Government under Democrats is a total soap opera now

Government under Democrats is a total soap opera now

Assuming the article [by Jason Horowitz] is factually correct, and it certainly appears to be well reported, the president of the United States phoned the majority leader of the U.S. Senate during a legislative crisis to complain that one of the senator’s staffers is a leaker. Unbeknown to the president, the staffer was listening in on the call and broke in to rebut the president’s accusation.

This is more like a television version of Washington—something a scriptwriter of a D.C.-based drama would concoct—than Washington as it has traditionally operated and should be expected to operate.

Presidents don’t call senators to complain that someone in their office got them mad. That is below a president. …

Senators don’t have staffers surreptitiously listen in on phone calls from the president of the United States. If they want to request that someone listen in and take notes, they can, and the White House can give or decline permission in advance of the call. …

Staffers to senators don’t jump in on phone calls to argue with a president of the United States. It is disrespectful and a violation of the president’s stature.

Staffers or senators who did do such things would not talk about it, would not put it into the air on Capitol Hill so that a reporter could pick it up and tell the story.

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