House Democrats seethe over proposed fines to deter sit-ins

House Democrats seethe over proposed fines to deter sit-insHouse Democrats are apoplectic over the GOP’s proposed rules changes to prevent them from staging another sit-in on the floor to disrupt proceedings.

The most controversial proposal in the rules package for the new Congress would fine lawmakers who take photos or video on the House floor, which was already prohibited.

Members virtually never faced actual punishment for taking pictures on the House floor in the past, such as during the State of the Union, even though it violated the chamber's rules.

But if lawmakers try to snap photos or stream video starting in 2017, they would face a $500 fine for the first offense and $2,500 for any subsequent offenses. The fines would be deducted from the members’ annual salaries. 

The proposal would not be retroactive, meaning Democrats who participated in the House floor sit-in this past June to call for action on gun control legislation won’t be punished. But lawmakers would face consequences if they try to do something similar in the future.

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they should be sucking their thumbs

they will be a lot of salary deductions in 2017

HA HA HA

Ryan should have all of them arrested when it happened...

I wondered why the "Sargent at Arms" was not instructed to remove them? They should be censured and NOT recognized for this childish behavior. The states should do a recall election and they should have been removed from office. They are obviously not worried about what "We the People" want when they were elected!

I'm betting Trump will take action on a democrat ploy like that, way before congress would even have the sargent at arms remove the offenders.

a new day is dawning and i am loving it

These crybabies are clearly insane.

Gee, you mean like enforcing Law & Order, calling Jeff Sessions please. Jackasses must appear in Groups.

The best most effective fine would be a noose for 2nd offense if it's a democrat in violation, that or a slug.

CHILDISH ADULTS!

Just like Obama and all his Exec. orders the next 22 days.

OBAMA'S LEGACY WILL BE GONE IN LESS THEN A YEAR.

OBAMA WILL ONLY BE KNOWN AS THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT AND A PROLIFIC LIAR!

NOTHING MORE!

These liberal lawmakers are so disgusting! And we wonder at the millenials?

The democrats have always been idiot trouble makers. John Kerry is an (dumb) ass. What a fool. The fact that the democrats hope for him to be the president says everything. What an idiot.

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Judicial Watch->  Emails Show Dossier-Connected Obama State Dept Officials Set ‘Face-To-Face’ Meeting On ‘Russian Matter’ Shortly Before 2016 Election

Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday released 84 pages of documents showing Obama’s State Department was central to pushing the ‘Trump-Russia’ hoax shortly before the 2016 election.

The email exchange between then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, a very close associate to Christopher Steele, show them discussing a ‘face-to-face’ meeting in New York on a ‘Russian matter’ in September of 2016.

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller News Foundation today released 84 pages of documents, including a September 2016 email exchange between then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, a close associate of dossier author Christopher Steele, discussing a “face-to-face” meeting on a “Russian matter.”

(In June 2016 Nuland permitted a meeting between Steele and the FBI’s legal attaché in Rome. Nuland told CBS News that the State Department knew about the Steele dossier by July 2016.)

According to an op-ed Winer wrote for The Washington Post in 2018, also in September 2016, “Steele and I met in Washington and discussed the information now known as the “dossier… I prepared a two-page summary and shared it with Nuland, who indicated that, like me, she felt that the secretary of state needed to be made aware of this material.”

A September 17, 2016, email exchange between Nuland and Winer – that was classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy – discusses the political situation in Libya, but also brings up a “Russian matter:”

From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: September 17, 2016 at 12:40:00 PM EDT
To: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Libya Update

Would like to discuss this and a Russian matter.

From: Nuland, Victoria J
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:31 PM
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re. Libya Update

In ny face to face?

From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: September 17, 2016 at 1:56:05 PM EDT
To: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Libya Update

Yes that was [sic] be good.

From: Nuland, Victoria J
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:58 PM
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re. Libya Update

Good. I’ll reach out when im there Sunday. [Redacted]

If Victoria Nuland’s name sounds familiar it’s because she has been on Judicial Watch’s radar for a long time and in many of TGP’s previous reports.

In December 2018, Judicial Watch released documents revealing that Victoria Nuland was involved in the Obama State Department’s urgent gathering of classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Donald Trump taking office.

In a related lawsuit, Judicial Watch is suing the State Department communications between Ambassador Nuland and employees of Fusion GPS, as well as top ranking Department of Justice, FBI, and State Department officials.

“The Obama State Department was central to the effort to target President Trump with the Russia smear,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These new emails further show that senior Obama State Department advanced the Russiagate hoax just before the 2016 presidential election.”

Tom Fitton   @TomFitton
 

BREAKING: Obama State Department was central to the effort to target President @RealDonaldTrump with the Russia smear. New emails show how senior Obama State Department advanced the Russiagate hoax just before the 2016 presidential election.

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