Just as I expected, that “9/11-style” House committee to investigate the January 6th Capitol violence hasn’t even been formed yet, and it’s already imploded into a giant political circus.
Yesterday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of the Republican nominees to the committee, Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana, because they’d objected to certifying the Electoral votes in Pennsylvania and Arizona. This despite her already claiming that past votes would not be considered.
Pelosi’s attempt to ban Trump supporters angered House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy so much that he threatened to pull all GOP members from the committee. That would kill the “bipartisan” claim and turn it into what many of us figured it would be: a partisan show trial designed to keep publicly whipping this dead horse into hamburger as a distraction from the many things the Dems are currently screwing up.
What makes this doubly hypocritical is that Pelosi okayed Democrats Adam Schiff, who blatantly lied about having evidence of Russian collusion to justify a bogus impeachment charge, and Jamie Raskin, one of the Democrats who tried to prevent the certification of the 2016 election, back before things like that were treason, insurrection and assaults on democracy.
To be clear, I would support a legitimate, transparent, bipartisan investigation of what happened on January 6th, but Democrats seem determined to prevent that from happening. Come to think of it, you could say the same thing about the election.
Related: A new Rasmussen survey finds that only 49% of Americans support Nancy Pelosi’s investigation of the January 6th Capitol riot, but 66% want last year’s Black Lives Matter riots investigated. That includes 67% of whites, 64% of black voters, 66% of Hispanics and 62% of other minorities.
Also, 51% believe politicians who downplayed the Capitol violence deserve criticism, while 62% believe the same about elected officials who downplayed the 2020 riots and looting.
I guess these people just don’t understand that riots are only to be taken seriously when they happen near Nancy Pelosi.