to LTC Allen West talk about the word “racism” really good and accurate commentary about what it really means vs how it’s used today. https://youtu.be/tHTgsXkm6r8

Springheel said...

I remember when Cleaver was just a black man with character- he was actually somewhat conservative by 1980 standards. Remember when he called the blacks that rioted in kc in the early 90s "thugs". He saw right through the kind of crap we see every day now. But, he has grown corrupted in his thought. Corruption is not just taking bribes or dishonesty for personal gain. It is losing the ability to know the truth and speak it. Cleaver has allowed himself to slowly be co-opted into cowardice. At one time he was truly a good man, and his days as mayor were among the best any black man has achieved anywhere. He needs to get back to studying his Bible.

Anonymous said...

I like how the Democrats complain about about racism yet enjoy constantly pointing out their differences.
Vote for the adults, MAGA

Dogenes said...

8:27 The Clintons were the most financially corrupt people to EVAR inhabit the White House. To this day, the freak show that is the living embodiment of a "RICO VIOLATION" are still sucking the blood out of the American people.

What party ISN'T trying to make the other party a one term administration. The Obama administration was the most corrupt since US Grant. The curtain is just now being pulled back on the Fascist regime and the facts are going to shake this country to it's core.

The "Biden Rule" - initiated by Democrats and Joe Biden, is adhered to by both parties since 1992, when Joe Biden said no Supreme Court Justice could be approved with only one year to go in any given administration.

When Ginsberg, who is obviously sucking the blood out of newborns at this point to stay alive, finally dies and is cast into hell, I am sure you won't want Trump nominating anyone for the bench if there is less than a year left.

Laughing In Leawood said...

^^^^^

My only question is if you wear your tinfoil hat like a triangle or with a antennae?

Anonymous said...

Cleaver did the right thing. This whole ordeal is a mess. Best to just walk away.

3rd said...

The funny thing here is that Representative Cleaver is basically on the side of Conservatives and wanted to stay clear of the drama but they still don't accept his leadership. He PUT DOWN THE GAVEL and that was a powerful statement from a man who knows this debate isnt' about real leadership.

Anonymous said...

^^ +1

Anonymous said...

9:45 WTF would you know about anything? You live in Leawood.

It's a pretend life, surrounded by pretentious white women who think they are better than everyone else because they are "tolerant".

Idiot.

Go buy an $8.00 cup of coffee at Starbucks and have a conversation on "race".

Anonymous said...

The biggest proof that America isn't as racist as the Dems like to say it is is the fact that Obama was elected with a lot of the white vote. I voted for Obama once (regretted it later based on his performance), but voted for Trump in the last election. The Dems and the liberal media like to remind us daily of our differences in gender and color. That's how they try to keep their voting block happy.

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if cleaver practiced what he preached.

Gag Me In Greenwood said...

My only question is: Do you botox, butt lift, and bulimic barf as much, or more, than your wife?

Anonymous said...

10:11, I resent your comments. That may have been the case in old Leawood, but just look around, blacks work in nearly every store or restaurant in town. They also are the majority of recipients in our food pantry and clothing drives.

Anonymous said...

Paid Russian bots got on this thread quick.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver is an EMBARASSMENT to Missouri. President Trump speaks the TRUTH. The 4 MORONS aren’t talking about the poor....little migrant children when they are fighting with him are they...?

Anonymous said...

Keep humping that dead conspiracy theory if it helps, lol

Anonymous said...

11:25 Wit till they move in next door lady. You don't know any "niggaz".

Anonymous said...

Love him or hate him, Trump has done more to wake up America than any man since Andrew Jackson. MAGA

Anonymous said...

Cleaver = When the going gets tough, Cleaver gets going, somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Find something else to be offended about or you're going back into the oven!

Anonymous said...

She lost, get over it.

Anonymous said...

MAGA 2020

NicK said...

do nothing mother fucker doin nothin as usall

Anonymous said...

What is really going on friends?

Rev. Cleaver and others like him have been there too long. If you recall cleaver was going to be president elect before Obama and they found Obama and replaced cleaver with him. Cleaver was allegedly under the thumb of James b nutter as other politicians nationwide. Someone has taken the boss place.

Allegedly the cleaver were on the board of planned parent hood in kcmo years ago.. oh yes a minister of a church... cleaver has no moral authority or credibility.

Lots of voter fraud had allegedly happened at his church and cleaver did nothing to stop it.. day stop voting at churches.

When cleaver was at hearings involving wells Fargo bank stealing from customers again he was limp on doing anything... in the 1990s when folks went to him about predatory lenders setting up bogus a mortgage loans and city council folks again did nothing..

allegedly someone from his administration got elevated to hud. More corruption then there was the George magazine article about kcmo in classic corruption mode.... whose administration was in charge... sir cleaver.. he should have left with mccaskill.. what amazed inquiry minds how misfits would be elevated by nutter to offices of political significance..wow friends

she knew about nutter.. sitting over at his office when she was prosecutor numerous times a week back in the day... getting paid from the county.. another alleged corrupt soul...