What a political day today has been!
First, the Democrats took over the House of Reps. EXCELLENT.
It might not have been a blue tsunami, but it was certainly a blue wave.
But while we were still rejoicing, Trump goes and fires (forces ‘resignation’) of Jeff Sessions.
Worse than that, he bypasses Rod Rosenstein (Deputy Attorney General), and hires Sessions’ Chief of Staff, Matthew Whitaker, as Acting Attorney General. Within a very short period of time, it is publicly discovered that Whitaker is already on record saying the next AG should just cut all funding for the special counsel project, and basically choke the project via lack of funding. He also said that the Mueller investigation should not investigate Trump’s finances, that it would be a red line in the sand that should not be allowed.
Worse than that, Whitaker was Campaign Chairman for Sam Clovis, who is ALREADY a Mueller witness.
Whitaker, therefore, by law, should recuse himself. For two reasons ALREADY. But he won’t.
Constitutional Crisis, here we are.
The new House doesn’t take effect until January. This is turning very ugly, literally at defcon speed. Groups are already planning to march across the country tomorrow/Thursday. Trump is clearly freaking out about the House takeover by the Democrats. This is his response.
We can only hope that Rosenstein and especially Mueller knew this would happen eventually, and are ready for it. Otherwise, this could be a death knell for Democracy. My fingers remained crossed.
p.s. Trump replaced AG Session with personal loyalist Whitaker, activating the National Rapid Response to #DefendMueller
5pm, tomorrow, November 8th. 400,000 have signed up nationwide.
The People begin marching tomorrow night at 5 pm locally. It has begun.