Is anyone surprised that Mitch McConnell and his Evil Minions™ have filibustered a bipartisan insurrection investigation?
I’m not, and this is a good thing:
- It allows Democrats, if they have the guts, to use this as a hammer against the ‘Phants in 2022.
- It allows the House to set up a special select committee that won’t require Republican votes for a subpoena, so for example, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
- The committee staff won’t have half their members selected by Republicans and functioning as saboteurs.
- The Democrats can set the rules, as opposed to the fiasco of the 911 commission, which never pressed the Bush administration, and, for example, allowed Condoleeza Rice to filibuster.
I hope that Democrats seize the opportunity, but I am not holding my breath.