One of These Things is Not Like the Other

I just want to note that every member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence who is complaining about stonewalling from CIA director John Brennan has a ‘D’ after their name.

What are their names? Chairwomen Diane Feinstein, Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan (also the Armed Services chairman), Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado (who renewed his call for Brennan’s resignation), and Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico. None of the Republican senators gives a crap that a Democratic president’s Director of Central Intelligence is refusing to tell them who ordered their staff’s computers to be hacked. None of them seem to care that their staffers were wrongly accused of a crime by the CIA. They don’t stick up for their staff. They wanted to deny them health benefits.

Meanwhile, the Democrats (at least, some of them) are fighting their own administration tooth and nail over both this issue and over how much to redact their report on torture. When did Republicans ever do anything like that during the Bush administration?

Martin Longman

Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly and the main blogger at Booman Tribune.