Just a throw-away line from Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie that we probably need to keep bookmarked as the Republicans and their Political Press Lapdogs go all
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WHAT BIDEN IS WATCHING — The White House, we’re told, is “closely watching” whether the committee refers House GOP Leader KEVIN McCARTHY and Rep. JIM JORDAN (R-Ohio) for ethics sanctions after defying the panel’s subpoenas. You can bet Biden allies will frequently cite their obstinance — in the media and, potentially, in the courts — as the GOP sends subpoena after subpoena down Pennsylvania Avenue starting Jan. 3. A person familiar with the White House’s thinking summarized the message sent by the likely new speaker and Judiciary Committee chair: “Subpoenas for thee, but not for me.”
Ohio State Wrestlers of a certain vintage will no doubt be shaking their heads. Anyway, I don’t know if the Jan 6 Committee is going to recommend a referral to the Ethics Committee or to the DOJ (or both?), but Republicans will really need to explain why they can ignore subpoenas with impunity but no one else should.