Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, November 12, 2021 11:33 pm

Steve Bannon has been indicted. Hallelujer!


Why are so many people so overjoyed that Steve Bannon has been indicted (on two counts of contempt of Congress, for failure to testify and failure to provide subpoenaed documents)?

Simple. People elected Joe Biden president by 8 million votes and gave Democrats control of both houses of Congress because they wanted two things: action and accountability.

They’ve seen action, such as COVID relief (for which exactly zero Republicans voted) and the bipartisan infrastructure agreement (where the Republicans who voted for it are now being threatened by House GOP leadership with being stripped of their committee assignments). The country still needs for the Build Back Better Act to be passed, and it desperately needs some legislation protecting voting rights to be passed before 2022. But Biden and the Dems already have done more for American families than any president since FDR.

But Bannon’s indictment is the first bit of accountability for anyone important that those voters have seen since Biden’s inauguration. That matters, not just today but also for Dems’ 2022 and 2024 election hopes — and for the future of U.S. democracy.

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