GOP Struggles With Impeachment Strategy To Defend President Donald Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC


In a new piece for Politico Magazine, Tim Alberta examines Donald Trump's obsession with potential Republican defectors in the impeachment inquiry. Jennifer Rubin and Tim Miller talk with Ali Velshi about what might move Republican lawmakers to break with Trump on impeachment. Aired on 11/08/19.
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GOP Struggles With Impeachment Strategy To Defend President Donald Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC

86 Comments on "GOP Struggles With Impeachment Strategy To Defend President Donald Trump | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Big Ern Mahkracken | November 9, 2019 at 12:52 AM | Reply

    So we ARE in a dictatorship, I mistook land of the free comment.

    • @liberty Ann you left out one important fact. President Trump and the PEOPLE will march on Washington in 2020.

    • Under President DonaldTrump: 💡 6.7M jobs created 💡 Historic low African-American unemployment rate 💡 Historic low African-American poverty rate 💡 Wages up 9% 💡 2.5M lifted from poverty 💡 Groundbreaking criminal justice reform 💡 Reinvesting in forgotten communities!

      Hard to argue with FACTS! 👆

    • *’Facts’* , as follows… 🤨
      Thanks *to #45’s cretinous ineptitude* we NOW have:
      U.S. farmers *on welfare* …
      “GM” *laying off* workers…
      “U.S. Steel Co.” *laying off* workers…
      *Seven coal companies closed* just *this* year…and *more* to follow.
      Unemployment rate has ‘flatlined’ and *520,000 fewer jobs* than expected this year…plus, the markets are *VERY unhappy* with #45’s feckless financial games:
      #45 – *So* embarrassing for America… 😒

    • @CynAnne1 … Thank your Informed response. I don’t know if it will do any good, but well done.

  2. They are struggling bc they wont even read the evidence, Lindsey et al. These guys still havent read The Mueller Report, theres no way they will read all these transcripts. They will turn the Live hearings into a circus and blame the Democrats for it. They are still stuck on the whistleblower when Vindman, Volker, Taylor and Marie have all testified underoath to attempted bribery and extortion for the Trump administration

    • THE ONLY reason Medicare for all has not worked is because lobbiest for big INS Cos dont want it to….they pay lawmakers to keep it out…..That way Ins Cos keep ALL the money…and we keep paying it.

    • JoeyFiveandDimes | November 10, 2019 at 7:57 PM | Reply

      Vvoh v    ………………….    The Fascist Republicans are just muddying the waters and making noise . We never hear much from the ‘work horses’ that KNOW trump is dead to rights GUILTY of violating the Constitution and admitted Impeachable offenses, and demonstrable crimes . The dimwits and stink stirrers get the cameras, the attention, and the contrived confusion . Pretty much the same as with Nixon just before the end . What the institutionalists DO NOT WANT is to have to publicly vote for or against Impeachment by the full House, nevermind the Senate . The smart ones KNOW that having to vote against advancing Impeachment to a Senate trial is political suicide in November 2020, but a vote FOR is death in Republican primaries . They’re trying to drag it out for their own political survival reasons .  Senate Repukes definitely do not want to be ‘on the record’ if they’re not in a 75% red state .

    • @Liberalovsky Fredo Moscowitch Your comment was pathetic but thanks for helping improve my comment’s reach. It seems a lot of folks agree with me. Cry more!

  3. Turn against the Party? How about the Republicans grow a spine and protect the Country from this monster.

    • Kevin stevens

      Check back in 2020, because it’s gonna be a landslide victory. Like I said. Corn, oats and beans are at an all time high. Not sure what you argent is. I pay $33 per 100lbs of the feed I give my cattle. Don’t believe me, look it Mr City who thinks he knows farming. Umbarger cattle feed. You can check the online prices! You are typical of the people complaining. You know nothing of what you’re arguing. Please look up grain prices before you speak. No excuse for failure other than weather. I’m out hear seeing it and talk to a lot of people clear across the Midwest. You’ll get a wake up call in 2020

    • JoeyFiveandDimes | November 10, 2019 at 7:36 PM | Reply

      Debi P   ………..  Yeah, McTurtle embraced that Grim Reaper nickname. Thought it made him look like a tough guy . But ‘Moscow Mitch’ is sticking, and he don’t like that !

    • @Carlos Carlos Soy Bean prices are up. They started at $3. Thanx to dumps trade wars fell to 30c and now thanx to the stable genius the prices have gone up to 32c that’s fantastic isn’t it. With dumps brilliant know how they go up to 33c in a couple of years time. Let celebrate.

  4. Everyday I pray that a few years from now America will be asking itself, what the h*ll were we thinking to believe electing a dimwitted, incompetent wannabe dictator was a good idea.

  5. Am I missing as something here. Did not Trump take a OATH to the Constitution of the United States of America and to faithfully execute the laws.

    Didn’t Trump say he was the law and order president.

    Trump is a tyrant.

    Impeach Trump Now

  6. Alessia C***** | November 9, 2019 at 1:01 AM | Reply

    The only thing the republican party deserves, is a huge blue wave. 🌊

    • @Adam Brady I have no masters. That’s how hero worshipping leftists operate. They deify politicians – and turn prosperous cities into human waste infested dumps strewn with needles and TB cases.

    • @300bpm I am happy you are a Republican you should go and tell every Republican you know how you think, what you think,
      as so far people like you are just pushing people away because they do not want to vote Trump and be associated with crazy
      low integrity, ranting idiots. I know I supported him in the last election but at this stage unless he can get a grip on reality and
      return some integrity to his platform, I will not in the next election.

    • @Adam Brady – ‘Moscow Mitch’ and his cadre *lost ALL* of Virginia…and *now* they’re worried. 😓
      “Ask not for whom the bells toll, fellas…” 🔔👋🔔

    • If there wasnt a blue wave in 2018, there would be no accountability for any of this and he would happily meddle in the 2020 election and win again and get away with it. Thank you Americans who voted in 2018, your vote counted for a lot and we are seeing the power of the people, congress and the LAW

  7. The GOTP *engineered their own nadir* with their shameful silences…and now they’ll ‘reap the whirlwind’. 🌪
    “Fare thee well and all that, fellas…” 👋

  8. Jack Martinelli | November 9, 2019 at 1:03 AM | Reply

    GOP pattern: no integrity. They don’t care how bad they look. For them it is clear the truth doesn’t matter.

    • valantine fuster | November 10, 2019 at 3:47 PM | Reply

      email me on this i have got a lot that will benefit both us ok

    • Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat | November 10, 2019 at 7:11 PM | Reply

      Jack Martinelli
      So it was ok for Biden to do it
      You didn’t care then ?

    • @Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat – Do you understand the difference between an official foreign policy to benefit the nation and blackmailing a foreign county for personal gain??

    • Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat | November 10, 2019 at 10:24 PM | Reply

      You can’t be that naive are you?
      We are talking the US government here who runs black ops around the world trying to control foreign governments and their policies
      Read inside the CIA about CIA stations around the world fronting as business’s
      Wake up

  9. I hope they all lose as well. I certainly couldn’t vote for any of them. What a load of weak, spineless, desperate ninnies!
    May you all drown in deep blue waves!🤗🌊 🌊

    • bingbonga binga | November 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM | Reply

      Tarra Illyria the Democrat party leadership is afraid to actually go the limit with Trump. There will be no impeachment. This is a stunt to entertain the little donkies before Christmas break.

    • Keep telling yourself that, binga.
      ‘Live testimony’ from ‘eye/ear witnesses’ *starts this week* …and we all know #45 *will* be watching, right along with most of America’s citizenry. 😏

    • bingbong dufus is trolling almost every comment section, we should be happy he supports trump, he’s a weirdo. Funny how
      trump attracts crazy people.

  10. Barr enters chat
    Trump enters chat

    Barr: We’re in the endgame now, T-Dog

    Trump: Bill, I would like you to do us a favor, though.

    Barr left chat

  11. Does Russia have all these people under their payroll???

    • Blackdogsmatter | November 10, 2019 at 8:12 AM | Reply

      That’s the Dem’s theory…oh, and we’re all racist and Obama never had a scandal…lmfao. Are you guys really that stupid? And, the Green New Deal…really? Can you even do simple math? What are you going to do when he wins in 2020?

    • Russia is old school (aka Bolshevik): they don’t have to waste money on paying their stooges; they rely on the cheaper method of getting dirt on them then extorting them. Think Miss Lindsey Graham. Why is she suddenly such a staunch supporter of Trump? I would be really curious what is in the Miss Lindsey file held by Putin in the Kremlin vault, but I can well imagine.

    • Yea it does , Russia gave 50 mil to NRA for 2016 elections , 30 mil did go to T-Rump rest to other republicans .
      Rudy with Lev and Igor was funneling Russian money to republicans , we know they gave money to Pete Sessions and Ron DeRacist .
      All those people that got money that they cant clearly show comes from USA should be send to jail and not some nice country club jails , a proper prison with general population .

    • @Pete Lind – And now Lev’s testimony *directly implicates* both Giuliani *AND* #45 himself in the extortion…
      There’s *no* ‘unringing *that* bell’. 🔔👋🔔

  12. CHERYLE FRIEDMAN | November 9, 2019 at 2:09 AM | Reply

    I strongly believe Trumpo is doing to the GOP what he has ALWAYS DONE…Used blackmail, bribes and mafia threats to “negotiate” with others.

  13. Scarlet and Grey | November 9, 2019 at 2:22 AM | Reply

    The republican party died when its members didn’t have the balls to defend John McCain against a traitor.

    • bingbonga binga | November 9, 2019 at 8:07 PM | Reply

      John McCain road on his military service far to long. That old man should have been put to pasture decades ago.

    • Scarlet and Grey | November 9, 2019 at 8:13 PM | Reply

      He was held in captivity and beaten to defend your rights. Whether or not you agree with his politics he earned respect. Unlike the fat traitor con man with bone spurs who was too afraid to fight for his country

    • @bingbonga binga WOW you are a real life loser, every comment section almost.

    • @bingbonga binga Amen

    • ​@Scarlet and Grey You need to separate his military career and his Political career. In his Political career he did absolutely nothing. There have been a lot of Politicians that served in the military, but you would never know that because they never brought it up. So in away bingbonga binga has a point. If John McCain cared about other veterans, then why did he let the Veterans Administration get so bad.

  14. The lion and the lamb | November 9, 2019 at 2:36 AM | Reply

    I just want to say thank you Virgina and Kentucky for organizing democratically and going Blue and for recognizing what’s in the W.H isn’t American.

    • Karen Kogianes | November 12, 2019 at 7:47 AM | Reply

      Jerr Scott Look buddy!!!!!! I’ve had enough of your word soup Bulls$&#! My southern grandma us to say your freedom stops where my nose begins, and only you can reap the consequences of your choices! Translation for your pompous self righteous idiots! Freedom of any choice belongs for each person! GET OVER IT! And shut your false spewing mouth!

    • Karen Kogianes | November 12, 2019 at 7:50 AM | Reply

      Jerr Scott OMG, YOU REALLY ARE THAT STUPID JERR! Crawl back under your rock… better yet! MOVE TO RUSSIA

    • @Jerr Scott Oh God, youre not one of those idiots that bought into trumps lie about how people are killing there babies after their born are you? Just think about how desperate and disgusting of a human being you have to be to make up such a horrendous, hideous story about people. People who work around trump must feel like they have to shower 3 times a day.

    • GIVE TO THE AMY MCGRATH CAMPAIGN. I don’t live in Kentucky, but I still gave her a small donation. She’s taking on McConnell. She’s got a chance.

    • Patricia

  15. Republicanism is a moral wastelend – they wouldn’t know good conscience if it bit all of their arses off.

  16. Having no moral backbone is one of the basic requirements of a GOP senator so why is anyone surprised?

  17. How can he get away with it now? He’s on tape blatantly breaking the law

  18. Please stop staying Mitt Romney or ANY Republican has integrity.

  19. “Amoral and anti-American,” the purest distillation of MAGA ever offered.

    • bingbonga binga | November 9, 2019 at 7:46 PM | Reply

      Frank Kelley seriously everything will be alright Frank. Trump is not the man you think he is.

    • @bingbonga binga He’s a con man, a bigot, a moron and a slob. He’s exactly who I think he is.

    • Do not pay bingbong dufus any attention he has trolled every comment section almost, he is one of those weirdos that you
      are happy he is a Trump supporter. And he isn’t even American.

  20. The Republicans won’t forsake Trump, but they WILL forsake their country.

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