From the Washington Post:
A day after threatening to withhold his vote, Sen. Mitt Romney signaled Friday that he will support a Republican effort to obtain documents and testimony relating to work done in Ukraine by the son of former vice president Joe Biden.
Romney (R-Utah) will vote for issuing a subpoena in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee next week after receiving assurances from the panel’s chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), “that any interview of the witness would occur in a closed setting without a hearing or public spectacle,” Romney spokeswoman Liz Johnson said in a statement.
“No spectacle” my sweet patootie. The spectacle is the whole point of this.
From Esquire, by Jack Holmes:
Trump’s tweet: “I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican’s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public……..to see.”
“Needless to say, this is a giant pile of manure. Republicans’ rights have not been taken away, it’s not a kangaroo court, but anyway, none of that shit is relevant! Congress has the power to subpoena witnesses in the course of exercising its oversight powers. That’s it. That’s why Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours before the Benghazi committee, an actual kangaroo court. If Congress wants to talk to you, you go talk—particularly if you are named in a possible criminal conspiracy within the Executive Branch, like Sondland is.”
From The Daily Kos:
Or, you can just substitute Ebola for ISIS. They’re interchangeable to the average Fox News or Breitbart viewer. And throw in a little IRS, Benghazi, and Obamacare for good measure. It’s an election year and the GOP is dragging out the old reliable fear zombies of the past that worked so well for George W.’s re-election campaign.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.