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BREAKING: The House Has Voted On Schiff’s Soviet Show Trial — Here’s The 411

To hear the two parties describe what’s going on, you’d think they were describing events in two completely different countries.

Democrats are wrapping themselves in the flag, claiming to be doing their duty, and upholding their oath. They cited The Framers, and invoked the well-worn line — yet again — ‘a Republic, if you can keep it’.

Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler and others boasted about their high-minded principles and disparaged Republican claims about due process.

Republicans, on the other side, have been very clear on what their objections have been, and on just WHAT exactly the Democrats are doing wrong.

What are those objections? Any of the ‘rights’ they claim to be ceding to the Republican demands are suspiciously contingent upon the will of a man whose perceived integrity holds no water.

Can Republicans call witnesses? Sure — if Schiff lets them.

Can the President’s counsel be present and active? Sure — if Schiff lets them.

See a pattern?

We’ll give you the official vote count first, and some of the Republican objections below it.

Here is the final vote count on whether to rubber-stamp as ‘legitimate’ the Pelosi/Schiff Soviet Show Trial that’s selectively been leaking out critical information but no exculpatory information.

The Resolution has passed with a count of:
(For / Against / Present / No Vote)

Democrats: ( 231 / 2 / – / 1 )
Republicans: ( – / 194 / – / 3 )
Independent: ( 1 / – / – / – )
Totals: ( 232 / 196 / – / 4 )

Should we expect honesty and integrity out of this crowd?

Don’t hold your breath. Some examples of lawless Democrats not even playing by their OWN House rules, let alone recognizing precedent or the established will of the House (including three votes AGAINST impeachment, the most recent of them having been cast in July with a lopsided 332-95 vote).

Here are Republicans explaining how House Rules were ignored up to this point.

As for the speeches leading up to the vote? We can’t include them all, but here are a sampling:

Here is the minority leader’s speech.

Wes Walker

Wes Walker is the author of "Blueprint For a Government that Doesn't Suck". He has been lighting up since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck