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Arkansas House votes 73-13 in favor of impeachment rules

By John Moritz

This article was published May 4, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

House Speaker Jeremy Gillam listens to debate on his resolution Wednesday during a House caucus meeting.

The Arkansas House on Wednesday adopted its first-ever rules on impeachment, including a rule requiring support from at least a third of the chamber to propose filing articles of impeachment against a sitting official.

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billyo says... May 4, 2017 at 9:01 a.m.

We need to rid ourselves of activist judges who show obvious signs of partiality and bias. His actions go well beyond what a reasonable person would expect and tolerate

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NoUserName says... May 4, 2017 at 9:22 a.m.

Activist judge is one thing. I've heard that term used to describe judges with rulings that people do not agree with. THAT is not something that should be impeachable. Griffen, on the other hand, over the years has, in my opinion, made comments that bring to question his ability to be impartial. Not remotely the same thing.

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mrcharles says... May 4, 2017 at 9:24 a.m.

billy EWE of course are right, right?, Judges that agree with the current fad, not the law should be gotten rid of , and as student of the 50's and 60's in southern states we saw unactivist judges allowing the minorities to suffer miscarriage, by bending the law to the mobs of white angry people being violated by blacks saying they had equal rights [ that great photo of christian white children making contorted faces at those upity black children disturbing the way it is {{{{ wonder did their families raise them that way, or was it taught in the deity houses, or was just innate in them from their culture}}}} .... Therefore a conservative judge who attends federalist society meetings, lets his known catholic dogma create his judicial temperament, and so on and so on on being biased to the core, but being dead is replaced by a protestant who will go about doing the works of the lord.

I just saw the movie of 42, with jackie robinson being taught the ways of the reverent south's heritage and culture and fair and balanced treatment of black men who tried to be a man.

From the comments of the legislators, have they already convicted WG before he being charged, or tried or evidence presented and studied................Nah, they would never do such a thing except on the rare days that end with y.

And with the cheerleading of the PG and his bullying pulpit, the ADG, I can see the whipping up of the torches and witch hunters till the frenzy makes us national and international news worthy once again.

Sad that so called christians turn on a fellow christian. But its his fault for believing in that stuff.

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PopulistMom says... May 4, 2017 at 9:26 a.m.

Billyo,

Judges have done worse things. He may not be the best judge in the state, but he is not the worst. He may have his biases, but I do not believe that he is corrupt. Being black and liberal really does not constitute grounds for impeachment. Maybe the house should be looking at themselves a little closer. Who was it who gave away a couple of his children to a child molester?

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TimberTopper says... May 4, 2017 at 9:47 a.m.

Careful there PopMom, you are stepping on the toes of those that see themselves walking at the foot of the cross. And I'm sure you know you could be judged to be stoned, by the legislature in Arkansas for that.

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PopulistMom says... May 4, 2017 at 11:13 a.m.

Timbertopper,

Well, I lived through campaigning for Obama up in Harrison in 2008. (O.K. so I drove through really quickly. Even then I thought I wasn't going to make it through with my car all decorated for Obama. A redneck in a big pickup truck pulled along side me and just when I thought he was going to force me off the road, he noticed my elderly stepmom in the car and just shook his head and drove off.) I made it through to Eureka Springs where I was warmly received--a bastion of liberalism in the wilderness of the northwest.

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Packman says... May 4, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.

Would someone fluent in Crazy mind translating mrcharles?
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Hey Pop - Lets be honest: There's no way on Earth a white person would ever receive fair and impartial treatment from the racist Griffen. His biases do in fact make him corrupt by definition. Being black and liberal has nothing to do with being a racist.

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HarleyOwner says... May 4, 2017 at 11:24 a.m.

Griffen is real lenient on criminals. He often gives them probation and turns them loose when they should be locked up.

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NoUserName says... May 4, 2017 at 12:20 p.m.

"He may have his biases, but I do not believe that he is corrupt."
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So..you admit he looks like he's biased. Sounds like you should be FOR impeachment, then.
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"Being black and liberal really does not constitute grounds for impeachment."
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Nice try at redirection. This has NOTHING to do with him being black or liberal. Have you bothered to read his blog yet?

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GoBigRed says... May 4, 2017 at 12:23 p.m.

Why all this discussion about Griffin? I thought when the bill was proposed, it wasn't going to be about Griffin. Suddenly it is...Didn't take long...After Griffin, which Democrat Judge should be removed?

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