Here's a Preview of House Democrats' Cavalcade of Investigations

Chuck Schumer, Tom Carper

Incoming Democratic chairmen of various House committees spread out over the airwaves on Sunday to preview the coming avalanche of investigations into the president and Republicans.


All that’s missing is a guillotine.

I suppose this is what passes for “the people’s business” in the Democratic Party universe.


Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on ABC’s “This Week” that protecting the Mueller investigation will be his top oversight priority. Nadler said that if acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is still in office when he takes the gavel, his first order of business will be to invite or subpoena him to appear before the committee.

  • Nadler also added that the Judiciary Committee will re-examine the White House’s apparent stifling of the FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that “the appointment of Mr. Whitaker should concern every American — Democrat, Republican, liberal conservative — who believes in rule of law and justice.”
  • Schumer said that he, Nancy Pelosi and several other ranking members have sent a letter to the chief ethics officer of the Justice Department asking him to issue guidelines urging Whitaker to recuse himself from all matters related to the Mueller investigation.
  • Incoming House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said on “This Week” that one of his top oversight priorities involves the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the census.
  • He also added that looking into voter suppression is a priority: “We cannot have a country where it becomes normal to do everything in folks’ power to stop people from voting.”
  • Incoming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Democrats will have to “ruthlessly prioritize” which investigations to follow so that their “positive agenda” — things like fixing health care — does not get lost.

Schiff will “ruthlessly prioritize” every means necessary to impeach the president. As for “fixing health care,” forget it. They will discover, as Republicans did, that there are so many ideas about what to do about Obamacare that it will be impossible to get a majority of the House behind anything except cosmetic changes that won’t fix anything.

All that pent-up hate and rage needs an outlet, so you could say that it’s a good thing that Democrats take it out on Trump rather than going around arresting people for “hate speech” or some such nonsense. Their investigations go beyond simple revenge. This will be a reckoning — a balancing of the scales, a tit for a tat, a settling of the score.

Hopefully, they’ll be so busy preening for the camera and trying out their talking points that they will totally forget about ruining the economy, persecuting anti-abortion activists, and forcing us all to “accept” gay issues.




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