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Oklahoma lawmakers don’t want to impeach Trump

10:42 AM EDT on October 2, 2019

We all know that Donald Trump is a cool guy. He's got a great haircut. His suits always fit well and don't look like they were made for three children standing on each other's shoulders so they can get into an R-rated movie. And his Twitter account is as entertaining as any of our favorite comedians, using clever zingers and one-liners and a command of the English language that puts TLO to shame.

But apparently, there's a push to get him out of office. I can't fathom why, he is the president, after all. It's an infallible position to be in, even if he didn't win the popular vote. I've been reading all of his hilarious and informative tweets, and it's pretty convincing that there is a witch hunt against him, because that's the way he described it and he's the president, so :shrugs: ? Like, the guy ran on a platform of 'draining the swamp,' so there is no possible way he is corrupt.

Thankfully, seemingly ever elected congressperson in Oklahoma agrees that it would be ridiculous to seek impeachment. Obviously, state Republicans want to see these allegations thrown out the window, as News On 6 reports:

WASHINGTON, D.C - Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House is launching a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, which set off a string of criticism from Oklahoma Republicans.

The news brought on a series of statements from Oklahoma lawmakers who disagreed with the idea of an impeachment inquiry. Some lawmakers and President Trump have even called the inquiry a "witch hunt."

The following are statements released by Oklahoma politicians.

Representative Markwayne Mullin said:

“Pelosi Democrats have been dead set on resisting President Trump since the day he was elected. They have wasted time and taxpayer dollars on investigation after investigation and now they’re taking it a step further with a baseless impeachment investigation. Will they ever stop this witch hunt? This is nothing more than a distraction from their failed socialist agenda. The American people deserve better than this ridiculous charade.”

We all know that Markwayne is a really sharp, intelligent, and respectful guy. His capitalist agenda is working out very well for the country, so we should listen to him.

But what about Kendra Horn, the first Democrat elected to Oklahoma congress in 8 years? She must have a different perspective:

Representative Kendra Horn said:

"It is my job as a member of Congress to ensure our democracy stays strong. That means pursuing the truth and protecting ourselves from foreign adversaries. Our national security should never be partisan."

"I believe the testimony from the Director of National Intelligence on Thursday is essential to help us learn what happened and when. The rule of law also requires the administration to release the whistleblower report."

Huh. That doesn't really mean anything. In fact, this interview she did with NPR makes it clear she's not at all interested in pursuing impeachment.

U.S. Senator James Lankford said:

“The House of Representatives is starting an impeachment inquiry when there are facts no Member of Congress has seen—including the transcript of the call or the whistleblower report. Clearly, this impeachment inquiry is a politically-motivated solution and a distraction to the real work that needs to be done.”

Lankford is, as usual, correct. We could be focused on optimizing our child concentration camps instead of focusing on a sitting president using his office to solicit information from a foreign power about another political candidate.

Congressman Tom Cole said:

“Speaker Pelosi and her fellow Democrats are doing an enormous disservice to the country by recklessly pursuing a partisan impeachment inquiry that puts the priorities of their Caucus ahead of the needs of the American people.“

"Whether right or wrong, it’s clear that House Democrats have already decided what they want to believe. This is an alarming disservice to the American people, who rely on their lawmakers to seek the truth – not politically motivated smear campaigns."

“As an elected body of members entrusted with defending the Constitution, the People’s House should be working to actually improve the lives of the American people. Unfortunately, Democrats are set on condemning the president at every turn and in the process damaging the House as an institution.”

Tom Cole nailed it. Who cares whether it's right or wrong? Why bother have lawmakers seek the truth when they can.. wait, what the hell is he even saying here? We are supposed to rely on lawmakers to gather the facts, but... please, don't actually do that because it might appear partisan.

Ya know, I thought I trusted all these Oklahoma politicians, but now I'm seeing that they may not have our best interests in mind!

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