Posts Tagged ‘Congress’
Sen. Mike Lee posts a video rant against Congress here. It is an epic twelve-mionute rant against the way funding has been done, and he’s absolutely right.
I was going to write about FBI Director Comey’s testimony before Congress, but Chris White has encapsulated it nicely here. I didn’t watch all of it, but I was flabbergasted to learn that Hillary wasn’t under oath when the FBI interviewed her, and that he didn’t want to use the gross negligence statute because DOJ thought it might be unconstitutional. It isn’t job to determine constitutionality. I’m afraid I nearly spilled my coffee when he was trying to wiggle out of saying that Hillary did anything “wrong.” All I could think of was her adulterous husband saying it depended on what the meaning of “is” is. His disinterest in whether she committed perjury was striking. And he basically said she was not sophisticated enough to understand the markings on classified material.
Director Comey failed to clarify anything, but he did prove to me he failed to do his job.
For only the sixth time in its history, Congress has expelled a member, Pennsylvania representative Chaka Fattah, who was just convicted on multiple counts of racketeering and fraud. Fattah didn’t want to resign until the day before his sentencing hearing, which didn’t sit well with House leadership. As a point of interest, all six people expelled have been Democrats, which is in keeping with the character of their presidential candidate.
Jeff Sessions, the junior senator from Alabama, is a bit of a throwback. He is a gentleman in an arena filled with hogs. I can’t say I’m wild about his endorsement of Donald Trump, but I believe I can depend on him to try to temper some of The Donald’s worst traits.
Unlike His Oneness, Sen. Sessions has read the Constitution and believes it means something other than an inconvenience to the government. That alone makes him stand out in the U.S. Congress.
Remember Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical CEO who jacked up the price of a drug used to treat infections in HIV patients? He was called to testify before Congress, and did an excellent job of cementing his well-earned reputation as a world-class jerk. I can’t imagine his performance will help him in his trial for fraud charges relating to the hedge fund he managed.
There should have been a veto war for the past seven years, but Harry Reid proved quite effective in blocking legislation from ever reaching the desk of His Oneness, so he did not need to veto many bills.
It would be a smart political move, but only if the legislation is actually popular with We the People, and actually would undo some of the incredible damage His Oneness has done to this nation.