DC Just Got Wilder Today
Today, we saw the ugly that is Washington , DC. Underneath the incredible monuments that tourists flock to like the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the shining waters of the Potomac that flow past Nationals Park, there is an ugliness that rears its head time and time again.
Under the Trump Presidency, I would say Bryce Harper leaving Washington was the darkest day for the District of Columbia, until today. How irresponsible it was for the sitting Speaker of the United States to say that President Trump is involved in a cover up. Irresponsible considering the Mueller Report has completely said no conspiracy between Trump Campaign and Russia. According to the AP readthrough of the 400 page document, collusion was not even mentioned in the report!
What made the day today even more awkward and just odd on our Televisions, was that Pelosi couldn’t figure out why the President wouldn’t meet with her. As I said on Twitter (@AlexGInNYC) if she wants bi-partisanship, why say POTUS is involved in a cover- up just hours earlier? She said at the Capitol, “For some reason, maybe it was lack of confidence on his part, that he really couldn’t match the greatness of the challenge (of infrastructure ) that we have . Wasn’t really respectful of the Congress and the White House working together. He just took a pass and it just makes me wonder why he did that.”
Did she somehow forget earlier in the day in front of cameras she said , “We believe that No one is above the Law, including the President of the United States and we believe the President of the United States is involved in a cover-up.” To blatantly say that and then wonder why Trump wouldn’t meet with her is just ugly. U-G-L-Y!
Now, this is very much a tale of two cities we are seeing, isn’t it? I don’t believe that Trump should disallow people like Don McGahn from testifying in front of Congress. I do believe, however, he is trying to send a message to Congress however and saying move the F on! We’ve got American citizens to take care of!
I also believe, this ugliness and this divide and this tale will spin further out of control if Democrats continue to be the lesser party.