Republicans failed to produce a viable candidate, and in the absence of ideas, they are resorting to legislative and legal abuse not entirely unlike Donald Trump trying to wear out people suing him because he can outlast them.
First, let's probe the probes. Who are Bob Goodlatte and Jason Chaffetz?
Chair of the House Judiciary Committee
Assumed office January 3, 2013
Chair of the House Agriculture Committee
In office May 31, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 6th district
Assumed office January 3, 1993
Born September 22, 1952 (age 63)
Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Maryellen Flaherty
Alma mater Bates College
Washington and Lee University
Religion Christian Science”
Goodlatte is a lawyer who spent 7 years in private practice and all of the rest working for the government as a professional politician. He has accomplished nothing while in office.
Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Assumed office January 3, 2015
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah's 3rd district
Assumed office January 3, 2009
Born March 26, 1967 (age 49)
Los Gatos, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic (Before 1990)
Spouse(s) Julie Marie Johnson (1991–present)
Alma mater Brigham Young University
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)”
Chaffetz is a most unremarkable professional politician.
In both instances, these two politicians are motivated only to keep themselves in the headlines to get reelected because they have accomplished nothing.