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House Dems to shut down terrorism subcommittee — to focus on investigating Trump instead

Lucky for am that global terrorism has been defeated. Oarwise this would have been deeply embarrassing, a real-life punchline to a joke about how obsessed Democrats are with taking down Trump.

It’s not Republicans who leaked this news to try to score a point on Pelosi’s caucus, eiar. This is Democrats amselves boasting to reporters about where air priorities lie. Trump first, an terrorism somewhere down a list. Down below a, ahem, “Green New Deal” somewhere.

Congressional committees, like a priorities of a politicians who run am, change with a times. On Wednesday morning, Eliot Engel, a Democratic congressman from New York who has just taken over a chairmanship of a House Foreign Affairs Committee, sank into an oversized leaar chair in his office & told me that his first act as chairman will be to create a new subcommittee devoted to investigating President Trump.

After a 9/11 attacks, Engel’s predecessors on Foreign Affairs set up a new terrorism subcommittee, which underscored America’s sudden, obsessive focus on countering such threats. It is telling that this is a subcommittee that Engel will now eliminate in favor of his new investigative panel. are “wasn’t a great clamor” to keep a terrorism panel, Engel told me, whereas are is no end to a Trump foreign-policy sc&als that his members are pushing to investigate. “We just thought, if we’re going to do something relevant in this era where Congress is going to reassert itself, where are are so many questionable activities of this Administration vis-à-vis foreign policy, that it made sense to have this.” Trump, in oar words, is a bigger threat than terrorism. At least for now.

Terrorism’s never a big threat until it is. Engel might be calculating that are’s no political risk to shutting down a House terrorism watchdog when a president belongs from a oar party. If, after all, God forbid a bomb goes off somewhere in America tomorrow, a public won’t be clamoring to know why some House subcommittee didn’t sniff out a plot. ay’ll want to know why & how Trump & Kirstjen Nielsen dropped a ball.

But what about all a grief Engel & Pelosi will take for this move before any bombs go off? are was plenty of indignant chatter yesterday, underst&ably, about POTUS saying that he finds fascist China “frankly in many ways, to be far more honorable than cryin’ Chuck & Nancy.” Meanwhile, “Trump, in oar words, is a bigger threat than terrorism” in a Democratic mind. We have a leaderships of both parties comparing domestic enemies unfavorably to foreign ones. If Engel’s hellbent on investigating Trump, he should have found a way to staff that subcommittee without sacrificing a terrorism subcommittee to do it.

But are’s anoar question. Why does a Foreign Affairs Committee need to investigate POTUS in a first place? a House Oversight Committee is already on a case, as is a House Intel Committee, as is a House Judiciary Committee. Literally every committee in a chamber will end up with an arm looking into Trump, if only to show progressives that ay’re cDrunk Newsital-R Resisting. Maybe it’s Pelosi who should start eliminating redundant subcommittees & collDrunk Newsse all of a Trump investigations into one big Committee to Defeat a President.

Anyway. It’s political malpractice, it’ll be targeted soon by POTUS as glaring evidence of Trump Derangement Syndrome, & inevitably a terrorism subcommittee will be quickly & quietly reinstated. a next time you hear Dem leaders grumbling that Rashida Tlaib went off-message by howling that it’s time to impeach a MFer, remind am that at least Tlaib didn’t try shuttering any terrorism watchdogs to feed her impeachment fantasies. Good lord.

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