- This is a really long sentence, so I made the parallel words bold.
- The sentence is also from two months ago, so the politics is out of date, and I always tell you to ignore the politics anyway; this is a blog about writing and grammar.
Okay, now to the grammar. The rule is that parallel constructions should have the same form. See what the writer did here?
Sounds funny when I point out the crooked parallelism, doesn’t it? The second verb should be “jeopardize” to match “would delay. (You can assume a “would” before “jeopardize.”)