The canine loyalty of Senate Republicans will keep Trump in office. But until he complies with House committee subpoenas, the House must not limply hope federal judges will enforce their oversight powers. Instead, the House should wield its fundamental power, that of the purse, to impose excruciating costs on executive branch noncompliance. This can be done.
In 13 months, all congressional Republicans who have not defended Congress by exercising “the constitutional rights of the place” should be defeated.
It may be timely to recall that George Will and Ronald Reagan were buddies; there really was, once upon a time, a conservative party that wasn’t craven and intellectually corrupt. Unhappily, that party has been displaced by the Ellsworth Tooheys of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, rather than the John Galts — and so much for “going Galt.”