Howling and hissing and more — #NebDems News

Former Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers had a saying he’d use when Republicans started howling about a bill they felt threatened them or their GOP way of life — whatever that is.

“The closer you get to the vipers’ nest, the louder they hiss,” he said.

Well, congressional Republicans are howling and hissing like an old radiator these days, issuing a threat that the push by the House committee to possibly prosecute former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by his supporters in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election would unleash a “political war.”

Our old friend, Esquire’s Charles Pierce, says to bring it on.

I love it when they get all bunched up and start throwing out threats and admonitions, especially when it’s in defense of a vulgar talking yam that most of them would like to see blasted off to Neptune at the earliest opportunity.

It is past time for the Democratic members of Congress to stop worrying about what the Republicans are going to do. It is past time for the Department of Justice to stop worrying about the possibility they might lose a case, and about the political fallout whether they win or lose. There is a criminal case sitting right there on the ground in front of them. The filing from the committee lays it out fairly convincingly.

No excuses are adequate anymore. There is no risk that isn’t worth taking. If the institutions of democracy mean anything anymore, they have to be strong enough to keep the former president* as far away from political power as he is kept from teenage beauty queens. This isn’t calculation anymore. It is duty, plain and simple. And if it means political war, let it come.

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The U.S. Department of Education announced this week that colleges, universities and community colleges in Nebraska have received over $217 million under President Biden’s American Rescue Plan – one of the largest one-time infusions of funding ever provided to the state’s colleges and universities.

And it should be noted that GOP Sens. Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer and Reps. Don Bacon, Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith voted against the measure because their party bosses told them to.



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