The moment the Supreme Court abdicated its responsibility to even recognize Texas' complaint against Pennsylvania was the moment the veneer of Constitutional authority in D.C. was removed.
With the Court cowed into political subservience and the presidency and the legislature secured there is nothing left of any Constitutional 'checks and balances' left in D.C.
Now that the Democrat-controlled House is done embarrassing themselves with a sham impeachment of Donald Trump they can now get serious about consolidating power such that they never relinquish it.
It's called H.R. 1 and it is, in the words of John Fund, "It is the worst piece of legislation I have even seen in my 40 years reporting from Washington."
I'm not going into the details of it here, Fund does a fine job of outlining them, along with Zerohedge. And whether this abortion of a bill passes through a filibuster in the Senate is irrelevant.