M-Quigley wrote:Any links or examples of some of the most ridiculous arguments against HR38 during the debate?
You can find it on house.gov. I was busy working and didn't tune in until the very end of the debate. I started watching earlier but then things got sidetracked. There was a brief delay during some of the debates when some nutjob made a motion to impeach Trump. That uprising had to be put down first before they could return to business. They didn't start actual debate on HR 38 until about 2:30 but I didn't join until almost 3:15. Nadler was giving closing arguments and it was just a rehash of what he railed about in committee last week.
What's interesting is the debates seem to be before a largely empty chamber. At the end a guy from California proposed an amendment to not have it apply if the person had been convicted of a violent offense in the last three years. 15 minutes was alloted for the vote and when they panned out to show the tabulation in progress there was nobody there. It took a good 10 minutes before there were more than a handful of votes on the board and then the members all swarmed in like cockroaches and stood around on the floor BSing. Once the amendment failed five minutes was alloted for the actual vote on the bill. That went fairly quickly but still the House members were all standing around like they were at a cocktail party. I'm not even really sure how they actually register their vote.