Not a pair of testicles – just one. But sometimes one is enough. Not if they can just grow a spine . . .
Dozens of House Republicans on Wednesday stormed the secure facility inside the Capitol where impeachment investigators have been deposing witnesses, forcing a delay to the proceedings on the heels of damning new revelations that could further imperil President Donald Trump.
The two sides were at an impasse on Wednesday afternoon after trying to settle the standoff, with Republicans who do not sit on the committees leading the inquiry refusing to leave the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the Capitol, and Democrats insisting those lawmakers had no right to be there.
The GOP stunt, led by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), comes as Trump has demanded that Republicans “get tough and fight” for him in the impeachment probe. But Republicans have struggled to defend Trump on the substance of the allegations against him, and have instead focused on hammering Democrats over what they see as an illegitimate impeachment process.
They “stormed” and they “stunted.” Democrats would have boldly marched and protested. It would have looked and sounded the same, but it’s different when they do it.
If Republicans have “struggled to defend Trump on the substance of the allegations against him” that’s because they are fighting fog with a knife. You can slash and stab at smoke until your arms fall off but the fog won’t even notice.
How do you fight against allegations when you are not allowed to know what they are or what evidence exists to support them? Imagine the reaction by the media if the Boner-led Republicans in Congress had held secret meetings about impeaching Obama.
Now the question is whether or not the House Republicans can grow a spine and get that other testicle to drop. If not, this was just another episode of GOP Kabuki Theater.