The announcement from Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) that he won't seek reelection is a blow for a Congress that has been reduced to investigating conspiracy theories and where "public service" has become little more than a talking point.
We don't have "public servants" anymore, we have GOP corporate puppets masquerading as elected officials who act against the interests of their constituents rather than for them, while denying facts like climate change and basic science, and where the only real goal is to enrich themselves at our expense, and to demonize us in the process.
It goes without saying that the media will only seize the opportunity to begin endless speculation on who will get his seat, because to them, elections are a sporting event, the only game in town, and their thumbs are firmly on the scales.
To that end, Waxman said this:
House Republicans have no compelling vision for the future.
True that. Waxman will be missed.
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