As members of Congress mourn the loss of Rep. Elijah Cummings, the question of who will take his place as the head of the House Oversight Committee quietly looms in the background:
House legislators to increase oversight of state boards, commissions via @newsok
Here’s my message to House Republicans: Wake up. Do your job. You swore an oath to the Constitution, not to this President. Your job is oversight, not to help Trump’s legal defense. These attacks on our justice system must end.
Rep. Connolly during House Oversight and Reform Cmte. hearing: "You can talk all you want about whether the poor Border [Patrol] is overwhelmed that makes no excuse for how we are treating children...Is there no limit to what you will justify in this administration?"
When a President lacks character, strong oversight is essential. House Republicans seem to think as long as you can't prove a crime, all is fair in love and war, and what the Trump campaign did is all okay. I don't feel that way. And I don't think most Americans feel that way.