If this is the kind of “unity” Democrats have in mind for the next few years, American democracy might not survive it.
In the aftermath of Wednesday’s incursion into the Capitol by a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump, Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate are seeking the most extreme punishment available against Republican colleagues who had nothing to do with the violence.
And it should be a warning of what’s ahead.
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In the Senate, according to Fox News, Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse issued a statement Monday calling for Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to be punished for their well-publicized objections to Electoral College votes that made Joe Biden the president-elect of the United States.
Besides Cruz and Hawley, he also cited Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.
That would have consequences