Steny Hoyer wants you to believe he’s having a discharge problem.

But he’s not.

Which is kind of weird, don’t you think? That Steny would try to excuse his own cowardly actions because of someone’s–or someone’s lack of?–discharge, when, as sympathetic as you might be to Steny about his discharge problem, you know it’s just an embarrassed excuse. 

And frankly, you realize that the Constitution trumps Steny’s discharge problem anyway? 

Honestly, now, if Steny’s having a bunch of so-called Democrats coming to HIM with their own problems with civil liberties, just five months short of the election, we Democratic voters ought to know about that. With names attached.

But right now, Steny’s got nothing. But his own claimed discharge problems. 



Marcy Wheeler aka Emptywheel is an American journalist whose reporting specializes in security and civil liberties.