Appearing on MSNBC last night, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) noted that just conducting oversight hearings is a way to check Trump’s power. “You know, Ukraine was not going to get the aid until we started our impeachment inquiry,” Swalwell pointed out.
Swalwell, a member of both the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees said the House is “not going to rule out” subpoenaing John Bolton and not just to question him about Trump’s behavior with Ukraine. If the leaks about Bolton’s book are true, Swalwell said, “there are other unsavory dealings with other countries, which we will be looking into.”
Later, Swalwell said that while he hopes a future Democratic administration will usher in “an era of reformation,” he signaled that the House will continue working "to protect our country" regardless.
I don’t know about you but I feel quite a bit better about the future of our democracy hearing these words.