#incompetence | #WhatTheyVotedFor
This is just another example:
Graham and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley have both said they will hold up hearings for Rod Rosenstein, Trump’s nominee to serve as deputy attorney general, unless they get more information from the FBI. Given Sessions’ recusal, Rosenstein would take over responsibility for any probes touching the Trump campaign and Russia’s election meddling if he’s confirmed.
“It’s just too bad that we have to go to this length,” Grassley said.
Remember, when a Republican tells you government does not or cannot work, remember this is a warning, a threat, a thesis to be proved; underlying it all is a notion that government should not work.
Thus: The President of the United States attempts to invoke a crisis while pitching a temper tantrum about his Attorney General properly recusing from investigations pertaining to the sweeping Russia scandal; the Senate, seeking answers, settles on obstruction as leverage, and threatens to delay the confirmation of the Justice Department official who is supposed to investigate matters pertaining to the Russia scandal.
How is this pretense of incompetence an accident?
Image notes: Top ― #PutiTrump: Protest image of Vladimir Putin, artist unknown. Donald Trump in detail of photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for msnbc, 2016. Right ― Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). (Photo: Gary Cameron/Reuters)
Pace, Julie. “Trump’s allies melting away on wiretapping claims”. Associated Press. 15 March 2017.