‘The Vote is Rigged, the Deck is Stacked,’ Rep. Green Says Before Voting ‘No’ on Impeachment Inquiry Resolution


U.S. Rep. Dr. Mark Green (R-TN-07) said in a press release that he voted “No” on the House’s resolution to formalize the impeachment process.

House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12), passed a resolution on Halloween morning that formalizes the procedure for going forward with an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, The Tennessee Star said.

House Resolution 660 passed along sharp party lines 232-196. Just two Democrats voting against the measure. All of the House Republicans voted “No.”

Before the vote, Green said, “The vote is rigged. The deck is stacked. That’s why I will be voting NO on today’s resolution to formalize the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.”

“This resolution is supposed to ensure fairness and transparency,” Green said. “It does no such thing, because Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chairman Adam Schiff have tucked in provisions allowing them to strip away the President’s rights if things aren’t going their way. Due process if Democrats feel like it isn’t due process at all. This resolution consolidates Adam Schiff’s power, despite his track record of lying to the American people, and cuts out the small number of Members who have been able to take part in the hearings so far by moving the jurisdiction to Schiff’s Intelligence Committee. It subjects the minority’s subpoena authority to Schiff’s whims and refuses to ensure that the minority’s witnesses will even be called.”

“In short, the resolution before us today does absolutely nothing to guarantee the people of Tennessee will have a say,” Green said. “This vote doesn’t ‘ensure transparency’ after weeks of leaving Americans in the dark. It just proves that the senior leadership of the Democrat party are more concerned about power than they are the people of this great Nation.”

“The American people will see right through this and see it for what it is, a sham vote,” Green said. “If the people want to remove their President, they can remove him at the polls in November 2020. Today, Americans have the chance to see just where their elected representatives stand.”

Green tweeted:

“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable.” -George Washington

We need to stick together, though we are the minority, because fighting for @realDonaldTrump today is fighting for our Nation tomorrow.”

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes. 






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4 Thoughts to “‘The Vote is Rigged, the Deck is Stacked,’ Rep. Green Says Before Voting ‘No’ on Impeachment Inquiry Resolution”

  1. […] Green voted “No” Thursday on the House’s resolution to formalize the impeachment process, The Tennessee Star reported. […]

  2. Cannoneer2

    The vote is rigged.. the deck is stacked…..the TV cameras are on….

  3. 83ragtop50

    The whole “inquiry” is a sham.

  4. Phl Dedrick

    1. The House can pass articles of impeachment over the objections of the Republicans, and refer to the Senate for trial where it will take two thirds vote for conviction.

    2. The Senate will conduct a trial. There will be a vote, and the Republicans will vote unanimously, along with a small number of Democrats, to not convict the President. Legally, it will all be over at that point.

    3. However, during the trial, and this is what no one is thinking about right now, the President’s attorneys will have the right to subpoena and question ANYONE THEY WANT..That is different than the special counsel
    investigation, which was very one-sided. So, during the impeachment trial, we will be hearing testimony from James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, Glenn Simpson, Donna Brazile, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Christopher Steele, Hillary Clinton, John Brennan, James Clapper, and a whole host of other participants in this whole sordid affair and the ensuing cover up activities.
    A lot of dirt will be dug up; a lot of truth will be unveiled. Finger pointing will occur. Deals will start being made, and suddenly, a lot of democrats will start being charged and going to prison.
    All this, because, remember, the President’s team will now, for the first time, have the RIGHT to question all of these people under oath – and they will turn on each other. That is already starting.

    4. Lastly, one more thing will happen, the Senate will not convict the President. Nothing will happen to Trump. Most Americans are clueless about political processes, the law, and the Constitution. Most Americans believe that being impeached results in removal from office. They don’t understand that phase 2 is a trial in and by the Senate, where he has zero chance of conviction. Remember, the Senate is controlled by Republicans; they will determine what testimony is allowed — and **everything** will be allowed, including: DNC collusion with the Clinton campaign to fix the election in favor of Hillary, the creation of the Trump dossier, the cover up and destruction of emails that very likely included incriminating information. They will incriminate each other for lying to the FISA court, for spying and wiretapping the Trump campaign, and for colluding with foreign political actors, especially George Soros. After the Senate declines to convict the President, we will have an election, and Trump will win. It will be a backlash against democrat petulance, temper tantrums, hypocrisy and dishonesty. Even minorities will vote for Trump, because, for the first time, they will see that democrats have spent 2+ years focused on maintaining their own power, and not doing anything at all about black murders in Chicago, homelessness, opioids, and other important issues that are actually killing people. And, we will spend the following four years listening to politicians and pundits claim that the whole impeachment was rigged.

    So let’s move on to impeachment…