Putting these two pieces together is not meant to imply that Rep. Jim Jordan is anywhere near as irresponsible as as lawyer Lin Wood, but is done merely for reasons of space. The links to the full columns are embedded in the headlines.

Rep. Jim Jordan’s absurdly shifting standards (Jan. 13):

See if this sounds applicable to the events at the U.S. Capitol last week:

“First, the [current] administration misled the American public. … Second, security [on site] was inadequate given the risk to the facility, and [the key official] had missed the last clear chance to protect” the people there. “Third, when things went badly, America did not move heaven and earth to rescue our people.” Finally: “It is our belief that many of these failures were the result of the administration’s obsession with preserving a political narrative.”

Does any of that sound familiar? It comes from an official report (and summary) signed by two members of Congress.

That third point was especially important. Once the assault on a government facility had begun, the administration rejected “multiple requests for help” for several critical hours. It was a massive dereliction of duty. The congressmen wrote that “it is also the story of [an administration] seemingly more concerned with politics and [the top official’s] legacy than with protecting its people.” At least four people died in that assault, even as the administration denied responsibility for putting and leaving its personnel in harm’s way.

You may have figured it out — the above refers not to recent events (although it quite easily fits them) but to the Obama administration’s handling of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. The report in question was signed by Reps. Mike Pompeo, now President Trump’s secretary of state, and Rep. Jim Jordan, currently on the House floor defending another president and another attack on another U.S. government facility….

Lin Wood probably should be arrested (Jan. 11): Lawyer Lin Wood probably should be arrested and charged for threatening the assassination of Vice President Mike Pence.

Wood, the Georgia-based conspiracy theorist whose election-related posts at times were eagerly retweeted by President Trump, wrote on Parler on Thursday that it’s time to “Get the firing squads ready. Pence goes FIRST.”…


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