Ridiculous!First, innocent until proven guilty only applies in
criminal cases , not impeachment. So let's pull that nonsense right off
the Table. It is an irresponsible and irrelevant non sequitur to the issue of
John Swallow's corruption.Second, it appears there are as many
responsible Republicans calling for impeachment or resignation as there are
those "dang pinko liberal progressive democrats". So, let's set
that one to the side as ranting from mental minions.Third, there is
no connect between the corruption in the AG's office and the corruption at
the federal level. Of course the state should address!Fourth, for
all of Sweet Becky's bluster it appears she does not understand the
Impeachment process any better now than when she started hyping it among her
Apparently, "innocent until proven guilty" only applies to liberals....
Dang!I saw the hyperlink to the article, which only said "Will
House vote for impeachment proceedings....." and I incorrectly hoped it was
an article about the Federal government House of Representatives holding an
impeachment vote against the man in the White House.Rats....
John Swallows public lynching by the Utah Media, Democrat party of Utah and
seekers of 15 minutes of fame politicians is getting tiresome. Innocent until
proven guilty always applies to anything Obama and Democrats do for example
targeting conservative groups,voter suppression in key swing states caused by
that targeting. I personally believe, Stephanie Cutter, David Axelrod, and David
Plouffe likely met after the 2010 midterm elections and arranged the IRS
targeting with Obama's blessings. Senators Schumer,Franken,Durbin all
suggested as much. As far as the Sutherland Institute it has been way too close
to the SLC Chamber of Commerce and its positions are all over the place.Liberal
groups just want to destroy Republicans and have a one party system. I have
spent time recently in liberal land and believe me they think they are winning
big time. It is time to exonerate or charge.
Swallow should apply for a job in the Obama administration.
Swallow has been accused by a convicted felon and an accused felon. The
Democrats are gleeful and hope to paint all Republicans as corrupt with the
Republicans are mum. It's past time that reliable information is released
to the public.
Let's stick with "Innocent until proven guilty" and see what, if
anything, the investigations turn up before we cry (yet again) for the lynch
mobs to form.Meanwhile, the Fast and Furious, IRS voter suppression,
and NSA spy scandals are being largely ignored.DN Subscriber could
we be consistent. How can you refer to your list as scandals, remember innocent
until proven guilty, or does that only apply to republicans?
@tabuno- Your opinions on the grounds for impeachment reflect the usual liberal
love of emotion and disregard of facts and in this case, the law.Utah's Constitution specifies the grounds for impeachment, and are in
sharp contrast to your partisan criteria:"Article VI, Section
19. [Officers liable for impeachment -- Judgment -- Prosecution by law.]
The Governor and other State and Judicial officers shall be liable to
impeachment for high crimes, misdemeanors, or malfeasance in office; but
judgment in such cases shall extend only to removal from office and
disqualification to hold any office of honor, trust, or profit in the State. The
party, whether convicted or acquitted, shall, nevertheless, be liable to
prosecution, trial, and punishment according to law."
It's silly to even worry about Swallow while we have Obama on the loose!
Swallow should resign or at least place himself on administrative leave. There
is too many issues coming up in regards to Swallow and Shurtliff. Some of it
may be circumstantial, but there is enough bad information to warrant removing
Swallow for the sake of the Office and in doing what is right. It is time that
Utah gets it's political house in order!!
The reluctance on the part of some House members to begin impeachment
proceedings because of a fear of the public's ignorance seems like an
unfortunate a lack of leadership and courage that the people of Utah elected
them for. I agree there is definitely a distinction between a criminal
proceeding where a person could be fined and sentenced to jail and lose their
liberties versus an impeachment proceeding and the loss of a political office
due to negligence, the loss of the public trust,or inability to adequately carry
out the duties of the office as is beginning to appear to be the case for
whatever reason, an ethical oversight or deliberate criminal actions on the part
of our Attorney General.The State Legislature has an obligation to
undertake its own impeachment investigation to determine whether or not a trial
by the Utah Senate is necessary. The criminal process now underway may take
years and the end result might only occur after this Attorney General's
term is over and by then it will be too late and the damage to the state already
How long do you have to beat a dead horse to try to milk another story out of an
issue that has generated lots of mostly partisan smoke, but absolutely no
verified misconduct despite multiple investigations.Remember,
Attorney General John Swallow was the first one to call for an investigation, by
the feds, but then Obama's "Justice" Department decided to scrap
the first one, and appoint a new persecutor, and is slow rolling their efforts
to keep up the public flogging of Swallow, representing of course, all
Republicans- a vast majority of Utahns.Let's stick with
"Innocent until proven guilty" and see what, if anything, the
investigations turn up before we cry (yet again) for the lynch mobs to form.Meanwhile, the Fast and Furious, IRS voter suppression, and NSA spy
scandals are being largely ignored.I guess expecting public
officials to obey the law only applies to backward "red states" and not
to the federal government, or states and cities run by liberals.