In any case, after the unruly 2016 campaign, the over-riding question for 2020 and beyond looms: will voters embrace the most qualified presidential candidate – or fall for a predictably hyped replay of bad theatrics?
Critics say the deal could endanger national security while enriching close allies of President Trump.
"This is about politicians catching up to where Americans have been."
“Trump’s own ethics watchdog today confirmed that Secretary Ross violated his ethics agreement and federal ethics laws by lying about stock holdings he was supposed to divest.”
The president’s “unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist does great violence to our Constitution and makes America less safe, stealing from urgently needed defense funds for the security or our military and our nation.”
Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of Minnesota questioned Abrams about his record on Wednesday during his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
"We need people to fully understand what the issues are so that we can be prepared to respond potentially with withholding our service, if that's what it takes to stop a continuation of the shutdown."