Let's Avoid Impeachment
A Day with Maria Shriver
Viewers of NBC News on
impeachment day, Saturday, December 19, were treated to Maria Shriverís
liberal political advocacy as she suggested moderates were being
manhandled and that the GOP is "ruled by extremists" and those "out of
touch, out of control." But she never asked a Democrat anything about
why they are standing so enthusiastically behind a man they say
disgraced the presidency. Some examples of Shriverís agenda:
Before the vote she tried to
discredit the likely outcome, arguing with Republican George Gekas.
Shriver: "Several Republicans
Iíve talked to told me today you cannot imagine the pressure on people
down there to vote with the Republicans, theyíd break your leg if you
broke with them today."
Gekas: "Who said that?"
Shriver: "Oh, somebody told me that."
Gekas: "You check with that somebody."
Shriver: "I did. I checked with them and they said the pressure was so
intense from the Republican leadership."
Gekas: "Ask him if he ever talked to me and the answer would be no."
Shriver: "He didnít use your name but he said the pressure is
unbelievable to stay the course."
Gekas: "Well thatís your description of it. I have seen no evidence."
Shriver: "Thatís his. Break a leg was his description."
Gekas: "Do you want my answer?"
Gekas: "My answer is I have not seen any evidence of that kind of
Following a vote on an article
in the afternoon, she told Democrat Tom Barrett that the impeachment
decision would impugn the Congress. Admitting that "this is certainly a
mark against Bill Clinton, against his presidency," she insisted "its
also a mark against this Congress and this Congress will be forever
known as the Congress that impeached the President of the United
Later, she demanded Republican
Ann Northrup respond to the Democratic characterization that the vote
"marks the downfall of the Republican Party, that it shows that this
party is ruled by extremists." When Northrup noted that there are lots
of Republican moderates, Shriver retorted: "So you donít buy Congressman
Boniorís assessment that this House, and particularly the people like
yourself, out of touch, out of control?"
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