Rep. Denny Heck: If GOP Could Exonerate Trump, They Would Testify | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Rep. Denny Heck: If GOP Could Exonerate Trump, They Would Testify | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC 1


Democratic Congressman Denny Heck, who is a key player in the impeachment hearings, joins Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle to share his thoughts on the public hearings that happened last week and what he is expecting this week. Aired on 11/18/19.
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Rep. Denny Heck: If GOP Could Exonerate Trump, They Would Testify | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

69 Comments on "Rep. Denny Heck: If GOP Could Exonerate Trump, They Would Testify | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. I would LOVE if Trump would testify.

    • Herman Helmich | November 19, 2019 at 4:57 PM | Reply

      Warren Ward Quite the show

    • Have to admit. I watch the DrUMPf, to hear what absurdity spills out his lips next.
      The insane babbling is just about unbelievable.
      If anyone can mumble and bumble the world into armageddon, it’s DrUMPf.

  2. Don’t trust pathological liar.

    • Vance Watley So Trump is a liar because of his campaign platform and his ability to deliver? Is that what boils the blood of Americans? Do you ever get a feeling, just maybe you are stretching a bit?

    • Annnora C So when did you know Trump was a liar and what Democrat told you so? What lie made you think of him as a liar. It certainly wasn’t the two vague issues you listed.

    • DDKaraokeOutlaw | November 18, 2019 at 9:50 PM | Reply

      @Me MyselfandI tRump lied when he claimed to have created the VA Choice program. A great program that really helps vets. When in fact it started in 2014 under President Obama.

  3. Margaret Nicol | November 18, 2019 at 6:22 PM | Reply

    What a great boss who can’t support his own staff when they’re doing such great jobs!!! Tomorrow is going to be interesting.

    • ruth depew He really needs Doctor Evils trap door seat. Flush those deep staters right into the Potomac.

    • Margaret Nicol | November 19, 2019 at 3:13 AM | Reply

      @Me MyselfandI You do know that there’s no such thing as the ‘deep state’, don’t you? The guy who made it up admitted it.

    • @Me MyselfandI Read up on Major General Smedley Butler – America’s most highly decorated Marine
      He exposed an attempted coup by very wealthy and powerful Americans – they were never charged – too powerful. They and their descendants are the real Deep State

  4. Daniel Duvalle | November 18, 2019 at 6:26 PM | Reply

    Donny the Dunce knows he’s doomed. The Gluttonous Obsolete Parasites trying to defend him know it too.

    • The gelatinous Gluttonous Obsolete Parasites better describes it–not to take anything away from your succinct, superb take on the acronym! Kudos! Yep, the writing’s on the wall, now we’re just wrapping up, figuring out how much blood spilled and everyone whose blood will be spilled in the White House from the process not already killed off by the collusion crew of survivors.

    • Herman Helmich | November 19, 2019 at 4:54 PM | Reply

      Daniel Duvalle Sounds like a new Star Wars episode to me

  5. How do you know when America’s democracy is under siege? It’s when our president believes he is above the law, and brags about falling in love with the most despotic dictator in modern history.
    Semper Fi…

    June 15 2018
    Trump praises Kim Jung Un ‘ control over his people.
    “He’s the head of the country,” Trump said of Kim during a Fox interview.
    “And I mean he’s the strong head. Don’t let anyone think anything different.”
    “He speaks and his people sit up at attention,”  Trump added. “I want my people to do the same.”

    Sept 30 2018
    Trump confesses the love he has for his muse, Kim Jung Un, during a rally.
    “I like him, he likes me. I guess that’s okay. Am I allowed to say that?” Trump said.
     “And then we fell in love, okay” he said. “No really. He wrote me beautiful letters, and they’re great letters. We fell in love.”

    “If there is one fact we really can prove, from the history that we really do know, it is that despotism can be a development, often a late development and very often indeed the end of societies that have been highly democratic.. A despotism may almost be defined as a tired democracy. As fatigue falls on a community, the citizens are less inclined for that eternal vigilance which has truly been called the price of liberty; and they prefer to arm only one single sentinel to watch the city while they sleep.” 
    ― G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man

    “There’s no English equivalent for silovik. It doesn’t translate succinctly because to create something as Machiavellian as a silovik requires both the KGB and the GRU, and then a shift from communism to capitalism, followed by a gear-grinding reverse into despotism.” 
    ― Tanya Thompson, Red Russia

    “The actions of government, we are told, bear down only on imprudent souls who provoke them. The man who resigns himself and keeps silent is always safe. Reassured by this worthless and specious argument, we do not protest against the oppressors. Instead we find fault with the victims. Nobody knows how to be brave even prudentially. Everyone stays silent, keeping his head low in the self-deceiving hope of disarming the powers that be by his silence. People give despotism free access, flattering themselves they will be treated with consideration. Eyes to the ground, each person walks in silence the narrow path leading him safely to the tomb.” 
    ― Benjamin Constant, Principles of Politics Applicable to All Governments

    “The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.” 
    ― Franklin D. Roosevelt.

    • “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron”

      -H. L. Mencken

      circa 1920


    • @Eli Dicken WOW.

    • Thank you for your service to our country and for speaking out and speaking TRUTH. We appreciate the post!
      Semper Fidelis💯

  6. Bolton puts book deal before country.

    • JoeyFiveandDimes | November 18, 2019 at 8:55 PM | Reply

      BoomBoom B   ………………..    Surprisingly, I’m OK with that . If there are blockbuster revelations in the book, then it’s out in the open . If there’s nothing of real import, then there is no need for him to testify; as it would either be negligible shop talk, or confusing lies ( most likely ) .

    • Republicans weaponized superficial flag waving patriotism against the left for decades and now, when true patriotism matters the most they choose party over country.

    • JoeyFiveandDimes | November 18, 2019 at 10:44 PM | Reply

      Jon 66   .……………………..   Obviously . Phony chauvinists and cowards that always run away from perceived danger . Chickenhawks .

    • I think testifying would help his book sales. If I was him I wouldn’t miss the chance. The Conservatives will all thank him later. I don’t see a downside for him.

    • JoeyFiveandDimes | November 19, 2019 at 12:04 AM | Reply

      Allan C  ..…………..   Probably correct about the first two sentences . Not the third . ‘Conservatives’ – the trump cult dead-enders, will want to crucify him .

  7. Republicans: “This is all hearsay! Where are the people who have direct knowledge??”
    Dems: “Sure. Let’s bring in Mick, Perry, and Pompeo. Oh that’s right, t’rump is blocking them.”
    Republicans: “Uh, er… **calls in a fake bomb threat**”
    Dems: “Exactly. 😅 “

  8. Kimberly Goenaga | November 18, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Reply

    Trump is a coward of course he won’t testify.

  9. leslie heyward | November 18, 2019 at 6:32 PM | Reply

    The only thing that they can do is look stupid trying to cover for this STUPID MF.

  10. Trump will not testify ! he is sick right now . Sick in the head 🤪

  11. I’d like to know who is paying all the legal fees Trump is spending on fighting subpoenas, court appeals etc.

  12. remember “oh lordy i hope there are tapes” , that’s Trump keeping his promises

  13. Ian McAllister | November 18, 2019 at 6:48 PM | Reply

    “No one prevents a witness who can exonerate them from testifying.” – Joyce Alene (Vance) on Twitter.

  14. Everblue Freediving | November 18, 2019 at 6:53 PM | Reply

    More fake transparency from the Fraud in Chief.

  15. I bet Bolton will end up testifying and that he was the one informing the whistleblower.

  16. Trump is like a snowflake: _white, fragile, and with any luck gone by spring_ ❄

  17. Off The Starboard Hull | November 18, 2019 at 6:59 PM | Reply

    Sonland, pays one million to see the inside of jail for a very long visit.
    What a stupid man.
    His wife must be proud.

    • I hope he will go to jail!!!!

    • The fact anyone with no relevant experience can buy such an important job representing America, a job which could involve having knowledge of and handling classified information shows how warped by money and partisanship the US political system is.

  18. Madison Heights | November 18, 2019 at 7:13 PM | Reply

    Words of a friend: “[America] is going into the crapper. I can’t watch it and I can’t stop it. All I can do is vote. I don’t even know if my vote counts anymore. We are no longer a nation with a working constitution. Parts of our government are ignoring it. The constitution is all we have to hold us together. Citizens swear allegiance to everything but the constitution. They are faithful to the flag, their religion, their president, their party, all the things that don’t really matter in the big picture. We are losing our way.”

  19. didn’t he say he would release his tax returns 3 yrs ago LOL

    • He is fighting so hard not to reveal his taxes because it will show obvious fraud. He is crooked and a con man.

    • Me MyselfandI no one is fighting to protect him this has nothing to do with him at all… if they withheld aid because of corruption in the ukraine why didn’t they do that over a year ago? or two years ago? why now? and why biden? granted biden (son) admitted it was bad judgment on his part but why didn’t they investigate the actual company??? they never cared about corruption PERIOD.

    • @b spoon Agree with your analysis. However, Biden’s son saying it was bad judgement isn’t an admission of guilt, it is him saying in hindsight maybe it wasn’t a prudent decision.
      Compare that to don jr meeting with foreign powers to get dirt on Sec. Clinton, trump saying he would accept dirt on a political opponent from foreign powers, and no acknowledgement of CLEAR wrongdoing – spun in a web of lies. We should all be looking pointedly at the truth and throwing away the voluminous lies and smear tactics being thrown by the GOP and WH to see what sticks as a distraction from their criminal behaviors.
      Corruption from top to bottom.

  20. The Liar in Chief lies lies lies. Testify? No. He’s not capable of telling the truth

    • @CornPop DudeAdam Schiff is an all American HERO and PATRIOT and the last line of DEFENCE against the complete takeover of America by RUSSIA facilitated by TRAITOR paedophile trump aka individual one. Stay STRONG Adam SCHIFF America has got your back.

    • @Me MyselfandICAT is what paedophile trump aka individual one, has got on his head.

    • @Lets do this _Trump may be a crook, but he’s our crook… He says it (and breaks the law) as he sees it!_

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