Ted Lieu, Jamie Raskin and Adam Schiff have much in common, but in particular their senses of humor. All three congressmen realize the absurdity of the group of people that they find themselves governing with, in this iteration of the Republican party. The GOP’s latest bullet to the foot is in the form of its interrogation of FBI Director Christopher Wray. In a futile attempt to prove that Wray, a Republican, is somehow opposed to conservative ideology, the likes of Jim Jordan and James Comer gave Ted Lieu a chance to shine and rub their noses in their own stupidity.
This here is what they call a slam dunk.🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/g4nCkDeZZm
— Sanho Tree (@SanhoTree) July 12, 2023
From Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) suggesting that the pipe bomb was “miraculously” found at the DNC on 1/6 and it “miraculously distracted from the events at the Capitol” to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) accusing Wray of protecting the Bidens to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) claiming January 6th was a false flag of FBI agents framing and inciting Trump supporters to subpoena-defying Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) accusing Wray of lawlessness, Republicans put their ludicrous circus conspiracy theories on parade today.
It’s worth watching Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) torching Jordan’s hypocrisy, “I think it’s quite rich the guy that accused you of lawlessness is 400 days in violation of his own congressional subpoena over January 6th.” […]
After two hours of relentless, accusatory Republican conspiracies lobbed at him, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), a non-Trump Republican) practically apologized to Director Wray, saying he hopes Wray doesn’t leave the party after this hearing.
“According to Wikipedia, you’re still a registered Republican, and I hope you don’t change your party affiliation after this hearing is over, but I want to thank you.”
If I was Wray, on these facts, at the very least I would register as an Independent. I would seriously not want to be considered part of the same tribe as these bozos in the House. The McCarthy-led House is about grievance and political theater, not governance. Today was just another case in point.