From Day One through Day 10, these hearings set a new standard for congressional oversight.
I believe that at long last Donald will be punished for all crimes that he has committed. This is an absolute relief for our democracy.
First of all, I take issue with you referring to people who lived through Watergate as "older Americans." (Just kidding, or course.) Second, I am concerned about Merrick Garland's follow through on the referrals. Hoping this is not going to be a repeat of the Mueller let down.
So aware that I am living through a consequential moment in history, such as when I stood on the campus of Ole Miss as an 18-year-old freshman and witnessed a black man who simply wanted an education from the premier state university, turned away, resulting in a mob forming, killing two men outside my freshman dorm, such moments inform a long life. Now writing about our nation's founding so that readers might be reminded of who we are, there is a moment that resonates to much of what the Jan. 6 committee has uncovered. President Jefferson ordered that his vice president Aaron Burr be arrested and tried for treason. Similar to Michael Flynn, Burr seemed to be raising an army to install himself as a Napoleon-like emperor over a swath of land that was part of the United States. History is an early-warning system. We need it now as a guide like never before.
The Republican Party has been a gang of electoral storm troopers ever since the Nov. 2000 Brooks Brothers Riot that attempted to disrupt the presidential electoral recount in Miami-Dade County, Florida. This Jan. 6 Committee is acting to restore the sanctity of the long-besieged voting process in America. If its referrals and recommendations fail, the bedrock notions of our democracy will wither and die.
great commentary Jon---Tom Cronin