#BREAKING: Judge just ruled Georgia CANNOT certify election results in Gov’s race until FRIDAY. State must establish a hotline for voters to call, review each provision ballot, and justify every vote that was thrown out. bottom line: Georgia still does not have a Governor-Elect. pic.twitter.com/B1vPGdrb13
— Kaitlyn Ross 11Alive (@kaitlynross1) November 13, 2018
— 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) November 13, 2018
And while Ms. Abrams continues her battle against the voices of disenfranchisement…
It's really hard to read about what's likely to happen with a Democratic House without thinking "Well, the grownups have arrived". The big question is whether the public actually likes grownups https://t.co/TI8wHO9fZS
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) November 12, 2018
One factor of the investigation announcements by prominent Democrats, right now, is to encourage what are politely called ‘wavering’ Repubs — those whose future chances don’t rest on applauding Trump’s every verbal bowel movement, not to mention those with a skeleton or seventeen in their personal closets — to consider whether it might be wiser to join forces and call for ‘bipartisanship’ rather than pin their hopes on the not-looking-so-Teflon Donald.
From the company paper, in the town where national politics is the monopoly industry:
…[M]ultiple Democrats who will be chairing committees in the new Congress made clear that they already have a clear idea of the matters they’ll be investigating and they’re ready to use their subpoena powers if the administration refuses to cooperate. You can be sure that when all this begins, Republicans will portray it as madness, a chaotic eruption of politically motivated probes with no legitimate purpose. The truth, however, is that Democrats seem to know exactly what they’re doing…
When Republicans inevitably begin whining that Democrats are being too aggressive in all this oversight, remember how they be-clowned themselves through the Obama years, trying to gin up one phony scandal after another, including mounting seven, yes, seven separate investigations of Benghazi. We can and should have vigorous debates about what is being uncovered, how to understand it and what should be done about it. But the last thing we should do is waste our time arguing about whether there are too many investigations.
If the Trump administration is a bastion of integrity and public-spiritedness, that’s what the investigations will reveal. And if the president himself has displayed nothing but the highest ethical standards and respect for law throughout his career, that’s what we’ll learn. The sense of dread spreading over the White House and the Republican Party right now isn’t because they think House Democrats will waste everyone’s time with these investigations; it’s because they know there’s so much misbehavior to be uncovered. The public deserves to see and understand all of it, and if that winds up hurting Republicans, they have only themselves to blame.