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A Party of Short Sellers: Why Democrats
Need to Re-Think Hunter’s Contempt

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Posted By: Moritz55, 1/9/2024 3:33:26 PM

This week, the Republican-controlled House will begin contempt proceedings against Hunter Biden with a vote expected as early as this week. That alone will be an historic moment for Congress to declare that the son of a sitting president may have committed a federal felony. However, the costs may not be borne by Hunter alone. If the Democratic members, as expected, unanimously oppose the contempt sanction, the party could fundamentally undermine its position in future investigations. The Democratic leadership has made a series of similar decisions in the last decade that have cost the party dearly by opting for immediate political benefits over long-term interests.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: padiva 1/9/2024 3:49:50 PM (No. 1632861)
For the dem Congress critters, it's a Catch-22
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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthStar 1/9/2024 4:19:36 PM (No. 1632875)
No that would require stepping away from the narrative.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Digger 1/9/2024 4:45:26 PM (No. 1632889)
Professor Turley has given a well-reasoned argument with examples for his party to consider and adapt. They will, of course, ignore it and proceed on to their future defeat with great regret. Another difference between Republicans and Democrats today is the democrat adoption of choosing the short term solution while Republicans, for the most part, prefer consideration of long term consequences. In my house we characterize the democrat MO as “Ready, Fire, Aim”.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Catherine 1/9/2024 5:09:33 PM (No. 1632904)
Oh baloney. Hunter broke the law. Let the republicans have at him. They're pretty useless anyone. At least this will be something they can be proud of.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: udanja99 1/9/2024 6:22:15 PM (No. 1632936)
Harry Reid could not be reached for comment.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: john56 1/9/2024 7:22:45 PM (No. 1632951)
One answer .... double standard. Rules against Republicans do not apply to Democrats.
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