Frankly, this seems like a more realistic position:
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to your death your right to say it.
Rich Lowery, writing at National Review Online
As someone said on Twitter, never before has been there so much murmuring of “holy sh**” in so many different languages.
The chair in question is Devin Nunes.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the minority leader on the committee is Adam Schiff. All are from California.
The two Democrats, Pelosi and Schiff, are now going after Nunes with both guns blazing.
Here’s Pelosi’s latest, quoted in The Hill:
By being a stooge of the president of the United States, he has demonstrated very clearly that there is no way there can be an impartial investigation under his leadership on that committee. –Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi’s vitriol has a purpose. She and other Democrats want to convene a special committee or, if possible, an independent counsel, to investigate Trump. Anything they can do to undermine Nunes advances that goal. She added,
Chairman Nunes acted outside the circle of respect [for his committee by talking with President Trump about these issues.]
Chairman Nunes is deeply compromised, and he cannot possibly lead an honest investigation. –Pelosi
Comment: The “circle of respect” is a concept previously unknown in Washington.
Sources close to Nancy Pelosi were shocked to hear her associated with “respect” in any way. She had previously avoided any contact with it.
Fortunately, ZipDialog’s artists were able to capture a picture.
Hat tip to Tom Elia for the Nancy Pelosi quotation