Throughout the House, Democrats are dealing with some internal division as progressives gleefully prepare subpoena grenades, while moderate Democrats fear reprisals from an electorate weary of the constant partisan feuding.
According to a Monday Politico report, this dynamic is playing out in the microcosm of the House Financial Services Committee.
There, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), a favorite target of President Donald Trump, wants to investigate the Trump Organization’s money trail and possible illicit foreign activity.
Moderates on the committee, including Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), are balking at such a brazen move.
“The American people will understand thoughtful, well-grounded investigations,” Himes told Politico. “But they will bridle at investigations that seem overtly political.”