The Democrats’ latest scam (of many) is to threaten to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress. Will the heavens fall? Be still my heart.
But wait. Is this even a threat? Considering recent events, what sensible person paying the least attention would not hold Congress in contempt? It certainly behaves contemptibly, and richly deserves all the contempt Bill Barr and other patriotic Americanos can heap on it. Failing to do so would be a moral and intellectual dereliction.
His recent testimony before Congress shows that Barr does not rattle easily. And while he’s polite, he clearly takes the Democrat-controlled House about as seriously as it deserves to be taken. So don’t look for him to roll over. But the pointless pyrotechnics will continue. Jerry Nadler and his merry pranksters will continue to bang their spoons on their high-chairs, at least until November of 2020. No one’s mind will be changed on the question of whether Donald J. Trump is or ever has been a Russian agent. The cosmos, having better things to do, will take no notice.