Posted by JumpyPants
America doesn’t torture. But Big John Cornyn, gangland boss of the dwindling rural mafia known as the Republican Party, doesn’t necessarily agree. And so he’s going to hold up the confirmation process of AG-designate Eric Holder until Holder agrees to not prosecute those who tortured in the last 8 years.
“Part of my concern, frankly, relates to some of his statements at the hearing in regard to torture and what his intentions are with regard to intelligence personnel who were operating in good faith based upon their understanding of what the law was,” said Cornyn.
Cornyn bumrushed Michael “Waterboarding Isn’t Torture” Mukasey through the confirmation process, so maybe Big John is worried that he himself could be charged as an accomplice before the fact.
But the point is: John Cornyn is a bad guy, a villain, the one the audience doesn’t like. And he’s not even an interesting bad guy, like the Joker or Tony Soprano. He’s more like Eric Roberts in The Dark Knight, a dumb thug in a suit. And America is turning the page on him.