Will McConnell Delay Seating Jones? #TaxScam

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Even after Jones gets past getting certified as winning the Alabama election over an accused Trump endorsed child molestor, will he face prickly situation in DC?

Remember when the great Harry (keep your powder dry , he of the strongly worded letter) Reid courteouslydelayed vote for A CA in order to sear Republican Scott Brown?

Surely McConnell will do the same?
Nah. He held up a Supreme Court nomination for months.

McConnell also botched the 2am tax bill with errors that pissed off big donors while crushing Senate norms in the name of speedy passage, wouldn't put it past him to delay seating newly elected Democrat Moore.

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Many have been celebrating the election of Jones not realizing the potential for drama ahead.

First the Alabama election must be certified. Already there is talk of Moore demanding a recount.

Then he has to be seated. He should be seated immediately. Should.

Fcking Trump can't even be Presidential in the traditional congratulatory greeting.

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divineorder's picture

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According to the NYT.

The agreement was finalized on Wednesday morning, hours before the first and only scheduled public meeting of the congressional conference committee formed to work out the differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill.

I'm guessing "yes" on your question.

Edit: to fix the fact that I said "no," when I meant "yes," on delaying Jones's seating.

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@Eagles92 What a country!

Still time to kill it though.

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for 6 months, solely out of politics. Demanded recounts, fought it out up to supreme court, plus appeals, just to delay, delay, delay. Expect Schumer to be all chicken little ineffective. Unless he gets all bipartisan*.

*(Bipartisan...helping the opposition achieve it's goal without getting anything in return, while bragging how good a job you've done)

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divineorder's picture

@Snode How long do you think he will stay now? I saw calls on Twitter that he stay until Jones is seated and there is more clarity on his replacement.

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@Snode @Snode

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@Snode It will be harder this time (not saying they won't do it anyway - they have no shame) because Franken only won by ~300 votes, Jones won by 20,000 votes.

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Last week, he was asked whether he supported Roy Moore and whether Moore should be seated if he won. "Let the people of Alabama decide" was his typically spineless response.

OK. Seat Doug Jones immediately. That's what is done in a special election. Besides, the people of Alabama have spoken. Right?

Except that it interferes with Spineless McConnell's plan to enrich the rich. So Mr. Jones will just have to wait until Mitch is good and ready. What's more, McConnell has never had to pay for his lying, duplicitous actions.

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@Hillbilly Dem ‘He is one chickenshit mutherfucker.’

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and for McConnell to hold the vote until he is seated. What affect did it have if Conyer has already retired? I forget what house he is in.

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Move-on and other groups were already calling for demand to seat Jones. I was surprised Schumer and others actually did it. Wish they would get creative and shut down something....

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@divineorder

His statement was that he was retiring Tuesday, so I'm thinking that was 12/5 and now the governor of his state has to call a special election for him.

On a side note, he has been in congress since 1958. I think that spending over 58 years in congress isn't a good thing.

Here's his statement on his resignation

“My legacy can’t be compromised or diminished in any way by what we’re going through now. This, too, shall pass, and I want you to know that my legacy will continue through my children,” Conyers said.

I'm sorry, John. Your reputation has been tarnished, IMO. You did some great things during your tenure, but I don't know of anything you have worked on in the last decade or so that has been good for us. The professional black caucus was very absent during the BLM protests. Your voice should have been very laud and clear on that.

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@snoopydawg medicare for all bill let's not forget about that, shall we?

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of State (John Merrill) in several interviews today.

The 'holdup' is due to his office having to certify the results.

For instance, absentee/military ballots have to be examined in order to ensure that all votes cast were for an eligible (by their State Constitution) individual.

IOW, they have to cull write-in 'protest' votes, such as votes for Mickey Mouse, etc.

Merrill did say that he didn't believe that they was any way that the results would change.

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(at least I think it is fact, I haven't verified. But, it was retweeted by a reporter I believe would verify it before doing so...
Anyhow...link

edit: several poor attempts to figure out how to embed tweets here instead of just linking. Sorry, my attempts are bouncing out tonight...

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