The Farce goes on.
The party-line vote in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee came amid vigorous objections from Democrats, who have accused their GOP counterparts of pushing Russian disinformation and improperly using the Senate’s resources to boost President Donald Trump’s reelection bid.
Wednesday’s vote authorizes the committee’s chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, a Democratic public-relations firm that did consulting work for Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company whose board Hunter Biden sat on. Johnson’s probe focuses on allegations that Blue Star Strategies sought to leverage Biden’s position on the board in order to influence matters at the Obama-era State Department.
If there was anything that would make me respect this kind of congressional vaudeville less than I do, it would be handing the master of ceremonies job to the likes of Senator Ron (Shreds of Freedom) Johnson. He is and always has been a bughouse nuisance, as again was proven by his fiasco of an appearance with Jake Tapper of CNN. My favorite Ron Johnson moment—outside of the Shreds of Freedom soliloquy, of course—was the moment when he speculated that John McCain’s vote to save the Affordable Care Act could be attributed to McCain’s brain cancer. It takes a special kind of bottom-feeder to say something like that, even though the bottom these days looks like half-price night at the Olde Country Buffet, what with all the Republicans waiting for tables there.
The hearings are going to be fact-free ghost dances featuring all the phantoms that haunt the Fox News TelePrompters night and day. The track record so far is that, given enough rope, the Republicans will ghost-dance on their own dicks. This may not matter to the hardcore base, though these are people who should be shunned anyway. But the television show is going to be a hit, which, in these days, is all that matters.
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