It has been less than a year since the midterm elections and the ascension of the Democratic Party to a majority position in the House of Representatives.
Yet the decline in the level of discourse, both intellectually and with respect to integrity, has been so extensive as to strain credulity.
In a few short months, Congress has taken on the appearance of a parody of a democratic representative institution. On every front, with regard to any and all issues, form has replaced substance and hysteria has replaced reason.
The perpetrators aren’t merely the neophytes, such as the cacophonous radicals constituting “The Squad.” Veteran Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is sufficiently emboldened by the new anything-goes atmosphere to state publicly, in his capacity as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, that President Donald Trump has “engaged in ‘crimes, lies, and other wrongdoing’ while in…