For a bunch of people who claim to be “progressive,” House Democrats sure do spent a lot of time endlessly rehashing the past. While he girds up for his umpteenth attempt to undo the 2016 election, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler is now demanding to see tens of thousands of records from Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s time working in the White House Counsel's Office under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006. Yes, you read those years right.
Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins called the demand so "far outside the scope of judicial ethics, it’s harassment."
Here are just a few of the questions this story brings to my mind:
Who’s going to read through that mountain of dry documents about long-forgotten issues and dull legal policy minutiae? Do the interns know that’s what will be expected of them when they could have gotten paying jobs at Starbucks? What does Nadler expect to find, some evidence of impeachable crimes in White House interoffice memos from the Administration before last? (FYI: these documents are so old that even if they did contain anything criminal, the statute of limitations on the newest ones would have run out six years ago) If I could demand every document involving Jerry Nadler going back 18 years, do you think I’d find anything shady?
Finally, the biggest question of all: What is Jerry Nadler’s job? I mean that sincerely. I know he’s supposed to be representing the people of New York’s 10th district, but I see little evidence of that. I also see little evidence that he’s working to make life better for all Americans. He seems to be focused on nothing but abusing his position to harass other officials who disagree with his political views and hound them out of office, despite a lack of any evidence of wrongdoing. When official investigations like the Mueller report fail to turn up any evidence, he proceeds with impeachment anyway, promising to come up with grounds later. How? If this latest request is any indication, he’ll be taking the same approach that tabloid reporters do when they steal celebrities’ garbage and root through it, looking for anything embarrassing.
Someone please inform Rep. Nadler that he’s supposed to be working for the USA, not TMZ.