June 8, 2019 | Reading Time: < 1 minute

Let’s spell out the problem.

The House wants to see documents and hear testimony. Trump has said no can do. When a president says no can do, the Congress has options. It must, because a president who says no can do in the extreme is one saying he will not be held accountable to the people. Since the Congress most…

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The House wants to see documents and hear testimony. Trump has said no can do. When a president says no can do, the Congress has options. It must, because a president who says no can do in the extreme is one saying he will not be held accountable to the people. Since the Congress most represents the people, the Congress must force the issue or accept that it, and the people, are powerless.

John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition open and available to all. Find him @johnastoehr.

3 Comments

  1. Ed Kako on July 30, 2021 at 7:47 am

    John: Apologies if this is a naive or obtuse question: Are you inviting subscribers to contribute to the thread you’ve started?

    • John Stoehr on July 30, 2021 at 7:47 am

      Yes!

  2. Ed Kako on July 30, 2021 at 7:47 am

    OK then, I’ll start: I don’t understand the way Ds are handling the current crisis. It feels like a gigantic muddle. Their messaging has been terrible, let alone their plans to take action.

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