The Strange Appearance of No Confidence Votes in Congress

Donald Wolfensberger writes at The Hill:

“If you can’t pull a rabbit out of your own hat, use someone else’s. On July 19, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and 28 of his House Democratic colleagues introduced a resolution “objecting to the conduct of the President of the United States,” which they pitched as being a resolution of “no confidence.”  It was a dazzling display of magic as they yanked a baffled bunny from a hat that wasn’t theirs.  It was a Victorian top hat, no doubt borrowed from the cloakroom of the British House of Commons….”



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