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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Predicting the Hearing in Congress Investigating "Trump and Trumpism"

January 19, 2021 --

Is it fanciful to imagine that under la Pasionaria Pelosi, hearings will be conducted to investigate Trumpism?   It is not difficult to imagine Chairman Nadler, of the House Justice Committee, or Chairman Schiff at the Intelligence Committee jumping at the chance to hold such hearings.   

Indeed, it is not even difficult to think that Pelosi would dredge up the old House Committee on Un-American Activities as forum for a probe of Trump and Trumpism.  After all, doesn't Speaker Pelosi regard President Trump as a dangerous threat to our democracy? 

See, for example:  


Just look about. The atmosphere is redolent with the aroma of the blacklist, except this time the targets are patriotic Americans, not leftist fellow travelers and Communists turning for political inspiration to Moscow and Stalin, the Soviet dictator.

(Given the extreme sensitivity for "systemic racism," today's leftists might well put patriots on "whitelists.")

The New York Times would be expected to encourage  a probe of "Trump and Trumpism."  More than four years ago, in an August 2016 editorial envisioning a Hillary Clinton presidential victory, the paper indicated that "the toxic effects of Trumpism will have to be addressed."