Tom McClintock pretends that he follows our Constitution in all that he does. But this week, we were reminded that McClintock is a Republican first and an American second (or perhaps third, or fourth), and that he will abandon fundamental constitutional principles if his party demands it.
This week, we saw our President’s disdain for the rule of law on full display. In an interview, Trump decried “flipping” – telling the truth to law enforcement, even if it means you disclose crimes by a friend or ally – declaring that “it almost ought to be illegal.” The man who is sworn to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed” demonstrated once again that he does not believe the laws apply to him. We’ve seen this before. With Trump’s regular demands that the Attorney General defy his oath and protect the President from the Special Counsel’s probe – open, unapologetic obstruction of justice – and in so many other ways, the President breaks his oath to us on a daily basis. If Tom McClintock truly were committed to the Constitution, he would be speaking out, demanding that the President fulfill his constitutional duty.
Oversight of the executive is a critical part of Tom McClintock’s job, which he has abandoned. McClintock is selling us out, one vote at a time. This is one of the many reasons we oppose Tom McClintock. California’s Fourth District, and this country, deserve better.