Trump makes baseless accusation based on right wing websites, house intel chief dutifully agrees to investigate baseless accusation pic.twitter.com/zofmU2flKl
— Mazel Tov Cocktail (@AdamSerwer) March 5, 2017
If Trump had accused Hillary Clinton rather than Rafael Cruz of conspiring to kill JFK, House Republicans would be investigating that too, and Republican lackeys in the media would be taking (or pretending to take) them seriously.
None of this is anything new. Donald Trump’s road to the presidency started with falsely claiming that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, and Republicans supporting or refusing to reject these claims with various degrees of passive-aggressiveness. If this was the pattern when Trump was a blowhard reality show host, it was never going to change when he was actually in a position to help Republicans deliver sweet, sweet upper-class tax cuts and neoconfederate judges. But with Notably Rare Exceptions the American elite has always been unified against Trump!