02-14-2017, 11:04 PM
He may be correct about Flynn specifically in this case, but his rationale that it's because he's a Republican is horrible. Just bloody horrible. How about everything about this issue is already known and the misbehavior may amount to a lack of professionalism, but does not stand accused of the kind of criminal activity necessitating a Congressional investigation, and that he has resigned his post. With no criminal charges or impeachment proceeding hanging in the balance what would be the point of an investigation?
But that is unique to this situation, and his appointment as a Republican has nothing to do with it. I get that he just won massive brownie points with the GOP party line voters, but the extent to which he erodes his own base by making this a party thing will not be made up by the support he gains amongst activist partisan Republicans.
He should have made the argument that the specifics of this case make a Congressional investigation pointless and left partisanship out altogether. Now, next time Rand makes a stink on anything important the left will automatically color him a GOP establishment shill, even when he's going against the GOP establishment. Facts will be irrelevant to the narrative. Adding partisanship as a reason not to investigate Flynn was pretty dumb.