For John, BLUF: Things are pretty bad in DC, but not as bad as it has been in he past. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Instapundit, by Professor Gail Heriot, 22 May 2019.
Here is the blurb:
On this day in 1856, Rep. Preston Brooks (D-S.C.) beat Senator Charles Sumner (R-Mass.) nearly to death on the floor of the U.S Senate. As nasty as things are, they aren’t that nasty. (Not yet anyway.)Thank God.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff