With Robert Mueller dragging his feet in the hopes that he can come up with something tangentially related to Russian collusion before finally being forced to type out his pathetic report, House Democrats are gearing up to turn Washington into an absolute circus of investigations for the next two years. According to a new feature story from Politico, Democrats – now in charge of the major oversight committees in the House – are vowing to track down everything from Trump Hotel’s receipts to the president’s tax returns. The era of Presidential Harassment is upon us, and it’s not going to be pretty.
The threat of subpoenas, investigations and oversight hearings will dominate the new House Democratic majority agenda, targeting the White House’s most controversial policies and personnel, spanning immigration, the environment, trade and of course, the biggest question of them all: Russian collusion.
“Over the last two years President Trump set the tone from the top in his administration that behaving ethically and complying with the law is optional,” House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings said. “We’re better than that.”
“I joked for a while — but it’s not funny anymore — I said we’re going to have to build an air traffic control tower to keep track of all the subpoenas flying from here to the White House,” said Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), chairman of the House Budget Committee. “So yeah, it could be brutal.”
Rather than make some rudimentary steps towards governing, the Democrats are planning on opening up investigations into a host of questionable areas including: The appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General, the “gross abuses” of Interior Department chief Ryan Zinke and former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s decision to roll back Obama’s campus sexual assault policies, the zero-tolerance detention policy at the border, something they are referring to as the “sabotage” of Obamacare, and more.
To show you how far they’re willing to take this investigatory overload, just get a load of this:
House Agriculture Democrats led by Collin Peterson could review a proposed rule that would more strictly enforce existing work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. The proposal, which Democrats fiercely oppose, would drop more than 750,000 people from the program over three years.
Rules Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), a leading food stamps defender on Capitol Hill, also promised he’d give the administration “one hell of a fight” if it proceeds with the proposed rule.
They’re actually going to initiate a congressional investigation over whether or not the administration is allowed to pair work requirements to food stamps. Really. Really?
Well, this is apparently what Democrat voters want to see their representatives doing. No wonder the leadership doesn’t want to come off the $5 billion we need for the wall. They’re planning on flushing that tax money straight down the toilet.