Congress

Conspiracy Theorist GOP Senator is Already Calling for Impeachment

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Senator and Lego Movie conspiracy theorist Ron Johnson (R-WI) spoke to the local press in Wisconsin where, before the election is even over, he called for impeaching President Hillary Clinton.

Johnson says Clinton should be impeached because she did a thing that the FBI found no evidence of and, according to Johnson, the FBI found no evidence of it because the FBI is corrupt.

“I would say yes, high crime or misdemeanor, I believe she is in violation of both laws,” Johnson told the Beloit Daily News in an interview published Tuesday. [...] “She purposefully circumvented it,” Johnson said. “This was willful concealment and destruction.” [...]

“That was a corrupt conclusion,” Johnson said of the FBI decision to recommend not bringing forth charges.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if history repeats itself and Republicans try to impeach a president named Clinton for political reasons, but Ron Johnson may not get a chance to see it if he's defeated next week by Russ Feingold.

As for FBI "corruption," it appears Republicans are going to stick by that line of attack as long as Clinton isn't indicted for unspecified reasons. Their recent actions suggest rogue factions within the FBI are trying to swing the election in favor of Republicans, but the GOP won't be happy until someone tells them Clinton is guilty of something. Anything.

  • GrafZeppelin127

    They can’t win elections, they can’t govern, what else are they going to do?

    • ProudLiberalAlways

      How about they get the fuck out of government and the way of the sane among us?

  • Aynwrong

    “One of us.”
    “Resistance is futile.”
    “Crooked Hillary.”

    Drones. Drooling, mindless drones and the con artists they listen to. They’re all just members of a tribe and patriotism has not a God damned thing to do with it.

  • Badgerite

    There are no words. Not even “the best words”. Ron Johnson has been and will always be a complete political hack. This is pretty much all he has done for six years. Occupy a chair and say stupid, indefensible things.

  • ninjaf

    Please, America, vote these fucks out of office. I am BEGGING you!

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      We’re trying!

      • Aynwrong

        Half of us are trying.

  • muselet

    After all the time and effort the Rs have spent on calling Hillary Clinton corrupt and a criminal, they can’t not impeach her. Righties would lose what’s left of their minds if there weren’t at least an effort to impeach her.

    Calling the Rs irresponsible is a terrible understatement.

    –alopecia

  • Draxiar

    “I believe she is in violation of both”

    Unless you have proof you can go eat a bowl of dick….here’s the fork. *hands him a fork*

  • Username1016

    Our country has completely gone to hell, though. This isn’t government, it’s war to the death. The GOPers refuse to recognize a non-GOP president as legitimate, so no one can get anything done, ever. Wondering if the Supreme Court could step in and make them stop… I can’t think of another solution.

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      They’re going to either pull back from the brink or drive right over the edge (taking us along for the ride – Themla and Louise style).

      I think, honestly, 99.95% of it is just the crappy economy and a general feeling of hopeless desperation. Once things turn around – and feel like they’ve turned around – the radicalism of the right will dry up.

      Right now they’re just scared and see the world changing and they’ve been sold an argument that America is so great it’s impossible for things to be going poorly… unless… unless there’s an enemy within, a fifth column, sabotaging us. They’re so desperate to simultaneously believe in the divine destiny of a Great American(tm) while at the same time finding a vent for their rage and desperate fears, they’ll grasp at anything. That means joining a bandwagon who they believe will protect them from the True Enemy. (That’s us, by the way). But once things turn around…? Well, there’s no need to cling so desperately to such crutches. And they won’t have the stomach for this sort of crap anymore, and we can return to a functional society.

      That is, of course, unless they take us off that cliff first.

      • I like to think that’s true, but when you see people being interviewed who say, “Obamacare has provided health insurance to my family for the first time and it’s taken a huge stress off our lives, but I’m voting for Donald Trump, even though he’s promised to repeal Obamacare,” that hope withers.

        • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

          It hurts my brain.

          But they’re scared. Not just about health insurance, but about job security. About the economy. About “terr’ism.” About “Islamists.” About “bathroom perverts.” And that THEIR country is being taken away from them.

          They’re scared, and Trump is offering them hope. Not in the Obama school of hope, but in the strong-man school of hope. Not, “we can rise above it,” but rather “we will crush our enemies.” And that’s very appealing to a desperate people who just want everything to go back to the way it was in their heads.

          Simple, easy answers have always had their appeal. Economy? We’ll win again. Immigration? Wall. Trade? China=bad. And so on. The Democrats just muddy the water with their weak nuances and vacillation and trying to make the world better for everyone. What America needs to be is the bully on the playground and just WIN. Take out the big stick and start beating the everliving shit out of “them” – whoever that may be – until we start WINNING again.

          Well, it’s easy to see why some people would pick that side. :/

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    The desperation is palpable.