Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts always has been a workhorse in the Senate. As a congressman, he was out ahead of most of the rest of his colleagues on the climate crisis, even back when it was “the greenhouse effect.” He also saw the revolution coming in computer science and the internet. His prescience on issues like these is how he won the support of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and others in what might have been a tough primary battle against young Rep. Joseph Kennedy.
On Wednesday, Markey—who obviously counts the good people of Martha’s Vineyard among his constituents—along with several other members of the Massachusetts delegation, got the inspector general’s office of the Department of the Treasury to look into whether or not Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis played fast and loose with federal COVID relief funds to finance his little airplane stunt.