Multitasking apparently isn’t a skill Republicans have. As they set off on their quest to find something–anything–to justify its existence, the Republican impeachment inquiry will hold its first official hearing Thursday as the caucus hurdles the nation over a fiscal cliff.
The Washington Post reports the Oversight Committee, led by Kentucky Republican Congressman James Comer, will perform the hearing, but it won’t have any witnesses with any first-hand knowledge about the claims made by Republicans that President Joe Biden, while Vice President under Obama, ordered the firing of the Ukrainian federal prosecutor to protect his son’s interests with a Ukrainian energy company. Instead, they will rely on testimony by various pundits who will claim that if anything like taking money to direct US policy was uncovered, it would be very, very bad; they will not testify that that has happened.
So as the House chamber sits empty and the nation slides toward the precipice of financial default, a group of Republicans will hold an improv session where people like Jonathan Turley will beat their breasts about the risk to the Republic the fictitious scenario the GOP created would be. Y’know, if it were real.