There’s an oft-repeated saying that all politics is local. It’s false, at least in our time: in hamlets, villages, towns, and cities our politics is national (and constitutional). In fairness, I’ve always inclined to this view, but it would be better to be wrong than to be proved right under these conditions.
It should be clear now – if ever it will be – that we are no mere collection of hamlets, villages, towns, and cities, but a continental republic under a liberal democratic tradition.
Like millions of Americans – including many in our small & beautiful city – I’m watching today’s House testimony.
Below, an embedded feed of that testimony, and Ambassador Sondland’s written statement.