July 19, 2019

Make Oversight Great Again

“Oversight is a most American value. Our corporations have shareholders; our non-profits have boards of directors; and our politicians have voters. When oversight is robust, flawed decision-making is revealed and corrected. Our founding fathers understood this point. A president without anyone to review his or her actions is a president destined to fail, with the country not far behind.

That is why our founders not only created a Congress in the first section of the first Article of the Constitution, but also gave it the power of the purse, the power of taxation, the power of impeachment — and by extension — the power of the subpoena.

Yet, for the past two years, Congressional Republicans coddled the Trump administration and failed to use any of these democratic tools on our country’s behalf. From terminating Senate minority rights to force a deeply flawed Supreme Court nominee onto the country’s highest court to blocking even minor protections for the Mueller team’s investigation into a foreign adversaries’ attack on our democracy, the Republican Congress neither did the American people any favors nor lived up to the expectations of our country’s founders.”

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