Something is really wacko in the world of politics in America when the people in the United States Capitol Building decide that the sitting president is more dangerous to them than a guy wearing a suicide vest. That, though, is what the Democrats are signaling with the decision to eliminate the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on terrorism and concentrate on investigating President Donald J. Trump instead.
Not kidding. This is really happening.
Eliot Engel (D-NY) told The New Yorker that he would eliminate the terrorism subcommittee, claiming there “wasn’t a great clamor” to keep it. Engel added that in contrast, his members are eager to pursue what they regard as the teeming number of Trump foreign-policy scandals. Engel insisted, “We just thought, if we’re going to do something relevant in this era where Congress is going to reassert itself, where there are so many questionable activities of this Administration vis-à-vis foreign policy, that it made sense to have this.”
The New Yorker, always a bastion of leftist thought, succinctly summed up, “Trump, in other words, is a bigger threat than terrorism. At least for now.” The New Yorker notes that the Foreign Affairs Committee does not normally spend its time investigating issues, rather, it holds hearings on foreign issues of note. The New Yorker surmises that under Engel, international crises will be a part of the new committee’s agenda but will not “top its agenda, which will be dominated, as so many other areas of our public life now are, by President Trump’s uniquely chaotic and unsettling approach to the rest of the world.”
Asked what he planned to investigate, Engel replied that one issue will be what Trump agreed to when he met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin last year. He commented, “It’s been many months since Helsinki, and we still don’t know what Putin and Trump talked about.” Additionally, Engel named “the business interests of the President” and how Trump’s financial dealings have “affected what he’s done in foreign policy.”
Not this again. Really? If there was anything wrong with President Trump’s business dealings before he ran for office and was elected we would have heard about it by now.
And then there’s that Helsinki meeting again. The leak-proof, no, it is none of your business meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that had professional politicians and pundits alike gnashing their teeth. Not knowing what was said, there was no way to analyze the conversation or prepare for whatever the two may or may not have planned.
The whole concept is actually very funny.
It remains to be seen if President Trump follows through with his notion to investigate the investigators if they waste time on this. We out on the fruited plan are waiting to find out how this all ends.