Two years ago today, our Capitol building was the scene of a violent insurrection where the former president attempted to illegally remain in power through a self-coup. He failed and many of his minions have or are still paying the price for their treason. However, none of the ringleaders of that event, in particular the “former guy” has yet to face justice. Maybe the wheels of justice are just slow to grind or maybe like too many other powerful people before them, they will evade justice. It is too soon to know, but the interest now being shown in the investigation into the mishandling of classified documents and that old reliable Federal charge, income tax fraud, would tend to indicate that insurrection or treason are bars too high to mount. Time will tell.
Fast-forward to today, the House chamber is again the center of attention. This chamber where two years ago representatives hunkered down under the onslaught of a rioting mob, a mob of a different sort holds sway. To call the Republicans a political party gives them too much organizational credit. This week’s proceedings have plainly shown that they lack even the barest of consensus needed to govern. They are caught in an endless loop, as they fail to even begin this new session. It is like Groundhog Day, the movie. Where they go from here is anyone’s guess. I do not know about them, but if it were me, by now, I would be tired of all this winning.