Excuses are something Democrats like Dianne Feinstein are very adept at making. Even when they know they’ve made a mistake, they refuse to own up. But the California senator’s excuse for releasing testimony from Fusion GPS co-founder Glen Simpson is literally sickening.
Last week, leftists celebrated Feinstein as a heroine in Congress. The senator published crucial testimony concerning the Russia probe online, essentially blindsiding Republicans. The testimony covered Fusion’s role in producing the now infamous Trump dossier for the Clinton campaign.
Senator Chuck Grassley, head of Senate Judiciary Committee, was not informed about the release He responded to Feinstein’s decision calling it “confounding.” He also said that he expected the release to happen “when they both agreed to release it.”
Yet, even after Grassley’s rebuke, Feinstein issued no apologies. Her excuse came only after President Trump commented on the debacle. Trump labeled the senator “Sneaky Dianne,” in a post bashing her decision to publish the Fusion documents.
“The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way, totally without authorization, is a disgrace, Trump tweeted. “Must have tough Primary!”
After taking heat from the president, Feinstein offered up a lame excuse for not consulting Grassley. “The one regret I have is that I should have spoken with Senator Grassley before,” the 84-year old told NBC News. “And I don’t make an excuse, but I’ve had a bad cold and maybe that slowed down my mental facilities [sic] a little bit.”
Unless we’re wrong, she is making excuses. Although, you can be fairly certain even those are lies. Unless she overdosed on Robitussin or Sudafed, Feinstein knew exactly what she was doing. She purposely undermined the GOP to garner support for re-election in 2018.
Even if that isn’t the case, there is still a dilemma. Feinstein has access to a great deal of sensitive and classified information. If voters can’t trust her to recognize when an illness is (allegedly) affecting her judgment, she doesn’t belong in the Senate.
Fortunately, there’s an easy solution. Liberal lawmakers can simply create another bill forcing members of Congress to take a mental exam. They can title the legislation the “Bad Cold Act.”