Rep. Dusty Johnson says since impeachment is ‘taxing’ we shouldn’t do it

When I talk to people about impeachment and why I support it, I keep the answer short and to the point;

‘The president violated his constitutional authority and admitted to it on live television. With circumstances like that, if Congress doesn’t act, they are not upholding their constitutional authority if they choose not to impeach.’

JFK said it best, ‘. . . we do things not because they are easy, but because they are hard,’

It’s time for Congress to do the ‘hard’ thing no matter how taxing or messy it can be and impeach the president of the United States for violating his oath of office.


#1 scott on 10.20.19 at 9:31 pm

do you suppose dusty’s kids have asked him how he’s doing reducing the deficit?

#2 kurtz on 10.21.19 at 6:56 am

Trump and the GOP were set up by superior forces then were given enough rope to hang the entire cabal. He knows he’s caught and will do anything to save his ass.

Simply brilliant gambit conducted by the Obama White House and Clinton campaign to throw the election and let Trump and the GOP commit political suicide!

So it’s very brave of Neal Tapio to expose the South Dakota Republican Party as the white extremist cult it is. Neal Tapio can’t beat Howdy Doody Dusty Johnson in a primary fixed against him but if he runs in the general election as an unaffiliated candidate it would not only be revolutionary, he might even win.

#3 D@ily Spin on 10.21.19 at 10:19 am

There’s enough merit for impeachment. However, it will take until the next election to happen. Democrats love it. Impeaching one then electing another republican, I don’t think so. Trump must be convinced he must pull a Nixon and resign with a pardon from Pence.

#4 Moses6 on 10.21.19 at 10:08 pm

Oh dusty you are as dry as dust.The white house is not available for extortion get over it.

#5 "Very Stable Genius" on 10.22.19 at 12:07 am

So does this mean, that Dusty believes that Mitch McConnell should have held hearings on the Garland nomination a few years ago, too? If Dusty thinks the current House is failing in its duty, what about when the Republican senate failed in its duty to “advise and consent” a few years ago?

I might also add, that his current ranting by Dusty affords him a new nickname, which is “Captain Nuance.”

Now, we just need to get some free public access tv time on a local station, so we can unveil the “Captain Nuance Show,” starring Dusty.

#6 matt johnson on 10.23.19 at 1:41 pm

I notice that neither the blogger or any of the Trump haters have called for transparency in these hearings. If we are going to have impeachment hearings have the vote to do so. Then have the hearings in public, with questions from both sides. I know I read somewhere that government should be open.

#7 l3wis on 10.23.19 at 3:14 pm

Matt, if you do your research you would see that the Nixon hearings were not open to the public when they were in the gathering evidence mode

#8 "Very Stable Genius" on 10.23.19 at 7:23 pm

Early in the Nixon impeachment process, the Republicans tried this same “process argument” to no avail. I particularly remember Republican Sandman from New Jersey always trying to delay actions in the House Judiciary Committee over issues of process. It’s a political stall tactic and nothing more by a bunch of failing Republican leaders.

#9 matt johnson on 10.24.19 at 1:47 pm

at least they had hearings that the Republicans could attend- if this is the “gathering evidence mode” than quit calling it impeachment hearings; it is no such thing

#10 Anonymoose on 10.27.19 at 2:04 pm

I chuckle a bit every time I hear the open process/transparency talking point repeated over and over.

There are 55 Democrats and 47 Republicans that are members of one of the 3 committees running the impeachment inquiry. Many of the Repubs that are doing sit-ins to protest not having access to the inquiry are, in fact, on a committee that is entitled to participate in said inquiry. This is nothing more than political grandstanding from folks that can’t attack on substance and in desperation are attacking procedure. They know this is the only defense they have left.