Thursday, October 03, 2019
CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER CONDEMNS PREZ TRUMP 'UNACCEPTABLE' REQUEST FOR CHINA TO INVESTIGATE 2020 OPPONENT FMR. VEEP JOE BIDEN!!!
Today President Trump doubled down in the midst of impeachment controversy and offered a bold appeal that will have his opponents fuming into the night on cable news talk shows, dinner tables and fast casual bars & restaurants across the nation.
Context and headlines for reference . . .
AP: Not just Ukraine, Trump now calls for China to probe Bidens
Fox News: Trump calls for China to investigate Biden family
Rolling Stone: Trump Goes on Live Television to Do Exact Thing Whistleblower Said He Did
Daily Caller: Biden Confirms Son Hunter Will Join Him On The Campaign Trail
CNBC: FEC chair tweets reminder that accepting foreign help in an election is illegal after Trump urges China to investigate Joe Biden
The local connection . . .
UPON READING OF THE PREZ TRUMP CHINA PLEA, CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER CONDEMNS THE TACTICS OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AND CALLS UPON REPUBLICANS TO DO THE SAME!!!
Congressman Cleaver: "This is absolutely unacceptable. It's clear the President understands he's been caught red-handed and has now moved to normalize this kind of corrupt behavior. If the United States is to remain a sovereign democracy, we cannot allow this to become the new norm. GOP must speak out."
Update and not to be outdone:
Kansas Rep. Davids sees Trump comments as ‘abuse of power’
"Rep. Davids said Thursday that Trump is inviting foreign interference in U.S. elections and his comments reinforce the need for an investigation of his administration.
"But fellow Kansan and Republican Rep. Ron Estes said there’s nothing wrong with a president asking another nation to investigate potential corruption within its borders."
And so we ask our blog community tonight . . .
DO YOU SUPPORT PREZ TRUMP SEEKING HELP FROM A COMMUNIST WORLD POWER IN THE 2020 ELECTION OR DO YOU THINK THE REQUEST WAS A PUBLICITY STUNT TO UNSETTLE HIS CRITICS?!?
To be fair and transparent in this Beltway crisis . . . TKC doesn't know if Presidents' are allowed to make that kind of joke. And the joke/stunt/trolling explanation is the only way the comment makes sense . . . Inasmuch as anything about this current political epoch makes sense.
You decide . . .