House Democrat Flips to Censure of President, Then Flips Back

U.S. Rep. Barbara Lawrence (D-MI)

One defection from the impeachment process is one too many, apparently.

On a Sunday talk radio show, Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) called for changing the goal of the House inquiries into President Trump from impeachment to censure.  Lawrence won her district by a landslide and occupies a very safe seat, so her change of heart wasn’t about protecting herself in the next election, and she’s certainly no friend of Trump’s.

Instead, she wants voters to have their voices heard.  Lawrence said:

“We are so close to an election.  I will tell you, sitting here knowing how divided this country is, I don’t see the value of taking him out of office. But I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable.”

Her point was well-reasoned and measured, which might have been a problem for the Democratic leadership.

Shortly after her comments were spread across the media, Lawrence issued a statement to the Metro Times “clarifying” her remarks, and essentially walking back what she’d said earlier:

“I was an early supporter for impeachment in 2017.  The House Intelligence Committee followed a very thorough process in holding hearings these past two weeks. The information they revealed confirmed that this President has abused the power of his office, therefore I continue to support impeachment.  However, I am very concerned about Senate Republicans and the fact that they would find this behavior by the President acceptable.”

It seems unlikely that Lawrence suddenly realized the Senate exists and will would most likely exonerate the president.  The simpler explanation is that she got a phone call, and an offer from Democratic leaders that should couldn’t, or at least shouldn’t, refuse.

After all, if either party let one member have their own opinion, who knows how many might follow and begin representing their constituents instead of the vested interests in Washington?

5 Comments

  1. Flip Flop . Seeing Facts , speaking truthfully , being consistent with LOGIC : DOES NOT WORK WITH REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRAZIES ! ! !

  2. Dems must accept that “We the People” hired Donald J. Trump by voting for him in 2016 to be our President. “We the People” also asked the President to run after those corrupt politicians especially those who are involved in pedophilia who are wasting our money, as taxpayers, by giving more benefits to the illegal than the legal citizens of this country. Democrats want to impeach Pres. Trump ’cause as long as he is our President, democrats “happy days” are over. Democrats can collude with the mockingbird fake news media but the Patriots working with and for POTUS 45 have all the evidences of the actual corruption and pedo involvement of so many democrat politicians that’s why the dems are pushing out the EpsteinGate because they knew once the EpsteinGate is uncovered a lot of high profile politicians will be taken down by EpsteinGate. Why do you think ABC hid the reports re Epstein for 3 years. GOD will always win!!!

  3. I HAVE NOT BEEN INFORMED THAT ANY MEMBER OF THE CON-GRESS HAS THE RIGHT TO CENSOR THE SPEECH OR ACTIONS OF ANY ONE IN THIS NATION, AND ESPECIALLY OF THE DULY ELECTED BY A LANDSLIDE BY THE PEOPLE PRESIDENT, THE HOMORABLE DONALD J TRUMP. THESE DEMON-RATS HAVE SOMETHING MAJOR WRONG INN THEIR THINKING AND ACTIONS, AND SHOULD BE HELD DULY ACCOUNTABLE BY THE PEOPLE. DUMP THEM ALL IN THE NEXT ELECTION IF THE FACT THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER EMPLOYED BY THE CRIMINAL CORPORATION UNITED STATES USA GOVERNMENT, WHICH CHARTER EXPIRED MONTHS AGO. THEY WERE/ARE WORKING FOR THE ENEMY WITHIN THIS NATION IN AN ATTEMPT TO TAKE IT DOWN AND BRING ABOUT A RESURGENCE OF THE NAZI REGIME FROM WW@. ONCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE THAT THE REAL REPUBLIC GOVERNMENT IS OPERATING IN THE BACKGROUND BEHIND THE SCENES AND BEHIND THESE CONGRESSIONAL IDIOTS – ONCE THAT IS MADE KNOWN – WE CAN GET OUR COUNTRY BACK AND HAVE A NEW ELECTION OF THOSE WHO WILL REPRESENT THE PEOPLE AND NOT THEIR FORMER EMPLOYERS.

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