The Republican Party Today and Yesterday

The laughingstock Republican judge in Florida who’s interfering with the criminal investigation of her semi-fascist cult leader announced today that she wasn’t interested in the opinion of seven Republicans (former prosecutors and government officials) who said she should mind her own business:

The federal judge who issued an unusualย Labor Day rulingย appointing a special master to review thousands of files seized from the 45th presidentโ€™s Mar-a-Lago estate issued a brief order on Tuesday refusing to allow several onetime GOP officials from filing an amicus brief in opposition to the special master appointment….

In their proposed brief, the lawyers and [former New Jersey governor] Whitman argued that there was โ€œno legal basisโ€ to appoint a special master in the case and, even if there was, that [FPOTUS] had no basis to claim executive privilege over the documents seized from his residence by the FBI.

Law professor Harry Litman, a former prosecutor and Department of Justice official, had this reaction:

I donโ€™t believe that Iโ€™ve ever seen a court reject a proposed amicus brief, especially from eminent amici like the former GOP prosecutors [that judge] Cannon just refused to hear from. Thatโ€™s now several bizarre and non-judicial moves, starting with her first announcement of intent to grant a Special Master.

The young judge, who may occupy a seat on the federal bench for another 40 years, offered no explanation for why she wouldn’t even allow the amicus brief to be filed.

Going back in time 66 years, we find a very different Republican Party:

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Attend your union meetings???