Donald Trump would never admit it, but he’s in Full Panic Mode.
And so are his Republican subordinates in Congress.
And RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel.
And Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Jared and Ivanka, and everybody else in TrumpWorld except Melania, who would rather be back home in Slovenia with her parents.
On July 25, with lots of help from Rudy Giuliani, Trump used the power of the office that some 75,000 justifiably angry voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania — previously reliably blue states — voted him into, after Hillary Clinton ran a not so smart campaign in
2016 — and Hillary had lots of baggage — to require newly elected Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to announce an investigation into Biden Pere (Uncle Joe) and Fils (Hunter B.), and into a totally debunked idea that some Ukrainians (not Russians, who are far better than we are in cybercrime) had a server that was used to hack into our highly vulnerable election systems, three years ago.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that when Republican Congressmen such as House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (Louisiana), Ohio’s Jim Jordan, the chief Congressional Republican bullldog and Trump defender-iin-chief, and Louie Gohmert (Texas) break into a closed door hearing room, where Intel Commitee Chair Adam Schiff (D-California) was calmly and professionally conducting an appropriate impeachment hearing this afternoon, in a special room (previously used by then Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (South Carolina), where no electronic devices are allowed, they should be dealt with appropriately by the U.S. Capitol police.
In short, Scalise, Jordan, Gohmert at al. broke the rules. Listen to it at https://www.npr.org/2019/10/23/772684629/republicans-disrupt-house-impeachment-inquiry-delaying-testimony-from-pentagon-a.
It was political theatre, as cogently described by Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) — now sporting a mustache and a beard to distiguish hinself from his twin brother, presidential candidate and always sensible Julian Castro — explained to Wolf Blitzer and friends exactly what happened: https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/10/24/joaquin-castro-republicans-storm-hearing-sitroom-vpx.cnn.
And Trump had, yesterday, made it more than clear to his Republican subordinates in the House — who are in constant fear of being primaried by our Bully-in-Chief — that he requires them to take “stronger action” against a legitimate Congressional inquiry.
Our Chief Congressional correspondent, associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, was the first reporter on the scene, and she witnessed Scalise whipping (that’s his job) his Republican subordinates in the House to rant and rave and stage a mob-like breaking and entering into a secure facility.
Presidential candidate Julian Castro is a member of the Any Functioning Adult Group — the group whose yard signs are sprouting up all across America.
According to Washington-based associate solitary reporter Keith Coleman, DNC Chair Tom Perez (he’s the guy who ordained twelve televised debates with at least twelve Dem presidential candidates on stage at any one time) is a prime sponsor of those yard signs — which associate soiltary reporter Sylvia Kennison, Denver’s best Democratic operative, wants to distribute to everybody in Colorado, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Minnesota, if she can only get Perez to fork over the dough to pay for them.
To learn more about what our Lawbreaker-in-Chief is up to, see also https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/23/gordon-sondland-william-taylor-ukraine-testimony-055825.
For example, he’s planning to build a Wall in Colorado to keep desperate people from coming to the land of the free and the home of the brave (https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/23/politics/trump-us-building-wall-colorado/index.html).
And if Colorado voters, last year, had elected Republican George Brauchler as the Centennial State’s guv, Brauchler would’ve cheered Trump on; but instead, Jared Polis beat Brauchler in a landslide.
Gov. Polis marveled today at Trump’s knowledge that Colorado is directly north of New Mexico, our fifth largest state in land area.