Congressional Republicans are barreling towards a government shutdown right before Christmas.
The former president of the United States tested positive for Covid-19 before his debate with Joe Biden (before a subsequent negative test), NBC’s Kristen Welker and Monica Alba confirm.
A former Trump Justice Department official plans to invoke his 5th amendment rights in the House’s Jan. 6 probe.
And on top it all, more than 2,000 Americans died from the coronavirus on Wednesday.
While these stories have generated headlines, outrage and grief, they’ve also produced collective numbness to stories that would have rocked the political world a decade ago.
More congressional dysfunction? Been there, done that.
Unsafe protocol by the former president — along with his standard denial? Tell us about it.
Stonewalling an investigation into what happened on Jan. 6? A familiar story.
Thousands more dead in a pandemic? Of course.
We’ve all gotten so used to congressional dysfunction, bad behavior by elected officials, folks unwilling to tell investigators what they know and death from a pandemic — that they’ve become blips on our news feeds and websites.