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marmar

(77,398 posts)
Thu Dec 28, 2023, 10:39 AM Dec 2023

Liars, expulsions and near-fistfights: Congress plumbs the depths in 2023


(Guardian UK) Before House Republicans left for their holiday recess this month, they addressed one last matter of business. They did not take up an aid package for Ukraine or pass an appropriations bill to fully fund the government through the fiscal year.

The House chose instead to vote along party lines to formally authorize an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden, even though Republicans have failed to uncover any proof that the president financially benefited from his family’s business dealings.

“Instead of doing anything to help make Americans’ lives better, they are focused on attacking me with lies,” Biden said of the vote. “The American people deserve better.”

The vote was a fitting end to a year defined by new lows on Capitol Hill. From removing a House speaker to expelling an indicted member and issuing threats of violence, 2023 saw Congress explore new depths of dysfunction. And it all started with a days-long speakership race. ...............(more)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/dec/28/us-congress-george-santos-kevin-mccarthy-2023




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Liars, expulsions and near-fistfights: Congress plumbs the depths in 2023 (Original Post) marmar Dec 2023 OP
More like "Congressional Republicans plumb the depths in 2023". eppur_se_muova Dec 2023 #1
my late mom called the rs do nothings and that is a title that goes way back for them the do nothing when AllaN01Bear Dec 2023 #2
this AllaN01Bear Dec 2023 #3
K&R William769 Dec 2023 #4
Fake impeachment inquiry dlk Dec 2023 #5

eppur_se_muova

(36,577 posts)
1. More like "Congressional Republicans plumb the depths in 2023".
Thu Dec 28, 2023, 10:45 AM
Dec 2023

The problem is NOT a "do-nothing Congress". It's do-nothing Republicans, and none other.

AllaN01Bear

(20,725 posts)
2. my late mom called the rs do nothings and that is a title that goes way back for them the do nothing when
Thu Dec 28, 2023, 11:59 AM
Dec 2023

a r prez is in office and if a d prez is in office , they make life misrable for them and still do nothing.

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