Wednesday, February 01, 2017

America's Rump Parliament

Republicans have taken a large step toward the creation of a one party state. Responding to a Democratic boycott of a couple of committees, Senate Republicans changes the rules so they no longer needed any Democrats to create a quorum.

Consider how much easier they have made their lives. They can prevent any uncomfortable questions of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch by simply locking the door, keeping Democrats out of the confirmation hearings.

The willingness to act as a Rump Parliament is just another part of the rapid unraveling of the American democracy.

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