House of Representatives

Democrat Denialists

Featured image In 2001, 2005 and 2017, some Democrat House members objected to the certification of electoral votes for the winning Republican presidential candidate. Those objections, while “denialist,” were only symbolic. But Democrat leaders in the House are now suggesting that if they control that body following November’s election–as they well might–they may refuse to allow a victorious Donald Trump to take office. The Atlantic did the original reporting, behind a paywall. »

The Smirnov turnoff

Featured image We are apparently meant to take last week’s indictment of long-time FBI confidential human source Alexander Smirnov as a repudiation of what we have learned about the Biden family business. Smirnov’s indictment was sought by Biden-friendly United States Attorney David Weiss. It is linked in the related Department of Justice press release. Kim Strassel observes in her weekly Wall Street Journal column: “If th[e allegations are] true, it ought to »

Raspberries for Raskin

Featured image Tony Bobulinski testified before the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees this past Tuesday. The transcript of his testimony and related exhibits have been posted online here. Given Bobulinski’s first-hand knowledge of the Biden family business, I take it that committee Democrats including Jamie Raskin could not deal squarely with Bobulinski’s testimony on the merits. Bobulinski’s counsel responds to Raskin’s comments at length in the 15-page letter below. Miranda Devine comments: »

Suozzi swipes it back

Featured image In 2022 shapeshifter George Santos upset Democrat Robert Zimmerman in New York’s Third Congressional District to help Republicans take the majority in the House. It’s the wealthiest district in New York and one that President Biden carried by 8 points in the 2020 election. In 2022 Santos won the seat by a 54-46 percent margin in a race against Democrat pol Robert Zimmerman. Santos faces a 23-count indictment for fraud »

Back to the Biden family business

Featured image President Biden has lied baldly about the corrupt Biden family business in which he was the one and only product, just as he has lied baldly about the related Hunter Biden laptop material he knows to be authentic — as reported in the New York Post. Everyone with half a brain understands that to be the case. As we all saw in 2020, Tony Bobulinkski is a powerful witness with »

Hunt’s stunt

Featured image Hunter Biden showed up in the audience at the House Oversight Committee hearing on his ostentatious defiance of the committee’s subpoena. He faces a committee resolution that would hold him in contempt of Congress. However, he rests secure in the knowledge that he enjoys the protection of the Biden Department of Justice. Otherwise he might be in trouble, like Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro in days of old. Sitting in »

Dan Goldman’s clown show

Featured image Matt Taibbi appeared as a witness to testify at the recent congressional hearing in which Rep. Dan Goldman made a fool of himself again. Taibbi chronicled the doings in his Racket News column “Dan Goldman, Democrats, Make a Clown Show of Censorship Hearing,” behind the Racket News paywall. However, Taibbi has posted a narrated version of the column in the video below. I thought some readers would find this of »

Government Censorship: A Conspiracy Theory?

Featured image Lately Democrats have fallen into the habit of labeling all facts they would rather not talk about as “conspiracy theories.” They must think it works. Yesterday, Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger testified before Jim Jordan’s Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. Matt recorded the experience, which he describes as “surreal,” at Racket News. Representative Dan Goldman is the Democrats’ attack dog on the subcommittee. Goldman hasn’t given »

Jamal Bowman, Liar

Featured image This video is all over Twitter, so you likely have already seen it: Why is this footage only coming to light now? We know he got his plea deal, but this is outrageous. — Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) October 26, 2023 You recall that Jamal Bowman is the Democratic rep who pulled the fire alarm next to an emergency exit in one of the House office buildings, in order to »

The House Members Who Stand With Hamas

Featured image Yesterday the House of Representatives passed Resolution 771 on a 412-10 vote, with six members voting “present.” The resolution is titled “Standing with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists.” You can read the text, which is pretty strong, here. So who voted not to stand with Israel in connection with the war begun by Gaza on October 7? The roll call »

Who’s He?

Featured image The embarrassing impasse in the House of Representatives has finally ended, as Louisiana’s Mike Johnson has been elected Speaker. So, who is Mike Johnson, and why was he finally able to succeed where several more notable House members failed? I suspect that the answer has more to do with desperation than anything else. The Republican Party was made to look ridiculous, not so much by the party’s divisions as by »

One Day In the Media

Featured image In addition to my day job and writing for Power Line, I do quite a bit of radio as well as some television and podcasting. Yesterday I did two radio shows and a podcast, talking about Gaza’s attack on Israel, “Allahu Akbar” on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol, the ongoing fiasco in the House of Representatives, and more. Just for fun, here are those three appearances. First, morning »

Do Republicans Want to Lose?

Featured image Several decades ago, a Washington Democrat said, “Republicans hate the government, so they let us run it for them.” I think there was some truth to that, in the bad old pre-Reagan days. And maybe it is still true now. Byron York, one of the capital’s most astute observers, writes: Watching House Republicans it's hard to avoid the conclusion that, as a whole, they don't really *want* to run the »

Gaetz of Eden

Featured image I turn to the oracular Bob Dylan writing in William Blake’s prophetic mode for commentary on the deposition of Speaker Kevin McCarthy by Matt Gaetz and a few Republican colleagues joined by every House Democrat: All and all can only fall With a crashing but meaningless blow No sound ever comes from the Gates of Eden Well, we hear the sound coming from the Gaetz of Eden. There’s no avoiding »

Suicide of the House

Featured image Who was it who said of the Palestinians that they never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity? You could say the same of the Republican Party. Then there is the adage, attributed to Napoleon, that you should never interrupt an enemy when he is making a mistake. The Republicans violated that one today, too. By rights, the Democrats should be in disarray. The Biden administration has been a disaster, »

House Opens Impeachment Investigation

Featured image This morning, Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced that the House is launching an investigation that may lead to the impeachment of President Biden. Here is McCarthy making the announcement; text is below: Welcome back, everyone. You know, in the months that we were gone, in the weeks, House Republicans have uncovered serious and credible allegations into President Biden’s conduct. Taken together, these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption. »

$20 million and counting

Featured image The House Oversight Committee has released a third Biden bank memo “detailing new information obtained in the Committee’s investigation into the Biden family’s influence peddling schemes.” The committee has now identified over $20 million in payments from foreign sources to the Biden family and their business associates. That’s $20 million and counting. The press release summarizes the bank records memo: The memorandum outlines how the Bidens and their business associates »