After all these years and given KCMO mostly non-partian voting, Mr. Chastain has finally shared his GOP party affiliation with the public. Here's his latest missive on impeachment . . . And possibly, at the very least, a sign that he's going to give Jacob Turk a run for his money.
Clay Chastain, top Republican challenger to Congressman Cleaver, challenges his vote to impeach President Trump and his explanatory statement.
I, like Congressman Cleaver, am a Christian. However, Congressman Cleaver appeared to use his faith as a prop to soft soap (I do not hate the President - I pray for the President) impeaching our President.
Here are some impeachment-oriented questions I intend to raise in the campaign against Congressman Cleaver if I decide to challenge him to represent the 5th Congressional District of Missouri...
1. Congressman Cleaver, in voting to impeach President Trump, you parroted the Democrat's impeachment line that, "no one is above the law." Understood. But what specific law do your party's two articles of impeachment accuse President Trump of acting above? "Abuse of power," and "obstruction of Congress" are not any known U.S. laws on the books. Nor, are either mentioned in the laws of the "Ten Commandments." My opinion: Those two articles of impeachment are based solely on the subjective and negative opinions of liberal Democrats (and their operatives) who have sought to harass, smear and bring down the President from the beginning.
2. Congressman Cleaver, you said (like Nancy Pelosi) you get down on your knees and, "I pray for President Trump." Well, if it is your opinion that Trump should now be impeached because he... "perverted the powers granted to him by the constitution," and he, "stonewalled Congress," then obviously God did not heed the prayers of both you and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. My opinion: Maybe you and Speaker Pelosi should have offered to have a sincere and joint prayer with the President.
3. Congressman Cleaver, the American people elected Trump as their President in 2016 and are set to judge his job performance in eleven more months. Why do you think your impeachment vote is more important than the up coming vote of the American people who hired him - you didn't - in the first place? My opinion: The Democrat's impeachment vote is designed to stain, weaken and oust the President at the polls.
4. Congressman Cleaver, since.... a majority of Americans no longer support impeaching President Trump, your party could not get one single Republican to side with you, you know the Senate will not vote to impeach, this is the kind of partisan impeachment effort that we were warned not to do by the Founding Fathers and the American voters are going to decide the President's fate in 2020...why did you feel compelled to vote to impeach President Trump?
No doubt President Trump would not likely win a personality contest. However, I do not believe the voters elected the President because of his winning personality. They hired him to "Make America Great Again." And, by the looks of things, he's doing a reasonably good job and he's not broken any laws either - according to the liberal Democrats themselves.
And this leads us to our latest impeachment blast . . .
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., incredulously declared on the Senate floor late Thursday that the Senate and House Democrats were at an "impasse" over whether the House would transmit its articles of impeachment against President Trump to the GOP-controlled Senate for a constitutionally mandated trial.
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Frenemy Talking Points
Answering a question during his marathon annual news conference in Moscow, Vladimir Putin said he did not believe Donald Trump's presidency was "at an end." Chris Matthews says, "Do you think Putin's a member of Trump's party or Trump's a member of Putin's party? I mean, really. This is weird."
After being impeached, President Donald Trump is hoping to move quickly to a vigorous defense in the Senate and is distressed the trial he hopes will vindicate him might be delayed.
Survey Seyz Impeachment Might Have Already Backfired
Story Highlights 45% approve of Trump's job performance, marking his third consecutive increase Support for impeachment still contentious, but continues to dip, now at 46% Congress enjoys one of its highest ratings of the Trump era, now at 27% WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump's job approval rating has inched up again and is now at 45%.
New Money Deal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives is set to approve a rewritten North American trade deal on Thursday that includes tougher new labor and automotive content rules than its predecessor but leaves $1.2 trillion in U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade flows largely unchanged.
Show Goes On Tonight
The last debate of the year comes just 24 hours after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump - an issue likely to be front-and-center on the stage. Seven Democratic presidential candidates will face off in the sixth debate of the 2020 cycle, starting tonight at 8 p.m.
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