Who are the Republicans for the Rule of Law? This group consists of “life-long Republicans dedicated to defending the institutions of our republic and upholding the rule of law.” They are not silent. They do not hold back. This is what they just did.
Rule of Law was founded by conservative commentator Bill Kristol.
‘We are fighting to make sure that the laws apply equally to everyone, from the average citizen to the president of the United States. We believe in fidelity to the Constitution, transparency, and the independence of prosecutors from politics.’
This conservative group just released a blistering ad directed at House and Senate Republicans. The basic question has been “Why won’t the Republicans fight against Donald Trump?” The Newsweek magazine wrote about the ad that said:
‘Fight President Donald Trump for ignoring subpoenas from Congress, citing House GOP lawmakers who successfully stood their ground against former President Richard Nixon in 1974.’
Outspoken “never Trump” Republican Bill Kristol targeted his party for their hypocrisy.The ad showed several Nixon-era member of the House Judiciary Committee warning of:
‘The dangerous precedent set by not impeaching the president.’
Rule of Law members believe that theirs is a vote of consciousness to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Their video shows the parallel between Nixon and Trump at the same point in their presidency.
In October, Kristol’s Republicans previously ran an ad which had the effect of forcing Trump to give up hosting the G-7 Summit at his own Florida golf resort next year.
Their latest ad quoted Representative Larry Hogan (R-MD) saying:
‘There is no valid claim on the part of the president to ignore our subpoenas….If we do not pass this article today, the whole impeachment power becomes meaningless.’
The December ad runs on in New York City’s Time Square on a digital billboards. It was similar to Kirstol’s criticism of Donald Trump. It tries to coax him to look back at what happened to Nixon and to respect the rule of law:
‘When Nixon obstructed Congress and refused to comply with subpoenas Republicans in his own party stood up to him.’
Then, the ad presents clips of Republican House memberes condemning other Republicans in Congress when they tried to defend Nixon in 1974. House member of the Judiciary Committee at one of the Nixon impeachment hearings Robert McClory (R-IL) said:
‘If we refuse to impeach the president because of his defiance of the Congress, then future respondents will be in the position where they can determine themselves what they’re going to provide in impeachment inquiries and what they’re not going to provide.’
Another Congressman Lawrence “Larry” Hogan (R-MD) also said at the Nixon hearings:
‘There is no valid claim on the part of the president to ignore our subpoenas. The historical precedent we are setting here is so great if we do not pass this article today, the whole impeachment power becomes meaningless.’
Kristol’s ads and commentary show the point of view of a conservative Republicans. They try to entice the president to abandon his “self-serving actions.” These conservatives have . posted billboards in swing state throughout the nation. Their goal has been to change the views of vulnerable Republican legislators.
The December digital ad is shown in a tweet by Bill Kristol below:
‘A new ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law.
Rep. Larry Hogan (R.-MD): “There is no valid claim on the part of the president to ignore our subpoenas….If we do not pass this article today, the whole impeachment power becomes meaningless.”‘
A new ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law.
Rep. Larry Hogan (R.-MD): “There is no valid claim on the part of the president to ignore our subpoenas….If we do not pass this article today, the whole impeachment power becomes meaningless.” pic.twitter.com/L8COR6qRRm
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 16, 2019
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