This is what things look like when democracy unravels. When the lines are blurred, and we are no longer governed by the rule of law. Former Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is warning that members of the House Committee investigating the attack on the nation’s capital will be imprisoned when Republicans retake the House and Senate in Washington. The wolves, he says, will become the sheep. It is not clear what charges members of the committee could face for trying to hold those responsible for the violent attack on Washington and our electoral process. It isn’t clear if this is a threat, or a prediction, but Gingrich isn’t doing our democracy a favor by making these comments. He refers to the committee as a “lynch mob.” That is rich, given that an actual mob stormed the Capitol on January 6, and even built makeshift gallows for former Vice President Mike Pence. He suggests when Republicans retake power in Washington, they should create a committee to investigate the January 6 committee. How bizarre, a committee to investigate a committee. Only in Washington. Suggesting members of Congress be jailed for doing their jobs seems a bit out there, even for Newt Gingrich.