The nation’s capital has been broken for years, but it’s really reaching a boiling point in recent times.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to trace that back to the election of President Donald Trump. However, contrary to claims from the Left, the commander-in-chief is not the driving force behind the divisiveness among elected officials from both sides of the aisle.
Democrats that can’t wrap their heads around the idea that Trump won fair and square are acting like petulant children, and members of the GOP are being forced to play defense in unfathomable ways.
CBS News reports on their unorthodox wall, and it’s not just a metaphor this time:
In a sign of increasing partisan hostilities, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee plan to construct a wall — a physical partition — separating Republican and Democratic staff members in the committee’s secure spaces, according to multiple committee sources. It’s expected to happen this spring.
For now, some Republican committee members deny knowing anything about it, while strongly suggesting the division is the brainchild of the committee’s chairman, Devin Nunes, R-California.
“I’m not part of that decision,” said Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas. “You’ve got to talk to Devin. I don’t know what they’re trying to do one way or the other.”
Regardless of who is pushing for an actual wall to be built in the halls of Congress, it’s an incredibly sad state of affairs that things have gotten to this point.
While there’s plenty of fingers that can be pointed as to why that’s the case, there are crystal clear signs as to what the real problems are.
“I swear to God I didn’t know that,” said Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Florida, when asked about the plan. While acknowledging a wall might not be constructive for the committee’s work, he said, “The level of trust and the level of everything down there is — it’s poison. It’s absolute poison down there.”
Rooney said one reason for the tension is an erosion of trust, exacerbated by an ongoing ethics investigation into the “entire Republican staff,” including “the woman up front that answers the phone” for alleged leaks. He later added that the matter was being handled by the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Bipartisanship, he said, “is gone. It’s gone from that committee.”
It certainly looks like it’s going to remain on the missing list for the foreseeable future as well.
Rather than acting like big boys and girls and coming to the table with actual solutions on things, Democrats continue to stamp their feet and light their own hair on fire while attempting to advance their nonsense narratives.
A key part of that strategy is acting like gossipy middle school children, as there are absolutely zero discussions that can be had among members of both parties without the mainstream press being given a play-by-play account.
One side is directly responsible for those leaks, and it’s the side that has no actual ideas, solutions, or policies that make any sense for the majority of Americans.
As a result, it’s not too tough to understand why Republicans would feel the need to build a wall in a bid to prevent the toxicity from spreading even further.
Source: CBS News