Meadows the Muddler
A ‘tell-all’ book, some texts, some ‘obstruction leaks.’
(“Tweedledee and Tweedledum prepare for battle.” Illustration by Sir John Tenniel. AliceinWonderland.net)
Obstruction of ‘justice,’ here of the process of a Congressional investigation to determine what laws were broken prior to and on January 6, is how Mr. Meadows has positioned his release of texts but not his compliance with answering questions posed by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack .
If there were no justice — no just election — where is the obstruction?
Mr. Meadows is fully aware of the extent of ‘executive privilege.’ Presumably, he and his legal defense team read the papers. But how about simply ‘doing his job?’ If by ‘doing his job,’ one means to obstruct the risk to democracy on January 6, isn’t his uncooperative position deserving of executive protection?
Mr. Meadows feels his defense is worthy of Supreme Court review.
Not the Constitution, his defense.
If Congress has failed to pass insurrection laws, why would the Supreme Court render in effect a decision on actions Congress has failed to fully condemn?
And if Congress has failed to pass legislation which would prevent insurrections like the January ‘attack’ from ‘ever happening again,’ why would the Supreme Court step in and do Congress’s job? This reasoning is supported not by events which took place prior to January 6, but by where at least half of Congress stands in December 2021: 72% of Republicans now feel the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump.
For a muddler, Mr. Meadows has a superior sense of timing.
By the time our institutions get around to threading the legal needles of executive ‘privilege’ and ‘doing my job,’ the Republican Party will be well on its way to claiming a majority ‘victory’ in the 2022 mid-term elections.
Or if not, then claiming the 2022 elections were a ‘fraud.’