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Frist can't handle the truth

Just to further confirm that the Republican slime in charge have no interest in further examination and disclosure of Bush’s warrantless wiretapping/eavesdropping on American citizens, Bill “2008” Frist is throwing his weight around, threatening to restructure the Senate Intelligence Committee to shut the whole inquiry down.

Glenn Greenwald, as always, is right on top of this.

Frist specifically threatened that if the Committee holds NSA hearings, he will fundamentally change the 30-year-old structure and operation of the Senate Intelligence Committee so as to make it like every other Committee, i.e., controlled and dominated by Republicans to advance and rubber-stamp the White House’s agenda rather than exercise meaningful and nonpartisan oversight.

Yet again, Republicans are threatening to radically change long-standing rules for how our government operates all because they cannot manipulate the result they want. From redistricting games to changing the filibuster rules, when Republicans are incapable (even with their majorities) of manipulating the political result they want, they use their majority status to change how our government works in order to ensure the desired political outcome.

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