Supreme Court Shenanigans!

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  1. CGP Grey
    CGP Grey
    27 dögum síðan

    Director's Commentary: www.patreon.com/posts/42206797

    1. Alex Bimmy
      Alex Bimmy
      9 dögum síðan

      Grand Jury: am I a joke to you?

    2. bravojr
      bravojr
      12 dögum síðan

      Wait. Can a civilian ask for a Roll Call?

    3. Jose Antonio Torres
      Jose Antonio Torres
      15 dögum síðan

      Would it be ok if i download the vid and add subs? I dont want views i can send it to you if you want...

    4. Masta Theif
      Masta Theif
      20 dögum síðan

      This is beautiful btw

    5. • SEVEN
      • SEVEN
      21 degi síðan síðan

      What's the difference

  2. Elias Brito Oliveira
    Elias Brito Oliveira
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Hello CGP. Even with your warns about coma risks I still would like to understand the shenanigans behind supreme court nominations requiring only half Senate approval instead of 2/3 (as constitution explicitly says). You may send a link or anyway you prefer. Thank you very much.

  3. Gavin Ni
    Gavin Ni
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    Watching this just after amy coney barret was sworn in

  4. Patrick Bell
    Patrick Bell
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Which party has pulled out the nukes recently? The Democrats.

  5. sxnny._juniiper
    sxnny._juniiper
    9 klukkustundum síðan

    with the new crusty girl in the supreme court judicial impeachment is the only thing keeping me sane right now brb gotta go lose my rights 🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑

  6. Adi Mallik
    Adi Mallik
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    And, the prediction of election-time shennanigans comes true, in fit of completely forseeable hypocrisy, the republican president and senate with an unfavorable election looming has pushed through a new justice with an election literally in a week.

  7. NAZBOL gang
    NAZBOL gang
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Cant we just go back to bigger spear BETTER OPINION

  8. LazCentral
    LazCentral
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Rip

  9. Merc at Arms
    Merc at Arms
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    The fall of the Roman republic summed up in one phrase: Shenanigans beget shenanigans.

  10. Daniel Greenwood
    Daniel Greenwood
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    If a member of the minority party showed up to the pro-forma session and asked for a quorum which can't be met would this automatically trigger a recess?

    1. Andrew Frost
      Andrew Frost
      5 klukkustundum síðan

      Don’t think so. President Pro Tempore of the Senate is the one who conducts the procedures and would be the one to ask for a roll call.

  11. Gilly Puente
    Gilly Puente
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    Where is your video about why you never own land? Why did you take it down?

  12. Noah
    Noah
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Wow, we really are screwed

  13. Channel CASenine
    Channel CASenine
    19 klukkustundum síðan

    So umm....who's back here after the new Supreme Court confirmation?

    1. Andrew Frost
      Andrew Frost
      5 klukkustundum síðan

      Here. I doubt anything like the impeachment or court packing will happen since if the court does become involved then they will most likely rule against any meddling of said court.

  14. joey .k
    joey .k
    21 klukkustund síðan

    now i want to be a politician

  15. S. H.
    S. H.
    22 klukkustundum síðan

    Life tenure is basically a dictator ship model. Just saying

  16. tim m
    tim m
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Soooooooo fun fact....

  17. Aaron McQuaid
    Aaron McQuaid
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Who is here after Barret got confirmed and tryna see how the government can .... fix this

  18. Textureless Horse
    Textureless Horse
    Degi Síðan síðan

    3:13 I have a feeling he knew this would happen

  19. CN Confessions
    CN Confessions
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Came here because Amy Comey Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court with a 5-3 conservative majority.

  20. DHL mao
    DHL mao
    Degi Síðan síðan

    And Joe Biden wants to pack the court, unbelievable...

    1. devak
      devak
      18 klukkustundum síðan

      The court is already packed.... by republicans.

    2. Silver Lining
      Silver Lining
      Degi Síðan síðan

      So?

  21. PotatoAnimato
    PotatoAnimato
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I'm becoming a senator. I want to do absolutely nothing for half the year.

    1. honeyleaf 24
      honeyleaf 24
      Klukkustund síðan

      Sounds fun

  22. Jason May
    Jason May
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Do you think you could do a quick side video that explains how one has the power to expand the Supreme Court and what would mean for all of us?

  23. Sébastian B.
    Sébastian B.
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Even though Republicans have only won the popular vote once in the last seven elections, Republican Presidents have picked 15 of the last 19 Supreme Court justices.

  24. Mike
    Mike
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I swear this video came out months ago.

  25. ashley sanders
    ashley sanders
    Degi Síðan síðan

    bfdi whitenoise crash blueface foofighters burningman archer

  26. Shawn P
    Shawn P
    2 dögum síðan

    So why doesn't just one other Senator from the President's party attend and demand a Roll Call Vote?!

  27. Combine
    Combine
    2 dögum síðan

    CGP, why do you have the word [01010100 01110010 01110101 01101101 01110000] (use binary converter) blacklisted/filtered on your comments? Anyone reading this, you can test it out yourself. Your comment will get shadowbanned.

    1. Combine
      Combine
      Degi Síðan síðan

      Nope. If i reply with the exact same comment as the one above but I @ you in addition, it gets shadowbanned. Oh and the same thing happened with this comment as well. Shadowbanning algorithm at its finest I suppose.

    2. no name
      no name
      Degi Síðan síðan

      @Combine might be a mistake at your end

    3. Combine
      Combine
      Degi Síðan síðan

      Holy shit I just discovered if i reply directly to your comment as in using "@" it gets shadowbanned. But otherwise it works. What the actual fuck is wrong with ISpulse?

    4. Combine
      Combine
      Degi Síðan síðan

      I had to repeatedly test what words were getting my comment shadowbanned yesterday, and it wasn't exactly fun. This comment alone I had to rewrite EIGHT times. You literally can't have a conversation about anything REMOTELY related to that. I mean, It's obvious CGP is left-leaning but this is way too ridiculous even for your typical leftist.

    5. no name
      no name
      Degi Síðan síðan

      probably because of bots that spam "01010100 01110010 01110101 01101101 01110000 2020"

  28. Build-Create Destroy
    Build-Create Destroy
    2 dögum síðan

    This is damning

  29. Jeff Reuther
    Jeff Reuther
    2 dögum síðan

    11:12 You said the Court would "instantly get involved" when bills are passed to pack the court "to make the final call." I thought it was the Senate's final call, not the Court's. How would the Court get involved?

    1. John Smith
      John Smith
      5 klukkustundum síðan

      @Troy Van That would imply that there's no fixed amount of judges on the bench, and that nine is simply convention. Any explicit number would be a congressional bill and could be overturned?

    2. Troy Van
      Troy Van
      6 klukkustundum síðan

      The Court would be called on to rule whether the shenanigans are constitutional. But after court packing, it would be the enlarged Court to make the ruling, for before the court packing is declared illegal, the extra Justices are fine and legal. They should arguably recuse themselves on such a case, but no one can force them to.

    3. John Smith
      John Smith
      17 klukkustundum síðan

      Marbury v Madison 1803 - The supreme court has the power to nullify congressional legislation.

  30. Omar Goodman
    Omar Goodman
    2 dögum síðan

    I wonder... *must* it be a senator that requests a quorum call? Or can it be anyone in the room? Say a visitor in the observation gallery?

  31. David Lee
    David Lee
    3 dögum síðan

    man I wish I was a senator, all those days off sound great

  32. LongLiveTheDoors67
    LongLiveTheDoors67
    3 dögum síðan

    It's like a JoJo fight.

  33. Peter C
    Peter C
    3 dögum síðan

    It would be nice to have shenanigans counter on during the whole video, because I lost the count 😂

  34. AjarTadpole7202
    AjarTadpole7202
    3 dögum síðan

    why cant we all just come up with a set of rules that everyone agrees on? If there's a interpretation issue, just ignore it and don't interpret it at all.

    1. Troy Van
      Troy Van
      6 klukkustundum síðan

      That's Congress's job. Congress can always refine and polish the laws it passed in the past by amending them. But "a set of rules that everyone agrees on" would be hard to find in this day and age of high polarization.

  35. John Doe
    John Doe
    3 dögum síðan

    It's been very very enjoyable watching the lefts shenanigans completely backfire over the past few years. Let's see if they go nuclear nuclear option and make the court worthless by packing it. Going to be a very interesting couple of years to come.

    1. Troy Van
      Troy Van
      6 klukkustundum síðan

      Who started the shenanigans? The Republicans, in 2016 and 2020.

    2. devak
      devak
      18 klukkustundum síðan

      The size of supreme court has already been altered before.

  36. Don
    Don
    3 dögum síðan

    The supreme court is just like a regular court except it has sour cream & tomatoes.

  37. DanderJohn
    DanderJohn
    3 dögum síðan

    I really love everything you make Grey. Like I have watched and listened to your stuff over and over. Aside from learning so much, your voice over is perfect and entertaining on its own, and your animations are simple, elegant, and beautiful. I'm a huge fan. But I don't know why this is my most favorite video you've ever made. The pirate series was more informative and visually fun, and I basically learned about American elections from you, but this video is hands down my most favorite and I don't have any idea why that is. Did you change something in your format or process?

  38. HolyNinja16
    HolyNinja16
    3 dögum síðan

    I just watched this video and after the Senate recesses, if I'm understanding correctly, you're telling me that we can elect a Senator and they can effectively do NOTHING their entire term?! No wonder Biden's in hot water with the 47 years thing....

  39. bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiu
    3 dögum síðan

    "Wait a minute, I'm the President! You can't depose me, you're deposed!" "Aww... wait a minute, I'm the Supreme Court! You can't depose me, you're deposed!"

  40. I Am Becoming
    I Am Becoming
    3 dögum síðan

    The more I learn about how the Federal Govt "works" (and I use that term as loosely as possible) the more I realize how some people may grow old, but they never grow up.

  41. john noble
    john noble
    4 dögum síðan

    Justice Noble of Brotherhood of the 🐺

    1. john noble
      john noble
      4 dögum síðan

      Fallout Dakota

    2. john noble
      john noble
      4 dögum síðan

      Of Of

  42. j2times2006
    j2times2006
    4 dögum síðan

    The pictures that go along with the stories are fucking hilarious to me for some strange reason.

    1. bocoy noiu
      bocoy noiu
      3 dögum síðan

      Recess or show up once a week during their vacation

  43. Dark Knighte Apologeticz
    Dark Knighte Apologeticz
    4 dögum síðan

    I wish the government of the USA was less stupid.

  44. The Federalist
    The Federalist
    4 dögum síðan

    Where is the filibuster?

    1. Jared Hamon
      Jared Hamon
      4 dögum síðan

      8:28

  45. Li Phing Liew
    Li Phing Liew
    4 dögum síðan

    Pandemic right now The state:* sll not social distancing * Me: u- Supreme court: it is not an official law.

    1. ceerw buty
      ceerw buty
      4 dögum síðan

      Happens all over. Start a democratic republic, and then find loopholes to compromise the democratic process.

  46. urvag Rawal
    urvag Rawal
    4 dögum síðan

    Why doesn't a senate member who is in support of the appointment come to the pro-forma session and ask for a roll call?

    1. ceerw buty
      ceerw buty
      4 dögum síðan

      living well into their 80's, influencing the legal system for 40 years at a time. This is why SCOTUS appointments should limited to 20 years.

  47. Matt Horkan
    Matt Horkan
    4 dögum síðan

    Which party was it again that lowered the threshold to confirm a justice to 51 votes? Was it the same one now talking about court packing? The shenanigans seem to be coming more often than not from one side :)

    1. Troy Van
      Troy Van
      6 klukkustundum síðan

      And which party held up a Supreme Court nomination in 2016 and rushed one through in 2020?

  48. Empathetic Frog
    Empathetic Frog
    4 dögum síðan

    Our country is run by toddlers...

  49. oiuet souiu
    oiuet souiu
    5 dögum síðan

    "Wait a minute, I'm the President! You can't depose me, you're deposed!" "Aww... wait a minute, I'm the Supreme Court! You can't depose me, you're deposed!"

  50. Instert_very-generic_name
    Instert_very-generic_name
    5 dögum síðan

    2:23 Amy Barrett interview in a nutshell

  51. Umar Tahir
    Umar Tahir
    5 dögum síðan

    4:55

    1. oiuet souiu
      oiuet souiu
      5 dögum síðan

      "Shenanigans, let's have some fun and play Shenanigans."

  52. Theodore Yuen
    Theodore Yuen
    5 dögum síðan

    What if someone from the same party as the president ask for role call in the pro-forma section?

  53. Sam Hemr
    Sam Hemr
    5 dögum síðan

    So if a tie for President happens and the President and Vice President are different parties then even if the senate is tied then the president loses

  54. Noah Makujina
    Noah Makujina
    5 dögum síðan

    So the one senator left behind is basically palpatine....."I am the Senate!"

  55. TheSaltyBeard
    TheSaltyBeard
    5 dögum síðan

    I really like your lower voice.

  56. Evan Schleter
    Evan Schleter
    6 dögum síðan

    Why doesn't the President just pass an executive order saying that Congress must take roll call once a week or something. Then the Congress either needs to take an offical Recess or show up once a week during their vacation

    1. Troy Van
      Troy Van
      6 klukkustundum síðan

      The Supreme Court would instantly strike down such an executive order as unconstitutional. Art.1, Sec. 5: "a smaller Number [than a quorum] may adjourn from day to day"; "Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings".

  57. TheLaughingMan712
    TheLaughingMan712
    6 dögum síðan

    They have given themselves 6 figures salary. The best Healthcare. As well written into the law that they can take 3 day breaks whenever they want. Incredible with this.

  58. Ferhat Yilmaz
    Ferhat Yilmaz
    6 dögum síðan

    Couldn’t a Senator from the President’s party just show up to the pro firms sessions and ask for a roll call?

  59. Noah Kepner
    Noah Kepner
    6 dögum síðan

    Thanks for making the parties yellow and orange signifying that both parties play the shenanigans game.

  60. Paul Kraase
    Paul Kraase
    6 dögum síðan

    When the Constitution was written, the average lifespan was only about 35 years. So when they made SCOTUS appointments "for life", they didn't anticipate all these people living well into their 80's, influencing the legal system for 40 years at a time. This is why SCOTUS appointments should limited to 20 years.

  61. Lee Ruoho
    Lee Ruoho
    6 dögum síðan

    Happens all over. Start a democratic republic, and then find loopholes to compromise the democratic process.

  62. Hoop Schoop
    Hoop Schoop
    6 dögum síðan

    Hmmm...sounds like you got a problem :)

  63. Moosey
    Moosey
    6 dögum síðan

    Nine people making extremely important decisions for 300 million. Reaaaaaaaaaly need to rethink the scaling of our institutions.

  64. Damla Kayacan
    Damla Kayacan
    6 dögum síðan

    [Senator] Senate will come to order. The clerk will read a communication to the Senate. [Clerk] To the Senate, under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3 of the standing rules of the Senate, I hereby appoint the honorable senator from the Great State of Delaware, to perform the duties of the chair. Signed, President Pro Tempore. [Senator] Under the previous order, I declare the Senate stands adjourned for three days. *[Plop]*

  65. David Edwards
    David Edwards
    6 dögum síðan

    Wait so how tf did they change the required vote from 2/3 to 1/2 plus one???

    1. Troy Van
      Troy Van
      6 klukkustundum síðan

      The vote required to confirm a nomination is not specified in the Constitution; it is written in the Senate rules. So the "nuclear option" goes like this: A Senator raises a point of order that the vote required to confirm a nomination is a simple majority. The Presiding Officer says no, the Senate rules require a supermajority. The Senator appeals that ruling, which calls on the entire Senate to decide if the ruling is correct. If a majority says the ruling is not correct, the Presiding Officer's ruling is overturned. That sets a new precedent that the vote required to confirm a nomination is a simple majority, as decided by the whole Senate. The key: only a simple majority is required to exercise this "nuclear option".

    2. Deadfoot320
      Deadfoot320
      9 klukkustundum síðan

      Well... the constitution was very straight forward on who chooses and who accepts the judges, amongst other figures like ambassadors. The issue arises that it doesn't say how the senate actually confirms, just that they do. That leaves it up to the senate to make their own rules on how they do things. Thus they changed their own rules when they thought it would benefit them. The democrats were the ones who changed it to the one half vote, while the republicans were the ones who meet every 4 days.

  66. Francis Campagna
    Francis Campagna
    6 dögum síðan

    "Shenanigans, let's have some fun and play Shenanigans."

  67. Kevin Bell
    Kevin Bell
    7 dögum síðan

    It's time to kill them. All of them.

  68. Mr Ski
    Mr Ski
    7 dögum síðan

    Don't worry the democrats will just stack the court. Just like the children described. The swamp must stay drained.

  69. Jonathan Harston
    Jonathan Harston
    7 dögum síðan

    Forced Recess. Like it. :) Did you see how Boris Johnson tried to prorogue Parliament ("recess" it) so that a new session would start so - bingo! - all the "must be approved by two sessions" bills could all get pushed through. Didn't work, the Supreme Court told him to go back to work, so he dropped the nuclear bomb and called an election. Which of course gave him a new session.

  70. Connoissuer_Of_Classieness
    Connoissuer_Of_Classieness
    7 dögum síðan

    Oh how much I want to work my way to be the person to do a roll call when everyone is gone to see what happens.

  71. Paulius Šinkūnas
    Paulius Šinkūnas
    7 dögum síðan

    Dont get me wrong. But US goverment looks like shaterred glass renforced with duck tape

  72. Michael Nguyen
    Michael Nguyen
    7 dögum síðan

    What is stopping a senatorial friend of the Recess Appointment to appear in the empty hall and turning the attendance from 1 to 2 and essentially forcing the Recess Appointment into the Supreme Court?

  73. Jovan Rafael
    Jovan Rafael
    7 dögum síðan

    Video:President and Senate shenanigans about the supreme court Nominee on the supreme court during 7:28:"I couldn't possibly comment on a case not before me, that would be unbecoming of a future justice"

  74. Kureijī Satsujinsha
    Kureijī Satsujinsha
    8 dögum síðan

    So basically the president and tge senate is re-enacting Death Note?

  75. Penguinexpress
    Penguinexpress
    8 dögum síðan

    I can’t wait until we impeach Kavenaugh

  76. Penguinexpress
    Penguinexpress
    8 dögum síðan

    There’s nothing wrong with having a senate that equally represents the states. It’s just that they should get sole power in important congressional activities such as the Supreme Court decisions.

  77. MrAmbil
    MrAmbil
    8 dögum síðan

    In Spain we're currently facing a similar issue. Judges do not serve in the Court for life, but 6-year terms. Last time they were appointed in 2012. However they're still serving. The opposition is blocking the renewal of the Court, as a 3/5 majority vote is needed. The major opposition party, in power back in 2012, wants to hold their majority in the Court forever this way. The minor opposition parties oppose the fact that politicians pick judges and call for elections for the Court where only judges can vote, so they also block the renewal. The current government has introduced a bill to use the "nuclear option" and reduce the required vote to 1/2 plus one. The opposition says they will protest against the bill in the EU institutions. We'll see how things advance.

  78. tonytheoneandonly
    tonytheoneandonly
    8 dögum síðan

    Okay so to stop Pro-forma sessions, one senator would need to show up and ask for a roll call to be taken, correct?

  79. Matt Forbes
    Matt Forbes
    8 dögum síðan

    Well this didnt make me feel any better. Religious freedom in America is dead. Be Christian or else.

    1. PruCo
      PruCo
      6 dögum síðan

      And? You say that like it was ever there.

  80. Dougal83
    Dougal83
    8 dögum síðan

    If only they got paid by the hour.

  81. k
    k
    8 dögum síðan

    Russia's system is wayyyyy less complex

  82. sy5tem
    sy5tem
    8 dögum síðan

    A-Murica F*CK-YEAH

  83. lostindixie
    lostindixie
    9 dögum síðan

    Another way to realign the Supreme Court without impeachment or packing the Court is for Congress to put up a golden parachute early retirement program.

  84. Inonge Simakumba
    Inonge Simakumba
    9 dögum síðan

    Wait. It's only been two weeks since this vid came out? And there's already another Grey vid? Could 2020 finally be turning around??

  85. Brian Stevens
    Brian Stevens
    9 dögum síðan

    Very strange how GOP appointed Judges are more likely to uphold the Constitution as it was written, while DEM appointed Judges ignore what the founders intended.

    1. Cliche anti-hero jackass
      Cliche anti-hero jackass
      8 dögum síðan

      @HoboGrifter LMFAO no he doesnt

    2. nomnom yam
      nomnom yam
      8 dögum síðan

      @HoboGrifter how so?

    3. HoboGrifter
      HoboGrifter
      9 dögum síðan

      I think you got it wrong, its the other way around.

  86. Faffy Waffle
    Faffy Waffle
    9 dögum síðan

    Funfact: The Democrats enacted the 51% rule, despite being warned by Republicans that they would regret it later. Fast forward to 2020.....

    1. Tony P
      Tony P
      9 dögum síðan

      Dems did it for lower court as 50 judges a year would take forever if not, Republicans did it for SC, and that shenanigans will come back too. either adding 2 so it will be 6-5 and not 6-3 bias as it could be next month, or just wait it out and when U.S have a Dem president for 24 years straight.

  87. MihitsTilozi
    MihitsTilozi
    9 dögum síðan

    If another senator is present can they ask for a roll call? For example, a Senator of the opposite party of the one in charge?

  88. Dennis Grass
    Dennis Grass
    9 dögum síðan

    Supreme Court Shenanigans? Seems more like Senate Shenanigans

  89. Terminal Insanity
    Terminal Insanity
    9 dögum síðan

    The root of all evil, is childishness.

  90. yasio bolo
    yasio bolo
    9 dögum síðan

    except for when it isn’t 0.006% of the time.

  91. TheMiningTeam
    TheMiningTeam
    9 dögum síðan

    I honestly think court term limits should work like this: 1 term. Never again be on the Supreme Court. That way they remain politically beholden to no one, but not 1 bad president can control the court for decades after they leave.

    1. Salterino Kripperino
      Salterino Kripperino
      9 dögum síðan

      You're an idiot justices being on the court for life are the exact reason a lot of them minus the democrat ones are impartial because they can't be influenced stop crying snowflake you lost stop trying to change the rules when you can't win fair and square

  92. TBustah
    TBustah
    10 dögum síðan

    There are no shenanigans here. The current president was elected for four years. Not three years, not three and a half, not three and nine tenths, four years. He is within his legal right to make this appointment, and this situation is not without precedent. There have been twenty-nine vacancies during an election year or before the next inauguration, and (with one exception, due to ethics violations) the president made a nomination every single time. The reason that anyone made a stink about Obama's attempt to fill a seat in 2016 was that the Republicans had the Senate. It was a waste of time and resources to have those hearings because it was highly unlikely that the Senate was going to confirm the appointment. Even if a Democrat had won in 2016, by the video's own admission, the Senate could just stall.

    1. yasio bolo
      yasio bolo
      9 dögum síðan

      In Brazil, the supreme court straight out set dangerous drug dealers free.

  93. Daian Moi
    Daian Moi
    10 dögum síðan

    Government is a joke :(

  94. Michael Jones
    Michael Jones
    10 dögum síðan

    Hey Grey, do you think you could figure out how much power each branch has?

  95. CobaltNinja
    CobaltNinja
    10 dögum síðan

    i love how grey depicts the supereme court as a person who's just sick of everyone's shit

  96. Spit Fire
    Spit Fire
    10 dögum síðan

    Keep in mind a Supreme Court Justice has only been impeached ONCE, and THAT WAS WHILE THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE ALIVE!! The Left and Right have been trying to use a SC for a political hammer for DECADES

  97. Harrison Munitz
    Harrison Munitz
    10 dögum síðan

    What if the senator decided to go off script and do a roll call?

  98. JustTheBeginning
    JustTheBeginning
    10 dögum síðan

    The entire world system is corrupt. It boils down to one principle. More for them (power,control,wealth) and less for you.

    1. JustTheBeginning
      JustTheBeginning
      6 dögum síðan

      @LadyZeldaia I stated the obvious. If you can't see it by now its because you don't want to. Enjoy your trip down with the mindless masses.

    2. LadyZeldaia
      LadyZeldaia
      8 dögum síðan

      You're just uneducated and mad

  99. RogerWilco
    RogerWilco
    10 dögum síðan

    What if during a session pro tempore, another senator attends and asks for a roll call?

  100. Connecticut Ball
    Connecticut Ball
    10 dögum síðan

    What if the senator present asks for a roll call?