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We have been told that the bill that Sen. Chris Coons and I will move to bring up shortly is not necessary, as there have been no indications that the independence of Mr. Mueller's investigation is in jeopardy, that may have been an arguable position before last week. But it is not arguable anymore.
Yesterday, we heard compelling testimony from Dr. Ford, as well as Christine Blasey Ford from Judge Kavanaugh. I wish that I could express the confidence that some of my colleagues have conveyed about what either did or did not happen in the early 1980s, but I left the hearing yesterday with as much doubt as certainty.
And so these witnesses who will testify in a very important hearing tomorrow, these unwitting combatants in an undeclared war -- these people are not props for us to make our political points, nor are they to be' demolished like Anita Hill' as was said on conservative media the other night, nor is one them a' proven sex criminal' as has been circulating on the left side of the Internet.
He serves at the President's pleasure, so The President can fire The President. I sincerely hope that he doesn't. People worry about about the domino — if Attorney General Sessions goes, who's next ? Is it Rod Rosenstein ? Obviously, the President's comments yesterday, The President just keeps going further and further, attorney General Sessions did the right thing to recuse Attorney General Sessions. And for The President to say otherwise just is simply wrong. So I hope that The President stops trying to undermine the credibility of the Department of Justice, and let Attorney General Sessions serve.
There are typically notes that are taken. I'm assuming that some of the information could only be given in a classified setting so I would think that before the relevant committees, I'm not saying it ought to be done in a public hearing, we at least ought to get access to the notes that the translators keep.
This is the first time that a number of senators have actually stood up, a number of Senators from the President's party and said,' No, Jeff Flake can't do that, and we're going to pass legislation to rein this in,' and so that is our prerogative, that's what we should be doing, that's what we should have been doing sooner than now.
Fully automatic weapons have been justifiably illegal for civilian use for over 30 years. Any device which circumvents that law by increasing a weapon’s rate of fire from semi-automatic to fully automatic ought to be illegal as well, i am encouraged by the president’s directive... to regulate these devices, but a temporary regulatory fix is no substitute for permanent law.
It is clear in this moment that a traditional conservative, who believes in limited government and free markets, who is devoted to free-trade, who is pro-immigration, has a narrower and narrower path to nomination in the Republican Party, the party that has for so long defined itself by its belief in those things.
A fair and functioning judiciary is one of the pillars of our democracy, but the oversized and overburdened 9th Circuit has Arizonans waiting too long for justice, establishing a new circuit with stronger local, regional, and cultural ties will ease the burden across the West and ensure that the people of Arizona finally get the swift access to the courts they deserve.
Well, I'm not saying that I believe that the Trump campaign was involved with Russians on this. Frankly, my guess is that they didn't, i wouldn't want to believe that about anybody. But the accusations about the former president wiretapping, that's a serious allegation that you make about somebody. And that's not well-advised. And I would hope that the President would apologize and move on.
Fans should not be unknowing viewers of a paid-marketing campaign. I am pleased that the Department of Defense has banned paid patriotism and the NFL has called on clubs to stop accepting payment for patriotic salutes, professional sports teams do a lot of good for our military, but paid patriotism on the taxpayers’ dime cheapens true displays of patriotism.