The Democrats’ Disastrous Miscalculation on Civil Liberties

Source: Racket News
by Matt Taibbi

“Civil liberties have officially gone out of style, a phenomenon on full display at the Weaponization of Government Hearing at which I just testified. The circus-like scene featured a ranking member calling two journalists a ‘direct threat,’ a Stanford-educated former prosecutor who confused accusation with proof, and a Texas congressman, Colin Allred, who proudly held up the results of an adjudicated criminal case to argue against due process in another arena. When I asked Allred’s permission to point out that he’d just demonstrated that a proper forum for dealing with campaign abuses already existed in the court system, he basically told me to shut up. … ‘No,’ he said, ‘you don’t get to ask questions here.'” (03/12/23)